Table 1: Summary of key notations.

Notation Meaning

The number of equal-size packets in a message
Benefit value of given message
Set containing all nodes in a network
The distance between node and
Transmission power level of node
Predetermined number of transmitted packets on node
Packet link reliability over link
Message link reliability over link
Message path reliability along path from node to
Pre-determined energy consumption on sender
Expected utility along path
Remaining expected utility of node to a given destination
Expected utility through tree
Incremental expected utility of added destination in MIEUDF