Toronto Networking Seminar

Design of a Contract Between an Application Service Provider and a Network Service Provider 

Richard La
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
and Institute for Systems Research
University of Maryland at College Park

Date:  Friday, November  30, 2:10pm
Location: BA1220 (Bahen Center)


We consider a scenario where an application service provider hires a network service provider (NSP) to deliver its service and pays for the service of the NSP. We formulate the problem of designing a suitable pricing mechanism between these two providers as a Stackelberg game. We first show the existence of a unique equilibrium of the game. Then, we examine how risk aversion by the NSP affects the equilibrium and investigate its properties.