Special Issue "Applications of Game Theory to Networks"

A special issue of Games (ISSN 2073-4336).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 May 2018)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Tomasz P. Michalak

Institute of Informatics, University of Warsaw, ul. Banacha 2, 02-097 Warsaw, Poland
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Interests: cooperative game theory, auctions (especially all-pay auctions), game theory applied to social networks, game theory applied to artificial intelligence, game theory in big data and fintech applications, computational aspects of cooperative games
Guest Editor
Dr. Marcin Dziubiński

Institute of Informatics, University of Warsaw, ul. Banacha 2, 02-097 Warsaw, Poland
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Interests: Networks, Conflicts with multiple battlefields, Location games, Game theory, Multi-agent systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, we have witnessed a growing interest in the use of concepts, solutions and apparatus from game theory in the network context. The applications include such diverse areas as centrality analysis, community detection, link prediction, network elicitation, cost-sharing, security, competitive contagion, conflict in networks, network formation and network design. In this call, we would like to invite original research papers to a Special Issue of Games on advances and applications of game theory to networks.    We believe this Special Issue will be a valuable addition to the literature. We envisage a broad scope for this Special Issue, and we will consider all submissions that report on the use game theoretic concepts to network analysis. Please consider keywords below as merely indicative.

Dr. Tomasz P. Michalak
Dr. Marcin Dziubiński
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Network games
  • Network security
  • Conflict in networks
  • Cost-sharing in networks
  • Network formation and network creation
  • Competitive viral-marketing
  • Game-theoretic models for community detection
  • Game-theoretic centrality
  • Strategic evasion of social network analysis tools

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A Game-Theoretic Approach for Modeling Competitive Diffusion over Social Networks
Received: 26 October 2017 / Revised: 18 January 2018 / Accepted: 23 January 2018 / Published: 13 February 2018
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In this paper, we consider a novel game theory model for the competitive influence maximization problem. We model this problem as a simultaneous non-cooperative game with complete information and rational players, where there are at least two players who are supposed to be [...] Read more.
In this paper, we consider a novel game theory model for the competitive influence maximization problem. We model this problem as a simultaneous non-cooperative game with complete information and rational players, where there are at least two players who are supposed to be out of the network and are trying to institutionalize their options in the social network; that is, the objective of players is to maximize the spread of a desired opinion rather than the number of infected nodes. In the proposed model, we extend both the Linear Threshold model and the Independent Cascade model. We study an influence maximization model in which users’ heterogeneity, information content, and network structure are considered. Contrary to previous studies, in the proposed game, players find not only the most influential initial nodes but also the best information content. The proposed novel game was implemented on a real data set where individuals have different tendencies toward the players’ options that change over time because of gaining influence from their neighbors and the information content they receive. This means that information content, the topology of the graph, and the individual’s initial tendency significantly affect the diffusion process. The proposed game is solved and the Nash equilibrium is determined for a real data set. Lastly, the numerical results obtained from the proposed model were compared with some well-known models previously reported in the literature. Full article
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