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DGO
2003
140views Education» more  DGO 2003»
9 years 22 days ago
Social Welfare Program Administration and Evaluation and Policy Analysis Using Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD) on Admi
New technology in knowledge discovery and data mining (KDD) make it possible to extract valuable information from operational data. Private businesses already use the technology f...
Hye-Chung (Monica) Kum, Dean Duncan, Kimberly Flai...
NETWORKING
2010
9 years 24 days ago
Server Guaranteed Cap: An Incentive Mechanism for Maximizing Streaming Quality in Heterogeneous Overlays
We address the problem of maximizing the social welfare in a peer-to-peer streaming overlay given a fixed amount of server upload capacity. We show that peers' selfish behavio...
Ilias Chatzidrossos, György Dán, Vikt&...
NOSSDAV
2010
Springer
9 years 3 months ago
Mesh-based peer-to-peer layered video streaming with taxation
Recent advance in scalable video coding (SVC) makes it possible for users to receive the same video with different qualities. To adopt SVC in P2P streaming, two key design questio...
Hao Hu, Yang Guo, Yong Liu
SIGECOM
2010
ACM
226views ECommerce» more  SIGECOM 2010»
9 years 4 months ago
Auctions with online supply
We study the problem of selling identical goods to n unit-demand bidders in a setting in which the total supply of goods is unknown to the mechanism. Items arrive dynamically, and...
Moshe Babaioff, Liad Blumrosen, Aaron Roth
ATAL
2004
Springer
9 years 4 months ago
The Advantages of Compromising in Coalition Formation with Incomplete Information
This paper presents protocols and strategies for coalition formation with incomplete information under time constraints. It focuses on strategies for coalition members to distribu...
Sarit Kraus, Onn Shehory, Gilad Taase
WINE
2005
Springer
182views Economy» more  WINE 2005»
9 years 4 months ago
Inapproximability Results for Combinatorial Auctions with Submodular Utility Functions
We consider the following allocation problem arising in the setting of combinatorial auctions: a set of goods is to be allocated to a set of players so as to maximize the sum of t...
Subhash Khot, Richard J. Lipton, Evangelos Markaki...
ICPP
2006
IEEE
9 years 5 months ago
Social Welfare Based Routing in Ad hoc Networks
— Due to resource scarcity, a paramount concern in ad hoc networks is to utilize the limited resources efficiently. The self-organized nature of ad hoc networks makes the social...
Mingming Lu, Jie Wu
WINE
2007
Springer
182views Economy» more  WINE 2007»
9 years 5 months ago
Mechanism Design on Trust Networks
We introduce the concept of a trust network—a decentralized payment infrastructure in which payments are routed as IOUs between trusted entities. The trust network has directed ...
Arpita Ghosh, Mohammad Mahdian, Daniel M. Reeves, ...
CDC
2008
IEEE
141views Control Systems» more  CDC 2008»
9 years 5 months ago
Distributed welfare games with applications to sensor coverage
We consider a variation of the resource allocation problem. In the traditional problem, there is a global planner who would like to assign a set of players to a set of resources s...
Jason R. Marden, Adam Wierman
SAGT
2009
Springer
155views Game Theory» more  SAGT 2009»
9 years 5 months ago
Anarchy, Stability, and Utopia: Creating Better Matchings
We consider the loss in social welfare caused by individual rationality in matching scenarios. We give both theoretical and experimental results comparing stable matchings with soc...
Elliot Anshelevich, Sanmay Das, Yonatan Naamad
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