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C. Jason Woodard

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Strategyproof Mechanisms For Ad Hoc Network Formation, C. Jason Woodard, David C. Parkes Apr 2012

Strategyproof Mechanisms For Ad Hoc Network Formation, C. Jason Woodard, David C. Parkes

C. Jason Woodard

Agents in a peer-to-peer system typically have incentives to influence its network structure, either to reduce their costs or increase their ability to capture value. The problem is compounded when agents can join and leave the system dynamically. This paper proposes three economic mechanisms that offset the incentives for strategic behavior and facilitate the formation of networks with desirable global properties.


Modeling Product Development As A System Design Game, C. Jason Woodard Apr 2012

Modeling Product Development As A System Design Game, C. Jason Woodard

C. Jason Woodard

A system design game is a model of a situation in which agents’ actions determine the structure of a system, which in turn affects the system’s value and the share of value that each agent may capture through bargaining or market competition. This paper describes a class of games in which agents design interdependent products, for example software programs, which may be complements or substitutes for each other. These relationships are epresented by an object called a design structure network (DSN). Depending on the modeler’s choice of allocation rules, agents may benefit from owning critical nodes in the ...


Modeling Architectural Strategy Using Design Structure Networks, C. Jason Woodard Apr 2012

Modeling Architectural Strategy Using Design Structure Networks, C. Jason Woodard

C. Jason Woodard

System architects face the formidable task of purposefully shaping an evolving space of complex designs. Their task s further complicated when they lack full control of the design process, and therefore must anticipate the behavior of other stakeholders, including the designers of component products and competing systems. This paper presents a conceptual tool called a design structure network (DSN) to help architects and design scientists reason effectively about these situations. A DSN is a graphical representation of a system’s design space. DSNs improve on existing representation schemes by providing a compact and intuitive way to express design options—the ...