Monday, March 13, 2023

[DMANET] [Scheduling seminar] Xiangtong Qi (HKUST) | March 15 | Cooperative Games Models for Scheduling Problems

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.

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Meeting ID: 950 2542 0403
Passcode: 559414

You can follow the seminar online or offline on our Youtube channel as well:

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

With kind regards

Zdenek, Mike and Guohua

Zdenek Hanzalek
Industrial Informatics Department,
Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics,
Czech Technical University in Prague,
Jugoslavskych partyzanu 1580/3, 160 00 Prague 6, Czech Republic

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