DIMACS Mini-Workshop on Mathematical and Computational Approaches to Elections
June 18, 1999
DIMACS Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
Presented under the auspices of the Special Year on Large Scale Discrete Optimization.
- Bruno Simeone , La Sapienza University and DIMACS, firstname.lastname@example.org
In recent years, the debate on electoral reform has been very lively both in
newborn and old democracies. Although the choice of an appropriate electoral
system is affected by political and social factors, and as such it certainly
belongs to the domain of social sciences, it is also evident that the formal
aspects and procedures of voting naturally call for the use of quantitative
methods for the analysis and design of such systems.
Several quantitative approaches have been developed, such as axiomatics (in the
more general context of social choice theory), game-theory, geometry,
optimization, and discrete algorithms. The workshop aims to discuss and
compare these approaches and to pinpoint or foresee connections between them.
The speakers are well recognized for their own contributions to these different
areas, and altogether they will offer a comprehensive and broad view of
quantitative methods for electoral systems.
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Document last modified on May 26, 1999.