Hey!  That was so much fun we’re doing it AGAIN!  See our page for EXPLORE 2016 coming up in AAMAS 2016 in Singapore!

Recent Updates

  • [May 4, 2015] Help us out by taking the Follow Up Survey after the workshop today!
  • [April 7, 2015] We have posted the schedule for the workshop over at the Program page.  The workshop will be the first session (8:30a) on Monday May 4th (the first day of the conference).
  • [March 20, 2015]  Registration for AAMAS is OPEN!  Please see the AAMAS 2015 main page for more information.  Please remember that one author of an accepted paper must register for the workshop.
  • [Feb. 20, 2015] We are happy to announce that Prof. Ahmet Alkan from Sabanci University will be giving an invited talk at the conference.  For more information please see the Program page.
  • [Dec. 24, 2014] The 2nd Workshop on Exploring Beyond the Worst Case in Computational Social Choice (EXPLORE 2015) will be held at AAMAS 2015 in Istanbul, Turkey.



Call For Papers

Computational Social Choice (ComSoc) is a rapidly developing field at the intersection of computer science, economics, social choice, and political science. Many, often disjoint, groups of researchers both outside and in outside computer science study group decision making and preference aggregation. The computer science view of social choice focuses on computational aspects of classical social choice and importing ideas from further afield (i.e. classical social choice) into computer science, broadly. While the surge of research in this area has created dramatic benefits in the areas of matching markets, recommendation systems, and preference aggregation, much of the ComSoc community remains focused on worst case assumptions.

As ComSoc evolves in the coming years there will be an increased need to relax or revise some of the more common assumptions in the field: worst case complexity, complete information, and overly-restricted domains, among others. This means going beyond traditional algorithmic and complexity results and providing a more nuanced look, using real-data, advanced algorithms, and human and agent experimentation to provide a fresh and impactful view of group decision making. This goes hand in hand with highlighting the practical applications of much of the theoretical research — as much of the most impactful work in ComSoc does. It also involves looking at more complex preference aggregation settings that help model real world requirements.

We encourage research related to:

  • Algorithms
  • Empirical Studies
  • Average case analysis
  • Identification of tractable sub-cases
  • Fixed parameter complexity analysis
  • Benchmarking and analysis from the preference handling and recommendation systems
  • Studies of matching and auction mechanisms in practice
  • Crowd-sourcing and other real-world data aggregation domains.

Many of these tools,techniques, and studies are concentrated in a particular sub-field and researchers in other areas of ComSoc and related communities may be keen to import some of the tools and techniques developed in other areas.

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission Deadline: February 11, 2015 February 18th, 2015.
  • Author Notification: March 10th, 2015 March 14th, 2015.
  • Camera Ready Deadline: March 18th, 2015.
  • Workshop: May 4th, 2015, 8:30a
  • AAMAS: May 4-8, 2015