Networking Games - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128165515, 9780128165522

Networking Games

1st Edition

Network Forming Games and Games on Networks

Authors: Vladimir Mazalov Julia Chirkova
eBook ISBN: 9780128165522
Paperback ISBN: 9780128165515
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 16th January 2019
Page Count: 322
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Networking Games: Network Forming Games and Games on Networks applies game theory methods to network analyses. Its concentration on rigorous mathematical techniques distinguishes it from other books on game theory. Developed by a mathematician and game theorist with extensive contributions to applied mathematics, game and probability theory, and written for graduate students and professionals, the book's illuminations on network games can be applied to problems in economics (in industrial organization, regulation and competition policy, for instance) and operations research.

Key Features

  • Reviews new directions in networking games, including paradoxes and puzzles designed to inspire competing answers and further investigation
  • Addresses the need of theorists and those applying advanced game theory to problems in various disciplines
  • Evaluates a wide spectrum of game-theoretical models, including routing, distribution of information resources, task management in the organization of computing, social networks, competition and cooperation in transport networks, tasks of pricing, and allocation of resources in the transport services market


Graduate students, researchers, and professionals in mathematics working in game theory as well as applied researchers in economics, management, and operations research

Table of Contents

1. Nash Equilibrium
2. Congestion Games
3. Routing Games
4. The Load Balancing Game
5. The Cover Game
6. Networks and Graphs
7. Social Networks
8. Games on Transport Networks
9. Models of the Transport Services Market
10. Games with Flows of Requests in the Queuing System


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About the Author

Vladimir Mazalov

Vladimir V. Mazalov educated at the Leningrad (Sankt-Petersburg) University in 1976, in the department of applied mathematics and processes of control. Since earning his Ph.D. in 1980, he has worked principally on research projects funded by the Russian Academy of Sciences. Between 1980–98 he worked at the Chita Institute of Natural Recourses, East Siberia and currently serves as Research Drector of the Institute of Applied Mathematical Research, Karelia Research Center of Russian Academy of Sciences. He is also a Professor in the Probability Theory Department of Petrozavodsk State University and is the author of 150 articles and 5 books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Russian Academy of Sciences

Julia Chirkova

Julia V. Chirkova graduated from the mathematical faculty of the Petrozavodsk State University in 2003. In 2007 she defended her Ph.D. thesis on "Networking Games and Resource Allocation." Her research interests include optimization of use and resource distribution networks using game theoretic approach. She has written 30 scientific articles in this field.

Affiliations and Expertise

Russian Academy of Sciences

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