Computational social choice is a rapidly growing discipline 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 (Read more).
The Seventh International Workshop on Computational Social Choice (COMSOC-2018) will take place on June 25–27, 2018, in Troy, NY, USA. It will be hosted by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). The aim of the workshop is to bring together different communities: computer scientists interested in computational issues in social choice; people working in artificial intelligence and multiagent 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; computer science theorists analyzing algorithmic properties of social phenomena; and last but not least people coming from social choice theory itself: economists, mathematicians, and political scientists.
Regular papers should not exceed 12 pages in length, excluding references, contact information and a clearly-marked appendix of arbitrary length that will be read at the discretion of the PC members. When preparing your submission, please follow these formatting instructions. The easiest way of doing so is to use the Latex typesetting system with the class file comsoc2018.cls. The formatting instructions are based on a sample file (comsoc18.tex), which you can use as a starting point for your own paper.
You will be able to revise your submission any number of times before the deadline (March 1st, anywhere in the world).
All submitted papers will be reviewed by the program committee. Accepted papers will be collected in informal workshop notes that will not be printed. To accomodate the publishing needs of different scientific communities, we stress that authors will retain the copyright of their papers and that submitting to COMSOC-2018 does not preclude publication of the same material in a journal or in a conference with formal proceedings.
Submission of regular papers is restricted by the rule that a single person can present at most one paper at the workshop.
Troy, NY, USA, June 25--27, 2018
Computational social choice is a rapidly growing discipline 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 the workshop is to bring together different communities: computer scientists interested in computational issues in social choice; people working in artificial intelligence and multiagent 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; and last but not least, researchers coming from social choice theory itself: economists, mathematicians and computer scientists.
Submissions of papers describing original, under review, or recently published work on all aspects of computational social choice are invited. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to computational issues that arise in the analysis of
Preference representation languages
Restricted preference domains
manipulation, control and bribery
voting equilibria and dynamics
Fair division and allocation
Matching and coalition formation
Opinion diffusion and aggregation on social networks
Software for collective decision-making
We welcome both theoretical and empirical work on these topics, including, in particular, research on algorithms (exact, approximate, parameterized, online and distributed), learning, logic, uncertainty and simulations in the context of social choice.
Papers will have to be submitted electronically via Easychair. All submitted papers will be reviewed by the program committee. Accepted papers will be collected in informal workshop notes; however, the workshop has no formal proceedings and the authors retain their copyright. Each accepted paper will have to be presented by one of the authors, with the constraint that each workshop participant gives at most one talk (exceptions can be made due to unforeseen circumstances).
COMSOC-2018 will also include a poster session. Posters will be selected based on abstracts. Unlike regular submissions, they will not be reviewed by the program committee; the intention is to accept all posters that fall within the scope of the workshop subject to space constraints. The details of the poster session will be announced later.
Please contact either one of the program chairs in case of any questions:
Edith Elkind (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lirong Xia (email@example.com)
Paper submission deadline: March 1, 2018
Notification of authors: early April, 2018
Workshop dates: June 25-27, 2018
Accepted papers, TBD
Due to the recent travel ban, visa for individuals from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Somalia, Libya, and Sudan might be limited. It is hard to predict whether individuals from other countries will be affected at the time of the workshop.
If you need a visa to attend COMSOC, please plan ahead and apply for B-1 visa. Invitation letters will be available upon request as soon as the paper notification is announced in early April.
Travelers in the following categories are no longer eligible to travel or be admitted to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP):
Nationals of VWP countries who have traveled to or been present in Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, or Yemen on or after March 1, 2011 (with limited exceptions for travel for diplomatic or military purposes in the service of a VWP country).
Nationals of VWP countries who are also nationals of Iran, Iraq, Sudan, or Syria.
In addition, as of April 1, 2016, you must have an e-passport to use the VWP. An e-Passport is an enhanced secure passport with an embedded electronic chip. You can readily identify an e-Passport, because it has a unique international symbol on the cover.
For more information, see the the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 on this page. U.S. Customs and Border Protection strongly recommends that any traveler to the United States check his or her ESTA status prior to making any travel reservations or travelling to the United States.
Citizens or nationals of the following countries* are currently eligible to travel to the United States under the VWP, unless citizens of one of these countries are also a national of Iraq, Iran, Syria, or Sudan. More information can be found on this page.
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**To be eligible to travel under the VWP, British citizens must have the unrestricted right of permanent abode in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man