Information processing, rational beliefs and social interaction (10w2133)
Giacomo Bonanno (University of California)
James Delgrande (Simon Fraser University)
Randy Goebel (University of Alberta)
Jerome Lang (Universite Paris-Dauphine)
Hans Rott (University of Regensburg)
To date, there has been limited interaction among these communities. However, as explained in the overview, there are deep problems of common interest, and results in one area will contribute to another. To some extent this is already happening: research in economics has made use of the work from the logic/philosophical community and results in game theory have proved useful to researchers in artificial intelligence; computational issues raised and addressed by researchers in computer science have attracted the attention of economists (witness the recent literature on the computational aspects of auctions). However, the interaction has been limited, due in part to the fact that there are very few opportunities for researchers from different disciplines to meet together.
The proposed Workshop will bring together researchers in three broad areas (philosophy and formal logic; computer science and artificial intelligence; economics and game theory) addressing highly related (in some cases, the same) problems and provide them with a unique opportunity for the dissemination of ideas and the prospect of interdisciplinary collaboration.
The 2010 Banff workshop will be an opportunity for the dissemination of new results and methodologies and for new fertilization across disciplines. We will further encourage interdisciplinary work, particularly by increasing the representation of attendees from economics (specifically social choice theory and behavioral economics) and game theory.