Social Choice Around Decentralized Autonomous Organizations: On the Computational Social Choice of Digital Communities Blue Sky Ideas Track

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Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) are sovereign digital communities that are owned by their members and that are algorithmically-controlled, usually by encoding their rules of conduct as smart contracts. Even though such communities become more popular and influential, their governance capabilities are still limited and lacking in quality. We argue that the MAS community holds the keys to improving the governance capabilities of DAOs; and that the challenge of DAO governance constitutes an important, new application area for MAS research that has the potential to have both scientific and societal impacts. Concretely, we describe DAOs and their governance needs and highlight gaps between the state of the art of MAS research and the governance needs of DAOs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1768-1773
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2023
Event22nd International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS 2023 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 29 May 20232 Jun 2023


  • Coalition Formation
  • Computational Social Choice
  • Continuous Optimization
  • Decentralized Autonomous Organization
  • Liquid Democracy
  • Prediction Markets
  • Sampling Algorithms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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