TitleA COP Model for Graph-Constrained Coalition Formation (Extended Abstract)
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsBistaffa F, Farinelli A
Conference NameInternational Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-ECAI 2018)
PublisherAAAI Press

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.