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(last updated on December 18, 2014)

Upcoming Conference Deadlines

(see GTS conference announcements)

January 21 - 23, 2015: Combinatorial Game Theory Colloquium 1, Lisbon, Portugal

January 20, 2015: Submission for
Genopri 2015 (2nd International Workshop on Genome Privacy and Security) (May 21, 2015, San Jose, USA)

January 31, 2015: Submission of abstracts for
13th Viennese Workshop on Optimal Control and Dynamic Games (May 13 - 16, 2015, Vienna, Austria)

February 15, 2015: Contributed papers for
Eighth Workshop in Decisions, Games and Logic (June 17 - 19, 2015, London, UK)


to Jean Tirole for receiving The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2014 "for his analysis of market power and regulation".
Jean Tirole
Jean Tirole
Jean Tirole, who was the Game Theory Society's Oskar Morgenstern Lecturer at the 2008 Congress of the Society, has been awarded the 2014 Nobel memorial prize in Economics. Tirole is honored for his contributions to the study of oligopolies and how they should be regulated. In their summary of the scientific background of Tirole's contributions, the Nobel committee writes:

"The progress in these areas largely reflects two methodological breakthroughs: game theory and the theory of mechanism design."

As this is the 75th anniversary of the publication of von Neumann and Morgenstern's seminal book, it is interesting to reflect on the introductory paragraph in Chapter 1:

"It is well known what considerable and in fact unsurmounted difficulties this task involves given even a limited number of typical situations, as, for example, in the case of the exchange of goods, direct or indirect, between two or more persons, of bilateral monopoly, of duopoly, of oligopoly, and of free competition."

With the award to Tirole, the Nobel committee has now honored work that has advanced our understanding of each and every one of the topics that von Neumann and Morgenstern listed in their introduction.

Call for Papers - Journal of Dynamics and Games, Special Issue on Matching: Theory and Applications

(posted September 30, 2014)

The Journal of Dynamics and Games (IJGT) is pleased to invite paper submissions for Matching: Theory and Applications, a Special Issue dedicated to Marilda Sotomayor on the occasion of her 70th birthday.

Marilda Sotomayor is a foundational figure in the development of matching theory and applications in economics with seminal contributions on the structural, game theoretic and mechanism design aspects of the basic model and its extensions. Her volume Two-Sided Matching (1992), co-authored with 2012 Nobel laureate Roth is the singular textbook in the area, which was awarded the prestigious Frederick W. Lanchester Prize. Papers are welcome on all aspects of matching games and markets, theoretical as well as applied, including the analysis and design of institutions or marketplaces, e.g. for jobs or school choice, for houses or organ exchange.

Please submit your paper directly to one of the invited editors using their email:

Ahmet Alkan
Sabanci University, Turkey, Email:
Jesús David Pérez Castrillo
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain, Email:
Myrna Wooders
Vanderbilt University, USA, Email:
John Wooders
University of Technology, Australia, Email:

Submission deadline: 28 February 2015
Journal webpage:

Call for Papers - IJGT Special Issue in Honor of Abraham Neyman

(posted May 29, 2014)

The International Journal of Game Theory (IJGT) is pleased to announce a special issue in honor of Professor Abraham Neyman, in recognition of his important contributions to game theory and on the occasion of his 66th birthday in 2015.
We solicit papers for the special issue within the entire scope of IJGT and in particular within the research interests of Abraham Neyman. The deadline for submission of papers is December 1, 2014. Authors submitting their work to the special issue should indicate in the cover letter that the submission is for the special issue in honor of Abraham Neyman. Submissions will be subject to normal refereeing procedures and to the usual standards of the IJGT.
Olivier Gossner, Ori Haimanko and Eilon Solan are the editors of the special issue.

Israeli Chapter of the Game Theory Society - Elections

(posted April 9, 2014)

The Israeli Chapter of the Game Theory Society elected Abraham Neyman as the President for the years 2014-2016, and re-elected Eilon Solan as the Executive Officer for a second (and last) term.

Game Theory Software

(posted April 9, 2014)

Try out the Game Theory Explorer software for the interactive creation and equilibrium analysis of (currently two-player) games in extensive and strategic form.

See also our resources on algorithms for game theory; further suggestions welcome!

GAMES 2016 in Maastricht, The Netherlands, 24-28 July 2016

(mailed to GTS members by Roger Myerson, President of the Game Theory Society on Monday, 19 August 2013)

Dear members of the Game Theory Society,

the Fifth World Congress of the Game Theory Society is scheduled for Sunday-Thursday 24-28 July 2016, to be held in Maastricht, The Netherlands. Please mark these dates in your calendar!

Scholars can meet for such global exchanges of ideas only with the help and support of major academic institutions. Our Society was fortunate this year to receive an offer to host GAMES 2016 from Maastricht University as well as from several other outstanding institutions. Let us all plan to help make the 2016 World Congress an important event that will mark the progress of our field from 2012.

Check out our book listing (and send suggestions) - new book:

Game Theory

Michael Maschler, Eilon Solan, and Shmuel Zamir

2013 Cambridge University Press

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