Take an excuse to go to Switzerland… if you can figure out what an “extended abstract” is and how on earth one presents one.

I have several random game theory-ish things sitting around in various states of coherence and completeness… anyone wanna tell me what the hell an extended abstract is supposed to be?

Call for Papers

DGL09: Third Workshop in Decisions, Games & Logic
June 15 – June 17, 2009
HEC Lausanne, Switzerland

Formal approaches to rational individual and interactive decision making is a dynamic and interdisciplinary field of research. The workshop series in Decisions, Games & Logic (DGL) started in 2007 and aims at fostering interactions between graduate students, post-docs and senior researchers from economics, logic and philosophy.

Three tutorials in Decisions, Games & Logic

Each DGL features three tutorials, one on decision theory, one on game theory and one on logic, given by leading researchers. For DGL09, these will be:

* Pierpaolo Battigalli (Bocconi)
* Luc Bovens (London School of Economics)
* Jacques Duparc (HEC Lausanne)

Panel discussion on rationality

The third edition of the DGL has also the pleasure to feature a discussion panel on rationality:

* Richard Bradley (London School of Economics)
* Pascal Engel (Geneva) TBC
* Ulrich Hoffrage (HEC Lausanne)
* Chair: Marco Tomassini (HEC Lausanne)

The P. van Emde Boas Swap Session

Fostering interaction and collaboration between young researchers is one of the main goals of the DGL workshop series. This year we put this idea one step further by organizing a “swap” session, in which each participant will get his own work presented by another, and will himself present someone else’s work. Twelve young and enthusiastic researchers have already agreed to take part of this “experiment”:

* Sujata Ghosh (Groningen)
* Mikael Cozic (Paris)
* Bryan Renne (Groningen)
* Paul Egré (Paris)
* Jan-Willem Romeijn (Gronignen)
* Katie Steele (LSE)
* Kai Spiekermann (Warwick)
* Sonja Smets (Groningen)
* Brian Hill (Paris)
* Franz Dietrich (LSE and Maastricht)
* Till Grune-Yanoff (KTH – Sweden)
* Olivier Roy (Groningen)

Presentations by young researchers

Each DGL features presentations by young researchers. We invite submissions in the fields of decision theory, game theory, logic and formal philosophy. Preference will be given to conceptual work in these fields and work that combines problems of these fields. For DGL09, there are two types of submissions:

(1) Extended abstracts for presentation session
We invite submissions of extended abstracts (max. 4 pages, A4, 10pt) by young researchers (graduate students and post-docs). All accepted submissions will be allowed 20 minutes for presentation, and will be followed by a short comment from an invited speaker and discussion. Extended abstracts will be selected by the Programme Committee.

(2) Short abstracts for poster session
We invite submissions of short abstracts (up to 1/2 page) by graduate students. All accepted submissions will be allowed 5 minutes for presentation, and extensive informal discussion time will be scheduled. Abstracts for posters will be selected by the Organizing Committee.

Submission information

For both sessions authors should send an abstract (pdf or postscript format) together with their name, affiliation(s) and current position(s) to christianwoldemar.bach [at] unil.ch by March 30, 2009. We strongly encourage graduate students to submit. Notification of acceptance will be given by May 1, 2009.

Important dates

Deadline for submission: March 30, 2009
Notification of Acceptance: May 1, 2009
DGL09 Workshop: June 15 – June 17, 2009

Programme Committee

Johan van Benthem (ILLC & Stanford)
Oliver Board (Pittsburgh)
Pierpaolo Battigalli (Bocconi)
Luc Bovens (London School of Economics)
Richard Bradley (London School of Economics)
Adam Brandenburger (Stern School of Business, NYU)
Jacques Duparc (HEC Lausanne)
Pascal Engel (Geneva) (TBC)
Paul Egre (Paris)
James Joyce (Michigan)
Eric Pacuit (Stanford)
Marco Tomassini (HEC Lausanne)

Organizing Committee

Christian W. Bach (HEC Lausanne)
Alessandro Facchini (HEC Lausanne)
Conrad Heilmann (London School of Economics)
Olivier Roy (Groningen)


Email: christianwoldemar.bach [at] unil.ch


4 Responses to “Take an excuse to go to Switzerland… if you can figure out what an “extended abstract” is and how on earth one presents one.”

  1. MattJ Says:

    Cool, I half-know several people mentioned here.

    For my money, “extended abstract” just means that you’re free to omit proofs, etc., due to lack of space.

  2. Paul Gowder Says:

    Thanks, Matt.

    (Do you know James Joyce? Because, how awesome would it be to be named James Joyce?)

  3. Arvita Says:

    Perhaps they want a regular abstract, but at various points you are to stop and discuss the merits of Fauvism and Kandinsky vs. the Mechanical Cubism of Leger? That would certainly extend the talk and fulfill the interdisciplinary requirement.

    The perfect presentation though would be one that incorporated Socialist Realism and game theory. That would be a paper that I would read (disclaimer: I did my senior thesis on Socialist Realism).

  4. Paul Gowder Says:

    Yes! So tempting…

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