Wednesday, January 21, 2015

[DMANET] MATCH-UP 2015: First Call for Participation

First call for participation (apologies if you receive this more than once)

MATCH-UP 2015: the Third International Workshop on Matching Under Preferences

16-18 April 2015
University of Glasgow, UK

co-located with Meeting of COST Action IC1205 on Computational Social Choice

MATCH-UP 2015 is the third workshop in the series of interdisciplinary and
international workshops on matching under preferences. The first in the
series took place in Reykjavik in 2008, whilst the second took place in
Budapest in 2012.

*** Registration is now open (see below) ***
*** Please note that an extra day (18 April) has been added ***
*** Funded places are available to students in SICSA universities ***

Matching problems with preferences occur in widespread applications such
as the assignment of school-leavers to universities, junior doctors to
hospitals, students to campus housing, children to schools, kidney
transplant patients to donors and so on. The common thread is that
individuals have preference lists over the possible outcomes and the task
is to find a matching of the participants that is in some sense optimal
with respect to these preferences.

The remit of this workshop is to explore matching problems with
preferences from the perspective of algorithms and complexity, discrete
mathematics, combinatorial optimization, game theory, mechanism design
and economics, and thus a key objective is to bring together the research
communities of the related areas.

List of topics
The matching problems under consideration include, but are not limited to:

* two-sided matchings involving agents on both sides (e.g. college
admissions, resident allocation, job markets, school choice, etc.)
* two-sided matchings involving agents and items (e.g. house allocation,
course allocation, project allocation, assigning papers to reviewers,
school choice, etc.)
* one-sided matchings (roommates problem, kidney exchanges, etc.)
* matching with payments (assignment game, etc.)

Invited speakers
* Katarina Cechlarova, Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice
* Christine Cheng, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
* Herve Moulin, University of Glasgow

Accepted papers
We received 56 submissions, from which 38 were selected for presentation.
The list of accepted papers can be found here:

Registration for MATCH-UP 2015 is now open. Registration covers entrance
to the technical sessions, workshop proceedings, coffee breaks, lunches
on Thursday 16 April, Friday 17 April and Saturday 18 April, and the
workshop dinner on Friday 17 April. The early bird registration fees
are £275 for full fee and £200 for students, and the early registration
deadline is 12 March 2015. To register, follow this link:

If you wish to attend the co-located COST meeting then please note that
you must register separately for that event. Registration (via does not open
until 1 February 2015 (as COST IC1205 Management Committee members have
priority to register until 31 January). We reserve the right to restrict
numbers for that event due to financial and capacity constraints.

Applications for SICSA funded places
There are a limited number of assisted places, funded by SICSA, that will
be awarded to PhD students at SICSA universities. These assisted places
will cover the cost of registration but will not cover travel or

Eligible applicants can apply by emailing with
a 1-page CV containing at least the following information: student name,
affiliation, PhD topic, supervisor name, one paragraph indicating why they
feel that this workshop is relevant to their research, and any previous
publications / papers in preparation.

The application deadline is 20 February 2015.

Important dates
* Deadline for final versions of accepted papers / abstracts: 16 Feb 2015
* Deadline for applications for SICSA funded places: 20 Feb 2015
* Early registration deadline: 12 March 2015
* Workshop: 16-18 April 2015

Organising committee co-chairs:
David Manlove, University of Glasgow, UK
Baharak Rastegari, University of Glasgow, UK

Programme committee co-chairs:
Peter Biro, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
David Manlove, University of Glasgow, UK

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