Envy-free divisions of multi-layered cakes

Orateur : Frédéric Meunier
27 Février 2024 à 14:00 ; lieu : Salle de séminaire 4B125 (bâtiment Copernic)

Dividing a multi-layered cake under non-overlapping constraints captures several scenarios, e.g, allocating multiple facilities over time where each agent can utilize at most one facility simultaneously.

We establish the existence of an envy-free multi-division that is non-overlapping and contiguous within each layer when the number of agents is a prime power, solving partially an open question by Hosseini et al. (2020). Our approach follows an idea proposed by Jojić et al. (2020) for envy-free divisions, relying on a general fixed-point theorem. We further design a fully polynomial-time approximation scheme for the two-layer three-agent case, with monotone preferences. All results are actually established for divisions among groups of almost the same size. In the one-layer three-group case, our algorithm is able to deal with any predetermined sizes, still with monotone preferences. For three groups, this provides an algorithmic version of a recent theorem by Segal-Halevi and Suksompong (2021). Joint work with Ayumi Igarashi


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