The secret santa problem.
Liberti, Leo and Raimondi, Franco (2008) The secret santa problem. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 5034 . pp. 271279. ISSN 03029743

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Abstract
Consider a digraph where the vertices represent people and an arc (i, j) represents the possibility of i giving a gift to j. The basic question we pose is whether there is an anonymitypreserving “gift assignment” such that each person makes and receives exactly one gift, and such that no person i can infer the remaining gift assignments from the fact that i is assigned to give a gift to j. We formalize this problem as a graph property involving vertex disjoint circuit covers, give a polynomial algorithm to decide this property for any given graph and provide a computational validation of the algorithm.
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Research Areas:  A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > Foundations of Computing group A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > SensoLab group A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence group A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > Intelligent Environments group 
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