Dear scheduling researcher,
We are delighted to announce the talk given by Xiangtong Qi (HKUST). The title is "Cooperative Games Models for Scheduling Problems". The seminar will take place on Zoom on Wednesday, March 15 at 14:00 UTC.
Join Zoom Meeting https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/95025420403?pwd=cERNTzJzTHJRTmpJOXZMeFFOL1Awdz09 Meeting ID: 950 2542 0403 Passcode: 559414
You can follow the seminar online or offline on our Youtube channel as well: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUoCNnaAfw5NAntItILFn4A
The abstract follows. Cooperative game theory focuses on schemes that lead to a global collaboration among multiple independent decision makers. In cooperative game theory, one basic concept is the allocation in the core that characterizes how the players shall share the cost/benefit in a way acceptable to all sub-coalitions. Unfortunately, it is well known that many cooperative games have an empty core, including games concerning scheduling problems. For such games the global collaboration will not be sustainable. We consider a situation where an outside party has the need to stabilize the ground coalition because, for example, the best social welfare can be achieved only when all players collaborate. We introduce a few economic treatments that can be used by the outside party such as providing subsidy and charging penalty. These treatments, including their concepts and implementations, are demonstrated by games related to scheduling problems.
The next talk in our series will be: Erwin Pesch (Uni of Siegen) | March 29 | Conflict-Free Crane Scheduling in a Seaport Terminal. For more details, please visit https://schedulingseminar.com/
With kind regards
Zdenek, Mike and Guohua