Markus Bläser, Andreas Jakoby, Maciej Liskiewicz, Bodo Manthey

We study the role of connectivity of communication networks in private

computations under information theoretic settings. It will be shown that

some functions can be computed by private protocols even if the

underlying network is 1-connected but not 2-connected. Then we give a

complete characterisation of non-degenerate functions that can ...
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Markus Bläser, Andreas Jakoby, Maciej Liskiewicz, Bodo Manthey

We study private computations in information-theoretical settings on

networks that are not 2-connected. Non-2-connected networks are

``non-private'' in the sense that most functions cannot privately be

computed on such networks. We relax the notion of privacy by

introducing lossy private protocols, which generalize private

protocols. We measure the information each ...
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Jayadev Acharya, Clement Canonne, Himanshu Tyagi

Independent samples from an unknown probability distribution $\mathbf{p}$ on a domain of size $k$ are distributed across $n$ players, with each player holding one sample. Each player can communicate $\ell$ bits to a central referee in a simultaneous message passing (SMP) model of communication to help the referee infer a ... more >>>

Moni Naor, Merav Parter, Eylon Yogev

We explore the power of interactive proofs with a distributed verifier. In this setting, the verifier consists of $n$ nodes and a graph $G$ that defines their communication pattern. The prover is a single entity that communicates with all nodes by short messages. The goal is to verify that the ... more >>>