Call for Papers

NetEcon 2012 will be held in conjunction with INFOCOM'12.

NOTE: Deadline extended to Dec 19, 2011


The emergence of the Internet as a global platform for computation and communication has sparked the development and deployment of many large-scale networked systems. Often, these systems involve multiple stakeholders with competing interests. Unmitigated selfish behavior in these systems can lead to high inefficiency or even complete collapse. Research interest in the application of economic and game-theoretic principles to the design and analysis of networked systems has grown in recent years. The NetEcon Workshop promotes multi-disciplinary work and discussion about the role of incentives in communication and computation.

It is our hope that NetEcon will serve as a feeder workshop, i.e., that expanded, polished versions of some NetEcon workshop papers will appear later in major conference proceedings and refereed journals of relevant research communities. Authors for whom publication in the NetEcon online workshop papers would preclude later publication of an expanded version in the relevant venue may elect to contribute only a one-page abstract of their submitted paper to the NetEcon workshop papers; such an abstract should include the URL of a working paper or preprint that contains the main results presented at the NetEcon workshop. The authors can make this decision after they receive a notice of acceptance.

Topics of interest to NetEcon'12 include, but are not limited to:

Information about previous NetEcon workshops can be found here.

Submission Instructions

Submission of both technical papers and position papers is encouraged. Submitted papers should contain original material: Papers that have already appeared in conference proceedings or journals or are currently under review are ineligible for consideration by NetEcon'12. If you have questions about the eligibility of a potential submission, please email the PC chairs at and Papers will be selected based on both technical merit and potential to spark interesting discussion at the workshop.

Paper submissions should be at most 6 pages in length, including figures, but not counting the bibliography. Your paper should be typeset in two-column format with 10 point fonts or larger. Additional information (including detailed proofs or experimental data) may be included in a clearly marked appendix that will be read at the discretion of the program committee members.

Proposals for panel discussions are also solicited. Panel proposals should be no longer than 2 pages in 10 point font or larger and should contain a brief topic description, a list of specific questions that the panel members will be expected to answer, the name and affiliation of the moderator, and a list of at least three potential panel members. (The final list of panelists need not be fixed before submission.)

Submit papers and panel proposals electronically at the submission site ( ). All submissions should be in PDF format only. If you are unable to produce a PDF submission or to upload your paper at the submission site, please email the PC chairs.

Important Dates

Paper submission [Extended]:    Monday, Dec 19, 2011 (23:59 EST) [Initially, Dec 16, 2011]
Author notification:    Friday, Jan 20, 2012
Camera ready:    Friday, Jan 27, 2012
Workshop:    Fri, Mar 30, 2012