An international society for the advancement of game theory and its applications, called the Game Theory Society, has begun its operations on January 1, 1999. The need for such a society has long been felt, and following the initiative of several leading scholars in game theory and closely related areas, the project is now coming to fruition.
Inter alia, the Game Theory Society will:
- sponsor journals and other publications;
- hold international congresses as well as smaller regional and specialized meetings;
- recognize, by prizes and awards, the work of outstanding contributors to the field;
- act as a source for the dissemination of reliable information about game theory to the popular media;
- represent the interests of its members to various bodies, such as grant-giving organizations;
- establish and promote relations with related disciplines such as economics, mathematics, statistics, political science, evolutionary biology, computer science, experimental psychology, sociology, anthropology, law, philosophy, and others;
- establish connections, including membership tie-ins, with other learned societies in related areas;
- using electronic media, provide centralized information regarding job opportunities, preprint series, bibliographical information and news of interest, etc. to members;
- encourage the development of game theory and its applications in less developed countries and in areas of the world where it is not yet established.
From the start, the Society will have two official journals, Game and Economic Behavior and the International Journal of Game Theory, which will be available to members as privileges of membership.