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Abstract

We describe a flow model that generalizes ordinary network flows the same way as stable matchings generalize the bipartite matching problem. We prove that there always exists a stable flow and generalize the lattice structure of stable marriages to stable flows. Our main tool is a straightforward reduction of the stable flow problem to stable allocations.

Keywords

Stable marriages stable allocations network flows 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tamás Fleiner
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  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Information TheoryBudapest University of Technology and EconomicsBudapestHungary

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