[e2e] CFP: Workshop on the Economics of Networked Systems (NetEcon) 2006

Nick Feamster feamster at cc.gatech.edu
Thu Feb 2 12:53:58 PST 2006

Call For Papers
Workshop on the Economics of Networked Systems (NetEcon)

June 11, 2006
Ann Arbor, Michigan

NetEcon merges two workshops held in previous years: P2PEcon
(Economics of Peer-to-Peer Systems) and PINS (Practice and Theory of
Incentives in Networked Systems).  The goal of the workshop is to
promote a cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas on the role of
game-theoretic and economic principles in the design and analysis of
networked systems.

The influence of incentives is fundamental when the users of a system
have competing interests and may behave selfishly.  In particular,
networked systems are often sustained by resources contributed and
controlled by their participants, and their resources are consumed by
individual user choice but are managed as a commons for the benefit of
the group.  Contexts of particular interest for this workshop include
Internet routing and traffic control, peer-to-peer services,
distributed hosting platforms (utilities or grids), and wireless mesh

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- incentives and disincentives for cooperation in networked systems
- empirical studies of strategic (or non-strategic) user behavior
- strategic models and solution concepts for networked systems
- distributed algorithmic mechanism design
- economics of on-demand computing
- payment and currency systems
- reputation, trust, and anonymity vs. accountability
- economic influences on network structure
- network externalities and scale economies
- public goods and club formation
- accounting and settlement mechanisms
- disruption and countermeasures for peer-to-peer content sharing

The workshop will be held in conjunction with EC-06: ACM Conference on
Electronic Commerce.  The program will combine invited talks, paper
presentations, and discussion.  Authors should submit a position paper that
expresses a novel or interesting problem, offers a specific solution, reports
on actual experience, or advances a research agenda.  Papers will be selected
based on their originality, technical merit and topical relevance as well as
the likelihood that they will lead to insightful discussions at the workshop.
Accepted papers will be published on the workshop website.  Submissions should
be no more than 6 pages in length with 10pt fonts or larger.  Submissions may
include an appendix outside the page limit for review by the committee at its

Submissions due: March 27, 2006 (8:00 PM US eastern time, no extensions)
Notification of acceptance: April 30, 2006
Final papers due: May 29, 2006
Anticipated workshop date: June 11

Program Committee

Jeff Chase, Duke University (co-chair)
Nick Feamster, Georgia Tech (co-chair)
Tim Roughgarden, Stanford (co-chair)
Bobby Bhattacharjee, U. Maryland
Landon Cox, Duke University
George Danezis, K.U. Leuven
Balachander Krishnamurthy, AT&T Research
Ratul Mahajan, Microsoft Research
David Parkes, Harvard University
Rahul Sami, University of Michigan
Emin Gun Sirer, Cornell
Alex Snoeren, UCSD
Don Towsley, U. Mass Amherst
Xiaowei Yang, UC Irvine

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