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Toulouse e-Democracy Summer School (TeSS)



Toulouse e-Democracy Summer School

Toulouse, France – IRIT – June 27th 2017 – July 4th 2017

The rise of e-Democracy can be attributed to two phenomena. In one hand, the revival of the participatory movement inspired both by opposition movements and by direct democracy movements that took place during the 1960s and 1970s, and in another hand Internet diffusion in the 1990s. E-Democracy is studied in various scientific fields such as Political Science, Economical Sciences, Computer Sciences, Mathematic, and Philosophy. e-Democracy and more generally collective decision making covers several topics such as:

-        Voting procedures in several situations:  face to face, asynchronous distributed etc.

-        Sharing procedures, Equity

-        Group Decision Support Systems, Collaborative Tools

-        Negotiation, Argumentation, Deliberation

-        Security problems, Security Protocols, Cryptography

-        Confidence and e-Trust : Psychology, Information Theory, Social Psychology, Ergonomics

-        Democratic decision, Feasibility, Complexity, Manipulation.

Toulouse e-Democracy Summer School (TeSS) is organized jointly with CIMI labex and Policy Analitycs GDR The aim of this summer school is to create a young multidisciplinary group of researchers on the topics listed above and to help students to obtain feedbacks concerning their own research by international renowned specialists of the domain (e.g. Pr. Hannu Nurmi, University of Turku, Finland, Pr. Marc Kilgour, University Wilfrid Laurier, Waterloo, Canada, Pr. Nicolas Maudet, LIP6, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, Pr. Jose Maria Moreno Jimenez, Zaragoza University, Spain, and Dr. Pietro Speroni di Fenizio, Dublin, Ireland).

PhD student and PostDoc researchers are asked to submit their contributions to the organizing committee. A contribution should describe the research work of the student and should include the following information:  outline of objectives; state of the art; methodology and expected outcome; stage of the research. The proposal should be written in Latex with the class article 11pt and package a4wide, it should not exceed 4 pages, it must be submitted to: Submissions will be judged mainly on relevance, originality, technical quality and clarity.

The summer school will be held at IRIT ( The labex CIMI will take all student lunches and dinners in charge. The participants only need to find financial support for their travel and accommodation. Students must present their work in front of all participants and in front of the invited professors during 45 minutes followed by 45 minutes of discussions. One lecture by day will be given by an invited professor.

The summer school will validate one credit by the Doctoral School MITT 475 (http:// All the accepted submissions will be edited (after final validation) in a book with ISBN number published by IRIT institute.  Following the summer school, a special issue will be edited in the International Journal of Decision Support System Technologies.

A Best PhD Project price will be awarded by the Advisory board (organizing committee and invited professors) based on the paper submitted and the oral presentation.

Important Dates:


Submission deadline: Mai 30th 2017


Acceptance date: June 5th 2017


Summer school: June 27th 2017 – July 4th 2017


Organizing Committee:


Guy Camilleri, Toulouse University, IRIT


Guillaume Chèze, Toulouse University, IMT


Florence Dupin de St-Cyr, Toulouse Univ., IRIT


Pascale Zaraté, Toulouse University, IRIT


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Guy Camilleri (IRIT), Guillaume Chèze (IMT), Florence Dupin de St-Cyr (IRIT), Pascale Zaraté (IRIT)
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Thèmes abordés
Intelligence collective, intelligence sociale, réseaux sociaux; Plates-formes et environnements de développement en IA; Systèmes à base de règles, planification, aide à la décision; Web intelligence, internet du futur, protection de la vie privée
Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III
31062 Toulouse