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Truthful Online Scheduling with Commitments

Yossi Azar, Inna Kalp-Shaltiel, Brendan Lucier, Ishai Menache, Joseph (Seffi) Naor, Jonathan Yaniv
2015 Proceedings of the Sixteenth ACM Conference on Economics and Computation - EC '15  
We study online mechanisms for preemptive scheduling with deadlines, with the goal of maximizing the total value of completed jobs.  ...  In this paper, we construct a truthful scheduling mechanism with a constant competitive ratio, given slackness s > 1.  ...  TRUTHFUL NON-COMMITTED SCHEDULING Our first goal is to design a truthful online scheduling mechanism under the deadline slackness assumption, without regard for commitments.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2764468.2764535 dblp:conf/sigecom/AzarKLMNY15 fatcat:a2j54sm2qbcdjdqlhiztb3zxi4

An Emergency Demand Response Mechanism for Cloud Computing

Ruiting Zhou, Zongpeng Li, Chuan Wu
2016 Performance Evaluation Review  
We propose an online auction for dynamic cloud resource provisioning under the EDR program, which runs in polynomial time, achieves truthfulness and close-to-optimal social welfare for the cloud ecosystem  ...  We target a realistic EDR mechanism where: i) The cloud provider dynamically packs different types of resources on servers into requested VMs and computes job schedules to meet users' requirements; ii)  ...  auction A online is shown in Alg. 1 with scheduling algorithm Acore in Alg. 2 running for each user.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3003977.3003997 fatcat:m5gdgr2dfbakza66bt7lbyoi64

Truthful Online Scheduling of Cloud Workloads under Uncertainty [article]

Moshe Babaioff and Ronny Lempel and Brendan Lucier and Ishai Menache and Aleksandrs Slivkins and Sam Chiu-Wai Wong
2022 arXiv   pre-print
We design pricing, scheduling, and eviction mechanisms that incentivize truthful reporting of SoWs.  ...  Cloud computing customers often submit repeating jobs and computation pipelines on approximately regular schedules, with arrival and running times that exhibit variance.  ...  Posted-Price Mechanisms with Eviction. We develop a framework for designing truthful online scheduling algorithms for SoWs.  ... 
arXiv:2203.01213v1 fatcat:nxen7wkd6rel7dnabp5c2uonfy

Optimally Handling Commitment Issues in Online Throughput Maximization

Franziska Eberle, Nicole Megow, Kevin Schewior, Peter Sanders, Grzegorz Herman, Fabrizio Grandoni
2020 European Symposium on Algorithms  
We consider a fundamental online scheduling problem in which jobs with processing times and deadlines arrive online over time at their release dates.  ...  We present the first online algorithm for handling commitment on parallel machines for arbitrary slack ε. When the scheduler must commit upon starting a job, the algorithm is Θ(1/ε)-competitive.  ...  Conclusion We close the major questions regarding online throughput maximization with and without commitment requirements and give an optimal online algorithm on identical parallel machines for the problem  ... 
doi:10.4230/lipics.esa.2020.41 dblp:conf/esa/EberleMS20 fatcat:4upnpxx7yfdohifvx5dqxgz74e

Incentive Design for Ridesharing with Uncertainty [article]

Dengji Zhao and Sarvapali D. Ramchurn and Nicholas R. Jennings
2015 arXiv   pre-print
Furthermore, we identify a sufficient and necessary condition under which our mechanism is ex-post truthful.  ...  To circumvent this impossibility, we propose an ex-post truthful mechanism, the best incentive we can design without sacrificing social welfare in this setting.  ...  i = drive indicates that i will drive and offer rides to some riders, r i = ride indicates that i will ride with other drivers, and r i = none indicates that i is not scheduled to travel with the others  ... 
arXiv:1505.01617v1 fatcat:5y6wz2ugxnewzjklqtbfscs3km

Online Scheduling of Unit Length Jobs with Commitment and Penalties [chapter]

Stanley P. Y. Fung
2014 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We consider the online scheduling of unit length jobs with two models of commitment. In immediate notification, the acceptance of a job must be decided as soon as it is released.  ...  Failure to honour a commitment will result in a penalty. The noncommitment version has been extensively studied. In this paper we give algorithms and lower bounds for the two models of commitment.  ...  For the immediate mnotification model with separate arrival and starting times, any deterministic online algorithm is Ω(log ρ)-competitive.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-662-44602-7_5 fatcat:ili6tfq3gfch7oulbrbn6mx6he

Optimistic Scheduling with Geographically Replicated Services in the Cloud Environment (COLOR)

Wenbo Zhu, Murray Woodside
2012 2012 12th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (ccgrid 2012)  
The solution differs from traditional Eventual Consistency models in that inconsistency is solved concurrently with online client-cloud interactions over strongly connected networks.  ...  The proposed model thereby enables a generalized solution (COLOR) by which well-specified safety and timeliness guarantees are achievable in conjunction with tunable performance requirements.  ...  The overall approach enables tunable performance with online conflict resolution and bounded inconsistency.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ccgrid.2012.137 dblp:conf/ccgrid/ZhuW12 fatcat:77bq6pmrvjfyzmkx7fcsgjvvgm

A general framework for handling commitment in online throughput maximization

Lin Chen, Franziska Eberle, Nicole Megow, Kevin Schewior, Cliff Stein
2020 Mathematical programming  
We study a fundamental online job admission problem where jobs with deadlines arrive online over time at their release dates, and the task is to determine a preemptive single-server schedule which maximizes  ...  Our main contribution is one universal algorithmic framework for online job admission both with and without commitments.  ...  Scheduling without commitment Most research on online scheduling does not address commitment.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10107-020-01469-2 fatcat:562j6ncvf5go5nxzewiwgamgcm

Understanding the Experienced Opportunities and Threats of Online Learning in a Professional Development Programme

Cosmas Maphosa, Talent Tapiwa Rugube, Khetsiwe E. Mthethwa-Kunene, Patience Dlamini
2022 European Journal of Education and Pedagogy  
Learning online as a new experience for students who are accustomed to the traditional face-to-face contact learning may be associated with numerous opportunities and threats.  ...  The flexibility and convenience offered by studying online and transcending the limitations of time, space, and place were noted together with the utilisation of engaging learning activities, learning  ...  Online learning becomes ideal for mature adults with other commitments as they have to find a convenient time to study.  ... 
doi:10.24018/ejedu.2022.3.3.366 fatcat:lm3hh6p74jcmvbu44nv5xsjhte

How Online Quality Ratings Influence Patients' Choice of Medical Providers: Controlled Experimental Survey Study

Niam Yaraghi, Weiguang Wang, Guodong (Gordon) Gao, Ritu Agarwal
2018 Journal of Medical Internet Research  
would keep commitments" GT6 "The government is sincere and genuine" Health Status HS1 HS2 HS3 How frequently do you schedule doctor appointments for yourself?  ...  , the government would do its best to help me" GT3 "The government, in general, is interested in my well-being, not just their own" GT4 "The government is truthful in dealings with me" GT5 "The government  ... 
doi:10.2196/jmir.8986 pmid:29581091 pmcid:PMC5891665 fatcat:5tm2po4gz5c6xh6ywqamgxff7m

A Truthful Mechanism for Offline Ad Slot Scheduling [chapter]

Jon Feldman, S. Muthukrishnan, Evdokia Nikolova, Martin Pál
2008 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We consider the Offline Ad Slot Scheduling problem, where advertisers must be scheduled to sponsored search slots during a given period of time.  ...  [19] consider an online setting where an unknown number of copies of an item arrive online, and give a truthful mechanism with a constant competitive ratio guarantee.  ...  Online queries, uncertain supply.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-79309-0_17 fatcat:24t3vedbirfzpgbwsircanlmoe

Mechanism Design for Decentralized Online Machine Scheduling

Birgit Heydenreich, Rudolf Müller, Marc Uetz
2010 Operations Research  
Our main result is a polynomial time, online mechanism that -assuming rational behavior of jobs-results in an equilibrium schedule that is 3.281-competitive with respect to the maximal social welfare.  ...  We investigate such issues for a parallel machine scheduling model where jobs arrive online over time.  ...  For any decentralized online scheduling mechanism with online payment scheme, every dominant strategy equilibrium is a myopic best response equilibrium. Proof.  ... 
doi:10.1287/opre.1090.0732 fatcat:i2sy3xpigvfkhjdoyvayatejhi

Randomized Mechanisms for Selling Reserved Instances in Cloud

Jia Zhang, Weidong Ma, Tao Qin, Xiaoming Sun, Tie-Yan Liu
They are truthful and easy to be integrated into practical cloud systems.  ...  Under this model, we design randomized mechanisms for customers coming online to optimize social welfare and providers' revenue.  ...  In (Lucier et al. 2013; Jain et al. 2015; Azar et al. 2015) , mechanisms design for scheduling problem with commitments is studied.  ... 
doi:10.1609/aaai.v31i1.10596 fatcat:6vbzwbkgivdhbkojsbebaufioe

An Efficient Cloud Market Mechanism for Computing Jobs With Soft Deadlines

Ruiting Zhou, Zongpeng Li, Chuan Wu, Zhiyi Huang
2017 IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking  
First, we adapt the posted pricing auction framework for eliciting truthful online bids.  ...  This work studies the cloud market for computing jobs with completion deadlines, and designs efficient online auctions for cloud resource provisioning.  ...  Azar et al. construct an online mechanisms for preemptive scheduling with deadlines [19] . Their mechanism is truthful and achieves a constant competitive ratio.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tnet.2016.2609844 fatcat:ftbcupugxffsviujcllek3exz4

A general framework for handling commitment in online throughput maximization [article]

Lin Chen, Franziska Eberle, Nicole Megow, Kevin Schewior, Cliff Stein
2018 arXiv   pre-print
We study a fundamental online job admission problem where jobs with deadlines arrive online over time at their release dates, and the task is to determine a preemptive single-server schedule which maximizes  ...  Our main contribution is one universal algorithmic framework for online job admission both with and without commitments.  ...  We consider an instance where a job 0 with processing time p 0 = 1 and a huge scheduling interval [r 0 , r 0 + α + 2) is released first.  ... 
arXiv:1811.08238v1 fatcat:7njhbhqjc5fy5l54wnit65w64a
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