Formal Approaches to Social Procedures

[New Entry by Jan van Eijck and Rineke (L.C.) Verbrugge on September 8, 2014.] Social procedures that have algorithmic aspects can often be improved by redesign. This holds for voting and other
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[New Entry by Jan van Eijck and Rineke (L.C.) Verbrugge on September 8, 2014.] Social procedures that have algorithmic aspects can often be improved by redesign. This holds for voting and other peaceful decision making procedures, for match-making, for auctioning, for fair division of estates, and for many procedures of distributive justice. The algorithmic aspects can be analyzed with formal methods. The term "social software" was coined by Rohit...

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