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Stackelberg-Pareto Synthesis

Authors Véronique Bruyère, Jean-François Raskin, Clément Tamines



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Véronique Bruyère
  • Université de Mons (UMONS), Mons, Belgium
Jean-François Raskin
  • Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels, Belgium
Clément Tamines
  • Université de Mons (UMONS), Mons, Belgium

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Véronique Bruyère, Jean-François Raskin, and Clément Tamines. Stackelberg-Pareto Synthesis. In 32nd International Conference on Concurrency Theory (CONCUR 2021). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 203, pp. 27:1-27:17, Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2021)
https://doi.org/10.4230/LIPIcs.CONCUR.2021.27

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In this paper, we study the framework of two-player Stackelberg games played on graphs in which Player 0 announces a strategy and Player 1 responds rationally with a strategy that is an optimal response. While it is usually assumed that Player 1 has a single objective, we consider here the new setting where he has several. In this context, after responding with his strategy, Player 1 gets a payoff in the form of a vector of Booleans corresponding to his satisfied objectives. Rationality of Player 1 is encoded by the fact that his response must produce a Pareto-optimal payoff given the strategy of Player 0. We study the Stackelberg-Pareto Synthesis problem which asks whether Player 0 can announce a strategy which satisfies his objective, whatever the rational response of Player 1. For games in which objectives are either all parity or all reachability objectives, we show that this problem is fixed-parameter tractable and NEXPTIME-complete. This problem is already NP-complete in the simple case of reachability objectives and graphs that are trees.

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  • Software and its engineering → Formal methods
  • Theory of computation → Logic and verification
  • Theory of computation → Solution concepts in game theory
Keywords
  • Stackelberg non-zero sum games played on graphs
  • synthesis
  • parity objectives

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