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Archive for December, 2011

Becoming a Group Blog

I’ve started this blog almost two years ago.  The algorithmic-game-theory aka computation-and-economics community did not have a blog serving it, and I thought that every scientific area could use a blog (or several blogs) that serve as some kind of  “town newspaper” discussing about “current events” in the area.  I still think that this is very true, and that this blog did contribute to the community along these lines.  I also wanted a forum to spell out my thoughts about the area to the “world” beyond what we usually write in scientific papers.  However, as happens to most bloggers, I see that recently I am putting less and less effort into writing substantive posts and that lately most of my posting is various announcements.  Since I think that this blog is still serving a useful function to the community, I considered various ways to go forward, taking into account my personal reduced level of blogging.  So here is what I came up with.

Starting January 1, 2012, this blog will become a group blog  targeted at the algorithmic-game-theory aka computation-and-economics community, in a broad sense.  The idea is to “cover” the different threads of work in such areas, as well as related areas.  The actual contents will of course depend on the whims of the group of bloggers who will include:

I hope that between us, we will keep this blog lively.  I expect non-trivial changes to the blog as the new bloggers enter their roles.  Comments to this post are a good place for readers to provide feedback or requests to pass on to us.

I’d personally like to thank my readers for paying some attention to my blog.  As when I started writing in the blog, I still think that attention is the currency of our times, I hope that as a group we will deserve even more of it.

– Noam

 

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A conference on Frontiers in Market Design: Matching Markets will take place on May 20, 2012 – May 23, 2012 in Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland.   The organizer, Bettina Klaus, states that “one of the aims of this conference is to bring together computer scientists and economists.”

Paper Submission Deadline: Jan 10, 2012.

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New book: Security and Game Theory: Algorithms, Deployed Systems, Lessons Learned by Milind Tambe.

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