|Title||A COP Model for Graph-Constrained Coalition Formation (Extended Abstract)|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Bistaffa F, Farinelli A|
|Conference Name||International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-ECAI 2018)|
We focus on Graph-Constrained Coalition Formation (GCCF), a widely studied subproblem of coalition formation where the set of valid coalitions is constrained by a graph. We propose COP-GCCF, a novel approach that models GCCF as a COP. We then solve such COP with a highly-parallel GPU implementation of Bucket Elimination, which is able to exploit the high constraint tightness of COP-GCCF. Results on realistic graphs, i.e., a crawl of the Twitter social graph, show that our approach outperforms state of the art algorithms (i.e., DyCE and IDP G ) by at least one order of magnitude, both in terms of runtime and memory.
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