Monday, January 24, 2011

[DMANET] CFP: Second Conference on Auctions, Market Mechanisms and Their Applications (AMMA 2011)

Call for Papers: The Second Conference on Auctions, Market Mechanisms and their Applications (AMMA 2011)
August 22-23, New York City, USA


The conference seeks papers devoted to issues that arise in all stages
of deploying a market mechanism to solve a problem. This includes, but
is not limited to, theoretical and empirical examination of questions
such as:

* Is a market the right mechanism for the problem? What are the
externalities involved? What are the issues with central planning?

* How should novel markets be organized? What is the "right"
micro-structure for a given problem?

* What is the best way to provide incentives? Is (real) money necessary?

* Will the use of markets lead to the creation of artificial economies?
What can we say about these economies?

* What new problems arise because of the special nature of these markets
(e.g., from everyone wanting to use a cluster around the time of a
conference deadline)?

* What protocols need to be in place for agents to participate in such
markets (including everything from practical matters like integrating
bidding protocols into the system to theoretical questions like
incentive compatibility)?

* Is there a need for new mechanisms for specific applications (e.g.,
auctions used in sponsored search were never used in other settings)? If
so, what properties of applications warrant such mechanisms?

In addition to more traditional academic papers, we are also interested
in experiences from the real world (case studies and new applications).
Below are some sample application areas, though we welcome papers in all
areas of market design.

Sample areas include:

* Prediction markets
* Student-school matching
* Kidney exchanges
* Combinatorial auctions
* Content delivery networks
* Resource allocation in networks
* Sponsored search auctions
* Road pricing


In order to accommodate people from different disciplinary traditions,
papers may be submitted in two tracks:

1. An archival track: papers will be considered for both presentation
and publication in the conference proceedings. Papers submitted in the
archival track must conform to the layout specifications and page
limits. Proceedings will be published by Springer.

2. A non-archival track: working papers in any format will be considered
for oral presentation in the conference.

Authors can choose which track they are submitting to by using the
appropriate layout format. All papers should be submitted through the
conference website.


Full Papers due: April 15, 2011
Notification of Acceptance: May 27, 2011
Camera-ready Manuscripts due: June 15, 2011
Conference Dates: August 22-23, 2011 (NYC)


Please visit the Submission page on the conference website for detailed
submission requirements and procedures.


Imrich Chlamtac, University of Trento and Create-Net
Boleslaw Szymanski, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Peter Coles, Harvard Business School
Vincent Conitzer, Duke University
Sanmay Das, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Sebastien Lahaie, Yahoo! Research
Michael Ostrovsky, Stanford GSB
David Pennock, Yahoo! Research

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