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Call For Papers:

         W-PIN+NetEcon 2013: The Joint Workshop on Pricing and Incentive 
in Networks and Systems
         In conjunction with ACM SIGMETRICS 2013
         Friday, June 21, 2013 (Pittsburgh, USA)



     * *Paul Milgrom*, Stanford University


     * *Mung Chiang*, Princeton University
     * *Adrian Vetta*, McGill University
     * *Adam Wierman*, Caltech


  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 W-PIN+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. W-PIN+NetEcon was formed as a merger of the successful NetEcon 
(earlier P2PECON, IBC and PINS workshops) and W-PIN workshops. 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 W-PIN+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 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


Submissions must be in the form of extended abstracts of 3-4 pages, 
including all figures, tables, references, appendices, etc. They must be 
formatted according to the standard alternate ACM PER double column 
format using letter paper. You are encouraged to use the ACM 
sig-alternate-per latex template 

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 3-4 pages extended abstract in the W-PIN+NetEcon 2013 
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 W-PIN+NetEcon 2013 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.


     Patrick Loiseau (EURECOM, France)
     David Parkes (Harvard University, USA)
     Jean Walrand (UC Berkeley, USA)

     Eitan Altman (INRIA, France)
     Tamer Basar (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA)
     Bobby Bhattarcharjee (University of Maryland, USA)
     Gergely Biczok (NTNU, Norway)
     Kostas Bimpikis (Stanford University, USA)
     Rainer Bohme (WWU Münster, Germany)
     Costas Courcoubetis (Athens Univ. Economics and Business, Greece)
     Constantine Dovrolis (GeorgiaTech, USA)
     Roch Guerin (UPenn, USA)
     Ekram Hossain (University of Manitoba, Canada)
     Jianwei Huang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
     Ramesh Johari (Stanford University, USA)
     Scott Jordan (UC Irvine, USA)
     Ian Kash (Microsoft Research, UK)
     Peter Key (Microsoft Research, UK)
     Robert D. Kleinberg (Cornell University, USA)
     Sebastien Lahaie (Microsoft Research, USA)
     Nikolaos Laoutaris (Telefonica, Spain)
     Dave Levin (University of Maryland, USA)
     Patrick Loiseau (EURECOM, France) -- co-chair
     John C. S. Lui (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
     Richard T.B. Ma (NUS, Singapore)
     Patrick Maille (Telecom Bretagne, France)
     Vishal Misra (Columbia University, USA)
     Jeonghoon Mo (Yonsei University, South Korea)
     John Musacchio (UC Santa Cruz, USA)
     Andrew Odlyzko (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA)
     Ariel Orda (Technion, Israel)
     David Parkes (Harvard University, USA) -- co-chair
     Galina Schwartz (UC Berkeley, USA)
     R. Srikant (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA)
     Nicolas Stier Moses (Columbia, USA)
     Bruno Tuffin (INRIA, France)
     Milan Vojnovic (Microsoft Research, UK)
     Jean Walrand (UC Berkeley, USA) -- co-chair
     Adam Wierman (Caltech, USA)


     * Monday April 15, 2013: Submission deadline
     * Monday May 6, 2013: Notification to authors
     * Monday June 10, 2013: Final version due
     * Friday June 21, 2013: Workshop in Pittsburgh


For more information, please contact the organizers or visit the 
workshop website: http://www.eurecom.fr/~loiseau/W-PIN+NetEcon2013/.

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

Web: http://www.eurecom.fr/~loiseau/


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