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On Pure and (approximate) Strong Equilibria of Facility Location Games

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On Pure and (approximate) Strong Equilibria of Facility Location Games
We study social cost losses in Facility Location games, where n selfish agents install facilities over a network and connect to them, so as to forward their local demand (expressed by a non-negative weight per agent). Agents using the same facility share fairly its installation cost, but every agent pays individually a (weighted) connection cost to the chosen location. We study the Price of Stability (PoS) of pure Nash equilibria and the Price of Anarchy of strong equilibria (SPoA), that generalize pure equilibria by being resilient to coalitional deviations. For unweighted agents on metric networks we prove upper and lower bounds on PoS, while an O(ln n) upper bound implied by previous work is tight for nonmetric networks. We also prove a constant upper bound for the SPoA of metric networks when strong equilibria exist. For the weighted game on general networks we prove existence of e-approximate (e = 2.718 . . .) strong equilibria and an upper bound of O(ln W ) on SPoA (W is the sum ...
Thomas Dueholm Hansen, Orestis Telelis
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Type Journal
Year 2008
Where CORR
Authors Thomas Dueholm Hansen, Orestis Telelis
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