Energy Efficiency Networking Games
The concept of energy efficiency has moved in and out of favor with the public over the years, but recently has gained renewed broad-based support. The confluence of economic, environmental and fairness concerns around offering the same quality of service by reducing energy has moved efficiency to the fore. In the context of networking and communications, there are different energy-efficiency issues in terms of quality of service, quality of experience, energy consumption, pricing etc. This chapter will focus primarily on the game theoretical formulations of energy-efficiency metrics, with applications to networking problems.We will first present a broadly inclusive notions of energy-efficiency and then explore a variety of ways to analyze the strategic behaviors of the players depending on the information and the dynamics of the system. Applications to power management with stochastic battery state modelling and network selection problems with energy-efficiency criteria are presented.