Monday, November 9, 2009

[DMANET] CFP: COMSOC 2010, Duesseldorf, Germany, September 13-16

Dear colleagues, the COMSOC-2010 website is now live. Please see the
CFP below & distribute as appropriate. Please accept our apologies if
you receive multiple copies.

Joerg & Vince


Call for Papers

Third International Workshop on Computational Social Choice

Duesseldorf, Germany, September 13--16, 2010



Computational social choice is a new discipline emerging at the
interface of social choice theory and computer science. It is
concerned with the application of computational techniques to the
study of social choice mechanisms, and with the integration of social
choice paradigms into computing. The aim of this workshop is to bring
together the different communities that have been addressing such
issues: computer scientists interested in computational issues in
social choice; people working in artificial intelligence and multi-
agent systems who are using ideas from social choice to organize
societies of artificial software agents; logicians interested in the
logic-based specification and analysis of social procedures (social
software); and last but not least people coming from social choice
theory itself.

COMSOC-2010 will be held in association with the COST Action
``Algorithmic Decision Theory,'' and will also be accompanied by a
``LogICCC tutorial day'' with general introductory talks. The invited
talks of the workshop and the tutorials will be presented by a number
of prominent scientists. Registration fees will cover both the
workshop and the LogICCC tutorial day and will be kept very low.


Invited speakers will include Gabrielle Demange (Paris; tentative),
Matthew O. Jackson (Stanford), Bettina Klaus (Lausanne), Herve Moulin
(Rice University), and Hannu Nurmi (Turku).


Submissions of full papers describing original or recently published
work on all aspects of computational social choice are invited. Topics
of interest include, but are not limited to:

o complexity-theoretic analysis of voting procedures
o computational aspects of fair division
o multiagent resource allocation
o cake-cutting algorithms
o distributed negotiation in multiagent systems
o preference representation in combinatorial domains
o computational aspects of preference aggregation rules
o preference elicitation
o social choice and constraint programming
o social choice and the web: ranking systems
o social networks
o belief and judgement aggregation
o algorithmic game theory
o computational aspects of coalition formation
o social choice under uncertainty
o logics for collective decision making
o logic-based verification of social procedures
o communication complexity of social choice mechanisms
o computational issues in mechanism design

Paper submission is electronic via the workshop website. Papers should
not exceed 14 pages in length (roughly 5000 words) and should be
formatted according to the instructions available at the workshop
website. Accepted papers will be collected in informal workshop notes,
printed copies of which will be available at the workshop. Please
contact either one of the program chairs in case of any questions:

o Vince Conitzer (
o Joerg Rothe (


o Paper submission deadline: June 1, 2010
o Notification of authors: July 15, 2010
o Camera-ready papers due: August 1, 2010
o Early registration deadline: August 1, 2010
o LogICCC tutorial day: September 13, 2010
o Workshop dates: September 14--16, 2010


o Steven Brams
o Felix Brandt
o Vincent Conitzer (co-chair)
o Edith Elkind
o Ulle Endriss
o Piotr Faliszewski
o Michael R. Fellows
o Marc Kilgour
o Jerome Lang
o Jean-Francois Laslier
o Noam Nisan
o Ariel Procaccia
o Fran Rosamond
o Jeffrey S. Rosenschein
o Francesca Rossi
o Joerg Rothe (co-chair)
o Remzi Sanver
o Arkadii Slinko
o Kristen Brent Venable
o Toby Walsh
o Michael Wooldridge
o William S. Zwicker


Vincent Conitzer
Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Economics
Duke University

Levine Science Research Center, office D207
Box 90129, Duke University
Durham, NC 27708, USA
Office phone: (919) 660-6503
Fax: (919) 660-6519

Prof. Dr. Joerg Rothe
Universitaet Duesseldorf, Institut fuer Informatik,
Universitaetsstr. 1, 40225 Duesseldorf, Germany
Phone: +49 211 81 12188, Fax: +49 211 81 11667

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