4th MARA Get-Together: Workshop on Multiagent Resource Allocation

Paris, 17-18 June 2010

Multiagent Resource Allocation (MARA), the allocation of resources within a system of autonomous agents that not only have preferences over alternative allocations of resources but also actively participate in computing an allocation, is an exciting area of research at the interface of computer science and economics. On 17-18 June 2010, the (LAMSADE) Lab. at the University Paris-Dauphine will host the 4th MARA Get-Together, an informal workshop on Multiagent Resource Allocation. The meeting is aimed at bringing together researchers working on different aspects of MARA. Topics of interest include languages for modelling agent preferences in resource allocation applications; the study of algorithms for resource allocation (including combinatorial auctions and distributed negotiation schemes); complexity issues; simulation and experiments; and connections to work in social choice theory and fair division.

The workshop is made possible through financial support from the European COST Action IC0602 on Algorithmic Decision Theory and continues the tradition of the AgentLink Technical Forum Group on Multiagent Resource Allocation (TFG-MARA), with previous meetings in Ljubljana, Budapest, and the 3rd MARA Get-Together in Amsterdam. In 2006, the group has published the MARA Survey (Informatica, 30:3-31, 2006). The workshop will also be the occasion to present some of the works conducted with support of the GDR-RO project "Compléxité et Résolution Exacte ou approchée de Problèmes de Partage Equitable" (CREPES).

List of talks

The programme will consist of tutorials, invited talks, and there will be plenty of room for discussion. We also plan to have a rump session, giving participants the opportunity to very briefly introduce some of their ongoing work and latest ideas in an informal manner. So far the following people have kindly agreed to give a talk at the workshop (more to come!):

Tentative programme

Download the programme here


Anyone interested is very welcome to participate in the workshop. There will be no registration fee, but for planning purposes we will have to know who's coming. If you wish to attend, please send an email to Nicolas Maudet (maudet@lamsade.dauphine.fr) no later than 04 June 2010. Please contact the organiser if you are interested.


The workshop will take place at University Paris-Dauphine, in rooms A405 (Thursday) and A709 (Friday).


Please direct any questions or comments to the organiser, Nicolas Maudet (maudet@lamsade.dauphine.fr).