Call for papers

Aims and Focus

The use of cooperative game theory to study how agents should cooperate and collaborate, along with the related topic of coalition formation, has received growing attention from the multiagent systems, game theory, and electronic commerce communities.

The workshop is intended to focus on topics in cooperation in multi­agent systems, cooperative game theory, cooperative solution concepts, coalition formation, and applications.

We encourage submission of papers describing original work, as well as accepted AAMAS short papers, and work recently published in conferences other than AAMAS. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Cooperative game theory
  • Coalition formation
  • Joint decision making and voting
  • Representation issues
  • Negotiation
  • Collaborative filtering
  • Market and economics based cooperation
  • Behavioral models for cooperative games
  • Applications of cooperative solution concepts

The workshop should be of interest to researchers who study the mathematical and algorithmic properties of cooperative games; researches interested in promoting cooperation in multiagent systems, designing and implementing collaborating agents and mechanisms that incentivize cooperation; and researchers studying the underlying connections between cooperative game theory and other topics in game theory and computer science.

We also welcome participants who are interested in applications of cooperative game theory (for example, trading agents, recommender systems, and energy and water management). In particular we encourage submissions on empirical and experimental study of applying solution concepts from cooperative game theory to real world problems.

Attention: Journal invitations
This year we have made arrangements with two open access, peer-reviewed journals, providing opportunities for CoopMAS authors to publish their work.

Games (pending final approval, and submission of at least 5 papers): A special edition of papers from the workshop, with a rapid review procedure. Submissions will get a *full waiver* of the 540 US$ publication fee. (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/games)

SBEJ: Accepted submissions will be considered for invitation by the Behavior and the Environment journal. (http://www.SBEjournal.com).

Key dates

(may slightly change over the next month)

  • Submission of contributions: February 19, 2015
  • Acceptance notification: March  19, 2015
  • Workshop:   May 4-­5, 2015

Submission Instructions

Submission must follow the Springer LNCS format (see http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0­164­6­793341­0 for formatting instructions) and should be a maximum of 15 pages.

Papers must be submitted in PDF through easychair:
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=coopmas2015

CoopMAS is considered a non­archival venue and there are no published proceedings, though informal proceedings will be distributed to all workshop participants.

This means that publishing a paper in CoopMAS should not prevent one from submitting it to a conference or a journal at the same or later time. The requirement to use the LNCS format is imposed to ensure uniformity.

Organizers:
Georgios Chalkiadakis (co­chair), Technical University of Crete, Greece.
gehalk@intelligence.tuc.gr

Reshef Meir (co­chair), Harvard University, USA.
rmeir@seas.harvard.edu

Tomasz Michalak  (co­chair), University of Oxford, UK.
tomasz.michalak@cs.ox.ac.uk