The Twenty-First ACM Conference on Economics and Computation (EC\’20) will be held on July 13-17, 2020 in Budapest, Hungary.
The main conference will be Tuesday through Thursday July 14-16, 2020 with tutorials on Monday, July 13 and workshops on Friday, July 17. The conference is co-located with the Sixth World Congress of the Game Theory Society.
Since 1999 the ACM Special Interest Group on Economics and Computation (SIGecom) has sponsored the leading scientific conference on advances in theory, empirics, and applications at the interface of economics and computation. The 21st ACM Conference on Economics and Computation (EC’20) will feature invited speakers, a highlight of papers from other conferences and journals, a technical program of submitted paper presentations and posters, workshops, and tutorials. EC’19 will be co-located with the 6th World Congress of the Game Theory Society, from July 13 through July 17, 2020.
We solicit paper submissions for presentation in the technical program. The deadline for submissions is February 12, 2020 at 3pm EST.
Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
Design of economic mechanisms: algorithmic mechanism design; market design; matching; auctions; revenue maximization; pricing; fair division; computational social choice; privacy, fairness, and ethics.
Game theory: equilibrium computation; price of anarchy; learning in games.
Information elicitation and generation: prediction markets; recommender, reputation and trust systems; social learning; data markets.
Behavioral models: behavioral game theory and bounded rationality; decision theory; computational social science; agent-based modeling.
Online systems: online advertising; electronic commerce; economics of cloud computing; social networks; crowdsourcing; ridesharing; labor markets; cryptocurrencies.
Methodological developments: AI; machine learning; econometrics; data mining.
Timetable for Authors
February 12, 2020 (3pm EST): Paper submission deadline
April 9, 2020: Reviews sent to authors for feedback
April 14, 2020: Author responses due
May 6, 2020: Paper accept/reject notifications
July 14-16, 2020: Conference technical program
Format. The body of the submission may be up to 18 pages, including bibliography. In addition, an appendix of arbitrary length may be included only for the review process (i.e., an appendix will not appear if the paper is published). This appendix will only be read at the discretion of the reviewers. The body of the submission should contain a clear presentation of the contributions of the paper, including a discussion of prior work and an outline of the key technical ideas and methods used to achieve the main claims. The submission as a whole should include all of the ideas necessary for an expert to verify fully the central claims in the paper. Submitted papers will be evaluated on significance of the contribution, originality, relation to prior research, technical quality, and exposition.
The submission should be typeset using 11-point or larger fonts, in a single-column, single-space (between lines) format with ample spacing throughout and 1-inch margins all around. Submissions deviating from these guidelines will be rejected without consideration of their merits. Alternatively, authors who choose to do so may use the style file at the following link to format their submissions.
EC’20 LaTex style files will be posted here in fall 2019.
Tracks. EC’20 has four technical tracks. In contrast to previous editions of EC, the tracks differ by the types of contributions they emphasize; they are orthogonal to content areas. Papers submitted to each track will be evaluated primarily according to the criteria described below.
Theory: Typical papers in this track make progress on existing theoretical problems, propose new ones, or introduce significant new techniques that could be applied more broadly.
Applied Modeling: Typical papers in this track propose and analyze novel models that capture real-world phenomena or provide fresh perspectives on previously studied applied problems.
AI and Computation: Typical papers in this track rely on computer-aided techniques to tackle complex problems that were previously beyond reach, or develop new such techniques
Empirics: Typical papers in this track draw significant insights from real or synthetic data, through access to new data sources or experiments, or through novel analysis of existing data sources.
Submission of code and data. In the interest of reproducibility, authors of papers that include empirical results are strongly encouraged to submit their code and data. Such material should be archived as a single zip file and submitted through Easychair as supplementary material.
Double-blind review process. Author identity is anonymized for SPC and PC members throughout the review process. As usual, SPC and PC member identity is also anonymized before reviews are disseminated to authors. Because the review process is double blind, authors must take measures to ensure that their identity is not easily revealed from the submission itself. Authors should include the submission number (as assigned by Easychair) in the author field of the submission, and refer to their prior work in a neutral manner (i.e., instead of saying “We showed” say “XYZ et al. showed”). To add the submission number, one must first submit a paper without a number, see what number was assigned, and then revise the submission to include this number. It is acceptable to submit work that has been presented in public or has appeared on arXiv, provided the submission itself is anonymized. PC members will be allowed to declare a conflict of interest with authors as well as with specific papers. Author information is accessible to the conference chairs, but not to the program committee members.
One page extended abstract option. To accommodate the publishing traditions of different fields, authors of accepted papers can ask that only a one-page abstract of the paper appear in the proceedings, along with a URL pointing to the full paper. Authors should guarantee the link to be reliable for at least two years. This option is available to accommodate subsequent publication in journals that would not consider results that have been published in preliminary form in a conference proceedings. Such papers must be submitted electronically and formatted just like papers submitted for full-text publication.
Simultaneous submission not allowed. Simultaneous submissions of results to another conference with published proceedings is not allowed. Results previously published or presented at another archival conference prior to EC, or published at a journal prior to the submission deadline to EC, will not be considered. Simultaneous submission of results to a journal is allowed only if the author intends to publish the paper as a one-page abstract in EC. Papers that are accepted and appear as a one-page abstract can be subsequently submitted for publication in a journal but may not be submitted to any other conference that has a published proceedings.
Forward to journal. Authors of accepted papers will have the option to have reviews forwarded to a journal of their choice. The list of partner journals will be posted here in fall 2019.