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 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 2021 continues the successful tradition of the Conference on Web and Internet Economics (named Workshop on Internet & Network Economics until 2013), which was held annually from 2005 to present.

The program will feature invited talks, tutorials, paper presentations, a poster session, and a plenary session on spotlights beyond WINE. All paper submissions will be peer-reviewed and evaluated on the basis of the quality of their contribution, originality, soundness, and significance. Submissions are invited in, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Algorithmic Game Theory
  • Algorithmic Mechanism Design
  • Auction Algorithms and Analysis
  • Computational Advertising
  • Computational Aspects of Equilibria
  • Computational Social Choice
  • Learning in Markets and Mechanism Design
  • Learning under Strategic Behavior
  • Coalitions, Coordination, and Collective Action
  • Economic Aspects of Security and Privacy
  • Economic Aspects of Distributed Computing and Cryptocurrencies
  • Econometrics, ML, and Data Science
  • Behavioral Economics and Behavioral Modeling
  • Fairness and Trust in Games and Markets
  • Price Differentiation and Price Dynamics
  • Revenue Management
  • Social Networks and Network Games

Authors of the accepted papers will have a choice to attend the conference virtually.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: July 12, 2021, 11:59pm Pacific Time

Author notification: before September 8, 2021

Submission Server

Easychair submission link:

Submission Format

Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts presenting original research on any of the research fields related to WINE 2021.

An extended abstract submitted to WINE 2021 should start with the title of the paper, each author’s name, affiliation and e-mail address, followed by a one-paragraph summary of the results to be presented. 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.

The extended abstract should not exceed 18 single-spaced pages (including references) using reasonable margins (at least one-inch margins all around) and at least 11-point 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 rejected immediately. 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

Questions regarding the submissions can be directed to the PC chairs via

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 (department, not institute).
  4. Involved in an alleged incident of harassment (it is not required that the incident be reported).
  5. Reviewer owes author a favor (e.g., recently requested a reference letter).
  6. Frequent or recent collaborator whom you believe cannot objectively review your work.

Declaring COIs prevents the specified person 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 (e.g., coauthor, friend, colleague in a different department at the same institution, etc.). Authors can contact the PC chairs directly if they have a conflict with an individual who is likely to be asked to serve as a subreviewer for the paper.

Even though EasyChair asks the authors to specify the type of conflict of interest when they declare one, the authors do *not* need to answer that question.  They may avoid answering it by choosing the option “Others”.

Best Paper Award

The program committee will decide upon a best paper award and a best student paper award.

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 2021, or published (or accepted for publication) at a journal prior to the submission deadline of WINE 2021, 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 2021. 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.