Asynchronous best-reply dynamics

Noam Nisan*, Michael Schapira, Aviv Zohar

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In many real-world settings (e.g., interdomain routing in the Internet) strategic agents are instructed to follow best-reply dynamics in asynchronous environments. In such settings players learn of each other's actions via update messages that can be delayed or even lost. In particular, several players might update their actions simultaneously, or make choices based on outdated information. In this paper we analyze the convergence of best- (and better-)reply dynamics in asynchronous environments. We provide sufficient conditions, and necessary conditions for convergence in such settings, and also study the convergence-rate of these natural dynamics.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationInternet and Network Economics - 4th International Workshop, WINE 2008, Proceedings
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2008
Event4th International Workshop on Internet and Network Economics, WINE 2008 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 17 Dec 200820 Dec 2008

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5385 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference4th International Workshop on Internet and Network Economics, WINE 2008


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