Strong coordination over a line network

Matthieu R. Bloch, Jorg Kliewer

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We study the problem of strong coordination in a three-terminal line network, in which agents use common randomness and communicate over a line network to ensure that their actions follow a prescribed behavior, modeled by a target joint distribution of actions. We provide inner and outer bounds to the coordination capacity region, and show that these bounds are partially optimal. We leverage this characterization to develop insight into the interplay between communication and coordination. Specifically, we show that common randomness helps achieve optimal communication rates between agents, and that matching the network topology to the behavior structure may reduce inter-agent communication rates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2013
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2013 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: Jul 7 2013Jul 12 2013

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Information Theory - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)2157-8095


Other2013 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics


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