Mathematical Models and Approximate Solution Approaches for the Stochastic Bin Packing Problem

We consider the (single-stage) stochastic bin packing problem (SBPP) which is based on a given list of items the sizes of which are represented by stochastically independent random variables. The SBPP requires to determine the minimum number of unit capacity bins needed to pack all the items, such that for each bin the probability of … Read more

A Stochastic Bin Packing Approach for Server Consolidation with Conflicts

The energy consumption of large-scale data centers or server clusters is expected to grow significantly in the next couple of years contributing to up to 13 percent of the worlwide energy demand in 2030. As the involved processing units require a disproportional amount of energy when they are idle, underutilized or overloaded, balancing the supply … Read more

A characterization of Nash equilibrium for the games with random payoffs

We consider a two player bimatrix game where the entries of the payoff matrices are random variables. We formulate this problem as a chance-constrained game by considering that the payoff of each player is defined using a chance constraint. We consider the case where the entries of the payoff matrices are independent normal/Cauchy random variables. … Read more

Existence of Nash equilibrium for Chance-Constrained Games

We consider an n-player strategic game with finite action sets. The payoffs of each player are random variables. We assume that each player uses a satisficing payoff criterion defined by a chance-constraint, i.e., players face a chance- constrained game. We consider the cases where payoffs follow normal and elliptically symmetric distributions. For both cases we … Read more