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Moshe Babaioff <[log in to unmask]>
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A quick reminder that the submission deadline for NetEcon 2016 is on April 1st.


Moshe and Vishal


Call For Papers:

       NetEcon 2016: The 11th Workshop on the Economics of Networks, Systems and Computation

       In conjunction with ACM Sigmetrics 2016

    June 14th 2016

Juan-les-pins, France.



·        Susan Athey, The Economics of Technology Professor, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

·        Guido Imbens, The Applied Econometrics Professor, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

·        Michael Kearns, Professor and National Center Chair, Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania

·        Jean Walrand, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UC Berkeley





The organizing committee is delighted to invite you to contribute to NetEcon 2016, held in conjunction with Sigmetrics 2016, on June 14th at Juan-les-pins.

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-disciplinary work and discussion about the role of incentives in communication and computation.

The aim of NetEcon is to foster discussions 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. NetEcon was established in 2006 (succeeding to the P2PECON, IBC and PINS workshops) and merged with the W-PIN workshop in 2013.

We invite submission of extended abstracts describing original research on theoretical/methodological contributions or on applications to cases of interest. It is our hope that NetEcon will serve as a feeder workshop, i.e., that expanded, polished versions of extended abstracts will appear later in major conference proceedings and refereed journals of relevant research communities.



Topics of interest to NetEcon '16 include but are not restricted to:

·        Pricing of resources in communication networks, grids, and cloud computing

·        Pricing of information goods and services; copyright issues, effect of network externalities (e.g., in social network)

·        Economic issues in universal broadband access; economics of interconnection and peering

·        Effects of market structure and regulations (e.g., network neutrality, differential pricing and zero rating)

·        Economics of network security and privacy; valuation of personal data

·        Auctions with 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 architectures 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 for network systems

·        Critiques of existing models and solution concepts, as well as proposals of better models and solution concepts

·        Studies of open collaboration, peer production, crowdsourcing, and human computation.

Information about previous NetEcon workshops can be accessed here<>.



Submissions must be in the form of extended abstracts of at most 4 pages (including all figures, tables, references, etc.) containing all important results to allow the reader to evaluate the novelty and magnitude of the contribution. In case 4 pages is not sufficient to provide enough information (e.g., proofs) to allow the reader to make a knowledgeable evaluation of the paper's claims, we encourage the authors to provide supplementary material either as clearly marked appendix (without page limit) or by including a link to the full version of their extended abstract. Such supplementary material, however, will be read at the discretion of the PC members and will not appear in the proceedings in case of acceptance.

Accepted extended abstracts will be published in a special issue of ACM Performance Evaluation Review (PER) and will be available online through ACM portal digital library. Authors of accepted abstracts grant ACM permission to publish them in print and digital formats.

Note that authors retain the copyright of their work published in ACM PER, with freedom to submit it elsewhere. Yet, authors for whom publication of a 4 pages extended abstract in the NetEcon proceedings would preclude later publication of an expanded version in the relevant venue may elect to contribute only a one-page abstract of their submitted extended abstract to the NetEcon proceedings. Such an abstract should include the URL of a working paper or preprint that contains the main results presented at the NetEcon workshop. Authors will make this decision after receiving a notice of acceptance.




·        Moshe Babaioff (Microsoft Research, Israel)

·        Vishal Misra (Columbia University, USA)


·        Matthew Andrews, Alcatel-Lucent

·        Bobby Bhattacharjee, University of Maryland

·        Liad Blumrosen, Hebrew University

·        Rainer Böhme, Universität Innsbruck

·        Yang Cai, McGill University

·        Augustin Chaintreau, Columbia University

·        Shuchi Chawla, University of Wisconsin

·        Xi Chen, Columbia University

·        Nicolas Christin, CMU

·        kc Claffy, CAIDA

·        Richard Cole, NYU

·        Amogh Dhamdhere, CAIDA

·        Constantine Dovrolis, Georgia Tech

·        Edith Elkind, Oxford

·        Hu Fu, Caltech

·        Benjamin Golub, Harvard University

·        Yannai Gonczarowski, Hebrew University and Microsoft Research

·        Jens Grossklags, Penn State

·        Daniel Grosu, Wayne State

·        Roch Guerin, Washington University

·        Nidhi Hegde, Nokia

·        Jianwei Huang, CUHK

·        Stratis Ioannidis, Northeastern

·        Vijay Kamble, Stanford

·        Ian Kash, Microsoft Research

·        David Kempe, USC

·        Peter Key, Microsoft Research

·        Matt Leduc, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

·        Dave Levin, University of Maryland

·        Duan Lingjie, Singapore University of Technology and Design

·        John CS Lui, CUHK

·        Richard TB Ma, NUS

·        Patrick Maillé, Telecom Bretagne

·        Reshef Meir, Technion-Israel Institute of technology

·        Vahab Mirrokni, Google

·        Jeonghoon Mo, Yonsei University

·        Andrew Odlyzko, University of Minnesota

·        Sigal Oren, Ben-Gurion University

·        Renato Paes Leme, Google

·        KK Ramakrishnan, UC Riverside

·        Michael Schapira, Hebrew University

·        Adrian Vetta, McGill University

·        Matt Weinberg, Princeton University

·        Yiqing Xing, Stanford


·        John Chuang (UC Berkeley, USA)

·        Nick Feamster (Georgia Tech, USA)

·        Joan Feigenbaum (Yale University, USA)

·        Daniel Grosu (Wayne State University, USA)

·        Patrick Loiseau (EURECOM, France) -- chair

·        Paul Spirakis (University of Liverpool, UK and Computer Technology Institute & Press "Diophantus" (CTI), Greece)

·        R. Srikant (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA)

·        Milan Vojnovic (Microsoft Research, UK)

·        Jean Walrand (UC Berkeley, USA)



·        Friday April 1, 2016, 4:59pm EST: Submission deadline (firm)

·        Monday May 9, 2016: Notification to authors

·        Monday June 6, 2016: Final version for the workshop's website due

·        Tuesday June 14, 2016: Workshop in Juan-les-pins

·        Wednesday July 16, 2016: Final version for the ACM PER proceedings due



For more information, please contact the organizers or visit the workshop website:


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