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Fair Linking Mechanisms for Resource Allocation with Correlated Player Types

Santos, Agustín and Fernández Anta, Antonio and Cuesta, José A. and López Fernández, Luis (2016) Fair Linking Mechanisms for Resource Allocation with Correlated Player Types. [Journal Articles]

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Abstract

Resource allocation is one of the most relevant problems in the area of Mechanism Design for computing systems. Devising algorithms capable of providing efficient and fair allocation is the objective of many previous research efforts. Usually, the mechanisms they propose deal with selfishness by introducing utility transfers or payments. Since using payments is undesirable in some contexts, a family of mechanisms without payments is proposed in this paper. These mechanisms extend the Linking Mechanism of Jackson and Sonnenschein introducing a generic concept of fairness with correlated preferences. We prove that these mechanisms have good incentive, fairness, and efficiency properties. To conclude, we provide an algorithm, based on the mechanisms, that could be used in practical computing environments.

Item Type: Journal Articles
Uncontrolled Keywords: Resource Allocation, Task Allocation, Linking Mechanism, Fairness, Player Correlation.
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Antonio Fernandez
Date Deposited: 27 May 2015 18:07
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2016 08:50
URI: http://eprints.networks.imdea.org/id/eprint/1056

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