IC2S2, ODISSEI and CSS Amsterdam are organizing a two days school for PhD students and early-stage researchers on July 15th-16th (Monday and Tuesday before the main conference). The school features three courses from prominent senior researchers, opportunities to present your own work, and to network and meet like-minded researchers during two social events. Everything is being organized to help the participants get the most out of the IC2S2’19 in Amsterdam.

Participants can register for the warm-up event during the registration process for IC2S2. The participation fee is 50EUR (70EUR after the early-bird rate) and covers the school, coffee breaks, lunches and the social event on Tuesday. There is a limit of 50 available spots, first come, first served. A limited number of scholarships are available for IC2S2.

The warm-up event will also host a job fair, with information about open positions and funding opportunities after your PhD. Overview of positions (pdf).

Location: Room A2.07 (Building A, 2nd floor, room 07) at the Roeterseiland campus of the University of Amsterdam.


Monday July 15th
8:45 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:15 Opening
9:15 – 10:45 Lecture by Alberto Antonioni I:
    Evolutionary games : From theory to human experiments and back
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:30 Lecture by Alberto Antonioni II:
    Evolutionary games : From theory to human experiments and back
12:30 – 13:15 Lunch Break
13:15 – 14:45 Lecture by Camille Roth I:
     Introduction to the social and cognitive issues of algorithms
14:45 – 15:15 Coffee break
15:15 – 16:30  Lecture by Camille Roth II:
     Introduction to the social and cognitive issues of algorithm
16:30 -> Scientific speed dating, snacks and drinks (sponsored by ODISSEI). Location: CREA

Tuesday July 16th
9:00 – 10:45 Lecture by Claudia Wagner
    Measuring and Modeling Gender Bias and Inequality
10:45 – 12:30 Job fair: Information about grants and career opportunities – Overview of positions (pdf)
12:30 –> Social event


Alberto Antonioni
Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain

Evolutionary games : From theory to human experiments and back

Collective social dynamics can be interpreted by the powerful mathematical tools of evolutionary game theory. Cooperation and coordination are two main emergent phenomena characterizing human interactions and our society. Understanding how such interactions take place and how individual decisions influence global outcomes is a fundamental question in the social sciences and it is of paramount importance for researchers and policy-makers. For instance, the recent environmental disasters and the still unsolved climate change problem have unveiled that researchers and policy-makers need to deal with uncertain, globalized and rapidly changing societies, where people and countries, deeply interconnected and exposed to diversity, take local decisions which, collectively, have global consequences. How to study such dynamics? My lecture is divided in three moments. We will first have a general introduction on evolutionary game theory describing its main theoretical results. Secondly, we will dive into human experiments, performed in a laboratory or online setting, based on frameworks of cooperation and coordination games. We will finally move to the modeling part: with the aid of numerical simulations we will browse theory and experiments understanding how to model observed human behavior.

Camille Roth
Tenured full researcher (computer science), CNRS

Introduction to the social and cognitive issues of algorithm

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Claudia Wagner
GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany

Measuring and Modeling Gender Bias and Inequality

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