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Research Article

Packet Forwarding Strategies in Multiagent Systems: An Evolutionary Game Approach

Table 2

Notations (2).

Gain obtained by an agent selecting Forward strategy, which also helps other agents to forward a packet successfully.

The incentive for noncooperation, gain obtained by an agent selecting No-Forward strategy to save energy while the agent is at the busy (backlogged) state.

Cooperation gain of an agent due to its opponent selecting the Forward strategy and successfully forwarding a packet.

Cost caused by an agent forwarding others’ a packet or sending its own packet.

No cooperative loss of an agent for its opponent selecting No-Forward strategy.

The incentive for cooperation while an agent selects the Forward strategy. (W ≥ 0)