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                     CALL FOR PAPERS

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

           July 4, 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           February 18, 2006 (EXTENDED)
Notification of acceptance              March 10, 2006
Deadline for camera-ready papers        March 29, 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 [log in to unmask]


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)