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Author Mari, Federico; Melatti, Igor; Salvo, Ivano; Tronci, Enrico; Alvisi, Lorenzo; Clement, Allen; Li, Harry pdf  doi
  Title Model Checking Nash Equilibria in MAD Distributed Systems Type Conference Article
  Year 2008 Publication FMCAD '08: Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Formal Methods in Computer-Aided Design Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 1-8  
  Keywords Model Checking, MAD Distributed System, Nash Equilibrium  
  Abstract We present a symbolic model checking algorithm for verification of Nash equilibria in finite state mechanisms modeling Multiple Administrative Domains (MAD) distributed systems. Given a finite state mechanism, a proposed protocol for each agent and an indifference threshold for rewards, our model checker returns PASS if the proposed protocol is a Nash equilibrium (up to the given indifference threshold) for the given mechanism, FAIL otherwise. We implemented our model checking algorithm inside the NuSMV model checker and present experimental results showing its effectiveness for moderate size mechanisms. For example, we can handle mechanisms which corresponding normal form games would have more than $10^20$ entries. To the best of our knowledge, no model checking algorithm for verification of mechanism Nash equilibria has been previously published.  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Publisher IEEE Press Place of Publication Piscataway, NJ, USA Editor Cimatti, A.; Jones, R.  
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  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 978-1-4244-2735-2 ISBN (up) Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes Approved yes  
  Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ MarMelSalTroAlvCle08 Serial 93  
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