Since 1999 the ACM Special Interest Group on Electronic Commerce (SIGecom) has sponsored the leading scientific conference on advances in theory, systems, and applications at the interface of economics and computation, including applications to electronic commerce.

The Fifteenth ACM Conference on Economics and Computation (EC'14) will feature invited speakers, paper presentations, workshops, and tutorials. EC'14 will be co-located with a meeting of the NBER Market Design working group, and with the NSF/CEME Decentralization Conference. In order to facilitate the interaction with researchers attending these events, a special joint session will take place on the afternoon of June 9.

The conference will be held from Sunday, June 8, 2014 through Thursday, June 12, 2014 at the Sheraton Palo Alto in Palo Alto, CA, USA. Accepted technical papers and invited talks will be presented from June 10 through June 12; tutorials and workshops will be held on June 8 and June 9. Accepted papers will be available in the form in which they are published in the ACM Digital Library one week before the conference.

The focus of the conference is research at the interface of economics and computation related to (but not limited to) the following three non-exclusive focus areas:

Theory and Foundations
Artificial Intelligence and Applied Game Theory
Experimental, Empirical, and Applications

Authors can designate a paper for one or two of these focus areas. Each area has dedicated Senior Program Committee (SPC) and Program Committee (PC) members to allow appropriate review of papers.

We are committed to accepting papers of the very highest quality on the interface between computer science and economics. If we receive a large number of such submissions we will hold some sessions in parallel, grouping these sessions by topic rather than by area.

EC publishes relevant papers on topics and methodologies that include:

Auction theory
Automated agents
Bargaining and negotiation
Behavioral models and experiments
Computational game theory
Computational social choice
Consumer search and online behavior
Crowdsourcing and collective intelligence
Data mining
Economics of information
Equilibrium computation
Experience with e-commerce systems and markets
Foundations of incentive compatibility
Game-theoretic models of e-commerce and the Internet
Information elicitation
Machine learning
Market algorithms
Market design
Market equilibrium
Mechanism design
Platforms and services
Prediction markets
Preferences and decision theory
Price of anarchy
Recommender systems
Reputation and trust systems
Revenue optimization, pricing, and payments
Social networks
Sponsored search and other electronic marketing
Trading agents
Usability and human factors in e-commerce applications
User-generated content and peer production

Submissions should be made at

The conference is soliciting full papers (as well as workshop and tutorial proposals; see below) on all aspects of research covered by the conference. Submitted papers will be evaluated on significance, originality, technical quality, and exposition. They should clearly establish the research contribution, its relevance, and its relation to prior research. All submissions must be made in the appropriate format, and within a specified length limit; details and a LaTeX template can be found at the submission site. Additional pages beyond the length limit may be included as appendices, but will only be read at the discretion of the reviewers.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: 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 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 (or accepted for publication) 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'14. 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.


The conference is soliciting proposals for tutorials and workshops to be held in conjunction with the conference. Tutorial proposals should contain the title of the tutorial, a two-page description of the topic matter, the names and short biographies of the tutor(s), and dates/venues where earlier versions of the tutorial were given (if any). Workshop proposals should contain the title of the workshop, the names and short biographies of the organizers, and the names of confirmed or candidate participants. Workshop proposals should also include a two-page description describing the theme, the reviewing process for participants, the organization of the workshop, and required facilities for the workshop. Informal suggestions for workshop or tutorial ideas can also be sent without a full proposal to the workshop and tutorial chairs at any time. Submission information can be found on the conference website.


February 11, 2014, 11:59 PM EST: Full electronic paper submissions due. Please see
February 18, 2014: Workshop and Tutorial proposals due. Send to: and
March 1, 2014: Tutorial & workshop proposal accept/reject notifications
March 17, 2014: Reviews sent to authors for author feedback
March 19, 2014: Author responses due
April 2, 2014: Paper accept/reject notifications
April 19, 2014: Camera-ready version of accepted papers due
June 8-9, 2014: Conference Workshops and Tutorials at Stanford University
June 10-12, 2014: Conference Technical Program at Stanford University


Contact Us

General Chair:
Moshe Babaioff, Microsoft Research
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Program Chairs:
Vincent Conitzer, Duke University
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David Easley, Cornell University
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Workshop Chair:
Robert Kleinberg, Cornell University
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Tutorial Chair:
Shuchi Chawla, University of Wisconsin - Madison
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Senior Program Committee (one per area):

Theory and Foundations SPC:

Larry Blume, Cornell University
Aaron Bodoh-Creed, UC Berkeley
Felix Brandt, TU Munich
Shuchi Chawla, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Edith Elkind, Oxford University
Joan Feigenbaum, Yale University
Michal Feldman, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Drew Fudenberg, Harvard University
Nicole Immorlica, Northwestern University and Microsoft Research
Anna Karlin, University of Washington
David Kempe, University of Southern California
Scott Kominers, Harvard University
Ron Lavi, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Vahab Mirrokni, Google Research
Utku Unver, Boston College

Artificial Intelligence and Applied Game Theory SPC:

Itai Ashlagi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Yiling Chen, Harvard University
Arpita Ghosh, Cornell University
Kate Larson, University of Waterloo
Kevin Leyton-Brown, , University of British Columbia
David Pennock, Microsoft Research
Ariel Procaccia, Carnegie Mellon University
Tuomas Sandholm, Carnegie Mellon University

Experimental, Empirical, and Application SPC:

Eric Budish, University of Chicago
Yan Chen, University of Michigan
Ben Edelman, Harvard University
Ashish Goel, Stanford University
Muthu Muthukrishnan, Rutgers
Denis Nekipelov, UC Berkeley
Sid Suri, Microsoft Research
Steven Tadelis, UC Berkeley

Local Arrangements:
Yoav Shoham, Stanford University

Lirong Xia, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Ann Marie King, Harvard University

 General inquiries and requests pertaining to the conference should be sent to: .
 Inquiries and requests pertaining specifically to the program, and in particular to paper submission and decision status, should be sent to: .
 Inquiries and requests pertaining specifically to workshop and tutorials should be sent to and respectively.