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5th ENCODE workshop on Group Accuracy, Deliberation, & Social Influence

3 Oct 2023
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Call for Participants: 5th ENCODE workshop on Group Accuracy, 
Deliberation, and Social 
@Erasmus University Rotterdam, October 3rd

According to the celebrated Condorcet Jury Theorem, if we can dispose of a 
series of jurors who each have an independent, better than random accuracy 
regarding a binary issue, then the larger the group of jurors we take, the 
more accurate the group’s majority opinion on this issue will be. In the 
limit, the majority opinion will be fully reliable. This mathematical 
result has provided the starting point for a rich literature on the wisdom 
of crowds and democratic decision-making.

In practice however, opinions are not independent. Decision-makers are 
typically connected through networks of social influence, and before 
casting their opinion, they may deliberate collectively. When doing so, 
the shape of the network, the order in which they exchange information, 
the levels of trustworthiness attributed to them, and strategic 
considerations are crucial for the eventual outcome of the process. The 
aim of this workshop is to cast light on the role of these and other 
parameters in group deliberation, and their implications for group 
accuracy and democracy.

Preliminary Programme:

   *   9h45-10h00    Welcome
   *   10h00-11h00  Kai Spiekermann<https://www.kaispiekermann.net/>, London School of Economics
   *   11h15-12h00  Maaike Los, University of Groningen
   *   12h15-13h00  Hein Duijf<https://www.uu.nl/staff/HWADuijf>, Utrecht University
   *   13h00-14h30  lunch break
   *   14h30-15h15  Adrian Haret<https://staff.science.uva.nl/a.haret/>, University of Amsterdam
   *   15h15-16h00  Ines Lindner<https://research.vu.nl/en/persons/id-lindner>, Free University of Amsterdam
   *   16h15-17h15  Olivier Roy<https://www.phil.uni-bayreuth.de/en/people/roy/index.php>, University of Bayreuth
18h00-             Workshop Dinner

Participation is free of charge, but the available spots are limited. Please notify us before September 19th via vandeputte@esphil.eur.nl<mailto:vandeputte@esphil.eur.nl> in case you would like to attend. Please put “participation: ENCODE workshop” in the subject of your email. A full programme, incl. abstracts and location will be announced in September.

Funding & organization:

The ENCODE workshops are organized bi-annually at the EIPE/ESPhil (Erasmus University of Rotterdam), as part of the NWO-funded ENCODE<https://www.eur.nl/en/esphil/encode> project (VI.Vidi.191.105).
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