Bertinoro Workshop on Frontiers in Mechanism Design
March 15-19, 2010, University of Bologna Residential Center, Bertinoro (Forli), Italy

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The Bertinoro Workshop on Frontiers in Mechanism Design will bring together researchers working in the interface of game theory, economics, and computer science. The focus of the workshop is on mechanism design including, but not limited to, settings of dynamic, multi-parameter, prior-free, or computationally-limited nature. The program will consist of short presentations by invitees with ample time for informal discussions and collaborations.


ArrivalsSunday, March 14th
WorkshopMonday, March 15th to Friday, March 19th
DeparturesSaturday, March 20th


09.00-10.00 arrivals breakfast (Center Canteen)
10:00-10:30 Roughgarden Singer Chawla Papadimitriou Blumrosen departures
10:30-11:00 Procaccia Pancs Xia Paes Leme Elkind
11:00-11:30 coffee
11:30-12:00 Gradwohl Schapira Leyton-Brown free
12:00-12:30 Nisan Dobzinski Nehama
12:30-13:30 Lunch (Center Canteen)
13:30-15:00 Siesta Excursion: Bologna (departs 14:00) Siesta
15:00-15:30 Coffee Coffee
15:30-16:00 Lavi Tennenholtz Sivan Immorlica
16:00-16:30 Lucier Open Problems Dughmi Hartline
16:30-17:00 Vidali free
17:15-19:30 reception free
19:30-21:30 Center Canteen (buffet) Dinner: Osteria Perbacco Dinner: I Cipressi (meet in castle parking) Dinner Bologna: Matusalem Dinner: Osteria della Serafina Dinner: Bistrot Colonna


Confirmed participants: Liad Blumrosen, Shuchi Chawla, Peerapong Dhangwatnotai, Shahar Dobzinski, Shaddin Dughmi, Edith Elkind, Hu Fu, Ronen Gradwohl, Jason Hartline, Nicole Immorlica, Ron Lavi, Kevin Leyton-Brown, Brendan Lucier, Ilan Nehama, Noam Nisan, Renato Paes Leme, Romans Pancs, Christos Papadimitriou, George Pierrakos, Ariel Procaccia, Tim Roughgarden, Michael Schapira, Yaron Singer, Balasubramanian Sivan, Kane Sweeney, Moshe Tennenholtz, Angelina Vadali, Lirong Xia, and Aviv Zohar.


The workshop will take place at the University Residential Center of Bertinoro.

The center is in the hilltop town of Bertinoro in Emilia Romagna about 50km east of Bologna at an elevation of about 230m. Here is a map putting it in context. It is easily reached by train and taxi from Bologna and is close to many splendid Italian locations such as Ravenna, a treasure trove of Byzantine art and history, and the Republic of San Marino (all within 35km) as well as some less well-known locations like the thermal springs of Fratta Terme and the castle and monastic gardens of Monte Maggio. Bertinoro can also be a base for visiting some of the better-known Italian locations such as Padua, Ferrara, Vicenza, Venice, Florence and Siena.

Bertinoro itself is picturesque, with many narrow streets and walkways winding around the central peak. The meeting will be held in a redoubtable ex-Episcopal fortress that has been converted by the University of Bologna into a modern conference center with computing facilities and Internet access. From the fortress you can enjoy a beautiful the vista that stretches from the Tuscan Apennines to the Adriatic coast.

The Bertinoro Center provides instructions for reaching Bertinoro.


Scientific OrganizationJason HartlineNorthwestern U.
Tim RoughgardenStanford U.
Local Organization Eleonora CamporiCentro Congressi di Bertinoro