Images of hands symbolizing voters. This image is taken from the cover of the COMSOC hanbook, the reference book for the community.

The COMSOC Community

The international community of researchers in computational social choice is made up of a diverse group of individuals and defined by a common interest in the study of mechanisms for collective decision making. People regularly meet in person and online, at a wide variety of events.

The COMSOC community is committed to fostering an inclusive environment that values the contributions of individuals from all backgrounds. We believe in the strength that arises from a multiplicity of perspectives and experiences. Our community is dedicated to creating a space where everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, (dis)ability, age, religion, or socio-economic status, feels welcome, heard, and respected. Every member of the community is expected to act and behave in accordance with these principles and to provide equal opportunities for engagement, collaboration, and advancement within our community.

Mailing List

Join the COMSOC mailing list for announcements related to computational social choice, such as events and job opportunities. The list is managed by Vincent Conitzer.

Community Meeting Places

COMSOC Community on Zenodo

Zenodo is an open-access data repository run by CERN on behalf of the OpenAIRE programme of the European Council. It includes a curated list of records in computational social choice. This is a good place to archive the supplementary material (consisting of data or code) of your papers. It makes those records visible and allows people to cite them independently from the paper itself.

Being an interdisciplinary research field, COMSOC relates to many other research communities. The most important of these is the (classical) social choice community, which is represented by the Society for Social Choice and Welfare.