Past Conferences and Workshops
The workshop brought together researchers from different communities working on information propagation and decision making in social networks to investigate both rigorous models that highlight capabilities and limitations of such networks as well as empirical and simulation studies of how people exchange information, influence each other, make decisions and develop social interactions.
The Symposium, which was held November 12-14, 2009, was a smashing success, with 340 registrants, four outstanding and thought-provoking panel sessions, a plenary address by Sanjoy Mitter, a very enjoyable banquet which included a tour of the history of LIDS by Alan Willsky, and an energized and enthusiastic atmosphere. Articles and photos on the Symposium have appeared in several different IEEE Society magazines and newsletters.
This interdisciplinary workshop was organized at MIT by LIDS faculty in collaboration with colleagues from MIT Economics Department, Georgia Tech, and University of Oxford. The goal was to create an interactive forum to discuss problems that arise in the control of large-scale multi-agent systems by bringing together leading researchers in game theory, economics, operations research, computer science, and engineering.
This workshop was intended as a forum for graduate and postdoctoral students to present their research, and to interact with their peers and with faculty.