Training Week 10

On 26 October-30 October 2020 NETWORKS organizes the tenth Training Week for PhD Students of NETWORKS.


Minicourse Network Games

Lecturer: Guido Schäfer


Guido_SchaeferAbstract: Many network applications are inherently decentralized involving several independent decision makers (agents) who act strategically and on their own behalf. Algorithmic game theory (AGT) provides models and solution concepts to study such situations of strategic decision making, with a particular focus on computational and algorithmic issues. 


The study of “network games” (in a very broad sense) has recently attracted a lot of attention in the algorithmic game theory community and led to several new insights and novel techniques. In this lecture series, we review some fundamental and more advanced results on network games with a particular focus on the new techniques that emerged from their studies.


Some topics that we will cover in this lecture series are: 

- network routing games and Braess paradox

- Stackelberg routing and taxing subnetworks

- network coordination games and social context games 

- best-response dynamics and no-regret learning

- smoothness of games and robust price of anarchy



Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

09.30 - 10.30: Minicourse Guido Schäfer (CWI): Network Games

10.30 - 11.00: break

11.00 - 11.30: Research Presentations



16.00 - 18.00: Social event





The programme is available as pdf