Large deviations for increasing subsequences of permutations and a concurrency application

Yuliy Baryshnikov, Abram Magner

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The study of concurrent processes with conflict points is connected with the geometry of increasing subsequences of permutations - a permutation encodes the transactions of two processes that conflict (i.e., must be executed serially), and a given increasing subsequence encodes one particular serialization of the executions of two processes. This motivates the study of random increasing subsequences of random permutations. Here, we give a large deviation principle which implies that such a subsequence never deviates too far from the identity permutation: a random serialization of two concurrent processes will not favor either process too much at any given time. We then give an efficient exact algorithm for uniform random sampling of an increasing subsequence from a given permutation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-41
Number of pages3
JournalPerformance Evaluation Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1 2017
EventWorkshop on MAthematical Performance Modeling and Analysis, MAMA 2017, 2017 Greenmetrics Workshop and Workshop on Critical Infrastructure Network Security, CINS 2017 - Urbana-Champaign, United States
Duration: Jun 1 2017 → …

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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