Call for Papers
The full Call for Papers is also available in text format.
We welcome submissions on all aspects of computational social
choice. On top of this, we specifically invite papers focusing on
questions at the interface of social choice and AI. Topics of interest
will therefore include, but not be limited to:
- Social Choice, Knowledge Representation and Automated Reasoning:
What are suitable languages to formally and compactly describe
social choice problems? How do we best reason about these problems?
What automated reasoning techniques are available to verify that a
given social choice procedure satisfies a given property and to what
extent can we automatically verify or discover theorems in social
- Social Choice, Search, Planning and Constraints: How do we best
exploit techniques developed in AI search, planning and constraint
programming to solve computationally intractable problems in social
- Social Choice and Multiagent Systems: How should we adapt the formal
apparatus developed in social choice theory to model group decision
making amongst autonomous software agents (e.g., in view of how
preferences are modelled, what properties of aggregation procedures
are desirable, etc.)? What are best practices for applying social
choice techniques in multiagent systems?
- Social Choice and Uncertainty: What can approaches developed in the
Uncertainty in AI community contribute to the problem of making
collective choices when various parameters of the decision to be
made are uncertain (e.g., incomplete preferences, uncertain
consequences of collective decisions, etc.)?
- Social Choice and AI Applications: How can computational social
choice benefit application areas that are widely studied in AI, such
as recommender systems, Internet search engines, question answering,
ontology merging, and more?
We invite the submission of technical papers describing original and unpublished work as well as position papers discussing open problems and
research challenges or outlining new directions for our field. We
specifically welcome technical papers reporting on work in
progress. Position papers will be evaluated on their originality and
perceived appeal to the target audience of the workshop;
interdisciplinary work is especially welcome.
All submissions will be reviewed by the programme committee. Accepted
contributions will be included in the informal workshop notes, which
will be distributed at the workshop (in electronic form). We do not
plan to edit formally published proceedings. Instead, we hope that
authors will be able to use the feedback received during the reviewing
process and the workshop itself when preparing their work for
submission to an archival conference or a journal at a later time.