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Special Issue "Combinatorial Optimization and Games"
A special issue of Games (ISSN 2073-4336).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2017) | Viewed by 10995
Special Issue Editors
2. Collegio Carlo Alberto, Via Real Collegio 30, 10024 Moncalieri, Italy
Interests: game theory; social networks; complex networks
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Special Issue Information
Most socio-economic and communication systems in the Digital Age are organized as complex networked structures (e.g., peer-to-peer systems, online markets, social networks), of which basic constituents are rational agents making selfish decisions. Although the natural framework to study such systems is a game-theoretic one, the complexity of these multi-player games is spectacularly higher than that usually considered in classical economics, and new theoretical and algorithmic methods are awaited. Techniques from the area of combinatorial optimization and statistical physics of disordered systems have proved useful to characterize equilibrium properties of these large-scale games, but many aspects are still poorly understood. This Special Issue is expected to provide a step forward in the research on these topics, in particular on the role of externalities and network correlations, the study of dynamical equilibrium selection and learning processes, the effect of incentives allocation and mechanism design.
The Special Issue will be an opportunity to put together researchers from different scientific areas, from microeconomics to statistical physics and computer science, working on game theoretic problems arising in multi-player games. Both short reviews and original papers are welcome. Keywords below are merely indicative.
Dr. Luca Dall'Asta
Dr. Paolo Pin
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Games is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- combinatorial optimization
- local interaction games
- algorithmic game theory
- social networks
- internet economics
- equilibrium selection