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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: IJCAI Workshop on "Social Choice and AI", 16 July 2011, Spain
Contact: Ulle Endriss ,

JCAI Workshop on Social Choice and Artificial Intelligence, Barcelona (part of the IJCAI-2011 workshop programme)

The  IJCAI Workshop on  Social Choice  and Artificial  Intelligence is part  of  the  workshop  programme  of the  22nd  International  Joint Conference  on Artificial  Intelligence  (IJCAI-2011), to  be held  in Barcelona  in July  2011.  We  invite submissions  on  all aspects  of computational  social choice,  particularly contributions  focusing on questions at the interface of social choice and AI and position papers addressing new challenges and research directions for our field.


Social  choice  theory  is  the  study of  mechanisms  for  collective decision  making,  such as  election  systems  or  protocols for  fair division.  Computational  social  choice  addresses  problems  at  the interface  of social choice  theory with  computer science,  either by using concepts and methods from social choice theory to solve problems arising in  computer science  (such as webpage  ranking), or  by using techniques from computer science to solve (or reformulate) problems of social  choice  (such  as  designing  social  choice  rules  that  are computationally hard to manipulate).

We  welcome  submissions  on   all  aspects  of  computational  social
choice.  On top  of this,  we specifically  invite papers  focusing on questions at the interface of social choice and AI. Topics of interest will therefore include, but not be limited to:

* Social  Choice, Knowledge  Representation  and Automated  Reasoning:
   What  are  suitable languages  to  formally  and compactly  describe
   social choice problems? How do  we best reason about these problems?
   What automated  reasoning techniques are available to  verify that a
   given social choice procedure satisfies a given property and to what
   extent can  we automatically verify  or discover theorems  in social
   choice theory?

* Social  Choice, Search,  Planning and  Constraints: How  do  we best
   exploit techniques  developed in AI search,  planning and constraint
   programming to solve  computationally intractable problems in social

* Social Choice and Multiagent Systems: How should we adapt the formal
   apparatus developed in social  choice theory to model group decision
   making  amongst autonomous  software agents  (e.g., in  view  of how
   preferences are modelled,  what properties of aggregation procedures
   are desirable,  etc.)? What are  best practices for  applying social
   choice techniques in multiagent systems?

* Social Choice and Uncertainty:  What can approaches developed in the
   Uncertainty  in AI  community contribute  to the  problem  of making
   collective  choices when various  parameters of  the decision  to be
   made   are  uncertain   (e.g.,  incomplete   preferences,  uncertain
   consequences of collective decisions, etc.)?

* Social  Choice and  AI  Applications: How  can computational  social
   choice benefit application areas that are widely studied in AI, such
   as recommender systems, Internet search engines, question answering,
   ontology merging, and more?


We invite  the submission  of technical papers  (up to 6  pages, IJCAI
format) describing  original and unpublished work as  well as position papers  (up to  2 pages,  IJCAI format)  discussing open  problems and research  challenges or  outlining new  directions for  our  field. We
specifically   welcome   technical  papers   reporting   on  work   in
progress. Position  papers will be evaluated on  their originality and
perceived   appeal   to  the   target   audience   of  the   workshop;
interdisciplinary work is especially welcome.

All submissions will be  reviewed by the programme committee. Accepted contributions will  be included in the informal  workshop notes, which will be  distributed at the workshop  (in electronic form).  We do not plan  to edit formally  published proceedings.  Instead, we  hope that authors will be able to use the feedback received during the reviewing process  and  the  workshop  itself  when  preparing  their  work  for submission to an archival conference or a journal at a later time.

Details regarding the submission procedure and formatting instructions are available at the workshop website.


* Submission deadline: Wednesday, 6 April 2011
* Paper notifications: Friday, 6 May 2011
* Final papers due:    Monday, 16 May 2011
* Workshop:            Saturday, 16 July 2011


* Craig Boutilier
* Ioannis Caragiannis
* Vincent Conitzer
* Edith Elkind (co-chair)
* Ulle Endriss (co-chair)
* Gabor Erdelyi
* Piotr Faliszewski
* Paul Harrenstein
* Wiebe van der Hoek
* Sebastien Konieczny
* Sarit Kraus
* Jerome Lang (co-chair)
* Fangzhen Lin
* Ariel Procaccia
* Jeff Rosenschein
* Francesca Rossi
* Moshe Tennenholtz
* Toby Walsh