Le séminaire a lieu le mardi à 11 h 45 (sauf modification exceptionnelle), au campus Côte de Nacre, bâtiment Sciences 3, salle S3 351, 3ème étage.
Résumé du séminaire du Mercredi 28 Mars 2018 à 9:40-10:40
Incentives in distributed systems
par Paolo Penna (ETH Zurich, Department of Computer Science)
In this talk, I shall try to give an overview of the importance of incentives in Computer Science applications, where distributed systems often involve a large number of self-interested parties.
There will be two main parts:
- Equilibria and game dynamics
- Mechanism design
With the first approach, we essentially study how a given system works (whether it reaches an equilibrium, how fast this takes, and whether the state is a desired one). The second approach is aiming at designing a system (rules) which takes into account the above self-interested parties and attempts to achieve a certain goal (e.g., optimize the routing in a network with selfish routers).