Call for Papers

WINE 2012, the 8th Workshop on Internet & Network Economics.

9-12 December 2012, Liverpool.

Over the past decade, there has been a growing interaction between researchers in theoretical computer science, networking and security, economics, mathematics, sociology, and management sciences devoted to the analysis of problems arising from the Internet and the World Wide Web. The Workshop on Internet & Network Economics (WINE) is an interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of ideas and results arising from these various fields. The eigth WINE will take place in December, 2012 in Liverpool.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed and evaluated on the basis of the quality of their contribution, originality, soundness, and significance. Industrial applications and position papers presenting novel ideas, issues, challenges and directions are also welcome. Submissions are invited in the following topics but not limited to:

  • Algorithmic game theory
  • Algorithmic mechanism design
  • Auction algorithms and analysis
  • Computational advertising
  • Computational aspects of equilibria
  • Computational social choice
  • Convergence and learning in games
  • Coalitions, coordination and collective action
  • Economics aspects of security and privacy
  • Economics aspects of distributed and network computing
  • Information and attention economics
  • Network games
  • Price differentiation and price dynamics
  • Social networks.

Submission Format

Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts presenting original research on any of the research fields related to WINE’12. No simultaneous submission to other publication outlets (either a conference or a journal) is allowed.

An extended abstract submitted to WINE’12 should start with the title of the paper, each author’s name, affiliation and e-mail address, followed by a one-paragraph summary of the results to be presented. This should then be followed by a technical exposition of the main ideas and techniques used to achieve these results, including motivation and a clear comparison with related work.

The extended abstract should not exceed 14 single-spaced pages (full papers) or 7 pages (short papers). (The 14 pages should include the front page but need not include the bibliography. Note however that accepted papers will be allocated 14 pages total in the proceedings, or 7 pages for short papers.) If the authors believe that more details are essential to substantiate the claims of the paper, they may include a clearly marked appendix (with no space limit) that will be read at the discretion of the Program Committee. Submissions are required to be in LNCS format and should have page numbers. It is strongly recommended that submissions adhere to the specified format and length. Submissions that are clearly too long may be rejected immediately.

The proceedings of the conference will be published by Springer-Verlag in the ARCoSS/LNCS series, and will be available for distribution at the conference. Submissions are required to follow the LNCS format.

Submission of Working Papers

To accommodate the publishing traditions of different fields, we allow the authors to submit working papers that they intend to publish in journals that do not accept papers previously published in conference proceedings. These submissions will be reviewed together with the regular submission using the same acceptance criteria, but only a one-page abstract will appear in the proceedings with a URL that points to the full paper and that will be reliable for at least two years. Open access is preferred although the paper can be hosted by a publisher who takes copyright and limits access, as long as there is a link to the location. At the submission stage, such papers should be formatted in the same way as the regular submissions (in particular, they can be submitted as long or short papers), but the title page should state clearly that the submission is a working paper.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline (regular and short papers): August 1st, 2012, 11:59pm GMT
  • Notification: September 16th, 2012
  • Camera-ready copy: October 1st, 2012

Submission Link

Papers must be submitted electronically using the appropriate easychair submission server:

Submission will close August 1st, 2012, 11:59pm GMT.

We may occasionally offer authors of regular paper submissions, an acceptance as a short paper, if it seems appropriate. In those cases, authors would be contacted and given the opportunity to accept or decline such an offer.