Summer workshop 2011-12

The Centre for Mathematical Social Science at The University of Auckland (New Zealand) is organizing a workshop for 20-22 February 2012. The organizing committee is: Arkadii Slinko, Mark Wilson, Matthew Ryan.

Links on talks go to slides provided by the speakers. All talks will be given in the Decima Glenn Room (Level 3 of Owen Glenn Building). All meals will be served on the Level 3 Social Bridge of Owen Glenn Building. The registration will be also there. This page will remain as an archive after the workshop.

Invited speakers

  • Edith Elkind (Nanyang Tech, Singapore)
  • Piotr Faliszewski (AGH Krakow, Poland)
  • Jerome Lang (University of Paris 9, France)
  • Toby Walsh (University of NSW and NICTA, Australia)


Monday, 20 of February

Morning Session. Chair: Arkadii Slinko.

9:00 –  9:55 Breakfast/Morning tea/Registration:
9:55 – 10:00. Opening remarks of Director of CMSS Mark Wilson.
10:00 – 10:50 Piotr Faliszewski.  (AGH Institute of Technology, Krakow) “Exploring and Exploiting Clones in Elections.”
11:00 – 11:30 Dodge Cahan. “Electoral Equilibria under Scoring Rules.”
11:30 – 12:00 Reyhaneh Reyhani. “Best reply dynamics for scoring rules

Afternoon Session. Chair: John Hillas.

2:00 – 2:50  Jerome Lang. (Université Paris Dauphine)  “Choosing Collectively Optimal Sets of Alternatives Based on the Condorcet Criterion
3:00 – 3:30 Matthew Ryan. “Path Independent Choice and the Ranking of Opportunity Sets
3:30 – 4:00 Afternoon tea.
4:00 – 4:30 Jeremy Seligman/Patrick Girard. “Logic and Social Choice.”
4:30 – 5:00 Ji Ruan (University of NSW) “Social Networks, Knowledge, and Logic

6:30 Dinner at a restaurant.

Tuesday, 21 of February

Morning Session. Chair: Matthew Ryan.

9:00 –   9:50 Edith Elkind. (NTU, Singapore) “Optimal Manipulation of Voting Rules.’’
9:30 – 10:00 Yair Zick (NTU, Singapore)  “The Shapley Value as a Function of the Quota in Weighted Voting Games.’’
10:00 – 10:30 Morning tea.
10:30 – 11:00 Mark Wilson. “Power measures derived from the sequential query process.”
11:00 – 11:30 Ali Hameed. “Classification of Roughly Weighted Hierarchical Games.”
11:30 – 12:00 John Hillas/Dmitriy Kvasov. “Backward Induction in Games with Imperfect Recall.”

Afternoon Session. Chair: Mark Wilson.

2:00 – 2:30 Toby Walsh  (University of NSW and NICTA) – “Fair Division of Indivisible Goods using Decentralized Protocols.”
2:30 – 3:00  Egor Ianovski: “Truthful cake-cutting mechanisms.”
3:00 – 3:30 Afternoon tea.
3:30 – 4:00 Li Minyi (Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne)  “An efficient distributed protocol for collective decision-making in combinatorial domains
4:00 – 4:30 Toby Walsh  (University of NSW and NICTA) Historical Interesting Voting Rules from a Computational Perspective.
4:30 – 5:00 Nina Naroditskaya  “Eliminating the weakest links.”

Wednesday, 22 of February

9:00 – 9:30. Dmitriy Kvasov (University of Adelaide) Soldier’s Dilemma: from Plato to elections.
9:30 – 10:00 Arkadii Slinko “Complexity of Calculation of Fully Proportional Representation“.
10:00 – 10:30 Morning tea.
10:30 – 12::00 – Discussion session (program will be decided on the spot)
12:00 – 17:00 – Excursion to Muriwai Beach gannet colony with lunch at Soljans vineyard.

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