Seventh International Workshop on Computational Social Choice (COMSOC-2018)

Troy, NY, USA, 25-27 June 2018

About COMSOC-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 (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.

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Call for Papers: Seventh International Workshop on Computational Social Choice (COMSOC-2018)

Troy, NY, USA, June 25--27, 2018

Webpage: www.cs.rpi.edu/~xial/COMSOC18

Mission

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.

Paper submission

Submissions of papers describing original 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 elicitation

  • Preference representation languages

  • Restricted preference domains

  • Voting rules

    • axiomatic properties

    • manipulation, control and bribery

    • voting equilibria and dynamics

  • Judgement aggregation

  • Fair division and allocation

  • Matching and coalition formation

  • Opinion diffusion and aggregation on social networks

  • Recommendation systems

  • 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 (elkind@cs.ox.ac.uk)

  • Lirong Xia (xialirong@gmail.com)

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Paper submission deadline: March 1, 2018

  • Notification of authors: early April, 2018

  • Workshop dates: June 25-27, 2018

Accepted papers, TBD

Schedule, TBD

PC Chairs

  • Edith Elkind, University of Oxford
  • Lirong Xia, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Program Committee Members

  • Aris Filos-Ratsikas, University of Oxford
  • Katarina Cechlarova, PF UPJS Kosice
  • Palash Dey, TIFR Mumbai
  • Nimrod Talmon, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Jörg Rothe, Universität Düsseldorf
  • Elliot Anshelevich, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Robert Bredereck, TU Berlin
  • Yair Zick , National University of Singapore
  • Omer Lev, Ben-Gurion University
  • Judy Goldsmith, University of Kentucky
  • William Zwicker, Union College
  • Piotr Skowron, TU Berlin
  • Haris Aziz , Data61, CSIRO and UNSW
  • Jérôme Lang, CNRS, LAMSADE, Université Paris-Dauphine
  • Gerhard Woeginger, RWTH Aachen
  • Umberto Grandi, University of Toulouse
  • Ronald de Haan, University of Amsterdam
  • Piotr Faliszewski, AGH University of Science and Technology
  • Neeldhara Misra, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar
  • Jean-Francois Laslier, CNRS, Paris School of Economics
  • Nicholas Mattei, IBM
  • Reshef Meir, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
  • Svetlana Obraztsova, Nangyang Technological University
  • Fuhito Kojima, Stanford University
  • Ioannis Caragiannis, University of Patras
  • Markus Brill, TU Berlin
  • Rolf Niedermeier, TU Berlin
  • Makoto Yokoo, Kyushu University
  • Peter Biro, Institute of Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • Nicolas Maudet, Université Pierre et Marie Curie
  • Simina Branzei, Purdue University
  • Sylvain Bouveret, LIG - Grenoble INP, Université Grenoble-Alpes
  • Dorothea Baumeister, Universität Düsseldorf
  • John P. Dickerson, University of Maryland
  • Yongjie Yang, Universität des Saarlandes
  • Felix Fischer, Queen Mary University of London

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