Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Call for Participation - 11th ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce (EC'10)


 Eleventh ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce (EC'10)
 June 7-11, 2010, Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA

Co-located with:
 The Ninth Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS 2010)
      June 7-8, 2010, Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA

Since 1999 the ACM Special Interest Group on Electronic Commerce
(SIGECOM) has sponsored the leading scientific conference on advances in
theory, systems, and applications for electronic commerce. The Eleventh
ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce (EC'10) will feature invited
speakers, paper presentations, workshops, and tutorials covering all
areas of electronic commerce.

The natural focus of the conference is on computer science issues, but
the conference is interdisciplinary in nature, addressing research
related to (but not limited to) the following topics:

Applications and Empirical Studies, including

o       Consumer search and online behavior
o       Crowdsourcing and collective intelligence
o       Prediction/information markets
o       Social and economic networks
o       Experience with e-commerce systems and markets
o       Pricing for quality of service
o       Web analysis and characterization for e-commerce
o       Open access publishing
o       User contributed content
o       Economics of online textual content
o       Behavioral and experimental economics related to e-commerce

Theory and Foundations, including

o       Computational aspects of economics, game theory, finance, and
social choice
o       Algorithmic mechanism design
o       Auction and negotiation technology
o       Formation of supply chains, coalitions, and virtual enterprises
o       Agency and contract theory in e-commerce
o       Game-theoretic aspects of e-commerce and the Internet
o       Preferences and decision theory
o       Economics of information
o       Economics of networks

Architectures and Languages, including

o       Peer-to-peer, grid, and other open distributed systems
o       Mobile commerce
o       Software and systems requirements, architectures, and performance
o       Languages for describing agents, goods, services, and contracts

Automation, Personalization, and Targeting, including

o       AI and autonomous agent systems in e-commerce
o       Automated shopping, trading, and contract management
o       Recommendation, reputation, and trust systems
o       Advertising and marketing technology
o       Sponsored web search, viral marketing
o       Databases and data mining
o       Machine learning for e-commerce applications
o       Mobile and location-based services
o       Search and information retrieval for e-commerce

Security, Privacy, Encryption, and Digital Rights, including

o       Intellectual property and digital rights management
o       Digital payment systems
o       Authentication
o       Privacy-enhancing technologies
o       Economics of information security and privacy
o       Economics of intellectual property and digital rights

Social factors, including

o       Usability of e-commerce systems
o       Human factors in security and privacy
o       Human factors in agents and mechanism design for e-commerce
o       Legal, policy, and social issues
o       Impact of social networks

The conference will be held from Monday, June 7 through Friday June 11
at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Tutorials and Workshops
will be held on Monday June 7 and Tuesday June 8. Accepted technical
papers and invited talks will be presented from Wednesday June 9 through
Friday June 11, 2010.


The conference is soliciting full papers (as well as workshop and
tutorial proposals; see below) on all aspects of electronic commerce.
Submitted papers will be evaluated on significance, originality,
technical quality, and exposition. They should clearly establish the
research contribution, its relevance to electronic commerce, and its
relation to prior research. Submissions to be considered for publication
in the archival ACM proceedings may be up to 10 pages (including the
bibliography), in 10-point font, double-column format, with reasonable
margins and interline spacing. Additional details may be included in
appendices beyond the 10 page limit but will only be read at the
discretion of the reviewers. These submissions must not have appeared
before (or be pending to appear) in a journal or conference with
published proceedings. All accepted submissions will need to be migrated
to the publisher's format/macros for the proceedings. Instructions will
be given by the publisher after the paper is accepted. Accepted papers
will be presented at the conference in one of two formats: (1) a long
oral presentation or (2) a short oral presentation. Presentation format
will be chosen by the program committee with the goal of encouraging
breadth and diversity among presentations. Presentation format will have
no bearing on how papers appear in the archival conference proceedings:
all accepted papers will be allotted 10 pages in the proceedings.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: To accommodate the publishing traditions of different
fields, authors may instead submit working papers that are under review
or nearly ready for journal review. These submissions will be subject to
review and considered for presentation at the conference but only a one
page abstract will appear in the proceedings with a URL that points to
the full paper and that will be reliable for at least two years. Open
access is preferred although the paper can be hosted by a publisher who
takes copyright and limits access, as long as there is a link to the
location. Electronic submission is required. Details on the submission
procedure will be made available on the main conference web page.


The conference is soliciting proposals for tutorials and workshops to be
held in conjunction with the conference. Tutorial proposals should
contain the title of the tutorial, a two-page description of the topic
matter, the names and short biographies of the tutor(s), and
dates/venues where earlier versions of the tutorial were given (if any).
Workshop proposals should contain the title of the workshop, the names
and short biographies of the organizers, and the names of confirmed or
candidate participants. Workshop proposals should also include a
two-page description describing the theme, the reviewing process for
participants, the organization of the workshop, and required facilities
for the workshop. Informal suggestions for workshop or tutorial ideas
can also be sent without a full proposal to the workshop and tutorial
chairs at any time. Submission information can be found on the
conference website.


o       January 11, 2010: Full electronic paper submissions due
      Upload at
o       January 15, 2010: Workshop and Tutorial proposals due
      Send to:
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o       February 12, 2010: Tutorial & workshop proposal accept/reject
o       February 25, 2010: Initial Reviews Returned to authors
o       March 1, 2010: Responses from Authors Returned
o       March 11, 2010: Paper Accept/Reject Notifications
o       March 31, 2010: Camera-ready copies arrive at the publisher
o       June 7-8, 2010: Conference Workshops and Tutorials, Cambridge,
o       June 9-11, 2010: Conference Technical Program, Cambridge, MA, USA


General Chair:  David Parkes, Harvard University

Program Chairs: Chris Dellarocas, Boston University and Moshe
Tennenholtz, Technion and Microsoft Israel R&D Center

Workshop Chair: Rahul Sami, University of Michigan

Tutorial Chair: Jason Hartline, Northwestern University

Local Arrangements Yiling Chen, Harvard University and Jennifer Wortman
Vaughan, Harvard University

Senior Program Committee:

Alessandro Acquisti     Carnegie Mellon University
Dirk Bergemann          Yale University
Yan Chen                University of Michigan
John Chuang             University of California, Berkeley
Vincent Conitzer        Duke University
Edith Elkind            Nanyang Technological University
Boi Faltings            Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Michal Feldman          Hebrew University
Amy Greenwald           Brown University
Bernardo Huberman       Hewlett Packard Labs
Nick Jennings           University of Southampton
Michael Kearns          University of Pennsylvania
Ron Lavi                Technion
Jeffrey MacKie-Mason    University of Michigan
Muthu Muthukrishnan     Google
David Pennock           Yahoo Research
Paul Resnick            University of Michigan
John Riedl              University of Minnesota
Michael Schwarz         Yahoo Research
Ilya Segal              Stanford University
Yoav Shoham             Stanford University
Eva Tardos              Cornell University
Alex Tuzhilin           New York University
Rakesh Vohra            Northwestern University
Makoto Yokoo            Kyushu University


More information and details are available at the conference web site:

General inquiries and requests pertaining to the conference should be
sent to: <>

Inquiries and requests pertaining specifically to the program, and in
particular to paper submission and decision status, should be sent to: <>

Inquiries and requests pertaining specifically to workshop and tutorials
should be sent to:
<> and