The ACM EC schedule has just been posted; the conference is a month from now in Valencia, Spain. Hopefully many readers of this blog will be there! You can find the schedule at http://bit.ly/ec12-schedule-at-a-glance (overview) and http://bit.ly/ec12-schedule-detailed (listing all papers). Some interesting tidbits:
- For the first time at EC, a third of the papers will be presented in plenary sessions, with the other two thirds in parallel sessions. (Thus, attendees will spend half their time in plenary sessions.) Quality was a necessary but not sufficient condition for getting a plenary slot; it was also necessary for reviewers to judge that a paper had broad appeal. Some of the technically strongest work appeals to smaller cross-sections of the community, and so appears in parallel sessions.
- On Wednesday, we’ll have an overlap day with AAMAS, with which we’re collocated. To make the most of the day, we’ll have many joint activities: two joint invited talks (Colin Camerer and Moshe Tennenholtz), common coffee breaks, and two shared poster sessions (featuring EC papers, AAMAS papers, and EC-relevant papers published in the broader community over the last year).
- We tried hard to minimize overlap in the parallel sessions, but I’m sure we’ll hear from some of you that we made terrible mistakes. Sorry in advance!
PS: I’ve just signed on to contribute regularly to this blog. So you’ll hear more from me, and not just about EC…