Second International Workshop on 
Incentive-Based Computing (IBC'06)
July 4, 2006, Lisboa, Portugal
held in conjunction with the 
26th IEEE International 
Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (IEEE ICDCS 2006)
Deadline for paper submission (extended)   
February 18, 2006
Notification of acceptance                 
March 10, 2006
Deadline for camera-ready papers     
March 29, 2006
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 these systems entails that they support a large and heterogeneous set of users with 
often divergent interests. 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 and to ensure their 
long-term survival, it is essential that we design efficient protocols 
that are robust in the presence of self-interested agents. This need has motivated 
recent interest in the study of incentives in many areas of distributed computing such as: 
resource allocation in computational grids, peer-to-peer systems, 
congestion control, routing, multi-agent systems, and distributed data-mining. Making 
incentives an explicit aspect of distributed system design represents a revolutionary change. 
The great challenge in this area is to design incentive compatible 
protocols that are computationally tractable, bandwidth efficient and consistent with 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 in this area has grown 
in recent years, there are still only a few events dedicated exclusively to this important 
topic. IBC'06 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. 
This workshop builds on the success of the first IBC workshop, which was held in 
Compiegne, France on September 19, 2005 (
TOPICS OF INTEREST include, but are not limited to:
* Algorithmic Mechanism Design
* Incentive based resource allocation
* Economic models in distributed computing
* Incentive engineering
* Game theoretic modeling
* Equilibrium Analysis and Computation
* Resource allocation games
* Strategyproof computing
* Market-based protocols
* Auction-based protocols
* Privacy-preserving incentive mechanisms
* Applications of incentive-based computing (e.g. grids, peer-to-peer, Internet search, 
All submitted papers will be evaluated on relevance, technical quality, 
and presentation quality. 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.
The proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press. 
Submitted papers should be limited to 6 pages formatted using the 
IEEE Computer Society Proceedings style:
Please email the PDF file containing your manuscript to
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 
Michigan State University 
3115 Engineering Building 
East Lansing, Michigan 48824
Phone: (517) 353-0831 
Fax: (517) 432-1061 
David Parkes (Harvard University, USA)
Paul Spirakis (University of Patras, Greece)
Milan Vojnovic (Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK)
Kevin Almeroth (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
Kostas Anagnostakis (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Aaron Archer (AT&T Shannon Research Lab, USA)
Sonja Buchegger (University of California Berkeley, USA)
Nicolas Christin (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Anthony Chronopoulos (University of Texas, San Antonio, USA)
Bruno Codenotti (IIT-CNR, Italy)
Vincent Conitzer (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Chrysanthos Dellarocas (University of Maryland, USA)
Xiaotie Deng (City University of Hong Kong)
Boi Faltings (EPFL, Switzerland)
Daniel Figuieredo (EPFL, Switzerland)
Sepandar Kamvar (Stanford University & Google, USA)
Elias Koutsoupias (University of Athens, Greece)
Kevin Lai (HP Labs, USA)
Kate Larson (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Baochun Li (University of Toronto, Canada)
Xiang-Yang Li (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA)
Patrick Maille (ENST de Bretagne, France)
Marios Mavronicolas (University of Cyprus)
Burkhard Monien (University of Paderborn, Germany)
Dov Monderer (Technion, Israel)
Matei Ripeanu, (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Amir Ronen (Technion, Israel)
Tim Roughgarden (Stanford University, USA)
Rahul Sami (University of Michigan, USA)
Sujay Sanghavi (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA)
Marius Calin Silaghi (Florida Institute of Technology, USA)
Weizhao Wang (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA)
Xiaofeng Wang (Indiana University, USA)
Rich Wolski (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
Yang Richard Yang (Yale University, USA)
Makoto Yokoo (Kyushu University, Japan)


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