Archive for November, 2018

The ACM Special Interest Group on Electronic Commerce (SIGecom) solicits submissions for presentation at the 20th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation (EC’19), the premier venue for research at the interface of economics and computation.  Submissions are due on February 14, 2019.  The conference will be held from June 24 through June 28, 2019, in Phoenix, Arizona, as part of the ACM Federated Computing Research Conference (FCRC).

Full details are available at the conference website at:

EC’19 has four technical tracks, detailed below.  Each paper submission must designate one track, and will be reviewed by program committee members assigned to that track.

  • AI. Areas of interest include: social choice; fair division; prediction markets; preference elicitation; equilibrium computation and computational game theory; automated agents; theory of machine learning; behavioral game theory and bounded rationality; privacy, fairness, and ethics; data markets.

  • Applied modeling. Papers submitted to this track should emphasize mathematical modeling of real-world systems; areas of interest include: ridesharing; kidney exchanges; school choice; labor markets; spectrum auctions; crowdsourcing; online platforms; the sharing economy; online advertising; economics of the cloud; cryptocurrency; peer grading.

  • Empirics. Papers submitted to the empirics track should primarily contain results derived by empirical methods; areas of interest include: computational social science; causal inference; experiments; structural estimation; data mining; applied machine learning; empirical analysis of real-world systems (e.g., online and offline platforms and markets); empirical behavioral economics; social networks (empirical analysis).

  • Theory. Papers submitted to the theory track should provide a strong methodological contribution; areas of interest include: market design; auctions; pricing; resource allocation; matching; price of anarchy; social learning; social networks (theory); learning in games; fair division; complexity of equilibria.  Select accepted papers in this track will appear in joint sessions of EC’19 and the 51st Annual ACM Symposium on the Theory of Computing (STOC’19).


In addition, EC’19 is piloting a new program to offer authors of accepted papers the option to have their reviews and paper forwarded to a journal.  Our partner journals are:

Full details on the process for forwarding to journal are available at the conference website above.



Nicole Immorlica and Ramesh Johari

Program co-chairs, ACM EC 2019


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“Highlights Beyond EC” Session at EC 2019: Call for Nominations

Committee: Mohammad Akbarpour, Moshe Babaioff, Shengwu Li, and Ariel Procaccia

Following a new tradition started last year, the 2019 ACM Conference on Economics and Computation (EC’19) will host a special session highlighting some of the best work in economics and computation that appears in conferences and journals other than EC. The intention of this session is to expose EC attendees to related work just beyond the boundary of their current awareness.

We seek nominations for papers in Economics and Computation that have made breakthrough advances, opened up new questions or areas, made unexpected connections, or had significant impact on practice or other sciences. Examples of conferences and journals that publish papers relevant for the special session include STOC/FOCS/SODA/ITCS, AAAI/IJCAI/AAMAS, NIPS/ICML/COLT, WWW/KDD, AER/Econometrica/JPE/QJE/RESTUD/TE/AEJ Micro/JET/GEB, and Math of OR/Management Science/Operations Research. Anyone is welcome to contact us, but we especially invite members of PCs or editorial boards in various venues to send us suggestions.
Nominations should be emailed to HighlightsBeyondEC@gmail.com, and should include:

  • Paper title and authors.
  • Publication venue or online working version. Preference will be given to papers that have appeared in a related conference or journal within the past two years, or have a working version circulated within the past two years.
  • Short (2-3 paragraph) explanation of the paper and its importance.
  • (Optional) Names of 1-3 knowledgeable experts on the area of the paper.

Note that at least one of the authors of a selected paper will be required to present their paper at EC 2019 and so should be available to travel to the conference, which will take place in Phoenix, AZ on June 25-27, 2019.

To ensure maximum consideration, please send all nominations by December 15, 2018.

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