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2014.10.03. Call for Papers

Journal of Dynamics and Games is pleased to invite paper submissions for
Matching : Theory and Applications,
a Special Issue dedicated to Marilda Sotomayor on the occasion of her 70th birthday.
Marilda Sotomayor is a foundational figure in the development of matching theory and applications in economics with seminal contributions on the structural, game theoretic and mechanism design aspects of the basic model and its extensions. Her volume, Two-Sided Matching (1992), co-authored with 2012 Nobel laureate Roth is the singular textbook in the area, which was awarded the prestigious Frederick W. Lanchester Prize.
Papers are welcome on all aspects of matching games and markets, theoretical as well as applied, including the analysis and design of institutions or marketplaces, e.g. for jobs or school choice, for houses or organ exchange.
Please submit your paper directly to one of the invited editors using their email.
Invited Editors:
Ahmet Alkan 
Sabancı University, Turkey
Jesús David Pérez Castrillo
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Myrna Wooders
Vanderbilt University, USA
John Wooders 
University of Technology, Australia
Submissions deadline: 28 of February 2015.
JDG webpage:

2014.08.26. Profs. Alvin Roth, Vijay Krishna and David Pérez-Castrillo’s Mini-Course Lecture Notes available.
Please click here.
Also, the conference pictures are available HERE.

2014.07.27 Prof. Myrna Wooders’ Mini-Course Lecture Notes available.
Please click here.

2014.07.24 Shuttle from Address and from Comfort Hotels to the University for Friday July 25th
There will be shuttles leaving on Friday July 25th from Address Hotel to the University at 7:15 am and at 9:15 am and from Comfort Hotel to the University at 7:15. Please, be near the hotels’ front desks by 7:10 am or 9:10 am, accordingly.

2014.07.23 Information regarding printing of posters at the University of Sao Paulo .
Dear Poster Session Participant,
A few of the poster presenters inquired about printing the posters at the University after arriving on campus.
We checked it and there is a copy shop at FEA (the event venue) that you could use. The shop’s name is RCS COPIADORA, WWW.RCSCOPIAS.COM.BR, RCSCOPIAS@UOL.COM.BR.
Here are the conditions they offer.
There are two types of size A0 posters.
One uses regular paper. The background must be white and it costs anywhere from 25 to 50 Brazilian reals, depending on the corresponding file size (me amount of ink it uses). It takes about 5 minutes to print it.
The second type uses a vinyl-type of material. It accepts any quantity and variations of colors, including a complete colored background. It costs anywhere between 95 and 108 Brazilian reals, depending on the corresponding file size. This technology requires about 40 minutes to print and may take longer if there is a line waiting for printing.
Please do not overlook the time constraints!

The Organizing Committee

2014.07.07 Instructions to poster preparation.
Dear Poster Session Participant,
Three poster sessions are scheduled to take place throughout the Workshop.
These will occur during coffee breaks on: Saturday (July 26, 4:50-5:40pm); Wednesday (July 30, 4:10-5:00pm); and Thursday (July 31, 3:50-4:40pm). Please check the conference web site ( to confirm your scheduled time. Please let us know by Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 If there is any impediment  (mail to:
All participants of the poster sessions should present a resume of their research on a poster. The posters should be approximately A0 size (more or less 90cm – width – by 1m20cm – height). The Organizing Committee suggests that the content in the poster be exposed in two columns, containing motivation, basic set up, initial results and next steps in the research.
During the session other participants will be able to approach the poster, read the resume and ask questions to the authors of the papers posted. This is a good opportunity to receive comments and feedback from other specialists in the area, and further develop your research.
Please note that the printing costs are to be covered by each participant. Tape and scissors will be provided on site.


2014.06.20 New Hotel available! The Organizing Committee was able to secure a discount in hotel fees for IWGTS in the Hotel Address Faria Lima (513 Amauri street, Itaim Bibi,, which will  be served with free transportation to the event. This hotel is not in the site of our workshop. We have 19, very nice,  twin bedrooms available, which can receive 38 of you.  Furthermore, there are 10 additional double bedrooms for couples. If you are interested in this offer, please contact the hotel directly and make your reservation at:  +55 11 3165-4111 or, informing that you want to make your reservation in a LUXURY TWIN ROOM or LUXURY DOUBLE ROOM (for couples).  If you are single, you will share the room with someone else. The price is R$336,00 plus taxes, per night, for the room, which will be split between the two roommates. Note that the rooms are available at a first-come-first-serve basis and the referred price is guaranteed only if you make your reservation before the 4th of July. In addition to this hotel, there will be free transportation to the event from Comfort Suites Oscar Freire Hotel; please check availability to that hotel at:

2014.06.03 A new updated schedule of the event is now available. Please click here to access the schedule. Please note that there was a change in the regular presentations of Friday, July 31st: they were transferred to Thursday, July 31st. There were also changes in the Invited Sessions. The event will now conclude at 16:35 on Thursday, July 31, 2014.

2014.05.19 A new page has been added to give you information about the satellite events that are been organized in honor of Marilda Sotomayor on her 70th birthday. A first event, the Second Annual Meeting of the Economics and Politics Research Group has been announced there. Please click here to access the Satellite Events page.

2014.05.18 A new updated schedule of the event is now available. Please click here to access the schedule. Please note that there was a change in the regular presentations of Thursday: they were transferred to earlier dates. The event will now conclude at 14:30 on Thursday, July 31, 2014.

2014.04.14 The updated schedule of the event is now available. Please click here to access the schedule. Please note that there was a change in the simultaneous mini-course schedule. Now the simultaneous mini-courses are:

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2014.04.02 The general preliminary schedule of the event is now available at the Program page. Please click here to access the schedule.

2014.03.22 Important notice for those particularly interested in events to be held at the auditorium with the participation of Nobel Prize winners:

  • Even though the organizing committee expects all participants to be comfortably seated in the main auditorium, there is limited availability of seats and participants will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. Those unable to find a seat will be served by a live broadcast feed in a separate auditorium if necessary.
  • All other events in IWGTS 2014 will follow the rule of first-come, first-served until the limit of seats is reached, with no live broadcast feed available.

2014.03.16 Paper and research project submissions are now over.

2014.03.16 The expected date for the announcement of accepted papers and research projects is April 15, 2014.


NOBEL LAUREATES confirmation

 Dear colleague,

I would like to inform you that Prof. Alvin E. Roth, Nobel Laureate 2012, will present a mini-course on Market Design in our workshop. Furthermore, Prof. Eric S. Maskin, Nobel Laureate, 2007, Prof. Robert J. Aumann, Nobel Laureate, 2005 and Prof. John F. Nash Jr., Nobel Laureate, 1994, will present Plenary Lectures at IWGTS-2014.

The IWGTS will also offer mini-courses on Social Choice and Fair Allocations by Prof. Hervé Moulin (U. of Glasgow), Information Theory by Prof. David Perez-Castrillo (U. Autonoma de Barcelona), Cooperative Games by Prof. Roberto Serrano (Brown U.), Stochastic Games by Prof. T.E.S. Raghavan (U. of Illinois at Chicago), Auction Theory by Prof. Vijay Krishna (Pennsylvania S. U.) and Clubs, Coalitions and Networks by Prof. Myrna Wooders (Vanderbilt U.).

Please, check the IWGTS-2014’s website at for more information on submitting your research to the event, on financial support for presenters in general and on the special FAPESP support for graduate students and young researchers. Please remember that all submissions must be completed by the March 15th, 2014 deadline.

I am looking forward to welcome you in Sao Paulo in July!






Extension of deadline FOR SUBMISSIONS


In response to several potential participants’ requests, we have extended the deadline for submissions to the IWGTS to March 15, 2014.

We would also like to inform that FAPESP – The State of São Paulo Research Foundation – has selected our event to host the Second São Paulo School of Advanced Sciences in Game Theory. Thanks to FAPESP’s support, we will receive extra funds to cover the travel expenses and partial hotel expenses of selected graduate students and junior PhDs (who finished their PhD within the past three years) who commit to attend the mini-courses and to participate in the entire workshop and whose research projects have been successfully selected by the selection committee. The funds will benefit up to 50 Brazilian citizens as well as up to 50 foreign participants.

Furthermore, we will also be able to partially support a number of participants who have a paper or research project selected for presentation at the workshop, on a need base, among those presenting their papers or research projects and willing to participate in the whole event.

Therefore, in order to apply for funds you need to have either a research project or a paper accepted for presentation in the workshop.

If you wish to submit a paper, please create your own submission account at the workshop’s site at first, and then complete your submission by uploading your paper by March 15, 2014.

If you wish to submit a research project for FAPESP financial support as a graduate student or a junior PhD, please create your own submission account at the workshop’s site at first, and then complete your submission by uploading the documents a) to e) below, by March 15, 2014.

a) Motivation letter, a personal statement specifying the mini-courses you want to attend, explaining the importance of these courses for your research project and stating your affiliation (the institution you are at).

A successful candidate must participate in the whole event and must attend 4 mini-courses among the seven ones, organized in the following 4 groups: 1-Market Design; 2- Cooperative Games or Stochastic Games; 3-Information Theory or Clubs, Coalitions and Networks; 4 – Social Choice or Introduction to Auction Theory.

b) Recommendation letter by your academic advisor, stating your expected graduation date, if you are a graduate student. Otherwise, if you are a junior PhD, the recommendation letter should be written by a former professor of yours and should indicate the conclusion date of your graduate course.

c) A brief one-page-long description of the research project that you are developing, specifying in which topic(s) of game theory the project fits. This document must be signed by you and by your recommendation letter’s author.

d) Curriculum vitae emphasizing your scientific production, if any.

e) Updated transcript of your graduate courses.

All documents should be attached to your research project submission in pdf format.

The result of the research projects’ selection will be made public by April 15, 2014. The selected research projects’ participants are expected to present and discuss their projects in the poster session.

If you are not applying for FAPESP financial support as a graduate student or a junior PhD you may still submit a research project for a poster session presentation without uploading documents a) to e). Please check the Submission Rules page in our website ( for more detailed information.

By the end of the workshop every participant will be asked to fill the event’s evaluation form.





It is a great pleasure to invite you to participate in the SÃO PAULO SCHOOL OF ADVANCED SCIENCES ON GAME THEORY – INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON GAME THEORY AND ECONOMIC APPLICATIONS OF THE GAME THEORY SOCIETY, to celebrate the 70th birthday of Marilda Sotomayor. It will be held at the University of São Paulo, from July 25 to July 31, 2014.

The workshop will offer the participants the opportunity to interact with some of the most productive researchers in Game Theory. The week-long event will consist of mini-courses, conferences and contributed papers sessions, which will be complemented with a round table for discussions on themes of interest of the participants. The courses will start at the introductory level and will reach the frontiers of current research.

Graduate students should send a recommendation letter from their supervisors and an abstract of his/her thesis project. A limited financial support for graduate students, will be available (See submission rules for financial support).

The deadline for extended abstracts and paper submissions as well as for students applications are due February 15th and are encouraged since there are limited seats for the short courses. All submissions should be made via on-line. You should send either an extended abstract (up to 3 pages), or, if possible, a full paper, written in English, before February 15th (Extended to March 15th). This paper will become downloadable from our website if your submission is accepted. A short abstract (up to 2000 symbols) is also required. The abstract will be printed in the book of abstracts. Presentations should be made in English, the official language of the workshop. Acceptable formats for the files are pdf, ps and word. Articles in all areas of Game Theory and Applications are welcome. The selected articles will be announced by March 20th (Extended to April 15th). The schedule of talks on the workshop will be announced by the end of May.


  • Pre-registration: 04/30/2014
  • Late on-site registration: 07/04/2014
  • Extended abstract and paper submission: 02/15/2014 (Extended to 03/15/2014)
  • Students’ application: 02/15/2014 (Extended to 03/15/2014)
  • Acceptance: 03/20/2014 (Extended to 04/15/2014)


Marilda Sotomayor, USP, Brazil.


Mauricio Bugarin, UnB, Brazil.


Chair: Marilda Sotomayor, USP, Brazil

  • Gustavo Andrey, Fundação Getúlio Vargas/SP
  • Mauricio Bugarin, Universidade Brasília
  • Adhemar Villani Junior, INSPER/SP


Chair: Marilda Sotomayor, Universidade de São Paulo/SP, Brazil

  • Georgy Artemov (UNIV. OF MELBOURNE)
  • Steven Brams (NYU)
  • Mauricio Bugarin (UnB)
  • Geoffroy De Clippel (BROWN UNIV.)
  • Olivier Gossner (LONDON SCHOOL OF ECON.)
  • Paulo Klinger (FGV/RJ)
  • Fuhito Kojima (STANFORD UNIV.)
  • Wilfredo Maldonado (UNIV. CATÓLICA DE BRASILIA)
  • Humberto Moreira (FGV/RJ)
  • Hervé Moulin (GLASGOW UNIV.)
  • Marina Nunez (UNIV. DE BARCELONA)
  • Alvaro Sandroni (UNIV. OF PENNSYLVANIA)
  • Amparo Urbano (UNIV. DE VALENCIA)
  • Federico Valenciano  (UNIV. DEL PAIS BASCO)
  • Bernhard Von Stengel (LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS)
  • Myrna Wooders (VANDERBILT UNIV.)


  • MARKET DESIGN - ALVIN ROTH (Stanford University)
  • INFORMATION THEORY - DAVID PEREZ-CASTRILLO (University Autonoma de Barcelona)
  • STOCHASTIC GAMES: ALGORITHMS AND EXISTENCE - T. E. S. RAGHAVAN (University  of Illinois at Chicago)

All the courses will be ministered in parallel, except for “Market Design”.

Plenary Lecturers

  • AUMANN, ROBERT: Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • HART, SERGIU: Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
  • MASKIN, ERIC: Harvard University, USA
  • NASH, JOHN: Princeton University, USA
  • ROTH, ALVIN: Stanford University, USA.
  • SCHMEIDLER, DAVID: Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel.
  • SOTOMAYOR, MARILDA: Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil.

 Semi-Plenary Lecturers

  • ARAÚJO, ALOÍSIO: Instituto de Matemática Pura e Aplicada, Fundação Getúlio Vargas/RJ, BR
  • BARBERA, SALVADOR: MOVE, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona and Barcelona GSE, ES
  • BRAMS , STEVEN: New York University, US
  • DUBEY, PRADEEP:  State University of New York, Stony Brook, US
  • KLINGER, PAULO: Fundação Getúlio Vargas/RJ, BR
  • KRISHNA, VIJAY: Pennsylvania State University, US
  • MOULIN, HERVÉ: University of Glasgow, UK
  • NEYMAN,  ABRAHAM: Hebrew University of Jerusalém, IL
  • SAMUELSON, LARRY: University of Yale, US
  • SANDRONI, ALVARO: Northwestern University, US
  • TAUMAN, YAIR: State University of New York, Stony Brook, US
  • THOMSON, WILLIAM: University of Rochester, US
  • WOODERS, MYRNA: Vanderbilt University, US
  • ZAMIR, SHMUEL:  Hebrew University of Jerusalém, IL

Speakers for the special sessions:                 

  • A. ALKAN,  Sabanci University, TR
  • G. ARTEMOV, University of Melbourne, AU
  • I. DRAGAN, University of Texas, USA
  • I. MACHO-STADLER, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, SP
  • H. MOREIRA, Fundação Getúlio Vargas, BR
  • M. NUNEZ, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, SP
  • J. OVIEDO, Universidad Nacional de San Luis, AR
  • A. URBANO, Universidad de Valencia, SP
  • F. VALENCIANO, Universidad del País Vasco, SP
  • J. WOODERS, University of Technology Sidney, AU

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