14th International Conference on Game Theory at Stony Brook

(July 21-25, 2003)

Please note: The conference reception and dinner will take place on Tuesday, July 22, 7pm, at the Three Village Inn.

Plenary speakers

Contributed talks



Conference schedule

Information for participants

  1. Information about yourself and your contribution
  2. Registration and Cancellation
  3. Accommodation
  4. The talks you would like to attend (scheduling starts June 15)
  5. US Visa requirements
  6. Sports facilities at Stony Brook
  7. Internet and email access at Stony Brook

Plenary speakers

Presenter Talk title (click for paper or abstract)
Bob Aumann Rule Rationality Versus Act Rationality
Mort Canty Computing Equilibrium Strategies for Timely Detection
Daniela de Farias Learning and Teaching in Repeated Games: A Machine Learning Approach to Long-Term Best-Response Play
Olivier Gossner Costly Communication in Repeated Interactions
Sergiu Hart Adaptive Heuristics: A Little Rationality Goes a Long Way
Ehud Kalai Large Robust Games
Ehud Lehrer No-Regret, Approachability and Excludability with Bounded Computational Capability
Andy McLennan Polyhedral Homotopy Computation of Extensive Form Nash Equilibrium Paths
Abraham Neyman Kolmogorov Strategy Complexity
Dinah Rosenberg The MaxMin Value of Stochastic Games with Imperfect Monitoring
Tim Roughgarden Selfish Routing and the Price of Anarchy
Dov Samet One Observation Behind Two Puzzles
David Schmeidler Beliefs and Tastes in Context
Christian Shelton Compact Structured Game Representations
Bob Simon A Topological Approach to Quitting Games
Sylvain Sorin Multivalued Dynamics and Games
Bill Sudderth Borel Stay-in-a-Set Games
Ted Turocy The Gambit System for Computing in Finite Games
Shmuel Zamir On the Existence of Pure Strategy Monotone Equilibria in Asymmetric First-Price Auctions

The following have confirmed participation without giving a talk:

Pradeep Dubey
Jean-Francois Mertens
John Nash
Lloyd Shapley

Contributed talks (click here, moved to separate file)

Conference schedule (click here, moved to separate file)

The conference starts on Monday 21 July at 9am and ends on Friday 25 July at 3pm, with a plenary talk by a prominent game theorist on Friday at 2pm as the last event.

Each morning and afternoon session is planned to consist of one plenary talk of 45 minutes, followed by a break, two contributed sessions of 25 minute each (each with up to five parallel talks), followed by a break, and then again a plenary talk of 45 minutes, as follows:

  9:15-10:00 Plenary Talk 1
10:15-10:40 Contributed Session 1
10:50-11:15 Contributed Session 2
11:30-12:15 Plenary Talk 2
Lunch break
14:00-14:45 Plenary Talk 3
15:00-15:25 Contributed Session 3
15:35-16:00 Contributed Session 4
16:15-17:00 Plenary Talk 4

Information for participants

The following has essentially been sent out to presenters of contributed papers in the acceptance email. For further clarification, check the following below:

All the material is new to plenary speakers, and to participants who will not give a talk. If you are one of these, you may be interested in specifying below your preferences for talks you would like to attend which will give us information about how to schedule the contributed talks with a minimum of clashes. As a plenary speaker, just give your name, as a participant, use the participant number you get when you indicate to us by email that you wish to register as a participant; this email does not replace the actual registration, which requires payment.

1. Information about yourself and your contribution

We have a very large number of participants this year. We ask your help in order to facilitate a smooth organization. All your email will be read by a person, but in order to process routine data quickly by computer, please stick to the formats explained in the following.

Email correspondence

Please direct all email to both the chairman (BvS) and the local organizers, using the email addresses
Please send us email as TEXT ONLY, not in HTML format.

If you contribute a paper or are a participant who has been given a participant number, as an example say number 99, please start your email with the line

I am presenter/participant number 99
For completing our records for the conference please email us as follows (copy this part of the email into your message and change the given information as necessary):

EMAIL SUBJECT:   personal info

and in the body of the message (here is an example):

I am presenter/participant number 87
Postal address (on separate lines, start on new line):
Department of Mathematics
London School of Economics
Houghton St
London WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom 
(End of address)
My homepage (if any): http://www.maths.lse.ac.uk/Personal/stengel
My preferred talk days (please change if necessary): July 21 22 23 24 25
My abstract (Text only, 20 lines maximum, start on new line): 
(End of abstract)
Talk in same session (at most one, give number): 41
Preferred talks: 9 15 71 78
The "Talk in same session" entry is a related talk that you think should be given in the same room in the preceding or subsequent contributed session as your own talk, if you have a preference (see the planned
schedule above).

Please send only information that has been changed so we do not have to change it unnecessarily (in particular, check your abstract if needs to be changed). Thanks!

"My preferred talk days": strict preference only

Please note: the above entry   My preferred talk days   severely restricts our scheduling possibilities (in particular if we want to avoid clashes) and should only be given if you will not be at the conference on other days, or e.g. for a medical reason. Please email us in case of doubt (where you can also specify a good reason to speak only in the morning or afternoon).

Revising papers and abstracts

Please use for any revision the same filename that you see in the list above. This may be a shortened or altered version of the file name that you used. When you submitted both extended abstract and a paper, the paper is posted.

The abstracts have been extracted from the files. However, this did not always work, or your extended abstracted is too long, so your abstract is not shown even if you sent us one in your original submission to the conference.
Please send us a short abstract as well if it differs from the abstract that you see on the
abstracts webpage. It will replace your abstract as shown so far.
A short abstract will make it easier for others to decide if they should attend your talk, which they can specify below.

File formats

On preferred file formats for any revision: I (BvS) have converted all files to PDF format. Some people sent me .pdf files derived from Scientific Word that had font problems, where I have contacted you, and often the .dvi version worked fine. But other Scientific Word files may have fonts that do not work universally. Please send me all files that you can generate, with formats .tex .dvi or .pdf, if you send me a revision.

You may also send me a .doc (Microsoft WORD) file, but preferably NOT an .rtf (rich text format) file.

2. Registration and Cancellation

If you know that you will not be able to attend the conference, please let us know as soon as possible so that your slot is vacated.

Otherwise, register as early as possible! The registration form is available at http://www.sunysb.edu/gametheory/Reg00.pdf which we ask to submit with the registration fee, $200 ($25 for students), by personal check, travellers check, or money order payable to The Center for Game Theory. DEADLINE is JUNE 1. A late charge of $50 will be added after this date.

If you cancel later, your registration fee will be re-imbursed minus the following handling charges:

3. Accommodation

For your travel arrangements: The conference starts on Monday 21 July at 9 am and ends on Friday 25 July at 3 pm. Note the workshop on "Experiments" before the main conference and the workshop in honor of Lloyd Shapley afterwards. The registration fee includes these events.

For details on accommodation see http://www.sunysb.edu/gametheory/Housing.htm. Please observe the reservation deadline of JUNE 1. Dormitory deposits are to be made to the "Center for Game Theory" by check or money order (no credit cards), but a deposit for the dormitory and for the registration can be made with a single payment.

For off-campus housing, note that the room rate in the Holiday Inn is the same for single or double occupancy, including breakfast, and the rooms are large, unlike the dormitory rooms, so you may consider sharing a hotel room as an alternative to the dormitory. You have to book your room directly with the hotel.

If you want us to help with finding another person to share a room, please send us an email with the following:

EMAIL SUBJECT:   roommate search

and in the body of the message (amended as necessary):

I am presenter/participant number 
Last name: 
Preferred housing: dormitory airconditioned-dormitory hotel
I am: male female
Smoker: no yes
Snoring: no light heavy
Arrival date: 
Departure date: 
with the appropriate information. We will try to find and suggest a match and inform both of you so that you can co-ordinate on the booking, which you still have to do yourselves.

4. The talks you would like to attend

We will have to schedule the 90+ contributed talks in four or five parallel sessions We will try to minimize the number of clashes.

For that purpose, please send us your preference of the talks you plan to attend. We will send you a confirmation and the list of talks that we have scheduled, so that you are well prepared for the conference :-)

Clashes will be unavoidable, and we will try to maximize the number of preferred talks that everyone can at least attend. You may therefore prefer to list only the talks that you definitely want to attend without clashes, since all the talks you list are treated equally (so the order of the numbers is not important). Please use the email format in 1. above. An example of the line in question is

Preferred talks: 10 11 70 75 78
and you can send us any revised list until June 15, where only the lines "I am presenter/participant number " and "Preferred talks: " are mandatory (any new list will replace the old one entirely).

If you are only attending the conference on specific days, you are only allowed to give a preference for 2 talks for each day you are there, as you cannot expect to have all your preferred talks being given, clash free, on those days. (We cannot guarantee that the schedule is clash-free for everyone, of course.)

You can revise your choices at any time, where only new fields have to be supplied. We will start scheduling the talks after June 15.

5. US Visa requirements

5. U.S. Visa requirements

Citizens of most Western European countries only need a sufficiently valid passport to visit the United States, see the Visa Waiver information at


General visa information can be obtained at


If you need an official invitation letter for obtaining a U.S. visa to attend this conference, please e-mail us. You will get an acknowledgment by email when your invitation letter has been sent.

6. Sports facilities at Stony Brook

Bring your tennis racket! There are six hard courts on campus free to use. If you come from a European time zone you may consider playing early in the morning when it is not yet as hot.

We may also organize a soccer game.

The Holiday Inn Express has a large indoor swimming pool, and a fitness room.

7. Internet and email access at Stony Brook

The library has a few terminals providing free internet access and thereby webmail, but NO telnet facilities.

Last change: Thu Jul 17 12:36:53 BST 2003 by Bernhard von Stengel