Monday, April 22, 2013

CFP: WINE 2013, The 9th Conference on Web and Internet Economics

Call for Papers

WINE 2013: The 9th Conference on Web and Internet Economics 
December 12-15, 2013, with tutorial program on December 12, 2013
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Co-located with the 10th Workshop on Algorithms and Models of the Web Graph (WAW 2013), December 15-16, 2013

Over the past decade, research in theoretical computer science, artificial intelligence, and microeconomics has joined forces to tackle problems involving incentives and computation. These problems are of particular importance in application areas like the Web and the Internet that involve large and diverse populations. The Conference on Web and Internet Economics (WINE) is an interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of ideas and results on incentives and computation arising from these various fields. WINE 2013 builds on the success of the Workshop on Internet & Network Economics, which was held annually from 2005 to 2012.  
WINE 2013 will take place at Harvard University in December 2013 and collocate with the 10th Workshop on Algorithms and Models of the Web Graph (WAW 2013), . The program will feature invited talks, tutorials, paper presentations, and a poster session. A separate call for posters will be announced in September 2013. 

All paper submissions will be peer-reviewed and evaluated on the basis of the quality of their contribution, originality, soundness, and significance. Industrial applications and position papers presenting novel ideas, issues, challenges and directions are also welcome. Submissions are invited in, but not limited to, the following topics:

Algorithmic game theory
Algorithmic mechanism design
Auction algorithms and analysis
Computational advertising
Computational aspects of equilibria
Computational social choice
Convergence and learning in games
Coalitions, coordination and collective action
Economics aspects of security and privacy
Economics aspects of distributed and network computing
Information and attention economics
Network games
Price differentiation and price dynamics
Social networks.


Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts presenting original research on any of the research fields related to WINE 2013. No simultaneous submission to other publication outlets (either a conference or a journal) is allowed.

An extended abstract submitted to WINE 2013 should start with the title of the paper, each author's name, affiliation and e-mail address, followed by a one-paragraph summary of the results to be presented. This should then be followed by a technical exposition of the main ideas and techniques used to achieve these results, including motivation and a clear comparison with related work.

The extended abstract should not exceed 14 single-spaced pages. The 14 pages should include the front page but need not include the bibliography. Note however that accepted papers will be allocated 14 pages total in the proceedings. If the authors believe that more details are essential to substantiate the claims of the paper, they may include a clearly marked appendix (with no space limit) that will be read at the discretion of the Program Committee. Submissions are required to be in LNCS format and should have page numbers. Style files can be found through the conference website at Submissions that are clearly too long may be rejected immediately.

The proceedings of the conference will be published by Springer-Verlag in the ARCoSS/LNCS series, and will be available for distribution at the conference. 


To accommodate the publishing traditions of different fields, we allow the authors to submit working papers that they intend to publish in journals that do not accept papers previously published in conference proceedings. These submissions will be reviewed together with the regular submission using the same acceptance criteria, 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. At the submission stage, such papers should be formatted in the same way as the regular submissions, but the title page should state clearly that the submission is a working paper.


Submission deadline: August 1, 2013, 11:59pm GMT
Notification: September 16, 2013
Camera-ready copy: October 1, 2013


General Chair: 
David Parkes, Harvard University

Program Co-Chairs: 
Yiling Chen: Harvard University
Nicole Immorlica: Microsoft Research and Northwestern University