Universiteit van Amsterdam


Institute for Logic, Language and Computation

8 February 2019, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Femke Bekius

Speaker: Femke Bekius (Delft)
Title: Game Concepts to Understand Collective Decision-Making on Complex
Date: Friday 8 February 2019
Time: 16:00
Location: ILLC Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam


Real-world decision-making on complex systems is complex due to the technical uncertainties of the system: multiple actors with different incentives are involved and the environment in which the decision-making takes place is dynamic. To understand the process of such collective decision-making we look for patterns and mechanisms that characterize these processes. These patterns and mechanisms, so-called game concepts, origin from game theory and public administration.

In this talk, I will present the approach of applying game concepts to real-world decision-making processes, both in a descriptive and in a prescriptive way. This means that we are not only interested in the theoretical insights, but also how the approach can enable decision-makers in their daily work. The application area of this research is the Dutch railway sector, hence examples from this area will be used. The talk will be broadly accessible and no prior knowledge of either the theoretical concepts or the application domain will be assumed.

For more information on the Computational Social Choice Seminar, please consult https://staff.science.uva.nl/u.endriss/seminar/.