Friday, October 22, 2010

CFP: 12th ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce (EC'11), San Jose, June 5-9 2011


 Twelfth ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce (EC'11)
 June 5-9, 2011, San Jose, California, USA

Part of the Federated Computing Research Conference (FCRC),

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
Twelfth ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce (EC'11) 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, Empirical and Experimental 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 Sunday, June 5 through Thursday June 9
in San Jose, California, as part of the FCRC conference.  Tutorials and
Workshops will be held on Sunday June 5 and Monday June 6. Accepted
technical papers and invited talks will be presented from Tuesday
June 7 through Thursday June 9, 2011.


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.

Results previously published in another conference proceedings or journal
(or scheduled for publication prior to EC) will not be accepted at EC.
Simultaneous submissions of the results to another conference with a
published proceedings is not allowed.

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

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,
and the title page should state clearly that the submission is a working
paper.  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       February 4, 2011: Full electronic paper submissions due
      Instructions will be posted at
o       February 8, 2011: Workshop and Tutorial proposals due
      Send to: and
o       March 1, 2011: Tutorial & workshop proposal accept/reject
o       March 15, 2011: Paper Accept/Reject Notifications
o       March 31, 2011: Camera-ready copies arrive at the publisher
o       June 5-6, 2011: Conference Workshops and Tutorials, San Jose, CA, USA
o       June 7-9, 2011: Conference Technical Program, San Jose, CA, USA


General Chair:  Yoav Shoham, Stanford University

Program Chairs: Yan Chen, University of Michigan and
Tim Roughgarden, Stanford University

Workshop Chair: Sanmay Das, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Tutorial Chair: Vahab Mirrokni, Google

Senior Program Committee:

Craig Boutilier         University of Toronto
Felix Brandt            Technische Universität München
Shuchi Chawla           University of Wisconsin
David Easley            Cornell University
Joan Feigenbaum         Yale University
Anindya Ghose           NYU
Jason Hartline          Northwestern University
Ramesh Johari           Stanford University
Robert Kleinberg        Cornell University
Kevin Leyton-Brown      University of British Columbia
John Morgan             UC Berkeley
Rudolf Mueller          Maastricht University
Michael Ostrovsky       Stanford University
Christos Papadimitriou  UC Berkeley
David Reiley            Yahoo! Research
Rahul Sami              University of Michigan
Michael Wellman         University of Michigan
Berthold Voecking       Aachen 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