Aarhus University Seal


About the Workshop

New Trends in Mechanism Design will bring together researchers from economics and computer science working on the design and analysis of economic mechanisms and on applications of such mechanism to solve real-life economic problems for companies, organizations and governments. The workshop will cover both the design of mechanisms using game theoretical analysis of incentives, and the calibration of mechanisms using experimental techniques.

A main focus of the workshop will be contributions from computer science to the field of mechanism design. Over the last decade, such contributions have intensified due to the challenges raised by new application domains in the age of the Internet, in some case leading to exciting new theoretical models. The applications considered at the workshop include (but are not restricted to) auctions, including procurement auctions, combinatorial auctions, sale of digital goods, online advertising, virtual sales of production and storage capacity, pricing and tariff schemes, cost allocation mechanisms, matching systems, regulatory mechanisms like yardstick competition, and benchmarking.

The workshop will be organized with only one stream of presentations. The presentations will include talks from leading invited scholars, a limited number of contributed long talks, as well as two sessions with contributed short (5-10 minutes) presentations of key ideas and findings and panel discussions on key challenges. A tutorial on mechanism design for students and other newcomers to the field is held in the beginning of the week. The programme will allow for plenty of interaction between participants.