(mailed to GTS members by Peyton Young on Mon, 21 Jan 2008)
At the recent conference in Jerusalem in honor of Ehud Kalai, a new Prize in Game Theory and Computer Science was announced by the Society in recognition of Ehud’s role in promoting this exciting new area of research.
The prize will be awarded at each of the next three World Congresses to the person (or persons) who have published the best paper at the interface of game theory and computer science in recent years. Preference will be given to candidates who are 45 or less at the time of the Congress, but this is not a binding constraint. The amount of the Prize will be $2000 plus travel expenses to attend the Congress.
The Society invites nominations for the prize, which will be awarded for the first time at the upcoming World Congress at Northwestern University (July 13-17, 2008). Each nomination should include a full copy of the paper (in pdf format) plus an extended abstract, not exceeding two pages, that explains the nature and importance of the contribution.
Nominations should be emailed to the Society’s Secretary-Treasurer, Eric van Damme (at email@example.com ), by 15 February 2008. The selection will be made by a committee appointed by the President, and the result will be announced in April 2008.