Since 1999 the ACM Special Interest Group on Electronic Commerce (SIGecom) has sponsored the leading scientific conference on advances in theory, systems, and applications at the interface of economics and computation, including applications to electronic commerce.

The Eighteenth ACM Conference on Economics and Computation (EC'17) will feature invited speakers, paper presentations, workshops, tutorials, and poster sessions.

The conference will be held from Monday, June 26, 2017 through Friday, June 30, 2017 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Accepted technical papers will be presented from June 28 through June 30; tutorials and workshops will be held on June 26 and June 27. Accepted papers will be available in the form in which they are published in the ACM Digital Library prior to the conference. AUTHORS TAKE NOTE: The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of the conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

The focus of the conference is research at the interface of economics and computation related to (but not limited to) the following three non-exclusive focus areas:

Theory and Foundations
Artificial Intelligence and Applied Game Theory
Experimental, Empirical, and Applications

Authors can designate a paper for one or two of these focus areas. The program committee includes Senior Program Committee (SPC) and Program Committee (PC) members that are experts in all three focus areas, to ensure appropriate review of papers.

We are committed to accepting papers of the very highest quality. If we receive a large number of such submissions we will hold some sessions in parallel, grouping these sessions by topic rather than by area.

EC publishes relevant papers on topics and methodologies that include:

MECHANISM DESIGN, including: algorithmic mechanism design, auctions, revenue maximization, pricing, resource allocation, matching, computational social choice
ECONOMIC AND STRATEGIC EQUILIBRIUM, including: equilibrium computation, price of anarchy, markets
INFORMATION ELICITATION AND GENERATION, including: incentive compatibility, prediction markets, recommender, reputation and trust systems, privacy
BEHAVIORAL MODELS, including: preference and decision theory, experiments, consumer search, econometricss
ONLINE BEHAVIOR AND SYSTEMS, including: machine learning, automated agents, trading agents, data mining, experience with e-commerce and systems, economics of the Cloud, social networks, crowdsourcing

A PDF of the call for papers can be found here.


Submissions should be made at http://www.sigecom.org/ec17/papers.html

The conference is soliciting full papers (as well as workshop and tutorial proposals; see below) on all aspects of research mentioned above. Submitted papers should clearly establish the research contribution, its relevance, and its relation to prior research. All submissions must be made in the appropriate format, and within a specified length limit; details and a LaTeX template can be found at the submission site. Additional pages beyond the length limit may be included as appendices, but will only be read at the discretion of the reviewers.

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 electronically 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 primarily archival conference prior to EC, or published (or accepted for publication) at a journal prior to the submission deadline to EC, cannot be submitted. Simultaneous submission of results to a journal is allowed only if the author intends to publish the paper as a one-page abstract in EC'17. 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.

A separate call for posters will be announced later.

WORKSHOP AND TUTORIAL PROPOSALS

The conference is soliciting proposals for tutorials and workshops. 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, required facilities for the workshop, and a desired length (half day, full day, etc.). We especially encourage submissions that bring together participants with diverse backgrounds and experience. For accepted workshops, the desired length will be honored as closely as possible. Submission information can be found on the conference website.

February 6, 2017, 2:59 PM ET: Short Abstract Submission and Paper Registration Deadline. For instructions regarding EC17 submission of papers under STOC 2017 review, please see http://www.sigecom.org/ec17/papers.html.
February 13, 2017, 2:59 PM ET: Full electronic paper submissions due. Please see http://www.sigecom.org/ec17/papers.html
February 24, 2017: Workshop and Tutorial proposals due. Send to: ec17-workshops-chair@acm.org and ec17-tutorials-chair@acm.org respectively
March 3, 2017: Tutorial & workshop proposal accept/reject notifications
March 27, 2017: Reviews sent to authors for author feedback 
March 29, 2017: Author responses due 
April 20, 2017: Paper accept/reject notifications
May 6, 2017: Camera-ready version of accepted papers due 
June 26-27, 2017: Conference Workshops and Tutorials 
June 28-30, 2017: Conference Technical Program

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

General Chair:

Constantinos Daskalakis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Program Chairs:
Moshe Babaioff, Microsoft Research
Hervé Moulin, University of Glasgow
ec17-pc-chairs@acm.orgDescription: Description: email

Local Chair:
Brendan Lucier, Microsoft Research
ec17-local-chair@acm.orgDescription: Description: email

Workshop Chairs:
Shuchi Chawla, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jenn Wortman Vaughan, Microsoft Research
ec17-workshops-chair@acm.orgDescription: Description: email

Tutorial Chairs:
Edith Elkind, University of Oxford
Katrina Ligett, Caltech and Hebrew University
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Reviewing system support:
Yannai A. Gonczarowski, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Microsoft Research
Simina Branzei, Hebrew University of Jerusalem



SENIOR PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Theory and Foundations:

Maria-Florina Balcan, Carnegie Mellon University
Liad Blumrosen, Hebrew University
Shuchi Chawla, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Avinatan Hassidim, Bar-Ilan University
Nicole Immorlica, Microsoft Research
Anna Karlin, University of Washington
David Kempe, University of Southern California
Robert Kleinberg, Cornell University
Fuhito Kojima, Stanford University
Scott Kominers, Harvard University
Stefano Leonardi, Sapienza University of Rome
Katrina Ligett, Caltech and Hebrew University
Yishay Mansour, Tel Aviv University
Vahab Mirrokni, Google Research
Noam Nisan, Hebrew University
Tim Roughgarden, Stanford University
Ilya Segal, Stanford University
Uzi Segal, Boston College
Aleksandrs Slivkins, Microsoft Research
Eva Tardos, Cornell University
Bernhard von Stengel, London School of Economics
Matt Weinberg, Princeton University
Glen Weyl, Microsoft Research

Artificial Intelligence and Applied Game Theory:

Felix Brandt, Technical University of Munich
Vincent Conitzer, Duke University
Gabrielle Demange , Paris School of Economics
David Easley, Cornell University
Federico Echenique, California Institute of Technology
Edith Elkind, University of Oxford
Ian Kash, Microsoft Research
David Pennock, Microsoft Research
Ariel Procaccia, Carnegie Mellon University

Experimental, Empirical, and Applications:

Eric Budish, University of Chicago
Larry Blume, Cornell University
Denis Nekipelov, University of Virginia
Vasilis Syrgkanis, Microsoft Research
Siddharth Suri, Microsoft Research
John Wooders, New York University Abu Dhabi
Georgios Zervas, Boston University