The Conference Paper Assignment Problem: Using Order Weighted Averages to Assign Indivisible Goods

19 May 2017 Jing Wu Lian Nicholas Mattei Renee Noble Toby Walsh

Motivated by the common academic problem of allocating papers to referees for conference reviewing we propose a novel mechanism for solving the assignment problem when we have a two sided matching problem with preferences from one side (the agents/reviewers) over the other side (the objects/papers) and both sides have capacity constraints. The assignment problem is a fundamental problem in both computer science and economics with application in many areas including task and resource allocation... (read more)

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