TY - GEN

T1 - On the value of information in coordination games

AU - Irani, Sandy

AU - Rabani, Yuval

PY - 1993

Y1 - 1993

N2 - We discuss settings where several `agents' combine efforts to solve problems. This is a well-known setting in distributed artificial intelligence. Our work addresses theoretical questions in this model which are motivated by the work of Deng and Papadimitriou. We consider optimization problems, in particular load balancing and virtual circuit routing, in which the input is divided among the agents. An underlying directed graph, whose nodes are the agents, defines the constraints on the information each agent may have about the portion of the input held by other agents. The questions we discuss are: Given a bound on the maximum out-degree in this graph, which is the best graph? What is the quality of the solution obtained as a function of the maximum out-degree?

AB - We discuss settings where several `agents' combine efforts to solve problems. This is a well-known setting in distributed artificial intelligence. Our work addresses theoretical questions in this model which are motivated by the work of Deng and Papadimitriou. We consider optimization problems, in particular load balancing and virtual circuit routing, in which the input is divided among the agents. An underlying directed graph, whose nodes are the agents, defines the constraints on the information each agent may have about the portion of the input held by other agents. The questions we discuss are: Given a bound on the maximum out-degree in this graph, which is the best graph? What is the quality of the solution obtained as a function of the maximum out-degree?

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AN - SCOPUS:0027885520

SN - 0818643706

T3 - Annual Symposium on Foundatons of Computer Science (Proceedings)

SP - 12

EP - 21

BT - Annual Symposium on Foundatons of Computer Science (Proceedings)

A2 - Anon, null

PB - Publ by IEEE

T2 - Proceedings of the 34th Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science

Y2 - 3 November 1993 through 5 November 1993

ER -