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Patrick Loiseau <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 4 Sep 2013 20:03:42 +0200
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Please note that
- the *deadline is at the end of this month*,
- we have included the *possibility for authors to add an appendix* to 
their submission (see details below).

Call for Papers
ACM Transactions on Internet Technology
Theme Section on Pricing and Incentives in Networks and Systems


Today's communication networks and networked systems are highly complex 
and heterogeneous, and are often owned by multiple profit-making 
entities. For new technologies or infrastructure designs to be adopted, 
they must not be only based on sound engineering performance 
considerations but also present the right economic incentives. Recent 
changes in regulations of the telecommunication industry make such 
economic considerations even more urgent. For instance, new concerns 
such as network neutrality have a significant impact on the evolution of 
communication networks.

At the same time, communication networks and networked systems support 
increasing economic activity based on applications and services such as 
cloud computing, social networks, and peer-to-peer networks. These 
applications pose new challenges such as the development of good pricing 
and incentive mechanisms to promote effective system-wide behavior. In 
relation to these applications, security and privacy also require 
consideration of economic aspects to be fully understood.

The aim of this theme section is to bring together state-of-the-art 
research contributions on the application of economic and game-theoretic 
models and principles to address challenges in the development of 
networks and network-based applications and services. We invite 
submission of original completed work not currently under review by any 
other journal describing theoretical/methodological contributions or 
applications to cases of interest. Topics of interest include (but are 
not limited to):
     * Pricing of resources in communication networks, grids, and cloud 
     * Pricing of online goods, copyright issues, effect of network 
structure (e.g., social network)
     * Economic issues in universal broadband access and economics of 
     * Effect of market structure and regulations (e.g., network neutrality)
     * Economics of networks security and privacy
     * Auctions and applications to networks: spectrum auctions, 
auction-based marketplaces for network and cloud resources
     * Incentive mechanisms for networks: peer-to-peer systems, clouds, 
wireless networks, spam prevention, security
     * Methods for engineering incentives and disincentives (e.g., 
reputation, trust, control, accountability, anonymity)
     * Empirical studies of strategic behavior (or the lack thereof) in 
existing, deployed systems
     * Design of incentive-aware network architecture and protocols
     * Game-theoretic models and techniques for network economics: large 
games, learning, mechanism design, interaction of game theory and 
information theory or queuing theory, information exchange, diffusion, 
dynamics of cooperation and network formation, trades in social and 
economic networks
     * Algorithmic mechanism design
     * Critiques of existing models and solution concepts, as well as 
proposals of better models and solution concepts
     * Studies of polarization, online collaboration, crowdsourcing, and 
human computation


Initial submissions must be at most 20 pages and comply with the ACM 
Transactions on Internet Technology policies. Authors can add a clearly 
marked appendix (with no space limit) not counting towards the 20-pages 
limit. In case of acceptance, this appendix will appear as a digital 
appendix available on the ACM digital library. Please refer to for complete formatting and 
submission instructions.


     * Costas Courcoubetis, AUEB, Greece
     * Roch Guerin, UPenn, USA
     * Patrick Loiseau, EURECOM, France
     * David Parkes, Harvard University, USA
     * Jean Walrand, UC Berkeley, USA
     * Adam Wierman, Caltech, USA


     * Submission deadline: September 30, 2013
     * First notification: January 31, 2014
     * Revised version due: March 17, 2014
     * Final notification: May 2, 2014
     * Final version due: July 1, 2014
     * Publication: early Fall 2014


For further information, please contact the guest editors at: patrick 
[dot] loiseau [at] eurecom [dot] fr.

Patrick Loiseau
Assistant Professor, Networking and Security
EURECOM, Sophia-Antipolis, France



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