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2008 Workshop on the Economics of Networks, Systems, and Computation 
Co-located with the ACM Sigcomm'08 Conference

The emergence of the Internet as a global platform for computation and
communication has sparked the development and deployment of many
large-scale networked systems. Often, these systems involve multiple
stakeholders with divergent or even competing interests. Unmitigated
selfish behavior in these systems can lead to high inefficiency or even
complete collapse. Research interest in the application of economic and
game-theoretic principles to the design and analysis of networked
systems has grown in recent years. The NetEcon Workshop promotes
multi-discplinary work and discussion about the role of incentives in
communication and computation.

Topics of interest to NetEcon'08 include, but are not limited to:

* Use of incentives and economic mechanisms in peer-to-peer systems,
   grids, SPAM prevention, security, Internet routing and peering,
   wireless networks, and other computational systems
* Algorithmic mechanism design
* Methods for engineering incentives and disincentives (e.g.,
   reputation, trust, control, accountability, anonymity, etc.)
* Mathematical modeling and analysis of strategic behavior (or
   the lack thereof) in existing, deployed systems
* Empirical studies of strategic behavior (or the lack thereof)
   in existing, deployed systems
* Critique of existing models and solution concepts (as well as
   proposals of better models and solution concepts)
* Privacy, security, and anonymity in incentive-compatible
   computational systems

Information about NetEcon'06 and NetEcon'07 can be found at and

Submission Instructions:

Submission of both technical papers and position papers is
encouraged. Submitted papers should contain original material: Papers
that have already appeared in conference proceedings or journals or are
currently under review are ineligible for consideration by
NetEcon'08. If you have questions about the eligibility of a potential
submission, please email the PC chairs at [log in to unmask] Papers
will be selected based on both technical merit and potential to spark
interesting discussion at the workshop. Accepted papers will be
published by ACM SIGCOMM.

Paper submissions should be at most 6 pages in length (not counting the
bibliography) with 10pt fonts or larger. Additional information
(including detailed proofs or experimental data) may be included in a
clearly marked appendix that will be read at the discretion of the
program-committee members.

Proposals for panel discussions are also solicited. Panel proposals
should be no longer than 2 pages in 10pt font or larger and should
contain a brief topic description, a list of specific questions that 
the panel members will be expected to answer, the name and affiliation 
of the moderator, and a list of at least three potential panel
members. (The final list of panelists need not be fixed before

Submit papers and panel proposals electronically at the submission site: 
All submissions should be in PDF format only. If you are unable to
produce a PDF submission or to upload your paper at the submission 
site, please email the PC chairs at [log in to unmask]

Important Dates:

* Submissions due: Friday, March 7, 2008
* Acceptance Notification: Tuesday, April 15, 2008
* Camera Ready Due: Friday, May 9, 2008
* Workshop: August 22, 2008

Workshop Web site:

Program Chairs:

Joan Feigenbaum
Department of Computer Science
Yale University
51 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Phone: +1-203-432-6432
Fax: +1-203-432-6373
e-mail: [log in to unmask]

Y. Richard Yang
Department of Computer Science
Yale University
51 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Phone: +1-203-432-6400
Fax: +1-203-432-0593
e-mail: [log in to unmask]

NetEcon '08 Program Committee:

* Kevin Almeroth (UC Santa Barbara)
* Lorenzo Alvisi (U. of Texas at Austin)
* Jeff Chase (Duke)
* Jon Crowcroft (Cambridge)
* Nick Feamster (Georgia Tech)
* Michal Feldman (Hebrew University)
* Daniel Grosu (Wayne State)
* Jean-Pierre Hubaux (EPFL)
* John C.S. Lui (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
* Ratul Mahajan (Microsoft Research, Redmond)
* Jean-Phillipe Martin (Microsoft Research, UK)
* Tim Roughgarden (Stanford)
* Rahul Sami (U. of Michigan at Ann Arbor)
* R. Srikant (U. of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign)
* Xiaowei Yang (U. of California at Irvine)
* Sheng Zhong (SUNY Buffalo)

NetEcon Steering Committee:

* David Parkes (committee chair, Harvard)
* Nick Feamster (Georgia Tech)
* Emin Gun Sirer (Cornell)
* John Chuang (Berkeley)
* Joan Feigenbaum (Yale)
* Daniel Grosu (Wayne State)
* Paul Spirakis (University of Patras)
* Milan Vojnovic (Microsoft)