(Received: 7-Jan.-2023, Revised: 24-Mar.-2023 and 9-Apr.-2023 , Accepted: 10-Apr.-2023)
Due to limited resource capacity in the edge network and a high volume of tasks offloaded to edge servers, edge resources may be unable to provide the required capacity for serving all tasks. As a result, some tasks should be moved to the cloud, which may cause additional delays. This may lead to dissatisfaction among users of the transferred tasks. In this paper, a new agent-based approach to decision-making is presented about which tasks should be transferred to the cloud and which ones should be served locally. This approach tries to pair tasks with resources, such that a paired resource is the most preferred resource by the user or task among all available resources. We demonstrate that reaching a Nash Equilibrium point can satisfy the aforementioned condition. A game-theoretic analysis is included to demonstrate that the presented approach increases the average utility of the users and their level of satisfaction.

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