First Workshop on the
Economics of Networked Systems

NetEcon 2007

The CFP for NetEcon 2007 is out. The 2007 workshop combines NetEcon with the annual workshop on Incentive-Based Computing (IBC). It will be held in conjunction with EC07 in San Diego on June 11, 2007.

NetEcon 2007

NetEcon 2006

Download the proceedings for NetEcon 2006 (PDF, 5MB)
Workshop: June 11, 2006 at ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce

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. Topics of interest for this workshop 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

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