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International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems
International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems


Special Issue on: "Algorithmic Game Theory"

Guest Editors:
Rajgopal Kannan and Costas Busch, Louisiana State University, USA

Game-theory offers a formal mechanism for studying complex interactions between multiple rational participants. The emergence of the internet as a dominant communication platform has brought to the surface many interesting game theoretic problems that arise from the interplay of the entities that manage and use the internet. Algorithm and network designers, in general, are interested in analysing outcomes of these interactions. This has resulted in the formation of the new research area of algorithmic game theory which brings together two important scientific fields: economics and computer science.

Algorithmic game theory also covers problems that arise outside the internet. In this new research area, games are studied from the perspective of algorithmic issues which, for example, include the design of algorithms that compute equilibria, measurement of equilibria quality, and generally the design of new games that can be analysed with algorithmic techniques.

In this special issue, we invite the submission of papers in the broad area of algorithmic game theory. The objective is to publish a selection of high quality papers which span different areas in this research field.

Subject Coverage
Topics of interest include (but not limited to):
  • Games in communication networks
    • Routing games
    • Power games
    • Potential games
    • Network pricing
  • Mechanism design
    • Network formation
    • Pricing and auctions
  • Coalition games
  • Different equilibria concepts: Nash, Cooperative, Stackelberg, Wardrop equilibria
  • Multi-stage and repeated games
  • Zero-sum games
  • Games of imperfect or asymmetric information
  • Learning games

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Paper submission: 1 March, 2008

Acceptance notification: 15 May, 2008

Camera ready papers due: 22 May, 2008