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                     CALL FOR PAPERS

   Second International Workshop on Incentive-Based Computing (IBC'06)

           July 4-7, 2006, Lisboa, Portugal
                 http://ibc.cs.wayne.edu/

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IBC'06 will be held in conjunction with the 26th IEEE International
Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (IEEE ICDCS 2006)
(http://icdcs2006.di.fc.ul.pt/).



IMPORTANT DATES:
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Deadline for paper submission           December 16, 2005
Notification of acceptance              February 17, 2006
Deadline for camera-ready papers        March 10, 2006



DESCRIPTION:
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The emergence of the Internet as a global platform for computation and 
communication has
sparked the development and deployment of large-scale open distributed 
systems. The scale
of these systems entails that they support a large and heterogeneous set 
of users.At the
same time, open systems give users increased power to operate in pursuit 
of local and often
divergent interests, even at the expense of global system objectives.

To retain the fast pace of innovation facilitated by open systems and to 
ensure their
long-term survival, it is essential that we design efficient protocols
that are robust in the presence of self-interested agents. This need has 
motivated
recent interest in the study of incentives in many areas of distributed 
computing such as:
resource allocation in computational grids, peer-to-peer systems,
congestion control, routing, multi-agent systems, and distributed 
data-mining. Making
incentives an explicit aspect of distributed system design represents a 
revolutionary change.
The great challenge in this area is to design incentive compatible
protocols that are computationally tractable, bandwidth efficient and 
consistent with application
requirements. Research in this area is often cross-disciplinary, borrowing 
knowledge from
economics, computer science, computer engineering and game theory.

Although the number of research projects in this area has grown
in recent years, there are still only a few events dedicated exclusively 
to this important
topic. IBC'06 represents a timely opportunity to bring together a 
community of researchers
involved in economics, game theory and computing. It will allow 
researchers to present
current and on-going work as well as to exchange research ideas and future 
directions in the
emerging field of incentive-based computing.

This workshop builds on the success of the first IBC workshop, which was 
held in
Compiegne, France on September 19, 2005 (http://ibc05.cs.wayne.edu/).


TOPICS OF INTEREST include, but are not limited to:
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* Algorithmic Mechanism Design
* Incentive based resource allocation
* Economic models in distributed computing
* Incentive engineering
* Game theoretic modeling
* Equilibrium Analysis and Computation
* Resource allocation games
* Strategyproof computing
* Market-based protocols
* Auction-based protocols
* Privacy-preserving incentive mechanisms
* Applications of incentive-based computing (e.g. grids, peer-to-peer, 
Internet search,
   auctions)



PAPER SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION
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All submitted papers will be evaluated on relevance, technical quality,
and presentation quality. Papers must not have appeared before in a 
journal or
conference with published proceedings, nor may they be under review
or submitted to another conference or workshop. All accepted papers
will be published in the workshop proceedings as regular papers.
The proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press.
Submitted papers should be limited to 6 pages formatted using the
IEEE Computer Society Proceedings style:
     ftp://pubftp.computer.org/Press/Outgoing/proceedings/
Please email the PDF file containing your manuscript to 
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WORKSHOP CHAIRS:
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Daniel Grosu
Department of Computer Science
Wayne State University
5143 Cass Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48202
USA
Phone: (313) 577-5171
Fax: (313) 577-6868
e-mail: [log in to unmask]


Jonathan Shapiro
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
Michigan State University
3115 Engineering Building
East Lansing, Michigan 48824
USA
Phone: (517) 353-0831
Fax: (517) 432-1061
e-mail: [log in to unmask]


STEERING COMMITTEE:
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David Parkes (Harvard University, USA)
Paul Spirakis (University of Patras, Greece)
Milan Vojnovic (Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK)


PROGRAM COMMITTEE:
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Kevin Almeroth (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
Kostas Anagnostakis (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Aaron Archer (AT&T Shannon Research Lab, USA)
Sonja Buchegger (University of California Berkeley, USA)
Nicolas Christin (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Anthony Chronopoulos (University of Texas, San Antonio, USA)
Bruno Codenotti (IIT-CNR, Italy)
Vincent Conitzer (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Chrysanthos Dellarocas (University of Maryland, USA)
Xiaotie Deng (City University of Hong Kong)
Boi Faltings (EPFL, Switzerland)
Daniel Figuieredo (EPFL, Switzerland)
Sepandar Kamvar (Stanford University & Google, USA)
Elias Koutsoupias (University of Athens, Greece)
Kevin Lai (HP Labs, USA)
Kate Larson (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Baochun Li (University of Toronto, Canada)
Xiang-Yang Li (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA)
Patrick Maille (ENST de Bretagne, France)
Marios Mavronicolas (University of Cyprus)
Burkhard Monien (University of Paderborn, Germany)
Dov Monderer (Technion, Israel)
Matei Ripeanu, (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Amir Ronen (Technion, Israel)
Tim Roughgarden (Stanford University, USA)
Rahul Sami (University of Michigan, USA)
Sujay Sanghavi (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA)
Marius Calin Silaghi (Florida Institute of Technology, USA)
Weizhao Wang (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA)
Xiaofeng Wang (Indiana University, USA)
Rich Wolski (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
Yang Richard Yang (Yale University, USA)
Makoto Yokoo (Kyushu University, Japan)

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Daniel Grosu, Ph.D.                     Phone: (313) 577-5171
Assistant Professor                     Fax:   (313) 577-6868
Department of Computer Science          Email: [log in to unmask]
Wayne State University                  http://www.cs.wayne.edu/~dgrosu
5143 Cass Avenue, 464 State Hall
Detroit, Michigan, 48202
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