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INTER/CNRS/14/10367986 Algorithmic Decision Theory

Budget Code: F1R-CSC-PFN-14ALG2
Funding: Fonds National de la Recherche > INTER
Start Date: Jan. 1, 2015
End Date: Dec. 31, 2019


The CNRS-GDRI Algodec 2 is expected to be involved in the following activities:

  1. Contribute to the organization International Conference on AlgorithmicDecision Theory (ADT), to be held in 2015 in Lexington, Kentucky (US) and in 2017 (Luxembourg). The ADT conference series was created with the support of the ALGODEC GDRI.
  2. Contribute to the workshop series From Multicriteria Decision Aid to Preference Learning (DA2PL), to be organized on even years (2016 and 2018). The themes of preference analytics and learning are central in DA2PL.
  3. Organize one or two summer doctoral schools during the span of the four years addressing the whole of the PhD students enrolled with the partners and beyond.
  4. Contribute to the organization of workshops on the themes of the GDRI co-located in highly rated international conferences such as AAAI, IJCAI, ICML, ECML. A number of workshops on topics related to preferences and preference learning has been organized in the past by the participants of the proposed GDRI on Preference Analytics (such as the NIPS workshop on Choice models and Preference Learning in 2011, and the series of workshops on Preference Learning organized by Eyke Hullermeier). We will consider the possibility of establishing a new workshop venue, but perhaps given the number of already established venues, we will focus on continuing these series, with possibly a larger thematic scope. We also plan to keep contributing to the successful series of Multi-disciplinary Workshop on Advances in Preference Handling (MPREF), held annually since 2004, that allows possibility of interaction with researchers interested in preferences from other fields (databases processing, algorithmic, theoretical computer science).
  5. Organize joint seminars among the participating (research centres) laboratories/institutes as well as further dissemination activities.
  6. Promote mobility of early stage and experienced researchers as well as for the permanent academic staff. In particular, we will support research visits of members of the GDRI in the lab of another partner, with the goal of undertaking collaborative research leading to joint publications.
  7. Establish a website for the GDRI where activities will be described. A person, among the researchers implicated in the project, will be responsible for the website so that it will be updated regularly. A blog-like interfaces will allow to keep tracks of project meetings, but also to present abstracts of seminars given at the universities involved, announce recent publications on the subject, advertise call for papers. We will consider the possibility of a forum or a dedicated page on social networks, so that young PhD students can discuss with practitioners and other senior (or junior) researchers with whom develop new research ideas or practical support activities, not necessarily within the principal axis of the PhD.
  8. Promote the co-tutoring of each PhD student by at least two senior researchers from two different partner laboratories.