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title = "On Games Arising From Multi-Depot Chinese Postman Problems",

abstract = "This paper introduces cooperative games arising from multi-depot Chinese postman problems and explores the properties of these games. A multi-depot Chinese postman problem (MDCP) is represented by a connected (di)graph G, a set of k depots that is a subset of the vertices of G, and a non-negative weight function on the edges of G. A solution to the MDCP is a minimum weight tour of the (di)graph that visits all edges (arcs) of the graph and that consists of a collection of subtours such that the subtours originate from dierent depots, and each subtour starts and ends at the same depot. A cooperative Chinese postman (CP) game is induced by a MDCP by associating every edge of the graph with a dierent player. This paper characterizes globally and locally k-CP balanced and submodular (di)graphs. A (di)graph G is called globally (locally) k-CP balanced (respectively submodular), if the induced CP game of the corresponding MDCP problem on G is balanced (respectively submodular) for any (some) choice of the locations of the k depots and every non-negative weight function",

keywords = "Chinese postman problem, cooperative game, submodularity, bal- ancedness",

author = "T.T. Platz and H.J.M. Hamers",

note = "Pagination: 20",

year = "2013",

language = "English",

volume = "2013-005",

series = "CentER Discussion Paper",

publisher = "Operations research",

type = "WorkingPaper",

institution = "Operations research",

}