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Computing a Profit-Maximizing Sequence of Offers to Agents in a Social Network
[chapter]

2012
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Lecture Notes in Computer Science
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We focus on how

doi:10.1007/978-3-642-35311-6_36
fatcat:gk6m5fgq2bcqtafc7doy2rrkoa
*to*optimally introduce*a*new product into*a**social**network**of**agents*, when that product has significant externalities. ... Firms have ever-increasing amounts*of*information about possible customers available*to*them; furthermore, they are increasingly able*to*push*offers**to*them rather than having*to*passively wait for*a*consumer ... Thus, the OPTIMAL-*OFFER*-*SEQUENCE*problem can be solved efficiently when the utility functions are symmetric. ...##
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Optimal Pricing in the Presence of Local Network Effects
[chapter]

2010
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Lecture Notes in Computer Science
*

*In*particular, we show that it is optimal for the monopolist

*to*charge each

*agent*

*a*price that is proportional

*to*her Bonacich centrality

*in*the

*social*

*network*. ... We study the optimal pricing strategies

*of*

*a*monopolist selling

*a*divisible good (service)

*to*consumers that are embedded

*in*

*a*

*social*

*network*. ... Finally, there is

*a*recent stream

*of*literature

*in*

*computer*science, that studies

*a*set

*of*algorithmic questions related

*to*marketing strategies over

*social*

*networks*. ...

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A monopoly pricing model for diffusion maximization based on heterogeneous nodes and negative network externalities (Case study: A novel product)

2018
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Decision Science Letters
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used

doi:10.5267/j.dsl.2017.8.001
fatcat:jno6hak3sbg2ph7otgpxvvrwxu
*to**maximize*diffusion*in*the*network*. ...*Social**networks*can provide sellers across the world with invaluable information about the structure*of*possible influences among different members*of**a**network*, whether positive or negative, and can be ... Acknowledgement The authors would like*to*acknowledge helpful discussions and financial supports with Iranian E-Commerce Scientific Association. ...##
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Strategyproof Mechanisms for Content Delivery via Layered Multicast
[chapter]

2011
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Lecture Notes in Computer Science
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*In*order

*to*

*maximize*either its revenue or the total utility

*of*users, content providers employing layered multicast need

*to*carefully choose

*a*routing, layer allocation and pricing scheme. ... We next tailor

*a*payment scheme based on the idea

*of*critical bids

*to*derive

*a*truthful mechanism that achieves

*a*constant fraction

*of*the optimal

*social*welfare. ... Theorem 4 Algorithm 3

*computes*revenue-

*maximizing*prices with respect

*to*the

*social*welfare

*computed*by

*A*. ...

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Pricing in social networks

2013
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Games and Economic Behavior
*

We analyze the problem

doi:10.1016/j.geb.2013.03.006
fatcat:pgvx6ku4fjcazfccldfiknhk2e
*of*optimal monopoly pricing*in**social**networks**in*order*to*characterize the influence*of*the*network*topology on the pricing rule. ... JEL Classification Numbers: D85, D43, C69 We dedicate this paper*to*the memory*of*Toni Calvó-Armengol,*a*gifted*network*theorist and*a*wonderful friend. We thank Coralio Ballester, ... Each monopoly chooses its price p i*to**maximize*its own*profit*, taking as given the price p j chosen at all other nodes*in*the*social**network*. ...##
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Optimal Pricing in Networks with Externalities
[article]

2011
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arXiv
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pre-print

*In*particular, we show that it is optimal for the monopolist

*to*charge each

*agent*

*a*price that is proportional

*to*her Bonacich centrality

*in*the

*social*

*network*. ... We study the optimal pricing strategies

*of*

*a*monopolist selling

*a*divisible good (service)

*to*consumers that are embedded

*in*

*a*

*social*

*network*. ... Finally, there is

*a*recent stream

*of*literature

*in*

*computer*science, that studies

*a*set

*of*algorithmic questions related

*to*marketing strategies over

*social*

*networks*. ...

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Optimal Pricing in Networks with Externalities

2012
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Operations Research
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*In*particular, we show that it is optimal for the monopolist

*to*charge each

*agent*

*a*price that is proportional

*to*her Bonacich centrality

*in*the

*social*

*network*. ... We study the optimal pricing strategies

*of*

*a*monopolist selling

*a*divisible good (service)

*to*consumers that are embedded

*in*

*a*

*social*

*network*. ... Finally, there is

*a*recent stream

*of*literature

*in*

*computer*science, that studies

*a*set

*of*algorithmic questions related

*to*marketing strategies over

*social*

*networks*. ...

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Trading networks with price-setting agents

2007
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Proceedings of the 8th ACM conference on Electronic commerce - EC '07
*

Our work differs from recent studies

doi:10.1145/1250910.1250933
dblp:conf/sigecom/BlumeEKT07
fatcat:ucgpa7w44nbq5ptn436x7pl5jy
*of*how price is affected by*network*structure through our modeling*of*price-setting as*a*strategic activity carried out by*a*subset*of**agents**in*the system, rather ... Finally, we consider how the*profits*obtained by the traders depend on the underlying graph -roughly,*a*trader can command*a*positive*profit*if and only if it has an "essential" connection*in*the*network*... First, we show how*to**maximize*the total*profit**of**a*set*of*traders. The*profit**of*trader t*in*an equilibrium is P i qti. ...##
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HEMS: a home energy market simulator

2014
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Computer Science - Research and Development
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*A*price signal can be exploited

*to*reflect the availability

*of*energy. ... Artificial neural

*network*controllers for energy prosumers can be designed

*to*minimize individual and overall running costs. ... Decision policies are considered efficient when they

*maximize*

*social*welfare, which is the sum

*of*utilities delivered

*to*traders

*in*

*a*certain outcome. ...

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Optimal price-based control of heterogeneous thermostatically controlled loads under uncertainty using LSTM networks and genetic algorithms

2019
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F1000Research
*

We use this prediction model

doi:10.12688/f1000research.20421.1
fatcat:q67xsko5xrc3hfqiczqgwne2gi
*in**a*genetic algorithm*to*find the best prices*in*terms*of**profit**maximization**in*an energy arbitrage operation. ... The simulation results show that the proposed method*offers**a**profit*equal*to*96%*of*the theoretical optimal solution. ... The LSTM*network**offered**a*high performance by extracting relevant features*of*the hidden state using its internal memory cell, allowing it*to*process*sequences**of*sparse observations*to*learn the hidden ...##
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Trading networks with price-setting agents

2009
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Games and Economic Behavior
*

Our work differs from recent studies

doi:10.1016/j.geb.2008.12.002
fatcat:loxoc4ntlncnzhqflgjo3njps4
*of*how price is affected by*network*structure through our modeling*of*price-setting as*a*strategic activity carried out by*a*subset*of**agents**in*the system, rather ... Finally, we consider how the*profits*obtained by the traders depend on the underlying graph -roughly,*a*trader can command*a*positive*profit*if and only if it has an "essential" connection*in*the*network*... First, we show how*to**maximize*the total*profit**of**a*set*of*traders. The*profit**of*trader t*in*an equilibrium is P i qti. ...##
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Dynamic pricing strategies for social networks in the presence of externalities

2012
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2012 Information Theory and Applications Workshop
*

We propose

doi:10.1109/ita.2012.6181773
dblp:conf/ita/SwapnaES12
fatcat:heki3rydtzbsfhogyi3n7mt4ze
*a*dynamic pricing strategy for*maximizing*the revenue*of**a*seller who wishes*to*sell*a*divisible service (good)*to*buyers (*agents*) embedded*in**a**social**network*. ... Further, the*computational*complexity*of*each new round is cubic*in*the size*of*the*social**network*. ...*In*this work, we study optimal dynamic pricing strategies for*a*seller who wishes*to*sell*a*divisible service/goods*to**a*set*of*buyers (*agents*) embedded*in**a**social**network*. ...##
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Review of Computational Intelligence Methods for Local Energy Markets at the Power Distribution Level to Facilitate the Integration of Distributed Energy Resources: State-of-the-art and Future Research

2020
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Energies
*

The aim

doi:10.3390/en13010186
fatcat:3672qx4kqzht3lp4kizgq2kpo4
*of*local energy markets is*to*optimize the objectives*of*market participants, e.g.,*to*minimize the*network*operation cost for the distribution*network*operator,*to**maximize*the*profit**of*the private ... The massive integration*of*distributed energy resources*in*power distribution systems*in*combination with the active*network*management that is implemented thanks*to*innovative information and communication ... The objective*of*the*agent*is*to*find the optimal policy (optimal*sequence**of*actions) that*maximizes*its expected reward. ...##
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The catallaxy approach for decentralized economic-based allocation in Grid resource and service markets

2006
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Applied intelligence (Boston)
*

These resources can consist

doi:10.1007/s10489-006-9650-9
fatcat:3w7eud6m6ra3rag6r5key3l5wi
*of**computing*power, storage*of*data or content,*network*bandwidth and sensor or actuators. ... Catallactic*agents*discover selling nodes*in*the resource and service Grid markets, and negotiate with each other*maximizing*their utility by following*a*strategy. ... Since service-copy*agents*negotiate*in*both markets, its strategy must aim at*maximizing**profit**in*both markets simultaneously. 3) Resource (R): An*agent*, the owner*of**a*resource. ...##
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Agent-Based Reallocation Problem on Social Networks

2013
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Group Decision and Negotiation
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*A*solution does not only consist

*in*an optimal allocation, but

*in*

*a*

*sequence*

*of*transactions changing an initial allocation into an optimal solution. ... Our method provides

*a*

*sequence*

*of*transactions leading

*to*an optimal allocation, with any restriction on

*agents*' communication abilities. Provided solutions can be viewed as emergent phenomena. ... We show that it is important

*to*consider the

*social*graph

*in*order

*to*guarantee the negotiation efficiency

*in*real conditions. ...

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