International Workshop on
Cooperation in Selfish Systems incorporating TagWorld I.

26 May - 29 May 2006
University of Bologna Residential Center
Bertinoro (Forlì), Italy

Workshop Programme

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[WWW] = link to homepage of speaker
[PDF] = link to pdf of presentation
[movie] = supporting movies in various formats

Saturday, 27 May

Technical Session 1: Cooperation in Selfish Systems
Saturday, 27 May 2006, 9.00-11.00

Welcome and workshop goals
David Hales
University of Bologna (Italy)
[WWW]  [PDF]
Coalitional and Antagonistic Games: Algorithmic Issues
Paul Spirakis (Invited Speaker)
Research Academic Computer Computer Technology Institute (CTI), Patras (Greece)
[WWW]  [PDF]
The Evolutionary Emergence of "Tit-For-Tat" Behaviour
Luis R. Izquierdo, *Segismundo S. Izquierdo
The Macaulay Institute, Aberdeen (UK), *University of Valladolid (Spain)
[movie1]  [movie2]  [movie3]  [WWW]  [PDF]

Coffee Break (11.00-11:30)

Technical Session 2:  Cooperation in Selfish Systems (continued)
Saturday, 27 May 2006, 11.30-13.00

Cooperation in Networked Populations of Selfish Adaptive Agents: Sensitivity to Network Structure
Laszlo Gulyas
AITIA International Inc. and Lorand Eotvos University, Budapest (Hungary)
[WWW]  [PDF]
Simulating the Effects of Altruistic Punishment on Cooperation
Shade T. Shutters
Arizona State University (USA)
[WWW]  [PDF]
On Dynamic Coalitions and Möbius Inversion
Giovanni Rossi
University of Bologna (Italy)

Lunch (13.00-15.00)

Technical Session 3: Cooperation in Selfish Systems (continued)
Saturday, 27 May 2006, 15.00-17.00

Between Biology and Culture: For a Cognitive Description of Altruistic Behavior
Gennaro Di Tosto, Mario Paolucci, Rosaria Conte.
Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie della Cognizione, CNR, Rome (Italy)
[WWW]  [PDF]
Stochastic Models of Tagging Behavior
Ciro Cattuto, *Vittorio Loreto, *Luciano Pietronero
Centro Studi e Ricerche "Enrico Fermi", *Universita' di Roma "La Sapienza", Rome (Italy)
Simple Rewire Protocols for Cooperation in Dynamic Networks
David Hales, Stefano Arteconi
University of Bologna (Italy)
 [movie1]  [movie2]  [WWW]  [PDF]

Coffee Break (17.00-17.30)

Session 4: PhD Student Session
Saturday, 27 May 2006, 17:30-19:00

Informal gathering in a supportive atmosphere of PhD students to discuss their on-going work and thesis ideas. It is envisaged that each student will discuss briefly their general area of work and perhaps highlight some current puzzles or problems they are focusing on.

Banquet Dinner (20.00-late)

Sunday, 28 May

Technical Session 5: Tag Mechanisms for Cooperation
Sunday, 28 May 2006, 9.00-11.00

Introduction to Tag Sessions (TagWorld 1)
David Hales

Facilitating the Development of Social Structure in Evolutionary Domains
Bruce Edmonds
Centre for Policy Modelling, Manchester (UK)
 [movie]  [WWW]  [PDF]
Tag Mechanisms applied to Grid Virtual Organizations Management
Isaac Chao
Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona (Spain)
Greedy Cheating Liars and the Fools Who Believe Them
Stefano Arteconi, David Hales, Ozalp Babaoglu
University of Bologna (Italy)
[WWW]  [PDF]

Coffee Break (11.00-11:30)

Technical Session 6: Tag Mechanisms for Cooperation (continued)
Sunday, 28 May 2006, 11.30-13.00

SLAC and SLACER: what happens when you try to be "smart" about who you reject
Emma Norling
Centre for Policy Modelling, Manchester (UK)
[WWW]  [PDF]
Emergent Socially Rational Utilitarianism in a Peer-to-Peer System
Andrea Marcozzi, David Hales. University of Bologna (Italy)
- is there a killer application for tag methods?
- what do we not understand about tag systems?
- when do tag systems fail to produce cooperation?
- are tag methods only for cooperation?
- what are the obstacles to deployement in information systems?

Lunch (13.00-15.00)

Session 7: Work in Progress
Sunday, 28 May 2006, 15.00-16.00

Short informal presentations of work in progress with an emphasis on discussion. The aim is to give people a chance to talk about work that is not yet ready to formally present and to foster possible collaboration, support or suggestions from colleagues. As well as those giving presentations in other sessions discussing their work this session gives an opportunity to those not presenting to let others know what they are currently working on.

Session 8: Open Problems and Challenges for Cooperation in Selfish Systems
Sunday, 28 May 2006, 16.00-17.00

Short presentations and discussion of some open problems that require cooperation mechanisms.
Of particular interest are cooperation problems in engineering information systems.

Coffee Break (17.00-17.30)

Internal DELIS Project Meeting
Sunday, 28 May 2006, 17:30-19:00

DELIS Project Internal CCT2 Meeting
Colleagues from the EU DELIS project to discuss progress in CCT2

Dinner (20.00-late)

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