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


Senior Program Committee

(More names to be added soon)

  • Xiaohui Bei, NTU
  • Vittorio Bilò, University of Salento
  • Simina Branzei, Purdue University
  • Zhigang Cao, Beijing Jiaotong University
  • Jing Chen, Tsinghua University
  • Xujin Chen, UMass
  • George Christodoulou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Federico Echenique , UC Berkeley
  • Edith Elkind, University of Oxford
  • Angelo Fanelli, CNRS
  • Qizhi Fang, Ocean University of China
  • Hu Fu, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
  • Jie Gao, Rutgers University
  • Jugal Garg, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Vasilis Gkatzelis, Drexel University
  • Kristoffer Arnsfelt Hansen, Aarhus University
  • Martin Hoefer, Goethe University Frankfurt/Main
  • Zhiyi Huang, Hong Kong University
  • Christos Kaklamanis, University of Patras and CTI "Diophantus"
  • David Kempe, University of Southern California
  • Max Klimm, Technische Universität Berlin
  • Yuqing Kong, Peking University
  • Bo Li, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Minming Li, City University of Hong Kong
  • Xiao Liu, Tsinghua University
  • Brendan Lucier, Microsoft Research New England
  • Gianpiero Monaco, University of Chieti
  • Rad Niazadeh, University of Chicago
  • Sigal Oren, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • Vijay G. Subramanian, University of Michigan
  • Biaoshuai Tao, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Alexandros Voudouris, Essex University
  • Xintong Wang, Rutgers University
  • Zihe Wang, Renmin University
  • Lirong Xia, Rutgers University
  • Fang-Yi Yu, George Mason University
  • Dengji Zhao, Shenghai Tech

Program Committee

(More names to be added soon)

  • Yeganeh Alimohammadi, Stanford University
  • Elliot Anshelevich, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Georgios Birmpas, University of Liverpool
  • Farzad Bourbabaee, California Institute of Technology
  • Johannes Brustle, London School of Economics
  • Martin Bullinger, Technical University of Munich
  • Costas Busch, Augusta University
  • Linda Cai, Princeton University
  • Bhaskar Ray Chaudhury, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Yilun Chen, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
  • Zhou Chen, Hangzhou City University
  • Yukun Cheng, Jiangnan University
  • Yun Kuen (Marco) Cheung, Australian National University
  • Sulagna Dasgupta, University of Chicago
  • Bart De Keijzer, King's College London
  • David Delacretaz, University of Manchester
  • Argyrios Deligkas, Royal Holloway London
  • Battal Dogan, University of Bristol
  • Umut Dur, North Carolina State University
  • Marcin Konrad Dziubiński, University of Warsaw
  • Tomer Ezra, Harvard University
  • Michail Fasoulakis, Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas
  • Zhixuan Fang, Tsinghua University
  • Maximilian Fichtl, Technical University Munich
  • Yiding Feng, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Jessica Finocchiaro, Boston College
  • Bailey Flanigan, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Federico Fusco, Sapienza University of Rome
  • Yotam Gafni, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Ling Gai, Shanghai University of Science and Technology
  • Ganesh Ghalme, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad
  • Sumit Goel, New York University
  • Michael L. Hamilton, University of Pittsburgh
  • Dong Hao, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
  • Tobias Harks, University of Passau
  • Kun He, Renmin University of China
  • Alexandros Hollender, University of Oxford
  • Anson Kahng, University of Rochester
  • Panagiotis Kanellopoulos, University of Essex
  • Gregory Kehne, University of Texas at Austin
  • Zhonghong Kuang, Renmin University of China
  • Rucha Kulkarni, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Jiangtao Li, Singapore Management University
  • Mengling Li, Xiamen University
  • Weian Li, Shandong University
  • Yingkai Li, National University of Singapore
  • Shengxin Liu, Harbin Institute of Technology
  • Zhengyang Liu, Beijing Institute of Technology
  • Jiaqi Lu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
  • Junjie Luo, Beijing Jiaotong University
  • Hongtao Lv, Shandong University
  • Simon Mauras, INRIA
  • Divyarthi Mohan, Tel-Aviv University
  • Vishnu V. Narayan, Tel Aviv University
  • Lata Narayanan, Concordia University
  • Thanh Nguyen, Purdue University
  • Dario Paccagnan, Imperial College London
  • Ioannis Panageas, UC Irvine
  • Rojin Rezvan, University of Texas at Austin
  • Daniel Schmand, University of Bremen
  • Daniel Schoepflin, Drexel University
  • Alkmini Sgouritsa, Athens University of Economics and Business
  • Weiran Shen, Renmin University of China
  • Yangguang Shi, Shandong University
  • Nian Si, The Hong Kong University of Science and Techology
  • Samuel Taggart, Oberlin College
  • Yixin Tao, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
  • Yifeng Teng, Google
  • Nikolas Tsakas, University of Cyprus
  • Artem Tsikiridis, Centrum voor Wiscunde en Informatica
  • Bertan Turhan, Iowa State University
  • Cosimo Vinci, University of Salento
  • Changjun Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Chun Wang, Tsinghua University
  • Kangning Wang, Rutgers University
  • Zizhuo Wang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
  • Xiaowei Wu, University of Macau
  • Zenan Wu, Peking University
  • Dimitrios Xefteris, University of Cyprus
  • Tao Xiao, Huawei Technologies Ltd.
  • Xiang Yan, Huawei Technologies Ltd.
  • Yanqing Yang, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
  • Kanye Ye WANG, University of Macau
  • Lingfei Yu,Zhejiang Gongshang University Hangzhou College of Commerce
  • Yuan Yuan, Purdue University
  • Haifeng Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Hanrui Zhang, Google Research
  • Jinshan Zhang, Zhejiang University
  • Meng Zhang, Northwestern University
  • Qiankun Zhang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • Yishi Zhang, University of Michigan
  • Jingtong Zhao, Renmin University of China
  • Junyao Zhao, Stanford University
  • Shuran Zheng, Tsinghua University
  • Juba Ziani, Georgia Institute of Tecnology

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

OpenReview: https://openreview.net/group?id=WINE/2024/Conference

Please note OpenReview's moderation policy for newly created profiles:

  • New profiles created without an institutional email will go through a moderation process that can take up to two weeks.
  • New profiles created with an institutional email will be activated automatically.


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

See here.


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. Authors are kindly asked to verify that their Open Review profiles are up-to-date with respect to relations and conflicts. 


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


Vittorio Bilò

Vittorio Bilò

Associate Professor of Computer Science
University of Salento, Italy


Topic: TBA

Abstract: TBA


Short Bio: Vittorio Bilò is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the Department of Mathematics and Physics "Ennio De Giorgi" of the University of Salento. He received Ph.D. (2005) and M.S. (2001) degrees in Computer Science from the University of L'Aquila. His research interests lie in the area of Algorithm Design and Analysis with applications to Game Theory, Fair Division and Interconnection Networks. His Ph.D. thesis "Pricing and Equilibria in Non-Cooperative Networks" was named the best Italian Ph.D. thesis in Theoretical Computer Science of 2005 by the Italian Chapter of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science.


Yiling Chen

Yiling Chen

Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science
Harvard University, USA


Topic: TBA

Abstract: TBA


Yinyu Ye

Yinyu Ye

K. T. Li Professor of Engineering
Stanford University, USA
&
Visiting Chair Professor
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China


Topic: TBA

Abstract: TBA


Short Bio: Yinyu Ye is currently the K.T. Li Professor of Engineering at Department of Management Science and Engineering and Institute of Computational and Mathematical Engineering, Stanford University; and visiting chair professor of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. His current research topics include Continuous and Discrete Optimization, Data Science and Applications, Algorithm Design and Analyses, Algorithmic Game/Market Equilibrium, Operations Research and Management Science etc.; and he was one of the pioneers on Interior-Point Methods, Conic Linear Programming, Distributionally Robust Optimization, Online Linear Programming and Learning, Algorithm Analyses for Reinforcement Learning&Markov Decision Process and nonconvex optimization, and etc. He and his students have received numerous scientific awards, himself including the 2006 INFORMS Farkas Prize (Inaugural Recipient) for fundamental contributions to optimization, the 2009 John von Neumann Theory Prize for fundamental sustained contributions to theory in Operations Research and the Management Sciences, the inaugural 2012 ISMP Tseng Lectureship Prize for outstanding contribution to continuous optimization (every three years), the 2014 SIAM Optimization Prize awarded (every three years).

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.