Group decision-making problems occur every time a collective choice has to be
made from several individuals that have conflicting interests or preferences.
There has been recently a growing interest on the use of logic as the basic tool
for formalizing and computing those problems. This is in particular true in two
close fields of research. The first one lies at the intersection of game theory
and logics, especially by exploring how modal logics may be used to model and
reason about games. A second one, which focuses on the logical insights into
rational collective choice, has recently emerged around problems of judgment
aggregation and beliefs/goals merging, on the one hand, and logical
formalization of welfare distribution processes (social software), on the other.
These two domains propose further formal refinements, using logical tools, of
the classical theories of collective decision-making, by offering new evaluation
criteria of and new ways of building social choice procedures. The workshop aims
at sparking off interaction between social choice theorists, computer
scientists, logicians and philosophers.
The workshop will take place at the University of Lille 3, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France.
The aim of this workshop is to promote interaction between researchers in the areas of logics and collective decision-making theories.
We invite submissions of abstracts in the interface of the above or related areas that investigate common problems. A non-exhaustive list of topics of interest include
Authors should send an abstract (in pdf, postscript or word format) to email@example.com by January, 31st. Submissions should typically be 3 pages long (excluding bibliographical references). There will be no published proceedings, so there is no copyright problem for presenting works already published. The mail should contain the authors' name, affiliation(s) and current position(s). We strongly encourage PhD students to submit, as we might organize a student session. Notification of acceptance will be given by February, 9th.
Submission of Abstracts January 31, 2007
Thomas Ågotnes (Bergen University College)
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