TitleDistributed Stable Matching Problems
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsBrito I, Meseguer P
EditorBeek P
Book TitlePrinciples and Practice of Constraint Programming - CP 2005: 11th International Conference, CP 2005, Sitges, Spain, October 1-5, 2005. Proceedings
Pagination152 166

We consider the Stable Marriage Problem and the Stable Roommates Problem, two well-known types of the general class of Stable Matching Problems. They are combinatorial problems which can be solved by centralized algorithms in polynomial time. This requires to make public lists of preferences which agents would like to keep private. With this aim, we define the distributed version of these problems, and we provide a constraint-based approach that solves them keeping privacy. We give empirical results on the proposed approach.