Sunday, January 27, 2013


I hear there was a discussion at WINE (Workshop on Internet and Network Economics) about changing its name. Apparently, CINE (Conference on ..) and MINE (Meeting on ..) didnt get on the list, and Stratis' DINE didnt get much support. WINE it seems will be always WINE.


Two celebrations on the horizon:


Sunday, January 06, 2013

DIMACS Wrkshp, Economics of Information Sharing, @ Stanford U.

The upcoming DIMACS workshop on the Economic Aspects of Information Sharing, will be held on February 7th - 8th, 2013, at Stanford University. This workshop is part of a broader DIMACS initiative on information sharing and dynamic data analysis. It will feature invited talks by experts from both the academia and the industry, on different aspects of the economics of information sharing, including online data markets, targeted advertising, user incentive mechanisms, and privacy-aware mechanism design. A tentative program and registration information can be found at

The workshop will cover topics on:  Mechanism design and auctions;  Economics of information;  Privacy and pricing challenges in the digital economy;  Economic models of privacy-preserving systems; Regulatory frameworks in the digital economy; Online advertising and Matching markets; Data Marketplaces.

Attendance at the workshop is open to all interested participants, and is subject to space limitations. Please register to attend this workshop. The early-bird registration deadline is January, 22nd 2013.


Wednesday, January 02, 2013

SODA 2013 Announcement

At the risk of repetition on the blog world, here is an announcement:
Dear SODA attendees,

We want to make sure that you are aware of a change in the format of SODA/ALENEX/ANALCO.  In recent years, ALENEX and ANALCO have been held on the Saturday before SODA and had separate registration.  This year we are trying a different format.  ANALCO and ALENEX will both be held in parallel with SODA; ANALCO on Sunday and ALENEX on Monday.  There is no longer an separate registration for ALENEX and ANALCO, everyone is automatically registered for all three.  That is, all SODA attendees are welcome to attend  ANALCO and ALENEX talks.  We encourage you to look at the program and attend any talks that interest you.  We also welcome any feedback on this new format, after you have attended the conference.

Bob Sedgewick (ANALCO steering committee chair)
Cliff Stein (ALENEX steering committee chair)