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bibo_abstract:
- "We consider finite-state concurrent stochastic games, played by k>=2 players
for an infinite number of rounds, where in every round, each player simultaneously
and independently of the other players chooses an action, whereafter the successor
state is determined by a probability distribution given by the current state and
the chosen actions. We consider reachability objectives that given a target set
of states require that some state in the target set is visited, and the dual safety
objectives that given a target set require that only states in the target set
are visited. We are interested in the complexity of stationary strategies measured
by their patience, which is defined as the inverse of the smallest non-zero probability
employed.\r\n\r\n Our main results are as follows: We show that in two-player
zero-sum concurrent stochastic games (with reachability objective for one player
and the complementary safety objective for the other player): (i) the optimal
bound on the patience of optimal and epsilon-optimal strategies, for both players
is doubly exponential; and (ii) even in games with a single non-absorbing state
exponential (in the number of actions) patience is necessary. In general we study
the class of non-zero-sum games admitting epsilon-Nash equilibria. We show that
if there is at least one player with reachability objective, then doubly-exponential
patience is needed in general for epsilon-Nash equilibrium strategies, whereas
in contrast if all players have safety objectives, then the optimal bound on patience
for epsilon-Nash equilibrium strategies is only exponential.@eng"
bibo_authorlist:
- foaf_Person:
foaf_givenName: Krishnendu
foaf_name: Chatterjee, Krishnendu
foaf_surname: Chatterjee
foaf_workInfoHomepage: http://www.librecat.org/personId=2E5DCA20-F248-11E8-B48F-1D18A9856A87
orcid: 0000-0002-4561-241X
- foaf_Person:
foaf_givenName: Rasmus
foaf_name: Ibsen-Jensen, Rasmus
foaf_surname: Ibsen-Jensen
foaf_workInfoHomepage: http://www.librecat.org/personId=3B699956-F248-11E8-B48F-1D18A9856A87
orcid: 0000-0003-4783-0389
- foaf_Person:
foaf_givenName: Kristoffer
foaf_name: Hansen, Kristoffer
foaf_surname: Hansen
bibo_doi: 10.15479/AT:IST-2015-322-v1-1
dct_date: 2015^xs_gYear
dct_isPartOf:
- http://id.crossref.org/issn/2664-1690
dct_language: eng
dct_publisher: IST Austria@
dct_title: The patience of concurrent stochastic games with safety and reachability
objectives@
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