International Workshop on Matching Under Preferences
MATCH-UP is a series of interdisciplinary and international workshops on matching under preferences. The remit of these workshops is to explore matching problems with preferences from the perspective of algorithms and complexity, discrete mathematics, combinatorial optimization, game theory, mechanism design and economics, and thus a key objective is to bring together the research communities of the related areas.
Matching problems with preferences occur in widespread applications such as the assignment of
school-leavers to universities, junior doctors to hospitals, students to campus housing,
children to schools, kidney transplant patients to donors and so on.
The common thread is that individuals have preference lists over the possible outcomes and
the task is to find a matching of the participants that is in some sense optimal with respect to
List of topics
The matching problems under consideration include, but are not limited to:
- two-sided matchings involving agents on both sides (e.g. college admissions, resident allocation, job markets, school choice, etc.)
- two-sided matchings involving agents and items (e.g. house allocation, course allocation, project allocation, assigning papers to reviewers, school choice, etc.)
- one-sided matchings (roommates problem, kidney exchanges, etc.)
- matching with payments (assignment game, etc.)
MATCH-UP 2017 will be hosted by Microsoft Research, Cambridge, MA, between 20-21 April 2017.
Previous workshops in the series have occurred as follows:
- MATCH-UP 2008, Reykjavík University, Iceland, 6 July 2008 (41 participants)
- MATCH-UP 2012, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary, 19-20 July 2012 (68 participants)
- MATCH-UP 2015, University of Glasgow, UK, 16-18 April 2015 (80 participants)
- Equal representation between the computer science and economics communities
- Mix of high-profile invited speakers and contributed talks from established and early-career researchers
- Dual-format submission mechanism to allow for the different publishing traditions of the participating communities
- Format A: not already published and not under submission elsewhere, at most 12 pages, accepted papers published in the proceedings
- Format B: not already published but can be under submission elsewhere, no page limit, only abstract published in the proceedings
- Light-touch reviewing process
- Proceedings not published formally but distributed online and in hard-copy form
- Possible poster session in addition
- No parallel sessions
- Workshop should occur every 2-3 years
The MATCH-UP Steering Committee is responsible for ensuring the continuity of the MATCH-UP series, and that the above set of guiding principles is adhered to. They will solicit bids from the community to host MATCH-UP workshops and will select venues from among those who have expressed interest. Steering Committee members will not be directly involved in the workshop organisation (unless they themselves are a member of a local organising committee) but will delegate this task to local organising committees, offering advice as and when required.
The Steering Committee members are as follows:
Click here to contact the Steering Committee.