Rainer Hegselmann obtained his master's degree in social sciences in 1973 at the University of Bochum, Germany. He took his PhD in philosophy from the University Essen in 1977. He was professor of philosophy at the University of Bremen 1988-1996. Since 1996 he is professor of philosophy at the University of Bayreuth, Germany. In the academic year 1994/95 he was fellow in residence at The Netherlands Institute For Advanced Study (NIAS). 1995 he was guest professor at the Institute For Advanced Study in Vienna, Austria. In the academic year 1999/2000 he was fellow at the Centre For Interdisciplinary Research (Bielefeld University). During the summer term 2009 he was visiting professor at the Catholic University Leuven (Belgium). In the academic year 2012/13 he was senior fellow at the Alfried-Krupp-Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald. 2014 he was Visiting International Fellow of the sociology department of the University of Surrey.
Stefan König received his Ph.D. from the University of Bayreuth in 2011. His research interest is the coordination of distributed information systems, especially with electronic negotiation and reputation mechanisms. From 2006 to 2011 he worked as a research assistant in different academic research projects. Since 2011 he is working as a software architect at Fiducia IT AG in Munich and is responsible for Business Process and Business Rules Management.
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Sascha Kurz was born in 1980. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Bayreuth in 2005. His research interests are combinatorial optimization and exhaustive generation of all kinds of discrete structures like point sets with pairwise integral distances, unit-distance graphs, (network) codes or voting systems. Currently he is a senior lecturer in mathematics at the University of Bayreuth.
Christoph Niemann received his PhD from the University of Bayreuth in 2011. He is interested in market-based control mechanisms and the decentralized nature of agents negotiating on their principals’ behalves. Currently he is working at MaibornWolff GmbH in Munich as an IT consultant. He likes agile development and is especially fond of the Scrum model.
Jörg Rambau received his PhD in mathematics (discrete geometry) in 1996 under the supervision of Günter M. Ziegler from the Technical University Berlin. After that he worked in the group of Martin Grötschel at the Zuse Intitute Berlin, where he completed his habilitation in 2002. There he was deputy head of the department optimization from 2000 through 2004. 1997 and 2003 he was a general member of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, USA. Since 2004 he is full professor for business mathematics at the University of Bayreuth, Germany.
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