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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: COST-ADT Doctoral School on Computational Social Choice in Estoril


COST-ADT Doctoral School on Computational Social Choice in Estoril


The European Science Foundations COST Action on Algorithmic Decision Theory will sponsor a doctoral school on Computational Social Choice during 9-14 April 2010 in Estoril, near Lisbon, Portugal.

All interested PhD students (as well as junior postdocs and advanced MSc students) working in fields such as Computational Social Choice, (classical) Social Choice Theory and related branches of Mathematical Economics, Multiagent Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Logic, Theoretical Computer Science, as well as Operations Research and Decision Analysis, are encouraged to apply (by submitting a CV and a short cover letter).

The doctoral school can accommodate up to 30 participants. The registration fee is EUR 225 (full pension). Applications should be received by the end of January 2010. To apply, please email the local organisers at figueira@ist.utl.pt (Jose Rui Figueira).

The programme will consist of three courses (3 x 90min each) and five invited talks (90min each). On top of this, there will be ample opportunity for participants to present their own work and receive feedback. The three courses are:

* Christian Klamler (University of Graz, AT)
Introduction to Social Choice and Voting / Geometry of Voting

* Jerome Lang (CNRS and LAMSADE, Univ. Paris-Dauphine, FR)
Computational and Communicational Aspects of Voting

* Ulle Endriss (ILLC, University of Amsterdam, NL)
Fair Division

The five invited talks are:

* Jose Rui Figueira (IST, Technical University of Lisbon, PT)
History of Social Choice Theory

* Felix Brandt (University of Munich, DE)
From Arrows Impossibility to Schwartzs Tournament Equilibrium Set

* Sebastien Konieczny (CNRS and CRIL, Univ. Artois, FR)
Information Fusion and Social Choice

* Thierry Marchant (Ghent University, BE)
From Social Choice to Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis

* Stefano Moretti (LAMSADE, Univ. Paris-Dauphine, FR)
Power Indices and Game Theory (with Applications in Bioinformatics)

The doctoral school will start on Friday 9 April 2010 after lunch and end on Wednesday 14 April 2010 with lunch. For further information on the COST Action on Algorithmic Decision Theory and the doctoral school please visit http://www.algodec.org.

To find out more about the field of Computational Social Choice please visit http://www.illc.uva.nl/COMSOC/what-is-comsoc.html.