W-PIN+NetEcon 2014: The joint Workshop on Pricing and Incentives in Networks and Systems

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W-PIN+NetEcon 2014 Conference

Organizing Committee: John Chuang (UC Berkeley, USA),
and Patrick Loiseau (EURECOM, France)
Location: Austin, TX
NetEcon 2014 will be held in conjunction with ACM SIGMETRICS 2014
Date: June 16, 2014


Invited Talk: Asu Ozdaglar (MIT, USA)

1. Network Security and Contagion, Daron Acemoglu (MIT, USA), Azarakhsh Malekian (University of Toronto, Canada) and Asu Ozdaglar (MIT, USA)

Session 1: Mechanism design and applications:

2. Strategyproof Mechanisms for Purchasing a Shared Resource, Vijay Kamble and Jean Walrand (UC Berkeley, USA)

3. An Iterative and Truthful Multi-Unit Auction Scheme for Coordinated Sharing of Spectrum White Spaces, Saravana Manickam, Mahesh Marina (University of Edinburgh, UK), Sofia Pediaditaki (Intel, USA) and Maziar Nekovee (Samsung, UK)

4. A General Mechanism Design Methodology for Social Utility Maximization with Linear Constraints, Abhinav Sinha and Achilleas Anastasopoulos (University of Michigan, USA)

Keynote Lecture: Paul Milgrom (Stanford University, USA)

5. Deferred-Acceptance Auctions and Radio Spectrum Reallocation, Paul Milgrom and Ilya Segal (Stanford University, USA)

Session 2: Externalities, propagation and influence in networks:

6. Facilitating adoption of services with positive externalities via subsidies, Steven Weber (Drexel University, USA) and Roch Guerin (Washington University in St. Louis, USA)

7. Strategic Information Diffusion: Spread vs. Exploit, Amir Ajorlou, Ali Jadbabaie (UPenn, USA) and Ali Kakhbod (MIT, USA)

8. Harmonic influence in large-scale networks, Daron Acemoglu (MIT, USA), Giacomo Como (Lund University, Sweden), Fabio Fagnani (Politecnico di Torino, Italy) and Asuman Ozdaglar (MIT, USA)

Invited Talk: Aaron Roth (UPenn, USA)

9. Differential Privacy as a Tool for Mechanism Design in Large Systems, Aaron Roth (UPenn, USA)

Session 3: Network pricing, advance reservation and bitcoin:

11. Fair, Flexible and Feasible ISP Billing, Vamseedhar Reddyvari Raja (Texas A&M University, USA), Amogh Dhamdhere (CAIDA, UC San Diego, USA), Srinivas Shakkottai (Texas A&M University, USA) and Kc Claffy (CAIDA, UC San Diego, USA)

12. From advertising profits to bandwidth prices A quantitative methodology for negotiating premium peering, Laszlo Gyarmati, Nikolaos Laoutaris (Telefonica Research, Spain), Kostas Sdrolias (AEUB, Greece), Pablo Rodriguez (Telefonica Research, Spain) and Costas Courcoubetis (SUTD, Singapore)

13. Advance Reservation Games and the Price of Conservatism, Eran Simhon and David Starobinski (Boston University, USA)

14. Proof of Activity: Extending Bitcoin’s Proof of Work via Proof of Stake, Iddo Bentov (Technion, Israel), Charles Lee (Litecoin Project, USA), Alex Mizrahi (coloredcoins.org, Ukraine) and Meni Rosenfeld (Israeli Bitcoin Association, Israel)