Best Paper Award for 2017

Qing Chuan Ye and Yingqian Zhang received a “Best Paper Award for 2017” from Omega-International Journal of Management Science.

The award-winning paper “Fair task allocation in transportation”, co-authored with Rommert Dekker, is available at

The paper studies a max-min fair, minimum-cost task allocation problem in transportation. It proposes an efficient algorithm for allocating tasks and resources in a fair way among players. The experiments show that often fairness comes with a very small price in terms of cost. In many cases such as applications in Sharing Economy, such a fair allocation algorithm is more socially desired than the classical cost minimization ones.


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