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Call for Papers:

Workshop on Behavioral Economics and Computation
June 28, 2019, Phoenix, AZ
In conjunction with the 20th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation 
(ACM EC '19)

SUBMISSIONS DUE May 1, 2019, 11:59pm PDT.
We solicit research contributions and participants for The 1st
Workshop on Behavioral Economics and Computation, to be held in
conjunction with the 20th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation 
(ACM EC '19). The workshop will bring together researchers and
practitioners from diverse subareas of EC, who are interested in the 
intersection of human economic behavior and computation, to share new 
results and to discuss future directions for behavioral research 
related to economics and computation. It will be a full-day workshop, 
and will feature invited speakers, contributed paper presentations and 
a panel discussion.

The gap between rationality-based analysis that assumes utility-maximizing 
agents and the actual human behavior in the real world has been well 
recognized in economics, psychology and other social sciences. In recent 
years, there has been a growing interest in conducting behavioral research 
across many of the sub-areas related to economics and computation to 
address this gap. In one direction, some of these studies leverage insights 
on human decision making from behavioral economics and social psychology 
literature to study economic and computational systems with human users. 
In the other direction, computational tools are used to study and gain 
insights on human behavior and a data-driven approach is sometimes used to 
learn behavior models from user-generated data.

The Behavioral EC workshop aims to bring together researchers and 
practitioners from diverse fields, including but not limited to computer 
science, economics, psychology and sociology, to exchange ideas related to 
behavioral research in economics and computation. In addition to sharing new 
results, we hope the workshop will foster a lively discussion of future 
directions and methodologies for behavioral research related to economics 
and computation as well as fruitful cross-pollination of behavioral 
economics, cognitive psychology and computer science. 

We welcome studies at the intersection of economic behavior and computation 
from a rich set of theoretical, experimental and empirical perspectives. The 
topics of interest for the workshop are behavioral research in all settings 
covered by EC, including but not limited to:

Behavioral mechanism design and applied mechanism design
Empirical studies of economic behavior
Boundedly-rational models of economic decision making
Model evaluation and selection based on behavioral data
Online prediction markets, experiments, and crowdsourcing platforms
Hybrid human-machine systems
Models and experiments about social considerations (e.g. fairness) in 
decision making 
Methods for behavioral EC: information aggregation, probability elicitation, 
quality control

Submission Instructions

Submission deadline: May 1, 2019, 11:59pm PDT.

Notification: May 20, 2019

We will give priority to new (unpublished) research papers, but will 
also consider ongoing research and recently published papers that may 
be of interest to the workshop audience. For submissions of published 
papers, authors must clearly state the venue of publication. Papers 
will be reviewed for relevance, significance, originality, research 
contribution, and likelihood to catalyze discussion. The workshop will 
not have archival proceedings but will post accepted papers on the 
workshop website. Position papers and panel discussion proposals are also 
welcome. At least one author of each accepted paper will be expected 
to attend and present their findings at the workshop.

Submissions can be in any format and can be up to 18 pages long (plus 
a title page and excluding appendices that can be arbitrarily long). We 
recommend the format of the EC submissions. The limit of 18 pages on 
the main body is an upper bound, and papers can be significantly shorter. 

Submissions should be uploaded to the submission server no later 
than May 1, 2019, 11:59pm PDT.

Organizing Committee
Yiling Chen, Harvard University
Dan Goldstein, Microsoft Research 
Kevin Leyton-Brown, University of British Columbia
Shengwu Li, Harvard University
Gali Noti, Hebrew University

More Information
For more information or questions, visit the workshop website:
or email the organizing committee: behavioralec2019@easychair.org

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