Welcome to the Behavioral and Quantitative Game Theory: Conference on Future Directions web site.
Thank you to all who made this event a success!!
The conference proceedings have been posted on ACM. Click here.
In the last decade or so we have witnessed a resurgence of novel game theory applications and analysis in three main areas:
(i) Algorithmic games as viewed by the computer science community.
(ii) Behavioral/Psychological/Epistemic games that include significant experimental work.
(iii) Supply chain games (inventory/logistic networks, production, and yield management games, among others).
The main purpose of this workshop is to create a "meeting place" conductive to cross-pollination of ideas from game theory in operations management and logistics, behavioral game theory, and algorithmic game theory. Since these streams are quite new – all three emerged in the last decade or so - there is a very strong impetus for learning and exchange from one arena to another.
The increasing volume of academic research, as indicated by recent number of papers published in the top journals of each of the disciplines, clearly indicates both the interest and the need for a common workshop where the `hot’ topics will be exposed not just to the members of a particular discipline but across disciplines. While one may stake a claim for more coherence among participants and topics, empirical findings show that this may result in clustering and exclusion. Findings also show that heterogeneity ought to lead to a larger involvement with respect to broader interest and participation. Thus, this workshop’s mixing of three separate academic communities linked together by their common game-theory base ought to create a fertile environment that moves forward the academic frontiers of their individual disciplines.
Moshe Dror and Greys Sosic, Conference Co-Chairs