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ACM SIGecomBusiness Meeting at EC’10

Thanks to our sponsors

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What is SIGecom?

Association for Computing MachinerySpecial Interest Group on Electronic Commerce

http://sigecom.org/

Founded 1999 by Stuart Feldman; Elected officers, 200311th year of SIG and 11th EC Conference

300+ members

Main activities: EC Conference & Exchanges Newsletter

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…dedicated to the advancement of electronic commerce, principles and practice. As the leading computing-centric professional organization in the field, SIGecom seeks to promote the informed development of commerce automation technology, employing the best available engineering methods and economic understanding.

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What is ACM?

• “Association for Computing Machinery”• Non-profit computer society• Supports computer science research (SIGs),

practice, education, and policy• Well run, competent CEO, staff, solid

finances even through recession• Understands incentives!

– SIGs keep conference profit– SIGs share in Digital Library revenue for SIG

publications

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Who are we?

• David Pennock, ChairJoan Feigenbaum, Vice ChairAmy Greenwald, Treasurer

• SIGecom Exchanges Editor, Vincent Conitzer

• Dan Reeves, Information Director–

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Who are we?

• David Pennock, ChairJoan Feigenbaum, Vice ChairAmy Greenwald, Treasurer– (Second) term ends June 2011

• SIGecom Exchanges Editor, Vincent Conitzer– New editor named! (*)

• Dan Reeves, Information Director– Dan has new role (*); Call for volunteers– From Dan’s TimePie: 31.4 +/- 5.07 min/wk

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(*) More later

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Thanks

• David Parkes, General ChairChris Dellarocas, Moshe TennenholtzPC Chairs

• Record attendance! 1st > 200• Rahul Sami, Workshop Chair• Jason Hartline, Tutorials Chair• Yiling Chen, Jenn Wortman Vaughan

Local Arrangements• Sven Seuken, Haoqi Zhang

Student Co-Organizers• Ann Marie King, Webmaster• PC members, Invited speakers,

Submit-ers, Contributors, Participants!

CombineNetFacebook NEW!

GoogleMicrosoftYahoo!HarvardACM

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Announcing EC 2011

• San Jose, CA, June 4-11, 2011

• Yoav Shoham, General ChairYan Chen, Tim RoughgardenProgram Co-Chairs

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Congrats2009 ACM Awards

John Riedl, Past PC ChairACM Fellow

Tim Roughgarden, next PC ChairThe Grace Murray Hopper AwardFor his research combining computer science and game theory to analyze network routing among self-interested parties

Andrew Goldberg, Past PC, authorACM Fellow

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• Electronic newsletterwww.sigecom.org/exchanges/

• Published 2/year since 2000• Surveys, letters, conf reports, book

reviews, original research

• Announcing new editor!– Yiling Chen, Harvard– Daniel Reeves, Puzzle Ed.

• Rejuvenation under Vince Conitzer 2007-2010; Publishing timely and topical surveys from area leaders; Editor’s puzzle.+ Website revamp by Dan Reeves

• Past Editors– 07-10: Vince Contizer– 06-07: William Walsh– 04–06: Amy Greenwald– 00–03: Peter Wurman

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ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce 1999-

Strengths• Rigorous technical standards, reputation• Participation by top CS researchers in

Theory, AI; academia & industry• Advancing young leaders’ careers• Attendance increasing• Participation and financial support from

Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!,...• Solid finances• Bridging disciplines:

economics/incentives with computation/technology

• Serving a growing discipline: Cornell, GTech, Harvard, Northwestern, Stanford, Umich, UPenn; Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!; AGT, AMMA, BAGT, GEB, EI, NYCE, SAGT, WINE, WWW

Date City Co-Loc Att Sub Acc

Nov ‘99 Denver OOPSLA 110 72 29%

Oct ‘00 Minneapolis OOPSLA 106 150 19%

Oct ‘01 Tampa OOPSLA 85 100 35%

Jun ‘03 San Diego FCRC 91 110 19%

May ‘04 New York WWW 97 146 16%

Jun ‘05 Vancouver none 77 113 28%

Jun ‘06 Ann Arbor none 175 127 28%

Jun ‘07 San Diego FCRC 136 154 27%

Jul ‘08 Chicago AAAI 156 198 19%

Jul ‘09 Stanford TARK 177 161 25%

Jun ‘10 Cambridge STOC, WEIS

220+ 136 33%

Jun ‘11 San Jose FCRC

Jun ‘12 Barcelona?

Premier forum for CS researchon commerce and economics

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Finances

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Fund Balance (Jun) Discretionary fundsper member: $231.00

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CSEcon Ecosystem

• Repeat co-located workshops at EC– Ad Auctions 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 (90+ registered!)– TAC 200?, 2010 (50 registered)– NetEcon 2006, 2007, 2009 ; ~80 people– Prediction Markets 2007, 2008

• “In cooperation” conferences– RecSys, SAGT, Web Science, BQGT

• Growth in field: “endorsed” events, gov, industry– AMMA,BAGT,COMSOC,NYCE,WINE, WWW– Journals, books: AGT, GEB, EI– NSF funding– Ebay, Facebook, Google, HP, Microsoft, Yahoo!

• Short term goals– Best dissertation award– Journal of Economics and Computation, Vince Conitzer