Thursday, December 20, 2012

[DMANET] 4th Workshop on Cooperative Games in Multiagent Systems (CoopMAS'13)

** Call for Papers **

The Fourth Workshop on Cooperative Games in Multiagent Systems (CoopMAS-2013)

Co-located with AAMAS-2013
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

** Aims and Focus **

The use of cooperative game theory to study how agents should
cooperate and collaborate, along with the related topic of coalition
formation, has received growing attention from the multiagent systems,
game theory, and electronic commerce communities.

The workshop is intended to focus on topics in cooperation in
multi-agent systems, cooperative game theory and cooperative solution
concepts, formation of coalitions, negotiation between agents, joint
decision making, and voting. We encourage submission of papers
describing original or recently published work (in venues that are not
typically attended by AAMAS participants, i.e., conferences other than
AAMAS/AAAI/IJCAI). We also encourage submission of full version of
short papers accepted at AAMAS. Topics of interest include, but are
not limited to:

* Cooperative game theory
* Coalition formation
* Joint decision making and voting
* Representation issues
* Negotiation
* Collaborative filtering
* Market and economics based cooperation
* Interact with humans (negotiation / collaboration)

The workshop should be of interest to researchers in cooperative game
theory and coalition formation, as well as to those who examine
collaboration between agents, cooperation in multiagent systems and
design and implement collaborating agents. We also welcome
participants who are interested in applications of cooperative game
theory, which include trading agents, sponsored search and recommender

** Key dates **

* Submission of contributions: 7 Feb 2013
* Acceptance notification: 1 March 2013
* Workshop: 6 or 7 May 2013

**Submission Instructions**

Submission must follow the Springer LNCS format
(see for
formatting instructions)
and should be a maximum of 15 pages.
Papers must be submitted in PDF through easychair:

CoopMAS is considered a non-archival venue and there are
no published proceedings,
though informal proceedings will be distributed to all workshop participants.
This means that publishing a paper in CoopMAS
should not prevent one from submitting it to
a conference or a journal. The requirement to use
the LNCS format is only imposed to ensure uniformity.


Haris Aziz (co-chair) (NICTA and UNSW, Sydney, Australia)
Edith Elkind (co-chair) (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Michael Wooldridge (co-chair) (University of Oxford)

Program Committee

Thomas Ågotnes (University of Bergen)
Stephane Airiau (Université Paris-Dauphine)
Haris Aziz (co-chair) (NICTA and UNSW, Sydney, Australia)
Yoram Bachrach (Microsoft Research)
Peter Biro (Institute of Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
Georgios Chalkiadakis (Technical University of Crete)
Dinko Dimitrov (Saarland University)
Edith Elkind (co-chair) (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Piotr Faliszewski (AGH University of Science and Technology)
Gianluigi Greco (University of Calabria)
Paul Harrenstein (University of Oxford)
Atsushi Iwasaki (Kyushu University)
Wojtek Jamroga (University of Luxembourg)
Sarit Kraus (Bar-Ilan University)
Kate Larson (University of Waterloo)
Reshef Meir (The Hebrew University)
Tomasz Michalak (University of Oxford)
Evangelos Markakis (Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB))
Daniel Paulusma (Durham University)
Maria Polukarov (University of Southampton)
Wiebe Van Der Hoek (University of Liverpool)
Michael Wooldridge (co-chair) (University of Oxford)
Lirong Xia (Harvard University)
Makoto Yokoo (Kyushu University)
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