By Alexander A. Ageev, Alexander V. Kononov (auth.), Thomas Erlebach, Christos Kaklamanis (eds.)

ISBN-10: 3540695133

ISBN-13: 9783540695134

This publication constitutes the completely refereed post-proceedings of the 4th foreign Workshop on Approximation and on-line Algorithms, WAOA 2006, held in Zurich, Switzerland in September 2006 as a part of the ALGO 2006 convention event.

The 26 revised complete papers awarded have been conscientiously reviewed and chosen from sixty two submissions. themes addressed by means of the workshop are algorithmic video game idea, approximation sessions, coloring and partitioning, aggressive research, computational finance, cuts and connectivity, geometric difficulties, inapproximability effects, mechanism layout, community layout, packing and masking, paradigms, randomization concepts, real-world functions, and scheduling problems.

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Finally, we denote by Ji the set of clients that are fully satisﬁed by base station i. Without loss of generality we may assume that the opening cost of any base station does not exceed B, since base stations of cost greater than B do not belong to any feasible solution. We ﬁrst observe that the greedy algorithm that opens at each step a base staN tion maximizing the ratio cii has an unbounded approximation factor. Consider, for example, two base stations and M + 2 clients J = {1, . . , M, M + 1, M + 2} having unit demands.

On a typical search page, the search engine must ﬁll in something at position j, or else the subsequent positions do not really make sense. Practically speaking, one could ﬁll in this position with some sort of “ﬁller” ad. Given some sort of resolution of this issue, the top-down auction maintains the minimum pay property for general ranges, by essentially the same argument as the preﬁx case in this paper. However, the property that there is an equilibrium that matches the VCG outcome is no longer true, as shown by the following example: Example 3.

Consider the DP defined by (1). If 1. ∀ 1 ≤ j ≤ n ≤ N , the value of a(n, j) can be computed in O(1) time, provided that the values of h(i) for 1 ≤ i < n are known; 2. and ∀ 1 ≤ j < n ≤ N , a(n, j) − a(n − 1, j) = cn + δj βn (2) where cn , βn and δj are constants satisfying (a) ∀ 1 < n ≤ N , βn ≥ 0; (b) and δ1 > δ2 > · · · > δN −1 , then, there is an algorithm that computes the values of h(n) in the order n = 1, 2, . . , N in O(1) amortized and O(log N ) worst-case time per h(n). The algorithm does not know the value of N until h(N ) has been computed.