First International Workshop on 
Incentive Based Computing (IBC'05)
September 19, 2005, Compiegne, France
held in conjunction with the 
2005 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conference on 
Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology (WI/IAT'05) 
The emergence of the Internet as a global platform for computation and 
communication has sparked the development and deployment of large-scale 
open distributed systems. The scale of such systems entails a large and 
heterogeneous set of users with often divergent motives. At the same 
time, open systems give users increased power to operate in pursuit of 
local interests, even at the expense of global system objectives. To 
retain the fast pace of innovation facilitated by open systems while 
ensuring their long-term reliability and scalability, it is essential that 
we design efficient protocols that are robust in the presence of 
self-interested agents. This need has motivated the recent interest in the 
study of incentives in many areas of distributed computing such as: 
resource allocation in computational grids, peer-to-peer systems, task 
scheduling, congestion control, routing and multi-agent systems. Making 
incentives an explicit aspect of system design represents a revolutionary 
change in computer science. The great challenge in this area is to design 
incentive compatible protocols that are computationally tractable and 
consistent with other application requirements. Research in this area is 
often cross-disciplinary, borrowing knowledge from economics, computer 
science, computer engineering and game theory.
Although the number of research projects and publications dealing with 
incentives has grown in recent years, there are still very few events 
dedicated exclusively to this important topic. IBC'05 represents a 
timely opportunity to bring together a community of researchers involved in 
economics, game theory and computing. It will allow researchers to 
present current and on-going work as well as to exchange research ideas and 
future directions in the emerging field of incentive based computing.
TOPICS OF INTEREST include, but are not limited to:
             Algorithmic Mechanism Design
             Incentives in Grids
             Incentives in Peer-to-peer Systems
             Incentives in Networks
             Incentives in Multi-Agent Systems
             Incentive based resource allocation
             Economic models in distributed computing
             Incentive engineering
             Game theoretic modeling
             Resource allocation games
             Strategyproof computing
             Market-based protocols
Deadline for paper submission 
July 22, 2005
Notification of acceptance 
August 15, 2005
Deadline for camera-ready papers 
August 20, 2005
All submitted papers will be evaluated on relevance, technical quality, 
and exposition. Papers must not have appeared before in a journal or 
conference with published proceedings, nor may they be under review or 
submitted to another conference or workshop. All accepted papers will be 
published in the workshop proceedings as regular papers. Submitted 
papers should be limited to 10 pages formatted using the IEEE Computer 
Society style:
Please email the PDF file containing your manuscript to
Extended versions of selected papers will be published in a Special Issue of Netnomics.
Daniel Grosu
Department of Computer Science
Wayne State University
5143 Cass Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48202
Phone: (313) 577-5171
Fax: (313) 577-6868
Jonathan Shapiro
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering 
3115 Engineering Building 
Michigan State University 
East Lansing, Michigan 48824
Phone: (517) 353-0831 
Fax: (517) 432-1061 
Sonja Buchegger (University of California Berkeley, USA)
Rajkumar Buyya (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Anthony Chronopoulos (University of Texas, San Antonio, USA)
Bruno Codenotti (IIT-CNR Pisa, Italy)
Vincent Conitzer (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Xiaotie Deng (City University of Hong Kong)
Daniel Figuieredo (EPFL, Switzerland)
Kate Larson (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Xiang-Yang Li (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA)
Patrick Maille (ENST Bretagne, France)
David Parkes (Harvard University, USA)
Amir Ronen (Technion, Israel)
Tim Roughgarden (Stanford University, USA)
Marius Calin Silaghi (Florida Institute of Technology, USA)
Paul Spirakis (University of Patras, Greece)
Milan Vojnovic (Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK)
William Walsh (CombineNet Inc.)
XiaoFeng Wang (Indiana University, USA)
Michael Wellman (University of Michigan, USA)


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