The 8th Game Theory Practice Meeting Dedicated to Global and International Issues

Game Theory Practice (GTP) has quite an impressive history. The first four biannual meetings on Game Theory Practice in Genoa (Italy, 1998), Valencia (Spain, 2000), Hilvarenbeek (The Netherlands, 2002), and Elche (Spain, 2004) were general in nature. Another meeting focusing on Game Practice and the Environment was held in Alessandria (Italy, 2002). The 6th GTP meeting in Zaragoza (Spain, 2006) was dedicated to Development, Natural Resources and the Environment, and the 7th meeting in Montreal (Canada, 2007) was dedicated to Energy, Environment and Natural Resources.

After a non-typical pause, the 8th GTP meeting will be held in Riverside California. It will be dedicated to Transboundary and Global Issues, including natural resources (water, fisheries, and forestry), environment, climate change, terrorism, peace talks, weapon control, trade, technology transfer, and migration.

With globalization, we see more frequent and increased competition over natural resources such as land, fisheries, forests, water, and environmental pollution. In addition, global agreements on trade, migration, climate change, and technology transfer are becoming more apparent in various forums. The purpose of the meeting is to demonstrate the usefulness of Game Theory in these fields.

The meeting will be held on July 11-12, 2011. It will include invited keynote presentations, invited tutorials, and contributed papers.

We have confirmation from the following invited speakers:

  • Guillermo Owen (Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA) – to speak on Game Theory applied to terrorism.
    [Sponsored Terrorist Attacks and Retaliation:A Game Theoretic Approach to Secret Coalitions]
  • Ngo van Long (McGill University, Montreal, Quebec) – to provide tutorial on application of Dynamic Games to global and transboundary issues
    [Applications of Dynamic Games to Global and Transboundary Issues: A Tutorial]
  • (CANCELED) Johan Eyckmans (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) - to provide tutorial on application of game theory to global and international agreements

The following journals agreed to consider special issues of papers presented in the conference: Environment and Development Economics, International Game Theory Review, Strategic Behavior and the Environment

We also have an agreement from Routledge to produce an edited book, based on transformed papers to non-technical chapters.

Organizing Committee: Ariel Dinar (University of California, Riverside), Linda Fernandez (University of California, Riverside), David Malueg (University of California, Riverside), Fioravante Patrone (University of Genova), Amnon Rapoport (University of California, Riverside), Rashid Sumaila (University of British Columbia), Rami Zwick (University of California, Riverside).

Scientific Committee: Michèle Breton (HEC Montréal), Aart de Zeeuw (Tilburg University), Ariel Dinar (University of California, Riverside), Linda Fernandez (University of California, Riverside), Michael Finus (University of Exeter), David Malueg (University of California, Riverside), Fioravante Patrone (University of Genova), Pedro Pintassilgo (Universidade do Algarve), Amnon Rapoport (University of California, Riverside), Rashid Sumaila (University of British Columbia), Anastasios Xepapadeas (University of Athens), Georges Zaccour (HEC Montréal), Rami Zwick (University of California, Riverside).

 
 

The Conference is co-sponsored by:
Water Science and Policy Center, UC Riverside
Anderson Graduate School of Management, UC Riverside