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By Christos H. Papadimitriou (auth.), Lars Arge, Michael Hoffmann, Emo Welzl (eds.)

This e-book constitutes the refereed court cases of the fifteenth Annual eu Symposium on Algorithms, ESA 2007, held in Eilat, Israel, in October 2007 within the context of the mixed convention ALGO 2007.

The sixty three revised complete papers provided including abstracts of 3 invited lectures have been conscientiously reviewed and chosen: 50 papers out of a hundred sixty five submissions for the layout and research music and thirteen out of forty four submissions within the engineering and purposes song. The papers tackle all present matters in algorithmics achieving from layout and research problems with algorithms over to real-world functions and engineering of algorithms in quite a few fields.

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Remark that ) the social cost of any equilibrium is at least n − k. Hence, cost(f cost(f ) = O(n). 28 6 C. K. Thang Open Problems It would be interesting to close the gap between the lower and upper bounds for the social cost discrepancy. The price of anarchy is still to be studied. Just notice that it can be as large as Ω(n), as for the star graph and k = n − 1 players: The unique Nash equilibria locates all players in the center, while the optimum is to place every player on a distinct leaf. Furthermore, it is expected that the social cost discrepancy would be considered in other games in order to better understand Nash equilibria in these games.

Proc. of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 36, 48–49 ´ How Bad is Selfish Routing? Journal of the 16. : ACM 49(2), 236–259 (2002) 17. : Evolutionary Implementation and Congestion Pricing. Review of Economic Studies 69, 667–689 (2002) 18. : Stability and Perfection of Nash Equilibria, 2nd edn. Springer, Berlin (1991) 19. Weibull, J. ): Evolutionary Game Theory. T. , V5A 1S6, Canada 2 Department of Computer Science, Durham University Durham, DH1 3LE, United Kingdom 1 Abstract.

Finally we introduce a new measure. Assume that there are Nash equilibria for k players on graph G. Let A be the largest social cost of a Nash equilibrium, B the smallest social cost of a Nash equilibrium, and C the smallest social cost of any strategy profile, which is not necessarily an equilibrium. Then the ratio A/C is called the price of anarchy [7], B/C is called the price of stability [2]. We study a different ratio A/B, which we call the social cost discrepancy of G. The social cost discrepancy of the game is defined as the worst discrepancy over all instances of the game.

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