23 January, 2013
Workshop inclusive fitness and game theory in the Alps
Swiss Alps, Arolla, 25-28 June 2013
2 ETSC credit points
Key note Speakers:
Andy Gardner (Oxford University, UK)
Franois Rousset (University of Montpellier, FR)
Samuel Bowles (Santa Fe Institute, USA)
Sbastien Lion (University of Montpellier, FR)
Rolf Kmmerli (Zurich University, CH)
Jrgen Weibull (Stockholm School of Economics, SE)
Hishashi Ohtsuki (Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Hayama, JP)
Ingela Alger (Toulouse School of Economics, FR)
Joe Wakano (Meij University, Tokyo, JP)
Timothy Linksvayer (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Erol Akay (Princeton University, USA)
Target participants: PhD students, Post-docs, and researchers working on the evolution of cooperation.
The goal of the workshop is to delineate the relationships and interplay between game theory, adaptive dynamics, and inclusive fitness theory for studying the evolution of cooperation. Keynote speakers will present lectures on the genetics, demographics, and strategic aspects of cooperation with a focus on the evolution of other-regarding preferences. The various topics will then be discussed in round-table sessions. The workshop will take place in the Hotel Kurhaus of Arolla (http://www.hotel-kurhaus.arolla.com), located in the magnificent mountain landscape of the Alps, and ideal location to reflect on the proximate and ultimate causes of cooperation.
Costs: CHF 480.- for room and board; there is no tuition fee. The web site of the workshop is:
To apply, send a single file (pdf or rtf) containing a short motivation paragraph, a cv, and the name of your scientific advisor if you are Phd to Nadia Bruyndonckx Nadia.Bruyndonckx@unil.ch. A number of slots (limited) for talks will also be available, but talks should be at the interface of game theory and inclusive fitness. If you are interested to give a talk, please also provide a short summary paragraph in your application.
Transport: go to Sion by train (two hours from Geneva airport and 2:45 from Zurich).Then take the bus from Sion train station to Arolla (1:20). Timetable for train and buses can be found at http://www.sbb.ch/en/home.html.
Deadline for application: 8 Marsh 2012.
Laurent Keller, Professor
Laurent Lehmann, Assistant Professor
Department of Ecology and Evolution
University of Lausanne
Le Biophore, CH 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland