If you’re in the Bay Area, come join us at the 2011 ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce, June 5-9 in San Jose, CA, one of sixteen conferences that comprise the ACM Federated Computing Research Conference, the closest thing we have to a unified computer research conference.
The main EC’11 conference includes talks on prediction markets, crowdsourcing, auctions, game theory, finance, lending, and advertising. The papers span a spectrum from theoretical to applied. If you want evidence of the latter, look no further than the roster of corporate sponsors: eBay, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo!.
There are also a number of interesting workshops and tutorials in conjunction with EC’11 this year, including:
- 7th Ad Auction Workshop
- Workshop on Bayesian Mechanism Design
- Workshop on Social Computing and User Generated Content
- 6th Workshop on Economics of Networks, Systems, and Computation
- Workshop on Implementation Theory
- Bayesian Mechanism Design
- Conducting Behavioral Research Using Amazonâ€™s Mechanical Turk
- Matching and Market Design
- Outside Options in Mechanism Design
- Measuring Online Advertising Effectiveness
The umbrella FCRC conference includes talks by 2011 Turing Award winner Leslie G. Valiant, IBM Watson creator David A. Ferrucci, and CMU professor, CAPTCHA co-inventor, and Games With a Purpose founder Luis von Ahn.
Hope to see many of you there!