Split manipulations in cost sharing of minimum cost spanning tree

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Abstract

This paper studies minimum cost spanning tree (MCST) problems, in which an agent can behave as multiple agents by adding fake accounts. Since such split manipulations may increase the cost of MCST, it is important to (i) design a cost allocation rule under which no agent has an incentive to split her accounts, and (ii) analyze the resistance of the existing cost allocation rules against split manipulations. We first show that there exists no cost allocation rule that is both efficient and split-proof under the general domain. We then focus on the MCST problems with monotonic weight functions and show that there exists a cost allocation rule that is efficient, core-selecting, and split-proof. We finally analyze the resistance of the Bird rule, one of the most studied cost allocation rules in the literature, against split manipulations from three different perspectives: The mixed price of anarchy, the computational difficulty of manipulation, and domain restrictions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECAI 2020 - 24th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, including 10th Conference on Prestigious Applications of Artificial Intelligence, PAIS 2020 - Proceedings
EditorsGiuseppe De Giacomo, Alejandro Catala, Bistra Dilkina, Michela Milano, Senen Barro, Alberto Bugarin, Jerome Lang
PublisherIOS Press BV
Pages219-226
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781643681009
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 24 2020
Event24th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, ECAI 2020, including 10th Conference on Prestigious Applications of Artificial Intelligence, PAIS 2020 - Santiago de Compostela, Online, Spain
Duration: Aug 29 2020Sep 8 2020

Publication series

NameFrontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
Volume325
ISSN (Print)0922-6389

Conference

Conference24th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, ECAI 2020, including 10th Conference on Prestigious Applications of Artificial Intelligence, PAIS 2020
CountrySpain
CitySantiago de Compostela, Online
Period8/29/209/8/20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence

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