Price of Stability in Survivable Network Design

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Price of Stability in Survivable Network Design
We study the survivable version of the game theoretic network formation model known as the Connection Game, originally introduced in [5]. In this model, players attempt to connect to a common source node in a network by purchasing edges, and sharing their costs with other players. We introduce the survivable version of this game, where each player desires 2 edge-disjoint connections between her pair of nodes instead of just a single connecting path, and analyze the quality of exact and approximate Nash equilibria. This version is significantly different from the original Connection Game and have more complications than the existing literature on arbitrary cost-sharing games since we consider the formation of networks that involve many cycles. For the special case where each node represents a player, we show that Nash equilibria are guaranteed to exist and price of stability is 1, i.e., there always exists a stable solution that is as good as the centralized optimum. For the general v...
Elliot Anshelevich, Bugra Caskurlu
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Type Conference
Year 2009
Where SAGT
Authors Elliot Anshelevich, Bugra Caskurlu
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