Summer School on Computational Social Choice

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18-07-16 to 22-07-16
San Sebastian
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Computational social choice is an interdisciplinary field of study at the interface of social choice theory and computer science, promoting an exchange of ideas in both directions. On the one hand, it is concerned with the application of techniques developed in computer science, such as complexity analysis or algorithm design, to the study of social choice mechanisms, such as voting procedures or fair division algorithms. On the other hand, computational social choice is concerned with importing concepts from social choice theory into computing. The objective of the summer school is to provide an in-depth introduction to the research area of computational social choice covering the topic from the perspectives of economics, mathematics, and computer science.


Tutorials (abstracts HERE)

  • Axiomatic Foundations of Voting Theory (William Zwicker)
  • Domain Restrictions in Voting (Edith Elkind)
  • Strategic Behaviour in Voting (Reshef Meir)
  • Proportional Representation (Friedrich Pukelsheim)
  • Matching Theory (Katarína Cechlárová)
  • Fair Allocation of Indivisible Goods (Nicolas Maudet)
  • Judgment Aggregation (Umberto Grandi)




Fee and grants

  • The registration fee is 60€. Trainees can apply to the Fundation Urrutia Elejalde in order cover the fee.
  • The COST action IC1205 “Computational Social Choice” will offer grants to students coming from European countries participating to this action (check HERE to see whether your residence country is member of the action)



Applications should be sent by email to Ulle Endriss ( by April 5th, 2016. The application should contain:

  •  the application form (Here)
  • a CV
  • (for Ph. D. students) a letter of recommendation from the PhD advisor
  • (for those who wish to present a poster) an extended abstract (max 3 pages, including references)

The summer school will accept a maximal number of 50 participants.


Important dates  

  • Deadline for Submission: April 5th
  • Notification of Acceptance : TBA
  • Deadline for registration: TBA
  • Summer school: July 18th-22th




Practical information





  • Starting on Monday 18th at 9.00
  • Ending on Friday on 22th at 17.15


Local Committee (University of the Basque Country)

  • Elena Iñarra, Departamento de Fundamentos del Análisis Económico I
  • Annick Laruelle (Chair), Departamento de Fundamentos del Análisis Económico I and IKERBASQUE
  • Federico Valenciano Llovera, Departamento de Economía Aplicada IV


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