TL;DR for Seasoned Authors
- Papers submitted to EC’22 must select one of four methodological tracks and up to two content areas. The list of tracks and content areas can be found below.
- EC’22 is continuing the forward-to-journal option as in previous years.
- EC’22 is currently planned as a primarily in-person event, with some components (e.g., poster sessions and tutorials) to be held either virtually or in a hybrid format. Presenters of accepted papers who cannot (or do not feel comfortable to) travel to EC’22 will have the option to present their paper virtually.
Since 1999, the ACM Special Interest Group on Economics and Computation (SIGecom) has sponsored the leading scientific conference on advances in theory, empirics, and applications at the interface of economics and computation. The 23rd ACM Conference on Economics and Computation (EC’22) will feature invited speakers, a highlight of papers from other conferences and journals, a technical program of submitted paper presentations, as well as posters, workshops, and tutorials. EC’22 is currently planned as a primarily in-person event, taking place from July 11 through July 15, 2022 at the University of Colorado Boulder. Some components (e.g., poster sessions and tutorials) may be held either virtually or in a hybrid format. Presenters of accepted papers who cannot (or do not feel comfortable to) travel will have the option to present their paper virtually.
We solicit paper submissions for presentation in the technical program.
Timetable for Authors
- February 10, 2022 (11:59 pm EST): Paper submission deadline
- April 11, 2022 (11:59pm EST): Reviews sent to authors for feedback
- April 14, 2022 (11:59pm EST): Author responses due
- May 8, 2022: Paper accept/reject notifications
- May 18, 2022 (11:59pm EST): Camera-ready versions of accepted papers due
- July 11-15, 2022: Conference technical program
Format. The body of the submission (excluding the title page and the bibliography) may be up to 18 pages long. The title page should only contain the title, submission number, and the abstract. In addition, an appendix of arbitrary length may be included at the end of the paper only for the review process (i.e., an appendix will not appear if the paper is published). This appendix will be read at the discretion of the reviewers. To add the submission number to the title page, one must first submit a paper without a number, see what number was assigned, and then revise the submission to include this number. The body of the submission should contain a clear presentation of the contributions of the paper, including a discussion of prior work and an outline of the key technical ideas and methods used to achieve the main claims. The submission as a whole should include all of the ideas necessary for an expert to fully verify the central claims in the paper. Submitted papers will be evaluated on significance of the contribution, originality, relation to prior research, technical quality, and exposition.
LaTex style files. Authors are required to format their submissions using the EC’22 LaTex style files (link will be provided soon), which uses a single-column format with 10-point font. Papers that do not use the EC’22 LaTex style files or violate the page limit will be rejected without review.
Tracks. Each submission must select one of four tracks that differ along methodological dimensions. The reviewing process of each track will be overseen by the corresponding Track Chair(s), who are primarily responsible for ensuring that consistent reviewing standards are applied to all papers in the same track. Authors should consider the description of the tracks to evaluate which track best captures the research community according to whose standards their paper should be reviewed. The list of conferences/journals is only a sample meant to indicate the research community and typical methodological approach, but authors from any research community are welcome to submit to any of the tracks. EC’22 will use the following four tracks:
- Theory: Typical papers in this track make progress on existing theoretical problems, propose new ones, or introduce significant new techniques that could be applied more broadly. These papers are often similar in methodology to papers that are published in FOCS, STOC, SODA, ICALP, JACM, Econometrica, JET, TE, or Math of OR. Track chairs: Robert Kleinberg (Cornell University) and Aaron Roth (University of Pennsylvania)
- Applied Modeling: Typical papers in this track propose and analyze novel models that capture real-world phenomena or provide fresh perspectives on previously studied applied problems. These papers are often similar in methodology to papers that are published in Operations Research, Management Science, RAND Journal of Economics, or MSOM. Track chair: Gabriel Weintraub (Stanford University)
- Empirics: Typical papers in this track draw significant insights from real or synthetic data, through access to new data sources or experiments, or through novel analysis of existing data sources. These papers are often similar in methodology to papers that are published in the Journal of Marketing Research, Management Science, Marketing Science, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Experimental Economics, Quantitative Marketing and Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, or MSOM. Track chair: Georgios Zervas (Boston University)
- AI: Typical papers in this track study the design or analysis of intelligent agents or intelligent systems, broadly construed. These papers are often similar in methodology to papers that are published in AAAI, IJCAI, NeurIPS, ICML, ICLR, UAI, TARK, AAMAS, AIJ, JAIR, JMLR, or MLJ. Track chair: Kevin Leyton-Brown (University of British Columbia)
Areas. Each submission must select up to two content areas from the list provided below. Note that the areas are partially overlapping; if in doubt, authors are advised to select those area(s) that best fit their paper. Content areas will be used to match papers with an Area Chair who is assigned to at least one of the paper’s areas. Area Chairs are responsible for shepherding papers through the review process and for making accept/reject recommendations to the Program Chairs. The list of Area Chairs is available here.
- Mechanism design
- Auctions and pricing
- Contract design
- Market design & matching markets
- Online platforms and applications
- Equilibria, learning, and dynamics in games
- Econometrics, ML, and data science
- Social choice & voting theory
- Social networks and social learning
- Fair division
- Market equilibria
- Crowdsourcing and information elicitation
- Privacy, algorithmic fairness, social good, and ethics
- Blockchain and cryptocurrencies
- Behavioral economics and bounded rationality
Double-blind review process. Each paper will be reviewed in detail by at least two Program Committee members (who are not assigned to a particular track or content area). Between April 12-14, authors will be able to submit responses to the reviews, which will be taken into account by the review team. Author information is accessible to the Program Chairs and the Workflow Chair, but not to Track Chairs, Area Chairs, or Program Committee members. As usual, the reviewer identities are anonymized before reviews are disseminated to authors. Because the review process is double blind, authors must take measures to ensure that their identity is not easily revealed from the submission itself. Authors should refer to their prior work in a neutral manner (i.e., instead of saying “We showed” say “XYZ et al. showed”).
Submission of code and data. In the interest of reproducibility, authors of papers that include empirical results are strongly encouraged to submit their code and data. Such material should be archived as a single zip file and submitted as supplementary material.
One-page extended abstract option. 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. 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 electronically and formatted just like papers submitted for full-text publication.
Submission of publicly available work (e.g., papers on arXiv). 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.
Simultaneous submissions to journals. As in prior years, it is acceptable to simultaneously submit papers to EC’22 and to a journal, or to submit papers that are already under review at a journal, including papers that have already received a “revise and resubmit”, as long as the paper has not been accepted for publication prior to the EC submission deadline, and provided that the authors intend to publish the paper as a one-page abstract in EC. Papers that are accepted at EC’22 and appear as a one-page abstract can subsequently be submitted for publication in a journal but may not be submitted to any other archival conference (i.e., with published proceedings).
No other simultaneous submissions. The following submissions are not allowed: (a) papers that are currently under review at another archival conference, (b) papers that have been accepted for publication in a journal or archival conference before the EC’22 submission deadline, (c) papers containing results that have previously been published in a journal or archival conference.
Highlights beyond EC. Papers that have already been published (or have been accepted for publication) in conferences or journals other than EC can be nominated (including self-nominations) for inclusion in a special plenary session at EC’22 called “Highlights beyond EC”, which is intended to highlight some of the best work in economics and computation that has appeared elsewhere. The corresponding call for nominations will be announced soon.
Forward to journal. Authors of accepted papers will have the option to select the forward-to-journal option to have the reviews forwarded to a journal of their choice. Our partner journals are:
- ACM Transactions on Economics and Computation
- Artificial Intelligence
- Games and Economic Behavior
- Journal of Economic Theory
- Management Science, Revenue Management and Market Analytics area
- Marketing Science
- Mathematics of Operations Research, Game Theory area
- Operations Research, Revenue Management and Market Analytics area
- Quantitative Marketing and Economics
- RAND Journal of Economics
- The Review of Economic Studies
- Theoretical Economics
When submitting the camera-ready version of their papers, authors of accepted papers can (optionally) choose the forward-to-journal option and specify at most one journal. Those authors may then submit a journal version of their paper to the chosen journal, with a deadline of August 15, 2022. The cover letter to the journal should specify that the submission is part of the EC’22 forward-to-journal process. For each paper that has chosen the forward-to-journal option, the EC’22 reviews will be forwarded (along with reviewer identities) to the chosen journal on August 15, 2022.
For consideration in Games and Economic Behavior, Econometrica, Journal of Economic Theory, Management Science, Marketing Science, Quantitative Marketing and Economics, RAND Journal of Economics, Theoretical Economics, or the Review of Economic Studies, authors of accepted papers must select the one-page extended abstract option for the proceedings version, explained above. Other journals may require additional content beyond the EC proceedings version; it is the responsibility of authors to ensure that the version submitted to a journal conforms with any journal-specific expectations regarding the prior proceedings version. A journal’s participation in the EC forward-to-journal option does not mean that other forms of prior publication are acceptable.
We emphasize that the ultimate disposition of the paper is within the editorial discretion of each journal; in particular, there is no guarantee of acceptance if the forward-to-journal option is chosen. However, we do anticipate that this process should result in a faster decision from the journal.
Feature at INFORMS. Authors of accepted papers can indicate if they wish to be considered for presenting their papers in special sessions at the 2022 INFORMS Annual Meeting, organized and sponsored by the INFORMS Auctions and Market Design (AMD) Section. To be considered for this fast-track selection process conducted by the AMD cluster chairs, authors will need to provide a short non-technical abstract (at most 500 characters) and indicate whether the intended presenter is an INFORMS job market candidate. The exact deadline to submit this information will be announced soon.
Conflict of interest. Authors will have the opportunity to declare conflicts of interest (COIs) with Track Chairs, Area Chairs, and PC members. This must be done separately for each submission. Declaring COIs prevents the specified people from reviewing a paper, thereby constraining the matching process and so potentially negatively impacting review quality. For this reason, COIs should not be declared automatically based on a prior relationship. Instead, when declaring COIs, Authors are asked to follow the ACM Conflict of Interest Policy. Track Chairs, Area Chairs, and PC members can also declare a conflict of interest with authors as well as with specific papers.
AUTHORS TAKE NOTE: The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of the conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.
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