GAMENET Conference 2019

November 21-22, 2019

Prague, Czech Republic

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The GAMENET Conference Prague 2019 will take place on November 21 – 22, 2019, at the Institute of Information Theory and Automation, Prague, Czech Republic

The aim of this event concluding the second year of COST Action European Network for Game Theory GAMENET is to present, discuss and share the progress on research made in the working groups of GAMENET:

  • Algorithmic Theory for Games on Networks,
  • Learning in Large-Scale Distributed Networks,
  • Graph Games,
  • Stochastic Methods in Game Theory.

The work of GAMENET is coordinated by its Management Committee (MC), consisting of representatives of currently 28 European countries.

Action Chair: Mathias Staudigl (Maastricht University)
Action Vice Chair: Marco Scarsini (LUISS Rome)

The members of the scientific committee in the areas of respective working groups are:

  • WG1: Tobias Harks (University of Augsburg)
  • WG2: Panayotis Mertikopoulos (CNRS)
  • WG3: Antonín Kučera (Masaryk University)
  • WG4: Miklos Pinter (University of Budapest)

The event consists of invited talks, poster presentations, meetings of working groups WG1-WG4 and the annual meeting of GAMENET Management Committee.

Invited speakers

Catherine Rainer

Université de Brest

Abstract of the talk

Ágnes Cseh

Institute of Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Abstract of the talk

Edith Elkind

University of Oxford

Abstract of the talk

Michal Feldman

Tel-Aviv University

Abstract of the talk


November 21, 2019

8:30 - 9:00 Registration
Session I Chair: Mathias Staudigl
9:00 - 9:30 Welcome and opening by MC Chair
9:30 - 9:40 WG1 chair: report on the progress
9:40 - 9:50 WG2 chair: report on the progress
9:50 - 10:00 WG4 chair: report on the progress
10:00 - 10:10 WG3 chair: report on the progress
10:10 - 10:40 Coffee break
Session II Chair: Luiz DaSilva
10:40 - 11:30 Invited talk: Catherine Rainer
Solving two-state Markov games with incomplete information on one side
11:30 - 12:20 Invited talk: Penelope Hernandez
How Bayesian persuasion can help reduce illegal parking and other socially undesirable behavior
12:20 - 12:30 Event Photo
All participants
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch break (see map of restaurants nearby)
Session III Chair: Panayotis Mertikopoulos
14:00 - 14:50 Invited talk: Edith Elkind
Hedonic diversity games
14:50 - 15:00 Newcomer group presentation, Miklós Krész (SI)
15:00 - 16:00 Poster spotlights
16:00 - 17:00 Coffee break and Poster session
17:00 - 18:00 Core group meeting
19:30 - 22:00 Conference dinner at restaurant “PROFESNÍ DŮM”
(meeting at tram stop Malostranská)

November 22, 2019

Session IV Chair: Marco Scarsini
9:00 - 9:50 Invited talk: Ágnes Cseh
Pareto optimal coalitions of fixed size
9:50 - 10:40 Invited talk: Michal Feldman
Auction design under interdependent values
10:40 - 10:50 Closing remarks
10:50 - 11:20 Coffee break
11:20 - 13:00 MC meeting
14:30 - 16:30 Historical Prague and Franz Kafka Tour (free of charge). Number of participants is limited to 20 people. Booking on is mandatory.

Important dates

Poster submission due: September 30, 2019 (passed)
Acceptance notification due: October 15, 2019 (extended)
Registration deadline: October 20, 2019 (extended)
COST conference and MC meeting: November 21-22, 2019


Please proceed into the registration form

Registration form

Poster submission

Students are very welcome to participate in the meeting. The students and early stage researchers (who had their doctorate for less that 8 years) willing to present a poster are kindly asked to upload a short abstract via easychair

The LaTeX template can be downloaded here.

The deadline for abstract submission is September 30 2019. The accepted abstracts will be included in the pre-conference book of abstracts.

Poster Sessions Committee:


The venue of the COST CA 16228 Workshop and Management Committee meeting is Institute of Information Theory and Automation, Czech Academy of Sciences, Pod Vodarenskou vezi 4, 182 08 Prague 8

The venue is located within walking distance from the metro station Ladvi (line C, red line) and tram 10, bus 103,152,166,177.

Institute of Information Theory and Automation
Institute of Information Theory and Automation

The conference lectures will take place at main lecture hall on the ground floor

Poster sessions will be at the main hall

Management Committee Meeting will take place at the lecture room on November 22.

Core Group Meeting will take place in room 25.

Accommodation & Dining

Prague is offering a range of accommodation options of all kinds and we encourage participants to arrange their accommodation according to their preferences. Below are some suggestions.

Hotel Duo Prague **** (recommended)
special rate for GAMENET: book here
price: 50-65 eur/night
distance from the venue: 12 minute by Public Transport (metro) or 30 minute walk
metro station: Střížkov (line C)
Hotel Merkur ***
price: 130 eur/night
distance from the venue: 9 minute by Public Transport (metro)
metro station: Florenc (line C)
Henrietta Hotel
price: 30-40€
distance from the venue: 3 minute by Public transport (metro)
metro station: Kobylisy (line C)
Cheap hostel Ladvi
price: 12-20 eur/night
distance from the venue: 5min walk from the venue
single or shared room with shared facilities

Restaurants nearby the venue

Pivovar ladvi Kobolis
local brewery and Czech cuisine
Pizzeria Mexicana Giovanni
pizza and mexican food
U Zvonecku
Czech and international cuisine

City of Prague

Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is well known for its historical monuments, classical architecture and rich cultural heritage that continues today in many theaters, concert halls, opera houses and galleries. Come and discover this wonderful city and walk in the footsteps not only of Franz Kafka and Antonin Dvorak but also of Tycho de Brahe, Johannes Kepler, Bernard Bolzano, Christian Doppler, Albert Einstein, Jaroslav Heyrovsky, and others.

The dominant feature of the city is Prague Castle with its gothic St. Vitus Cathedral. The castle, formerly the seat of Czech kings since 1087, became the seat of the president in 1918. The 14th century Charles Bridge, the most remarkable promenade site in Prague, connects Lesser Town with the Old Town, amazing network of twisting medieval lanes. The Old Town City Hall in the Old Town Square houses the oldest working Astronomical Clock in the world (1410). At every hour, a presentation of four figures and statues of 12 Apostles starts. Between the Old Town Square and the river bank, remains of unique 13th century Jewish Town offer mysterious spiritual atmosphere. Due to hilly landscape over double-bent river valley, the elevated sites such as the Castle offer magnificent views over the city's “one hundred spires”.

For more tourist information please visit Prague City Tourism website and you can take a look at these tourist guides:


The time zone in Prague is CET (UTC+01:00)


International dialling code for the Czech Republic: +00420


The official conference language is English. No translation/interpretation services will be provided.


Should you need to visit a doctor, we recommend contacting the reception desk of your hotel, they will direct you to the nearest hospital. If urgent medical assistance is required, call the emergency 112 or 155.


The standard electrical voltage in Czech republic is 230 volts AC, 50Hz.


Tap water is safe to drink in Prague.




The currency is Czech crown (CZK), approximate rate is 1 EUR = 25 CZK.


In emergency situations, you can contact the local police, ambulance service, fire department and other emergency services by calling 112. Alongside 112, the following specific emergency numbers are available:
155 – ambulance
150 – fire brigade
158 – police


ATMs are widely available and open 24 hours a day. Large supermarkets and shops often accept euros in cash (only banknotes, change in CZK only). Please note that small grocery stores and some restaurants may accept cash only. The closest ATMs and bank are located near Ladvi metro station.

Getting to Prague

Vaclav Havel Airport Prague handles flights of most European carriers, including low-cost ones, as well as some overseas flights.

Public transport & tickets

Prague public transport is fast, efficient and frequent. Metro and most daily trams and buses operate every day from 5 AM till midnight. Night trams and buses (line numbers beginning with 9) operate throughout the night. You can find needed connection on the Prague Public Transport web

Basic ticket fares are 32CZK (valid for 90min) and 24CZK (valid for 30min). Tickets can be purchased at tickets machines (CZ coins needed), newsagents (tobacco shops), metro entrance areas, etc. The ticket must be validated in the validating machine while first entering the bus/tram/metro.


Unfortunately, we are not able to provide childcare for the participants' children.