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An abstraction-refinement methodology for reasoning about network games

G. Avni, S. Guha, O. Kupferman, in:, AAAI Press, 2017, pp. 70–76.

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Network games (NGs) are played on directed graphs and are extensively used in network design and analysis. Search problems for NGs include finding special strategy profiles such as a Nash equilibrium and a globally optimal solution. The networks modeled by NGs may be huge. In formal verification, abstraction has proven to be an extremely effective technique for reasoning about systems with big and even infinite state spaces. We describe an abstraction-refinement methodology for reasoning about NGs. Our methodology is based on an abstraction function that maps the state space of an NG to a much smaller state space. We search for a global optimum and a Nash equilibrium by reasoning on an under- and an overapproximation defined on top of this smaller state space. When the approximations are too coarse to find such profiles, we refine the abstraction function. Our experimental results demonstrate the efficiency of the methodology.
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2017-05-30
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70 - 76
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IJCAI: International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence
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Melbourne, Australia
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2017-08-19 – 2017-08-25
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IST-REx-ID

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Avni G, Guha S, Kupferman O. An abstraction-refinement methodology for reasoning about network games. In: AAAI Press; 2017:70-76. doi:10.24963/ijcai.2017/11
Avni, G., Guha, S., & Kupferman, O. (2017). An abstraction-refinement methodology for reasoning about network games (pp. 70–76). Presented at the IJCAI: International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence , Melbourne, Australia: AAAI Press. https://doi.org/10.24963/ijcai.2017/11
Avni, Guy, Shibashis Guha, and Orna Kupferman. “An Abstraction-Refinement Methodology for Reasoning about Network Games,” 70–76. AAAI Press, 2017. https://doi.org/10.24963/ijcai.2017/11.
G. Avni, S. Guha, and O. Kupferman, “An abstraction-refinement methodology for reasoning about network games,” presented at the IJCAI: International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence , Melbourne, Australia, 2017, pp. 70–76.
Avni G, Guha S, Kupferman O. 2017. An abstraction-refinement methodology for reasoning about network games. IJCAI: International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence 70–76.
Avni, Guy, et al. An Abstraction-Refinement Methodology for Reasoning about Network Games. AAAI Press, 2017, pp. 70–76, doi:10.24963/ijcai.2017/11.
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