WINE 2024 - The 20th Conference on Web and Internet Economics

Edinburgh, United Kingdom, December 2-5, 2024

Overview

Over the past two decades, researchers in theoretical computer science, artificial intelligence, operations research, and economics have joined forces to understand the interplay of incentives and computation. These issues are of particular importance in the Web and the Internet that enable the interaction of large and diverse populations. The Conference on Web and Internet Economics (WINE) is an interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of ideas and results on incentives and computation arising from these various fields.

WINE 2024 will take place on 2-5 December, 2024, in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, hosted by the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh.


Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: July 15, 2024

Author notification: September 16, 2024


News

  • Call for papers is now online.

General Chairs

Contact: general-chairs@wine2024.org

Program Committee Chairs

Contact: program-chairs@wine2024.org

Steering Committee

Call for Papers


Over the past two decades, researchers in theoretical computer science, artificial intelligence, operations research, and economics have joined forces to understand the interplay of incentives and computation. These issues are of particular importance for the Internet, enabling the interaction of large and diverse populations. The Conference on Web and Internet Economics (WINE) is an interdisciplinary forum for exchanging ideas and results on incentives and computation arising from these various fields. WINE 2024 continues the successful tradition of the Conference on Web and Internet Economics (named Workshop on Internet & Network Economics until 2013), held annually from 2005 to the present.

WINE 2024 is planned as an in-person event from December 2 to December 5, 2024, hosted by the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh.

The program will feature invited talks, tutorials, and paper presentations. All paper submissions will be peer-reviewed and evaluated based on the quality of their contribution, originality, soundness, and significance. Submissions about Web and Internet Economics are invited in, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Auctions and pricing
  • Behavioral economics and behavioral modeling
  • Blockchains and their applications
  • Computational advertising
  • Computational aspects of equilibria
  • Computational social choice
  • Coalitions, coordination, and collective action
  • Decision theory
  • Econometrics, ML and Data Science
  • Economic and strategic aspects of machine learning models
  • Fair division
  • Information design including contest and contract design
  • Information elicitation
  • Learning in games and markets
  • Market design
  • Matching markets
  • Mechanism design
  • Network games
  • Online platforms and applications
  • Privacy, fairness, and security
  • Revenue management
  • Social networks

Papers deemed to be outside the scope of the WINE conference and/or not of sufficient interest to the WINE community will be desk-rejected.


Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: July 15, 2024, AoE

Author notification: On or before September 16, 2024

Camera-ready deadline: October 8, 2024 


Invited Talks

The program will feature three keynote talks; the keynote speakers and the topics of their talks will be announced soon.


Submission Server

The submission link will be added soon.


Submission Format

Authors are invited to submit papers presenting original research on any research topic related to WINE 2024. 

Submissions must be anonymous (see below). A submission should start with the title of the paper followed by a brief summary of the paper’s contributions. This should then be followed by a technical exposition of the main ideas and techniques used to achieve these results, including motivation and a clear comparison with related work. Even if the authors choose to publish a one-page abstract, the submission of the complete paper is necessary to facilitate a comprehensive and rigorous review process.

The submission should not exceed 12 single-spaced pages (excluding references) using reasonable margins (at least one-inch margins all around) and at least 11-points font. If the authors believe that more details are essential to substantiate the claims of the paper, they may include a clearly marked appendix (with no space limit) that will be read at the discretion of the Program Committee. It is strongly recommended that submissions adhere to the specified format and length. Submissions that are clearly too long may be desk-rejected. The above specifications are meant to provide more freedom to the authors at the time of submission. Note that accepted papers will be allocated 18 pages (including references) in the LNCS format in the proceedings (see below).

The proceedings of the conference will be published by Springer-Verlag in the ARCoSS/LNCS series, and will be available for distribution at the conference. Accepted papers will be allocated 18 pages total in the LNCS format in the proceedings. Submissions are encouraged, though not required, to follow the LNCS format (Latex, Word). More information about the LNCS format can be found on the author instructions page of Springer-Verlag.

WINE 2024 will use double-blind reviewing like all other major conferences. Submissions should not reveal the identity of the authors in any way. In particular, authors’ names, affiliations, and email addresses should not appear anywhere in the submission. (In LNCS \author{} and \institute{} fields should not be included.) Authors should refer to their prior work in a neutral manner (i.e., instead of saying “We showed …” say “XYZ et al. showed”). It is acceptable to submit work that has been presented in public (provided there are no published proceedings) or has been uploaded to arXiv or similar online archives, provided the submission itself is anonymized.

Questions regarding the submissions can be directed to the PC Co-Chairs at program-chairs@wine2024.org 


Program Committee and Senior Program Committee

TBA 


Conflict of Interest Policy

A conflict of interest (COI) is limited to the following categories:

  1. Family member or close friend.
  2. Ph.D. advisor or advisee (no time limit), or postdoctoral or undergraduate mentor or mentee within the past five years.
  3. Person with the same affiliation.
  4. Involved in an alleged incident of harassment (it is not required that the incident be reported).
  5. Reviewer owes the author a favor (e.g., recently requested a reference letter).
  6. Frequent or recent collaborator whom you believe cannot objectively review your work.
 

Authors will have the opportunity to declare COIs with (Senior) Program Committee members. This must be done separately for each submission. Declaring COIs prevents the specified person from reviewing a paper, thereby constraining the matching process and potentially negatively impacting review quality. For this reason, COIs should not be declared automatically based on a prior relationship (e.g., coauthor, friend, colleague in the same institution, etc.). (Senior) Program Committee members can also declare a COI with authors as well as with specific papers. EasyChair asks the authors to specify the type of conflict of interest when they declare one. Authors do not need to answer that question. They can simply choose the option “other” and write “other” in the textbox. 


Policy Against Plagiarism

WINE 2024 adopts the official ACM policy against plagiarism.


Best Paper Award

A best paper award and a best student paper award will be given. The awarded papers will be chosen among those that appear in full length (18 pages) in the proceedings.


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. The 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 conference proceedings. Such papers must be submitted 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 WINE 2024, or published (or accepted for publication) at a journal prior to the submission deadline of WINE 2024, will not be considered. Simultaneous submission of results to a journal is allowed only if the authors intend to publish the paper as a one-page abstract in WINE 2024. 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 proceeding.


Forward to Journal

Upon submission, WINE authors would have a chance to select at most one from the following journals:

How does it work? If a WINE paper is accepted and the authors plan to use the forward-to-journal option, the authors must submit a one-page extended abstract by the deadline for the camera-ready version of the conference proceeding. The authors then have the option of submitting their journal paper by January 22, 2025, to the journal they have selected. The cover letter to the journal should specify that the submission is part of the WINE 2024 forward-to-journal process. The authors should also include a formal response document to the conference comments and how these were addressed in the revised manuscript. WINE papers that submit a final version by this deadline will be forwarded to the journal of choice, along with the de-anonymized conference reviews. Note that a journal's participation in the WINE forward-to-journal option does not mean that other forms of previous publication are acceptable.

What are the implications? The journal's department editor and/or associate editor can use the conference reviews to guide the decision-making process in whatever way the journal finds appropriate. We suspect the AEs might choose referees from among the set of conference reviewers, especially if they found the conference reviews informative. We would like to emphasize, however, that the conference reviewers are not required to accept such review requests. Furthermore, journals are not required to accept these papers (and may even choose to desk-reject them depending on fit).

Registration

The registration portal will open mid-late September.

Invited Speakers

To be announced soon.

Tutorials

To be announced.

Accepted Papers

Accepted papers will be listed here after the notification deadline of 15 September, 2024.

Programme

To be announced.

Location

The main conference venue is the School of Informatics of the University of Edinburgh.

More details to follow.