Bay Algorithmic Game Theory Symposium
Meeting 5: April 11, 2008, 10am-5:30pm, Google Inc., 1300 Crittenden Lane, Mountain View, CA 94043

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Synopsis

With the many universities and world class research laboratories, the San Francisco Bay Area is the home of a number of researchers and a frequently visited spot for post-doctoral fellows and sabbatical visitors; an especially large contingent of which is researching economic and game theoretic problems relating to computer networks, the Internet, and e-commerce. The Bay Algorithmic Game Theory Symposium aims to bring together these researchers in an informal and relaxed environment to foster collaboration and the exchange of ideas.

This Meeting: April 11, 2008, 10am-5:30pm, Google Inc., 1300 Crittenden Lane, Mountain View, CA 94043

Previous Meetings: BAGT 1, BAGT 2. BAGT 3. BAGT 4.

Call for Participation

One of the main purposes of this symposium is to encourage collaboration between local researchers. Significant emphasis will be placed on a session of mini talks. You may sign up for a ten minute time slot by sending email to bagt.cfp@gmail.com and include a description of the your proposed talk. The suggested format for a mini talk is (a) description of the problem, (b) statement of results, and (c) discussion of open research directions. There will be no time for setting up individual laptops for the mini-talk session, instead we will have all presentations preloaded on a computer in the auditorium.

Important Dates

March 30, 2008:Registration Deadline. It is free and easy. Do it now!
March 30, 2008:Deadline for submitting slides for mini-talks session (extended).
April 11, 2008:Symposium.

Schedule

10:00-10:30 Arrivals, Registration, Coffee, and Breakfast
10:30-11:00 Talk: Ilya Segal "Dynamic Mechanism Design: Revenue Equivalence, Profit Maximization, and Information Disclosure"
11:00-11:30 Talk: Yuval Salant "Procedural Analysis of Choice Rules with Applications to Bounded Rationality"
11:30-11:45 Talk: Hal Varian "VCG without Position Normalizers"
11:45-12:00 Mini Talks 1TBD
12:00-1:30 Lunch (provided)
1:30-2:00 Talk: Frank McSherry "Mechanism Design via Differential Privacy"
2:00-2:30 Talk: Chris Shannon "Uncertainty in Mechanism Design "
2:30-3:00 Mini Talks 2TBD
3:00-4:00 Coffee Break
4:00-4:30 Talk: Shachar Kariv "Network Architecture, Salience and Coordination"
4:30-5:00 Talk: Tim Roughgarden "When Do Pure Equilibria Imply a Potential?"
5:30-7:30 Dinner at local restaurants (not provided).

Abstracts

Shachar Kariv "Network Architecture, Salience and Coordination" : Frank McSherry "Mechanism Design via Differential Privacy" : Tim Roughgarden "When Do Pure Equilibria Imply a Potential?" : Yuval Salant "Procedural Analysis of Choice Rules with Applications to Bounded Rationality": Ilya Segal "Dynamic Mechanism Design: Revenue Equivalence, Profit Maximization, and Information Disclosure" : Chris Shannon "Uncertainty in Mechanism Design" : Hal Varian "VCG without Position Normalizers" :

Registration and Local Information

The Fifth Bay Algorithmic Game Theory Symposium will be held at Google Inc., 1300 Crittenden Lane, Mountain View, CA 94043. The organizers thank you for registering by sending email with your name and affiliation in the subject line (please use the following format "Subject: Register BAGT5: John Smith (Stanford University, Economics)") to bagt.reg@gmail.com by March 30, 2008. If you prefer a vegetarian meal please add the word "vegetarian" as the last word of the title. There is no cost for attending.


Address
1300 Crittenden Lane
Mountain View, CA 94043
Phone # 650-623-4000
Main Fax # 650-618-1499

Pre-registered attendees should make their way directly to Maxwell Tech Talk on the first floor of 1300 Crittenden. Security personnel at the Northeast entrance of the building will let you into the building. Attendees who have not pre-registered will be able to register in the lobby of 1200 Crittenden and then go to Maxwell Tech Talk. We will put up signs to help the attendees find these locations.

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Directions: How to get to 1300 Crittenden Lane, Mountain View, CA. ?

Driving Directions from the North:
Take 101 South
Exit Rengstorff Ave
Turn Right onto Rengstorff Ave from the off-ramp
Continue onto Amphitheatre Parkway
Turn Left on North Shorline Blvd
Turn Right on Crittenden Lane
Turn Left into the parking lot

Driving Directions from the South:
Take 101 North
Exit Shoreline Blvd
Turn Right onto Shoreline Blvd from the off-ramp
Continue onto Shoreline Blvd
Turn Right on Crittenden Lane
Turn Left into the parking lot

Parking: Please use the parking lot near 1300 Crittenden Lane, Mountain View.

Carpooling: Participants are encouraged to carpool. There is a forum for offering and asking for rides at http://groups.google.com/group/BAGT-rides/. Unless you join the group, your message posts will be delayed until a moderator confirms that they are not spam.

Organizers

Moshe BabaioffMicrosoft Research
Tim RoughgardenStanford U.
Amin SaberiStanford U.
Ilya SegalStanford U.
Adam SzeidlUniversity of California, Berkeley
Local arrangements are being made by Gagan Aggarwal (Google Inc.).