ICFCA 2012

ICFCA 2012

International Workshop on Experimental Economics and Machine Learning (EEML)

In conjunction with ICFCA 2012 (6 - 10 May 2012, Leuven, Belgium)

The workshop proceedings are printed in Belgium by the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven with ISBN 978-9-08-140992-6. The proceedings are also published online on the CEUR-Workshop website in volume Vol-870 of a series with ISSN 1613-0073.

In Experimental Economics, laboratory and field experiments are conducted on subjects in order to improve theoretical knowledge about human behavior in interactions. Although paying different amounts of money restricts the preferences of the subjects in experiments, the exclusive application of analytical game theory does not suffice to explain the recorded data. It exacts the development and evaluation of more sophisticated models. In some experiments, human subjects are involved into an interaction with automated agents and these agents are used for simulating human interactions.

The more data is used for the evaluation, the more of statistical significance can be achieved. Since huge amounts of behavioral data are required to be scanned for regularities and automated agents are required to simulate and to intervene human interactions, Machine Learning is the tool of choice for the research in Experimental Economics. Moreover modern economics extensively involves network structures, which can be modeled as graphs or more complicated relational structures.

Therefore relational machine learning is a potentially useful technique for the purposes of analyzing these new types of economic data. We hope that this workshop associated with the conference on Formal Concept Analysis and two related workshops will help to gather researchers from data analysis and economic communities and activate the power of algebraic and relational machine learning tools to gain the beneficial results.

Subject coverage:

EEML topics - part 1

  • Economical Applications of Machine Learning
  • Experimental Economics and Complex Networks
  • Machine Learning for Social Sciences
  • Human Behavior Modeling and Game Theory
  • Economical Innovations and Data Mining

EEML topics - part 2

  • Knowledge Discovery in Economics Domain
  • Innovative applications of FCA in Economics
  • Relational Machine Learning and Graph Mining
  • Behavioral game theory
  • Pattern Recognition in Innovative Projects

Workshop chairs

Program committee (to be extended and confirmed)

Paper submission

All accepted papers will be included in the workshop's proceedings to be published by Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in a volume with ISBN. Also, the proceedings will be published online on the CEUR-Workshop web site. The best three papers submitted before ICFCA deadline of the workshop may be included in the main Springer volume associated with the conference.

Submission Procedure: Electronic version of full paper complete with authors' affiliations should be submitted through the conference electronic submission system. Use the submission link http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eeml2012

Manuscripts must be prepared with LaTeX or Microsoft Office and should follow the Springer format available at http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html

The maximum number of accepted papers by an individual author that can be covered by the workshop's registration charge is 3. The papers over 12 pages are not allowed.

Submission deadline: April 7, 2012

Revisions: April 8 - 14, 2012

Camera-ready copy: April 20, 2012



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If you have any questions, you can always send them to the e-mail shown below.

Contact person: Poelmans Jonas

E-mail address: Jonas.Poelmans@econ.kuleuven.be


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