Technical Program

Wednesday October 29


8:00 – 9:00


9:00 – 9:10


9:10 – 10:00

Plenary Lecture:
Stochastic Dynamic Teams and Games with Asymmetric Information 
Tamer Basar (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee break

10:30 – 12:00


Smart Grids

Chair: Rachid El - Azouzi (University of Avignon, France)

10:30 – 11:00
Progressive Second Price Auctions with Elastic Supply for PEV Charging in the Smart Grid.  
Saptarshi Bhattacharya (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA); Koushik Kar (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA); Joe H. Chow (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA); Aparna Gupta (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)

11:00 – 11:30
Transient Stability of a Power Grid via Robust Mean-Field Games.  
Dario Bauso  (Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy); Thulasi Mylvaganam (Imperial College, United Kingdom); Alessandro Astolfi (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)

11:30 – 12:00
Min-Cost Live Webcast under Joint Pricing of Data, Congestion and Virtualized Servers.  
Rui Zhu (University of Alberta, Canada); Di Niu (University of Alberta, Canada); Baochun Li (University of Toronto, Canada)

12:00 – 12:40

Queueing Networks I  (short presentations)

Chair: Moshe Haviv (Hebrew University, Israel)

12:00 – 12:20
Mean-field Game Approach to Admission Control of an M/M/∞ Queue with Decreasing Congestion Cost.  
Piotr Wiecek (Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland); Eitan Altman (INRIA, France); Arnob Ghosh (University Of Pennsylvania, USA)

12:20 – 12:40
Optimal and Equilibrium Allocations in a Discriminatory Processor Sharing System.  
Murtuza Abidini (Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India); Tejas Prakash Bodas (IIT Bombay INDIA, India); D. Manjunath (IIT Bombay, India)

12:40 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:30

Social Networks

Chair: Fabio Martignon (Universitè Paris - Sud, France)

14:00 – 14:30
A Time and Space Routing Game Model applied to Visibility Competition on Online Social Networks.  
Alexandre Reiffers (INRIA, France); Eitan Altman (INRIA, France); Yezekael Hayel (LIA, University of Avignon, France)

14:30 – 15:00
Global Majority Consensus by Local Majority Polling on Graphs.  
Mohammed Amin Abdullah (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom); Moez Draief (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)

15:30 – 15:30
Optimal Open-Loop Control of Online Advertisement.  
Rachid El-Azouzi (University of Avignon, France); Francesco De Pellegrini (Create-Net, Italy); Lorenzo Maggi (Create-Net, Italy); Cedric Richier (University of Avignon, France); Tania Jimenez (University of Avignon, France); Jean Walrand (University of California, Berkeley, USA)

15:30 – 16:10

Learning and Distributed Optimization I (short presentations) 

Chair: Moez Draief (Imperial College London, United Kingdom

15:30 – 15:50
A Communication-Efficient Distributed Algorithm for Solving Linear Algebraic Equations. 
Ji Liu (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA); Tamer Başar (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA); 
Xiaobin Gao (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)

15:50 – 16:10
Tit-for-Tat Capacity Allocation for Distributed Delay Management in Peer-to-Peer Networks.  
George Kesidis (Pennsylvania State University, USA); Guodong Pang (Penn State University, USA)

16.10 – 16.40

Coffee break

16:40 – 18:10

Distributed Networks

Chair: Daniele Miorandi (Create-Net, Italy)

16:40 – 17:10
Fair Congestion Control for Long-Lived Background Flows. 
Costas Courcoubetis (Singapore University of Technology and Design, Greece); Antonis Dimakis (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece); Michalis Kanakakis (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece)

17:10 – 17:40
Dynamic Algorithms for Cooperation in User-provided Network Services. 
Leonidas Georgiadis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece); George Iosifidis (CERTH, Greece); Leandros Tassiulas (Yale University, USA)

17:40 – 18:10
A Routing Game in Networks with Lossy Links.  
Eitan Altman (INRIA, France); Joy Kuri (Indian Institute of Science, India); Rachid El-Azouzi (University of Avignon, France)


Welcome cocktail


Thursday October 30


8:30 – 9:20

Plenary Lecture:
Optimization Based Control of Networks of Discretized  PDEs: Application to Road Traffic Management. 
Paola Goatin (INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France)

9:20 – 10:50

Applications of Game Theory

Chair: Lorenzo Maggi (Create-Net, Italy)

9:20 – 9:50
Evolutionary Games for Multiple Access Control: From Egoism to Altruism. 
Houssem Gaiech (University of Avignon, France); Rachid El-Azouzi (University of Avignon, France); Majed Haddad (INRIA, France); Eitan Altman (INRIA, France); Issam Mabrouki (University of Carthage, Tunisia)

9:50 – 10:20
Reduction of Collisions and Regret in time Sharing Schemes for Opportunistic Spectrum Access.  
Dimitris Giatsios (University of Thessaly, Greece); Thanasis Korakis (University of Thessaly and CERTH, USA); Leandros Tassiulas (University of Thessaly and CERTH, USA); Iordanis Koutsopoulos (Athens University of Economics and Business and CERTH, Greece)

10:20 – 10:50
Altruism in Groups: An Evolutionary Games Approach.  
Ilaria Brunetti (INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France); Rachid El-Azouzi (University of Avignon, France); Eitan Altman (INRIA, France)

10:50 – 11:20

Coffee break

11:20 – 12:50

Queueing Networks II 

Chair: Bruno Gaujal (INRIA, France)

11:20 – 11:50
Equilibrium and Socially Optimal Arrivals to a Loss Server.  
Liron Ravner (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel); Moshe Haviv (Hebrew University, Israel)

11:50 – 12:20
Overcoming Numerical Instability in One-step Policy Improvement for Admission and
Routing to Queues with Firm Deadlines. 
José Niño-Mora (Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain)

12:20 – 12:50
Self and Social Optimization in Multi-Class Multi-Server Queueing Systems with Relative Priorities.  
Binyamin Oz (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel); Moshe Haviv (Hebrew University, Israel); Martin L. Puterman (The University of British Columbia, Canada)

12:50 – 14.10


14:10 – 15:00

Plenary Lecture
Scalable Control of Monotone Systems 
Anders Rantzer (Lund University, Sweden) 

15:00 – 16:00

Security and Advertisement

Chair: John Musacchio (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA)

15:00 – 15:30
Multi-Dimensional Network Security Game: How Do Attacker and Defender Battle on Parallel Targets?  
Yuedong Xu (Fudan University, P.R. China); John C.S. Lui (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

15:30 – 16:00
Strategic Posting Times over a Shared Publication Medium.  
Eitan Altman (INRIA France); Naum Shimkin (Technion, Israel)

16.00 – 16.30

Coffee break and poster session

16.30 – 18.00

Virus Protection 

Chair: Francesco De Pellegrini (Create-Net, Italy)

16:30 – 17.00
On the Optimal Control of Virus Spread in Networks.  
Ali Khanafer (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA); Tamer Başar (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA) 

17:00 – 17:30
Heterogeneous Recovery Rates against SIS Epidemics in Directed Networks. 
Bo Qu (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands); Alan Hanjalic (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands); Huijuan Wang (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)

17:30 – 18:00
Coordination of Epidemic Control Policies: A Game Theoretic Perspective. 
Lorenzo Maggi (Create-Net, Italy); Francesco De Pellegrini (Create-Net, Italy); Alexandre Reiffers (INRIA, France); Jean-Jacques Herings (Maastricht University, The Netherlands); Eitan Altman (INRIA, France)


Social dinner


Friday October 31


8:30 – 9:20

Plenary Lecture: 
Mean Field Games on Networks
Fabio Camilli (Università La Sapienza Roma, Italy)

9:20 – 10:40

Controls and Equilibria

Chair: Dario Bauso (University of Palermo, Italy)

9:20 – 9:40
On the Value Function of One-Dimensional Optimal Control Problems with Junctions.  
Fabio Bagagiolo (University of Trento, Italy) (short communication)  

9:40 – 10.10
Sparse Control of Force Field Dynamics. 
Mattia Bongini (Technische Universität München, Germany); Massimo Fornasier (Technische Universität München, Germany); Fabian Frohlich (Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen, Germany); Laleh Haghverdi (Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen, Germany)

10.10 – 10.40
Double Best Response as a Network Stability Concept.  
Nikolay Bazenkov (Institute of Control Sciences, Russia); Vsevolod Korepanov (Institute of Control Sciences, Russia)

10:40 – 11:10

Coffee break

11:10 – 11:50

Queueing Networks III (short presentations) 

Chair: Tania Jimenez (University of Avignon, France)

11:10 – 11:30
RSU Deployment Problem: Unfair and Aggressive Competition with Help of Interference.  
Vladimir Fux (Telecom Bretagne, France)

11:30 – 11:50
Composite Charging Games in Networks of Electric Vehicles.  
Olivier Beaude (Laboratory of Signals and Systems, France); Wan Cheng (University of Oxford, United Kingdom); Samson Lasaulce (CNRS - Supelec, France);

11:50 – 12:30

Learning and Distributed Optimization  II (short presentations) 

Chair: Fabio Bagagiolo (University of Trento, Italy)

11:50 – 12:10
A Heterogeneous Botnet Detection Game.  
Braden Soper (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA); John Musacchio (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA)

12:10 – 12.30
The Heterogeneous Colonel Blotto Game.  
Galina Schwartz (University of California, Berkeley, USA); Patrick Loiseau (EURECOM, France); Shankar Sastry (UC Berkeley, USA)

12:30 – 13:30


13:30 – 15:00

Learning and distributed optimization III

Chair: Josè Nino-Mora (Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain)

13:30 – 14:00
General Revision Protocols in Best Response Algorithms for Potential Games.  
Pierre Coucheney (University of Versailles, France); Stéphane Durand (ENS Lyon, France); Bruno Gaujal (INRIA, France); Corinne Touati (INRIA - LIG Grenoble, France)

14:00 – 14:30
Dynamic Optimization of Generalized Least Squares Handover Algorithms. 
Carlo Fischione (KTH, Sweden); George Athanasiou (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden); Fortunato Santucci (University of l'Aquila, Italy)

14:30 – 15:00
Distributed Event-Based Model Predictive Control for Multi-Agent systems under Disturbances.  
Kazumune Hashimoto (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Japan); Shuichi Adachi (Keio University, Japan); Dimos V. Dimarogonas (KTH, Sweden)

15:00 – 15:10


15:10 – 15:30

Final coffee break