AAAI Spring Symposium 2014
Applied Computational Game Theory

Schedule is now available
Venue: Stanford University, History Building (200), Room 219, second level


Game theory's popularity continues to increase in a whole variety of disciplines, e.g. economics, biology, political science, computer science, electrical engineering, business, law, public policy, and many others. In fact, there now seems to be an exponential increase in interest in applying game theory to many of these domains. The focus of this symposium is to bring together the community working on Applied Computational Game Theory motivated by any of these domains.

This symposium, while not limited to, builds on the AAAI Spring Symposium 2012 on Game Theory for Security, Sustainability and Health. For instance, in the arena of security, there now seems to be an exponential increase in interest. This interest is due to the emergence of computational game theory. With the development of new computational approaches to game theory over the past two decades, very large-scale real-world problems can be cast in game-theoretic contexts and solved efficiently, thus providing us computational tools to address real-world problem sizes. For example, software assistants have been developed for randomized patrol planning for the Los Angeles International Airport police, the Federal Air Marshal Service, United States Coast Guard and the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department. Also game theory has been utilized for decentralized control, operation and management of future generation electricity.

While there has been significant progress, there still exist many major challenges facing the design of effective approaches to deal with the difficulties in real-world domains. Addressing these challenges requires collaboration from different communities including artificial intelligence, game theory, operations research, social science, and psychology. This symposium is structured to encourage a lively exchange of ideas between members from these communities. We encourage all researchers working towards applying computational game theory for real-world problems to submit to the symposium. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Real-world applications of game theory
  • Game theory foundations
  • Algorithms for scaling to very large games
  • Behavioral game theory
  • Modeling uncertainty in game theoretic applications
  • Agent/human interaction for preference elicitation and optimization
  • Game-theoretic treatment of disease and contagion models
  • Distributed control in energy systems
  • Risk Analysis
  • Applied Mechanism Design for Markets, Auctions
  • Invited Speakers

    To be announced.

    Symposium Format

    The symposium will include invited talks, presentations on accepted papers, discussion and a panel discussion. We will announce the list of invited speakers and presentations post the submissions.

    Venue Information

    Refer to the AAAI Symposium website:

    Submission Information

    Submissions should be made through the online submission system by 11:59 PM PST, October 22nd, 2013. All submissions should be made in AAAI format, and should be up to 8 pages in length, including figures and references. Authors shall be notified by November 4th, 2013.

    Note to authors and reviewers: The submissions to this symposium will not be published. As such, some of the submissions may also be under review at other venues, like AAMAS'2014. The submissions to this symposium are only for review for oral presentation, and with an explicit understanding that no conflict is posed. If the authors or reviewers believe that there is a conflict, please let the organizers know.

    Organizing Committee

  • Manish Jain (Virginia Tech,
  • Albert Xin Jiang (University of Southern California,
  • Bo An (Nanyang Technological University,
  • Samarth Swarup (Virginia Tech,
  • Symposium Website: