Oblivious Online Contention Resolution Schemes

  title={Oblivious Online Contention Resolution Schemes},
  author={Hu Fu and Pinyan Lu and Zhihao Gavin Tang and Abner Turkieltaub and Hongxun Wu and Jinzhao Wu and Qianfan Zhang},
  • Hu Fu, Pinyan Lu, +4 authors Qianfan Zhang
  • Published 20 November 2021
  • Computer Science
  • ArXiv
Contention resolution schemes (CRSs) are powerful tools for obtaining “ex post feasible” solutions from candidates that are drawn from “ex ante feasible” distributions. Online contention resolution schemes (OCRSs), the online version, have found myriad applications in Bayesian and stochastic problems, such as prophet inequalities and stochastic probing. When the ex ante distribution is unknown, it was unknown whether good CRSs/OCRSs exist with no sample (in which case the scheme is oblivious… 
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