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Upcoming Conference Deadlines(see GTS conference announcements)
January 10, 2014: Submission deadline for
CIREQ Montreal Matching Conference (March 21 - 22, 2014, Montreal, Canada)
January 14, 2014: Invited sessions summary deadline for
10th Spain-Italy-Netherlands Meeting on Game Theory (SING10) (July 7 - 9, 2014, Krakow, Poland)
January 30, 2014: Extended abstracts submission for
Norms, Actions, Games (NAG 2014) (April 1 - 2, 2014, London, United Kingdom)
Call for Papers: Dynamic Games and Applications -
Special Issue on
Dynamic Games in Social Networks
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.
Council Elections 2013(mailed to GTS members by Federico Valenciano, Secretary-Treasurer of the Game Theory Society on Friday, 28 June 2013)
Dear member of the Game Theory Society,
The elections for the replacement of 12 members of the GTS Council have taken place, and the following candidates have been elected:
Bhaskar DuttaWe thank candidates and voters for their collaboration.
Karl Sigmund (presidential appointment)
Éva Tardos (presidential appointment)
Prize in Game Theory and Computer Science of the Game Theory Society
in Honour of Ehud Kalai, endowed by Yoav ShohamFollowing the Call for Nominations, the 2013 Prize is awarded in equal parts to Benjamin Edelman, Michael Ostrovsky, Michael Schwarz, and Hal R. Varian for their papers
Benjamin Edelman, Michael Ostrovsky, and Michael Schwarz, "Internet Advertising and the Generalized Second-Price Auction: Selling Billions of Dollars Worth of Keywords," American Economic Review 97, pages 242-259, 2007,
Hal R. Varian, "Position Auctions," International Journal of Industrial Organization 25, pages 1163-1178, 2007,
for their fundamental analysis of Online Advertisement Auctions.
The Prize committee, appointed by Roger Myerson as President of the Game Theory Society, consisted in 2013 of Paul W. Goldberg, Kevin Leyton-Brown, Éva Tardos, and Bernhard von Stengel.
In their report to the President, they stated their reasons for selecting this work as follows, referring to the papers as "EOS" and "Varian":
A very significant body of research at the interface of game theory and computer science concerns the design of automated mechanisms for economic transactions, which typically take place on the internet. A prime example are advertisements that search engines such as Google, Bing or Yahoo! place next to the results of internet searches for a given keyword. When a user clicks on such an ad, the search engine receives money from the advertiser. The payment is determined by an auction mechanism that computes the available advertisement "slots" to the bids which are dynamically provided by the bidders for each keyword search.
EOS and Varian (independently) analyzed an auction format known as the "generalized second price auction", a term coined by EOS, which is now used by the major search engines. Their work is of unparalleled theoretical and practical influence. At the time of this writing, it has attracted over 1,400 combined citations (about 800 for EOS and 600 for Varian) and the two articles are by far the most influential papers in the area.
The design of market mechanisms that are implemented algorithmically represents a most fruitful interaction of game theory and computer science. The work of EOS and Varian has spawned research - and, also significantly, attractive jobs for economic and computing theorists - to an extent that they clearly deserve the Prize.
Call for nominations - Prize in Game Theory and Computer Science
(mailed to GTS members by Roger Myerson on 25 April 2013)The Prize in Game Theory and Computer Science of the Game Theory Society was established in 2008 by a donation from Yoav Shoham in recognition of Ehud Kalai's role in promoting the connection of the two research areas. The last time the Prize was awarded at the Third World Congress of the Society in 2008 in Evanston. This time, the Prize will in 2013 be awarded at the Workshop on Computational Game Theory in Stony Brook, New York (July 16-18, 2013).
The Prize will be awarded to the person (or persons) who have published the best paper at the interface of game theory and computer science in the last decade. Preference will be given to candidates of age 45 or less at the time of the award, but this is not an absolute constraint. The amount of the Prize will be USD 2,500 plus travel expenses of up to USD 2,500 to attend the scientific event where the Prize is awarded.
The Game Theory Society invites nominations for the Prize. Each nomination should include a full copy of the paper (in pdf format) plus an extended abstract, not exceeding two pages, that explains the nature and importance of the contribution.
Nominations should be emailed to the Society's Secretary-Treasurer, Federico Valenciano (at firstname.lastname@example.org ) by 15 May 2013. The selection will be made by a committee appointed by the President, and the result will be announced in June 2013.
Check out our book listing (and send suggestions) - new book:
Michael Maschler, Eilon Solan, and Shmuel Zamir
2013 Cambridge University Press
Award of the Maschler Prize of the Israeli Chapter of the Game Theory SocietyThe 2013 prize recipients are: Omer Tamuz (Weizmann Institute) and Reshef Meir (Hebrew University of Jerusalem).
Call for Nominations, Maschler Prize of the Israeli Chapter of the Game Theory Society
The Israeli Chapter of the Game Theory Society invites nominations for the Maschler Prize, which is an annual prize given to an outstanding research student in game theory in Israel. Nominations should be sent by e-mail to Ms. Michal Zohar at email@example.com no later than April 10, 2013. More information appears on the prize's website at https://sites.google.com/site/themichaelbmaschlerprize/
Call for proposals to host the Fifth World Congress of the Game Theory SocietyThe Game Theory Society welcomes proposals to host the Fifth World Congress in the summer of 2016. Preliminary proposals should identify the host institution, potential sources of support, available conference facilities, and hotels sufficient to accommodate 600 to 900 participants.
Inquiries and proposals should be sent to:
Professor Roger MyersonWe hope to hear by May 1, 2013 from anyone who considers hosting the World Congress.
President, The Game Theory Society
Economics dept., Univ. of Chicago
1126 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
Online open course on Game TheoryMatthew Jackson, Kevin Leyton-Brown and Yoav Shoham are offering a new version of an online game theory class that is free and open to the public. It covers some basics of game theory and some advanced topics and will begin in early January. It already has more than one hundred thousand students, but is still open to enrollment. Details can be found at: https://www.coursera.org/course/gametheory. Please let any interested parties know.
Congratulationsto Alvin E. Roth and Lloyd S. Shapley for receiving The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2012 "for the theory of stable allocations and the practice of market design".
|Alvin E. Roth||Lloyd S. Shapley|
Game Theory Software(posted May 25, 2013)
Try out GamePlan by Jean-Pierre Langlois, a Windows application for representing and solving games.
See also our resources on algorithms for game theory; further suggestions welcome!
ACM Gödel Prize for Seminal Papers in Algorithmic Game Theory(posted June 3, 2012)
The ACM's (Association for Computing Machinery) Special Interest Group on Computation Theory (SIGACT) together with the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS) will recognize three groups of researchers for their contributions to understanding how selfish behavior by users and service providers impacts the behavior of the Internet and other complex computational systems. The three papers on Algorithmic Game Theory are due to Elias Koutsoupias and Christos H. Papadimitriou (GTS Council Member), Tim Roughgarden and Éva Tardos, and Noam Nisan and Amir Ronen. They will receive the 2012 Gödel Prize, sponsored jointly by SIGACT and EATCS for outstanding papers in theoretical computer science at the International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming (ICALP), July 9-13, in Warwick, UK.
Congratulations to the prizewinners for this recognition of their seminal work on Algorithmic Game Theory!