Professor Michael Maschler passed away on July 20, 2008. A professor in the Department of Mathematics and a member of the Center for the Study of Rationality at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, Michael Maschler belonged to the small and select group of first generation game theorists who created the discipline,by developing new frameworks of analysis, proposing original solutions and discovering new fields of application. For over fifty years he played a central role in our community, and his name is decisively associated with the development of cooperative game theory and the theory of games with incomplete information. Maschler was among the founders of the International Journal of Game Theory and a member of its advisory board till now. He was also one of the founders of the Game Theory Society and took an active part in all its important activities, in particular the world conferences in Bilbao and Marseille and the international conferences in Stony Brook, one of which he organized.
The International Journal of Game Theory is planning a special issue in honor of Michael Maschler. Papers on any field of game theory are within the scope of the issue, in accordance with Maschler’s view of the discipline as a whole. However, we expect that most contributions would be centered around those fields where he contributed most: cooperative game theory, games with incomplete information, coalition formation, bargaining problems, cost sharing, network games etc. Authors who wish their papers considered for this issue should submit no later than January 31, 2009, as we expect the publication of the special issue by July 2009. All papers will be referred by the standards of the IJGT. In consideration to all authors who might want to join this homage, papers should preferably be no longer than 15 pages.
Shmuel Zamir (Editor of the IJGT)
Salvador Barbera (Editor of the special issue)