A Semiring-based framework for fair resources allocation

Paola Campli
In this paper a general framework (based on soft constraints) to model and solve the fair allocation problem is proposed. Our formal approach allows to model different allocation problems, ranging from goods and resources allocation to task and chore division. Soft constraints are employed to find a fair solution by respecting the agent�s preferences; indeed these can be modeled in a natural fashion by using the Semiring-based framework for soft constraints. The fairness property is...