Avni, GuyIST Austria ; Guha, Shibashis ; Kupferman, Orna
Network games are widely used as a model for selfish resource-allocation problems. In the classicalmodel, each player selects a path connecting her source and target vertices. The cost of traversingan edge depends on theload; namely, number of players that traverse it. Thus, it abstracts the factthat different users may use a resource at different times and for different durations, which playsan important role in determining the costs of the users in reality. For example, when transmittingpackets in a communication network, routing traffic in a road network, or processing a task in aproduction system, actual sharing and congestion of resources crucially depends on time.In , we introducedtimed network games, which add a time component to network games.Each vertexvin the network is associated with a cost function, mapping the load onvto theprice that a player pays for staying invfor one time unit with this load. Each edge in thenetwork is guarded by the time intervals in which it can be traversed, which forces the players tospend time in the vertices. In this work we significantly extend the way time can be referred toin timed network games. In the model we study, the network is equipped withclocks, and, as intimed automata, edges are guarded by constraints on the values of the clocks, and their traversalmay involve a reset of some clocks. We argue that the stronger model captures many realisticnetworks. The addition of clocks breaks the techniques we developed in  and we developnew techniques in order to show that positive results on classic network games carry over to thestronger timed setting.
MFCS: Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science
Liverpool, United Kingdom
2018-08-27 – 2018-08-31
Avni G, Guha S, Kupferman O. Timed network games with clocks. In: Vol 117. Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik; 2018:23. doi:10.4230/LIPICS.MFCS.2018.23
Avni, G., Guha, S., & Kupferman, O. (2018). Timed network games with clocks (Vol. 117, p. 23). Presented at the MFCS: Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science, Liverpool, United Kingdom: Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik. https://doi.org/10.4230/LIPICS.MFCS.2018.23
Avni, Guy, Shibashis Guha, and Orna Kupferman. “Timed Network Games with Clocks,” 117:23. Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik, 2018. https://doi.org/10.4230/LIPICS.MFCS.2018.23.
G. Avni, S. Guha, and O. Kupferman, “Timed network games with clocks,” presented at the MFCS: Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science, Liverpool, United Kingdom, 2018, vol. 117, p. 23.
Avni G, Guha S, Kupferman O. 2018. Timed network games with clocks. MFCS: Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science, LIPIcs, vol. 117. 23.
Avni, Guy, et al. Timed Network Games with Clocks. Vol. 117, Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik, 2018, p. 23, doi:10.4230/LIPICS.MFCS.2018.23.
2018_LIPIcs_Avni.pdf 542.89 KB
Material in IST: