Since 1999 game theorists worldwide are organized in the Game Theory Society, which holds a World Congress every four years to promote the investigation, teaching, and application of game theory. The next meeting will be in 2020 in Budapest. Furthermore, there are two other worldwide important conferences on game theory, which take place on annual basis: The Stony Brook International Conference on Game Theory in the United States of America and the European Meeting on Game Theory (SING), being the most import conference in Europe.
The history of the SING conferences dates back to 1983 with the first 13 meetings being held in Italy. Since 2001, when Spanish scholars got involved in the organization, the conferences take place on regular annual base. The acronym SING was introduced in 2005 when scholars from the Netherlands joined. Today the conference series is called the ”European Meeting on Game Theory” after in 2014 scholars from Poland got involved in the organization of a SING meeting for the second time. However, it was decided to keep also the acronym SING. Hence, SING14 in 2018 is the 14th European Meeting on Game Theory since the acronym SING got introduced and the 27th meeting since the first meeting in Italy. It will be the first time ever that ”The European Meeting on Game Theory” will take place in Germany.
As usual for the SlNG conference also the SING14 conference programme will consist of small number invited lectures by highly distinguished scholars in the field and a larger number of contributed papers, which are selected among all applications by a scientific committee of established researchers in the field to ensure a high scientific standard of the papers presented at the conference (see below). However, also contributions from Ph.D. students and researchers being at the beginning of their career are explicitly invited and a Best Paper Prize is awarded. Even SING is the European Meeting on Game Theory, participants from all over the world attend the conference on a regular basis. The language of the meeting is English.
The organizers welcome contributions from all areas of game theory, including, but not limited to:
- Cooperative games and their applications
- Mechanism design
- Dynamic games
- Evolutionary games
- Stochastic games
- Voting and power indices
- Learning and experimentation in games
- Computational game theory