2nd International Workshop on Computational Social Choice
Liverpool, 3-5 September 2008

About COMSOC-2008

COMSOC-2008 is intended to be similar is scope to its highly successful predecessor, COMSOC-2006, held in December 2006 in Amsterdam.

Computational social choice is a new discipline emerging 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 2nd International Workshop on Computational Social Choice (COMSOC-2008) will take place on 3-5 September 2008 in Liverpool. It will be hosted by the Department of Computer Science at the University of Liverpool. 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 organise societies of artificial software agents; logicians interested in the logic-based specification and analysis of social procedures (social software); and last but not least people coming from social choice theory itself.

COMSOC-2008 will take place right after the meeting of the market-based control project, also at Liverpool, on 1-2 Sept. In addition to invited and contributed talks, there will be a tutorial session on the 2nd Sept.

COMSOC-2008 is funded by the EPSRC through the MBC project. This will allow us to bring in a number of prominent scientists as invited speakers, whilst keeping registration fees very low.

Click here for a printable workshop flyer (PDF).