7th Workshop on Dynamics and Computation
Interuniversity Attraction Poles Meeting (V/22)

Iterated Games and Cooperation

Arenberg Castle, Leuven, Belgium
October 27-28, 2003

Preparation of the workshop
Organizing committee

An interdisciplinary workshop aimed at bringing together students and researchers from the computer science, applied mathematics, dynamical systems, and control communities. The first day of the workshop will be an introductory minicourse. The second day will consist of invited talks. All talks will be in tutorial format and informal discussions between the participants will be encourage throughout the two days.

Annual dynamics workshops. This is the seventh of a series of annual workshops held in Belgium on topics related to dynamical systems. The goal of this series of workshops is to gather researchers from different disciplines around the general theme of dynamical systems in a casual and informal athmosphere.


Monday, October 27 One day introductory minicourse
Karl Sigmund, (University of Vienna and International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria).
Evolutionary games dynamics

09h00 - 09h15 Introduction.
09h15 - 10h15 Part 1. Introduction to game theory, experimental games.
10h15 - 10h45 Coffee break.
10h45 - 11h45 Part 2. Evolutionary game dynamics: examples and basic theory.
11h45 - 12h45 Part 3. Games of cooperation.
12h45 - 14h00 Lunch.
14h00 - 15h00 Part 4. Two-role games.
15h00 - 16h00 Part 5. Spatial games.

Tuesday, October 28 Invited lectures and short presentations.
The short presentations will be 10' presentations, including 2' for discussion. These presentations should be no more than 3 slides.

09:00 - 09:15 Introduction

09:15 - 10:15 Josef Hofbauer (University of Vienna, Austria), Stability and Selection of Nash equilibria.

10:15 - 11:15 Patrick De Leenheer (Rutgers University, USA). An application of competitive systems theory: global analysis of HIV models.

11:15 - 11:45 Coffee break.

11:45 - 12:30 Session 1: The Iterated Prisoner Dilemna. Session Chair: Josef Hofbauer.

  • J-J. Orban de Xivry, Comparison between different strategies for the iterated prisoner's dilemna.
  • D. Francois, Analysing the opponent's strategy in the iterated prisoner's dilemna.
  • M. Baes, A good stochastic approach for the iterated prisoner's dilemna.
  • C. Schreiber, Fairness versus reason in the ultimatum game.
  • I. Motte, Types of evolutionary stability and the problem of cooperation.

    12:30 - 14:00 Lunch.

    14:00 - 15:00 Karl Sigmund, (University of Vienna, Austria). Public Goods and Free Riders.

    15:00 - 15:15 Coffee break.

    15:15 - 16:30 Session 2: Games, here and everywhere. Session Chair: Patrick De Leenheer.
  • D. Lemonnier, A control problem in game theory proposed by Patrick De Leenheer.
  • G. Stan, A simple winner take all network as an illustration of the prisoners dilemma.
  • T. Leenaerts, Analysis and simulation of the dynamics of intrademic multileverl selection.
  • V. Guffens, Network application of cooperative game theory.
  • M. Troffaes, Natural selection in aggregation.
  • J. Jordan, Iterative eigenvalue algorithms as a game.
  • R. Cendrillon and M. Moonen, The multi-user spectrum management game in digital subscriber lines.
  • J. Theys and J.Ch. Delevenne, The weakest link: a simulation.

    Preparation of the workshop

    Participants to the workshop, especially PhD students, are encouraged to read at least one of the following references prior to the minicourse:

    All PhD students and postdoctoral researchers who participate in the workshop are asked to submit a one page contribution by September 30th to dynamics@inma.ucl.ac.be. These contributions will be reviewed and authors of a few selected contributions will be invited to make a short (about 15') invited presentation on the second day of the workshop. Contributions should be related to the general theme of the workshop; they can be of any kind and do not need to contain original material. Examples of possible contributions include:

    The contributions will be evaluated by the workshop organizers; the primary selection criteria will be suitability for a short presentation and interest to the workshop audience.


    Registration is by email. If you wish to participate in this workshop, please send an email to dynamics@inma.ucl.ac.be. There are no registration fees. The lunch of October 28 is offered to the PAI members; a participation will be asked to the other participants. The deadline for registration is September 30th, 2003. Please include the following information in your email:

    Name and surname:
    PAI member: yes/no
    Participation in the workshop and study day: yes/no
    Participation in the lunch on October 28th: yes/no


    The workshop will be held in the Arenberg Castle in Leuven. Travel instructions can be found here.

    Organizing committee

    Vincent Blondel, Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium)
    Patrick De Leenheer, Rutgers University (USA)
    Rodolphe Sepulchre, Université de Liège (Belgium)


    Belgian National Research Fund (FNRS).
    Interuniversity Attraction Pole (IAP V/22) "Dynamical Systems and Control: Computation, Identification and Modelling".
    Université de Liège.