7th International Workshop on Matching Under Preferences

University of Oxford, United Kingdom

9 - 11 September, 2024

Key Information

Paper submission deadline: 01 May 2024 (extended to 08 May 2024 23:59 AoE)

Paper submission portal:

Submissions should be at most 18 pages long (excluding bibliography)

Submissions in EC or SAGT formats are very welcome

Contact the organisers:

MATCH-UP 2024 is the 7th workshop in an interdisciplinary and international workshops in the series on matching under preferences. It will take place on 9 - 11 September 2024, hosted by the University of Oxford, United Kingdom.

Matching problems with preferences occur in widespread applications such as the assignment of school-leavers to universities, junior doctors to hospitals, students to campus housing, children to schools, kidney transplant patients to donors and so on. The common thread is that individuals have preference lists over the possible outcomes and the task is to find a matching of the participants that is in some sense optimal with respect to these preferences.

The remit of this workshop is to explore matching problems with preferences from the perspective of algorithms and complexity, discrete mathematics, combinatorial optimization, game theory, mechanism design and economics, and thus a key objective is to bring together the research communities of the related areas.

List of Topics

The matching problems under consideration include, but are not limited to:
  • Two-sided matchings involving agents on both sides (e.g., college admissions, medical resident allocation, job markets, and school choice)
  • Two-sided matchings involving agents and objects (e.g., house allocation, course allocation, project allocation, assigning papers to reviewers, and school choice)
  • One-sided matchings (e.g., roommate problems, coalition formation games, and kidney exchange)
  • Multi-dimensional matchings (e.g., 3D stable matching problems)
  • Matching with payments (e.g., assignment game)
  • Online and stochastic matching models (e.g., Google Ads, ride sharing,
  • Other recent applications (e.g., refugee resettlement, food banks, social housing, and daycare)

NOTE: The 17th International Symposium on Algorithmic Game Theory (SAGT) will take place just before MATCH-UP at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 3–6, 2024.

We call for two types of contributions. Authors should indicate in the Keywords which format type their paper should be considered under.

Format A

  • Original contribution, not previously published in (or accepted by) another conference proceedings or journal
  • Not under review for a conference or journal elsewhere

Format B

  • Not necessarily original work
  • Could have been published already in (or accepted by) another conference proceedings or journal
  • Can be under review for a conference or journal elsewhere

The Programme Committee may give priority to Format A papers in the final selection.

Submit your paper

Submissions should be at most 18 pages long (excluding bibliography), formatted for A4 paper, using 11 point font or larger with at least 1" margins all round, and in single-column format. Submissions in EC or SAGT formats are very welcome. Any material beyond this limit should be placed in a clearly marked appendix which will be read at the discretion of the programme committee. There is no specified style file for submissions (e.g., LNCS or ACM style files are fine).

Please indicate in the Keywords whether your paper is Format A or Format B.


Only abstracts of accepted papers will appear in the workshop proceedings. This should allow the simultaneous or subsequent submission of contributed papers to other workshops, conferences or journals. If authors so choose, they may include a link to the full version of their paper (if published, e.g., on arXiv, REpeC, SSRN or on a personal web page) in the proceedings.

Paper submission portal: .

Special Issue

Mathematics of Operations Research is running a Special Issue on Mathematics of Market Design. The editors of the special issue warmly welcome papers submitted to MATCH-UP to the Special Issue. There is no forward-to-journal option, however, MOR editors might request MATCH-UP reviews during their decision if the authors indicate that they had submitted to MATCH-UP. Authors will be contacted separately to grant permission to MATCH-UP to share reviews. Deadline for submission to MOR is Sept 30, 2024.

Important dates

  • Paper submission deadline: 01 May 2024 (extended to 08 May 2024 23:59 AoE)
  • Notification: 01 July 2024
  • Early registration deadline: 15 July 2024
  • Workshop: 09 – 11 September 2024




The workshop will be held at St. Catherine's College, University of Oxford . There will be accommodation on site which will be offered with the registration. Oxford is easy to reach (~1h) by train from London Paddington or London Marylebone and by coach from London Heathrow airport. There are also buses from London Gatwick and London Stansted airports.


The early registration deadline will be 15 July. Participants will be able to register until 15 August. More information TBC

Invited Speakers

Tommy Andersson (Lund University)

Tommy Andersson

Kavitha Telikepalli (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research)

Kavitha Telikepalli

Organising Committee

Steering Committee

Program Committee

  1. Kristóf Bérczi
  2. Günnur Ege Bilgin
  3. Péter Biró
  4. Inacio Bo
  5. Niclas Boehmer
  6. Martin Bullinger
  7. Katarína Cechlárová
  8. Christine Cheng
  9. Jiehua Chen
  10. Julien Combe
  11. David Delacretaz
  12. Batal Dogan
  13. Umut Dur
  14. Albin Erlanson
  15. Tamas Fleiner
  16. Aram Grigoryan
  17. Jens Gudmundsson
  18. Guillaume Haeringer
  19. Isa Hafalir
  20. Eun Jeong Heo
  21. Chien-Chung Huang
  22. Naoyuki Kamiyama
  23. Tamas Király
  24. Flip Klijn
  25. Dusan Knop
  26. Scott Kominers
  27. Jiunjie Luo
  28. David Manlove
  29. Jannik Matuschke
  30. Andrew McKenzie
  31. Antonio Miralles
  32. Shuichi Miyazaki
  33. Markus Möller
  34. Thayer Morrill
  35. Alexandru Nichifor
  36. Josue Ortega
  37. Katarzyna Paluch
  38. Daniel Paulusma
  39. William Phan
  40. Marek Pycia
  41. Rasoul Ramenazian
  42. Baharak Rastegari
  43. Antonio Romero-Medina
  44. Ricardo Saulle
  45. Ildikó Schlotter (CS PC Chair)
  46. Jay Sethuraman
  47. Ran Shorrer
  48. Alex Teytelboym
  49. Alexander Westkamp (Econ PC Chair)
  50. M. Bumin Yenmez
  51. Yu Yokoi
  52. Yu Zhou


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