Title: On distributed computation of Pareto solutions for two decision makers,

Authors: Harri Ehtamo, Markku Verkama and Raimo P. Hämäläinen

Status: IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Vol. 26, No. 4, July 1996, pp. 498-503.

The problem of computing Pareto optimal solutions with distributed methods is considered in games with two decision makers (DM's). Distributed computation schemes do not require the DM's to know each others' objective functions. Such procedures are especially relevant in real life situations where the DM's are unwilling or unable to disclose their goals. Problems of this kind include negotiations as well as hierarchical optimization of large-scale systems.