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Randomized Truthful Algorithms for Scheduling Selfish Tasks on Parallel Machines

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Randomized Truthful Algorithms for Scheduling Selfish Tasks on Parallel Machines
We study the problem of designing truthful algorithms for scheduling a set of tasks, each one owned by a selfish agent, to a set of parallel (identical or unrelated) machines in order to minimize the makespan. We consider the following process: at first the agents declare the length of their tasks, then given these bids the protocol schedules the tasks on the machines. The aim of the protocol is to minimize the makespan, i.e. the maximal completion time of the tasks, while the objective of each agent is to minimize the completion time of its task and thus an agent may lie if by doing so, his task may finish earlier. In this paper, we show the existence of randomized truthful (non-polynomial-time) algorithms with expected approximation ratio equal to 3/2 for different scheduling settings (identical machines with and without release dates and unrelated machines) and models of execution (strong or weak). Our result improves the best previously known result [1] for the problem with identic...
Eric Angel, Evripidis Bampis, Nicolas Thibault
Added 14 Oct 2010
Updated 14 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Where LATIN
Authors Eric Angel, Evripidis Bampis, Nicolas Thibault
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