IJCAI Workshop on Social Choice and Artificial Intelligence

Barcelona, 16 July 2011
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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 choice theory?
  • 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 choice?
  • 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We invite the submission of technical papers describing original and unpublished work as well as position papers discussing open problems and research challenges or outlining new directions for our field.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.