Positionality in Σ_0^2 and a completeness result

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Positionality in Σ_0^2 and a completeness result

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Pierre Ohlmann, Michał Skrzypczak

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We study the existence of positional strategies for the protagonist in infinite duration games over arbitrary game graphs. We prove that prefix-independent objectives in {\Sigma}_0^2 which are positional and admit a (strongly) neutral letter are exactly those that are recognised by history-deterministic monotone co-B\"uchi automata over countable ordinals. This generalises a criterion proposed by [Kopczy\'nski, ICALP 2006] and gives an alternative proof of closure under union for these objectives, which was known from [Ohlmann, TheoretiCS 2023]. We then give two applications of our result. First, we prove that the mean-payoff objective is positional over arbitrary game graphs. Second, we establish the following completeness result: for any objective W which is prefix-independent, admits a (weakly) neutral letter, and is positional over finite game graphs, there is an objective W' which is equivalent to W over finite game graphs and positional over arbitrary game graphs.

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