Call for Papers

WINE 2013: The 9th Conference on Web and Internet Economics
December 11-14, 2013, with tutorial program on December 11, 2013
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

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.

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.

SUBMISSION FORMAT

Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts presenting original research on any of the research fields related to WINE 2013.

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.

Submissions are strongly recommended to follow the LNCS format (LatexWord) and should not exceed 14 pages in the LNCS format, excluding the bibliography. More information about the LNCS format can be found on the author instructions page of Springer-Verlag. Authors may choose to use other formats, in which case submissions cannot exceed 10 single-spaced pages, excluding the bibliography. 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. Note however that accepted papers will be allocated 14 pages total in the LNCS format in the proceedings.

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. In cooperation with the ACM Transactions on Economics and Computation (TEAC), WINE 2013 will invite selected authors to submit their extended papers to appear in a special section of a TEAC issue. These submissions will still go through the TEAC review process.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

To accommodate the publishing traditions of different fields, authors of accepted papers can ask that only a one-page abstract of the paper appear in the proceedings, along with a URL pointing to the full paper.  Authors should guarantee the link to be reliable for at least two years. This option is available to accommodate subsequent publication in journals that would not consider results that have been published in preliminary form in a conference proceedings. Such papers must be submitted and formatted just like papers submitted for full-text publication.

Simultaneous submission of results to another conference with published proceedings is not allowed. Results previously published or presented at another archival conference prior to WINE 2013, or published (or accepted for publication) at a journal prior to the submission deadline of WINE 2013, will not be considered. Simultaneous submission of results to a journal is allowed only if the authors intend to publish the paper as a one-page abstract in WINE 2013. Papers that are accepted and appear as a one-page abstract can be subsequently submitted for publication in a journal but may not be submitted to any other conference that has a published proceedings.

TUTORIAL PROPOSALS

WINE 2013 is soliciting proposals for tutorials to be held on December 11, 2013. Tutorial proposals should be no more than 2 pages long and contain the title of the tutorial, a 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). Informal suggestion of tutorial ideas can also be sent without a full proposal to the program chairs at any time.

IMPORTANT DATES

Paper submission deadline: August 1, 2013, 11:59pm GMT
Tutorial proposal submission deadline: August 15, 2013
Author notification: September 16, 2013
Camera-ready copy: October 1, 2013

SUBMISSION LINK

Papers must be submitted electronically through the submission server.
Tutorial proposals should be sent to wine13@seas.harvard.edu.