Dual subgradient method with averaging for optimal resource allocation
Message from the ICPP 2015 Workshop Co-Chairs We would like to welcome everyone to the International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP) 2015, in Beijing, China. Workshops are an integral part of the ICPP conference series and have been an area of focus for attendees at ICPP for the past many years. This year, we have a great selection of six workshops focusing on various topics including parallel programming models and systems software, power-aware computing, wireless and sensor networks, embedded multicore systems, resource management, and big data computing. The workshops will be held on September 1, 2015. We would like to thank the organizers of these six workshops for helping to put together a fantastic workshops program that complements the main conference program in newer and more focused topic areas. We would also like to thank the general co-chairs, Prof. Yuanyuan Yang and Prof. Jianping Wu; the program co-chairs, Prof. Pavan Balaji and Prof. Mingwei Xu; and the publications chair, Prof. Wang-Chien Lee, for their help and support throughout the conference. We hope that you participate in and enjoy the workshops program. We look forward to seeing you in Beijing, China. Best regards, Anne Benoit, ENS Lyon, France Wenguang Chen, Tsinghua University, China ICPP 2015 Workshop Co-Chairs
In 2006, Russia amended its competition law and added the concepts of ‘collective dominance’ and its abuse. This was seen as an attempt to address the common problem of ‘conscious parallelism’ among firms in concentrated industries. Critics feared that the enforcement of this provision would become tantamount to government regulation of prices. In this paper we examine the enforcement experience to date, looking especially closely at sanctions imposed on firms in the oil industry. Some difficulties and complications experienced in enforcement are analysed, and some alternative strategies for addressing anticompetitive behaviour in concentrated industries discussed.