Computational social choice is a rapidly evolving research trend concerned with the design and analysis of methods for collective decision making. It combines methods from computer science with insights from economic theory. COST Action IC1205 on Computational Social Choice is a European research network, running from 2012 to 2016, that has been set up to provide a common platform for research in this field across Europe and beyond.
The Action organises a variety of events, including an annual summer school on a dedicated topic in computational social choice, and it offers a comprehensive programme of travel grants for research visits between different countries.
The scientific programme of COST Action IC1205 is organised in terms of four thematic areas, which are served by four working groups: voting and elections (WG1), fair division (WG2), information merging (WG3), and matching mechanisms (WG4). In organisational terms, the Action emphasises the close involvement of early-stage researchers.
Full information regarding the formal status of the Action is available from the COST website.