Multi-Party Games

  • Stasys Jukna
Part of the Algorithms and Combinatorics book series (AC, volume 27)


The rich mathematical theory of two-party communication naturally invites us to consider scenarios involving k > 2 players. In the simplest case, we have some function f(x)whose input x is decomposed into k equally-sized parts \(\rm x=\rm (x_{1},\,.\,.\,.\,,x_{k})\). There are k players who wish to collaboratively evaluate a given function f on every input x. Each player has unlimited computational power and full knowledge of the function. As in the case of two players, the players are not adversaries—they help and trust each other. Depending on what parts of the input x each player can see, there are two main models of communication:


Boolean Function Communication Complexity Positive Instance Negative Instance Balance Partition 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of InformaticsUniversity of FrankfurtFrankfurt am MainGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Mathematics and InformaticsVilnius UniversityVilniusLithuania

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