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NetGCoop 2014 : International Conference on Network Games, Control and Optimization


When Oct 29, 2014 - Oct 31, 2014
Where trento, italy
Submission Deadline Jun 15, 2014
Notification Due Sep 1, 2014
Final Version Due Sep 20, 2014

Call For Papers

NetGCoop 2014
International Conference on
NETwork Games, COntrol and OPtimization

Trento, 29/30/31 October 2014
Submission date: June 15


The topic of network control and optimization has been of increasing importance in many networking application domains, such as mobile and fixed access networks, computer networks, social networks and transportation networks. These all require tools (both conceptual and algorithmic) for a better and more efficient control operation, for optimization of their performance, and/or for a better understanding of the relationships between entities that may be cooperative or act selfishly, and in an uncertain and possibly adversarial environment.

The goal of this international forum is to bring together researchers from different areas with theoretical expertise in game theory, control, and optimization, and with applications in the domains listed above.

Scope of the Conference:
The Topics of interest to NetGCooP include (but are not limited to):

Hierarchical optimization in networking
Resource allocation and optimization
Optimization and control theoretical tools in networking
Dynamic Programming and Hamilton-Jacobi equations on networks
Optimal control, differential games and mean field games
Algorithmic game theory
Learning mechanisms in games
Computation of Nash, correlated, and market equilibria
Price of anarchy
Stackelberg games in networking
Incentives for cooperation between network entities
Network pricing
Preference elicitation and winner determination in combinatorial auctions
Flow and congestion control in networks
Transport networks
Control of queuing networks
Scheduling transmissions in networking
Optimization of wireless networks
Cloud computing and grid applications
Trust and reputation management
Electrical power networks
Formation of social networks
Competitive routing
Biological networks
Games for competition, advertisement or influence over social networks.
Network formation games

Chairs and Committes:

General Chairs:
Fabio Bagagiolo (University of Trento, Italy)
Nahum Shimkin (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology)

Program Chairs:
Jean Walrand, Chair (University of California at Berkeley, USA)
Francesco De Pellegrini, Co-Chair (CREATE-NET, Italy)
Rachid El Azouzi, Co-Chair (University of Avignon, France)
Jianwei Huang, Co-Chair (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Local Chair:
Lorenzo Maggi (CREATE-NET, Italy)

Publicity Chairs:
Fabio Martignon (University Paris-Sud, France)
Xu Chen (University of Goettingen, Germany)
Quanyan Zhu (New York University, USA)

Steering Committee:
Eitan Altman (Inria Sophia-Antipolis, France), Chair
Tijani Chahed (Telecom SudParis, France), Vice-Chair
Daniel Kofman (Telecom ParisTech, France)
Alexandre Proutiere (Microsoft, France)
Sergei Foss (Heriot-Watt, UK)
Laurent Massoulie' (Technicolor, France)
Peter Glynn (Stanford University, England)
Sem Borst (TUE, The Netherlands)
Onno Boxma (TUE, The Netherlands)
Eilon Solan (Tel-Aviv University, Israel)
Tamer Basar (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
Sylvain Sorin (Univ Paris 6, France)
Tony Ephremides (University of Maryland, USA)
Nahum Shimkin (Technion, Israel)
Bruno Tuffin (INRIA Rennes, France)

Technical Programm Commitee:

Ashraf Al Daoud (University of Toronto, Canada)
Tansu Alpcan (Melbourne University, Australia)
Konstantin Avratchenkov (INRIA, France)
Giacomo Bacci (University of Pisa, Italy)
Dario Bauso (Palermo University, Italy)
Stefano Bonaccorsi (University of Trento, Italy)
Giulio Erberto Cantarella (Salerno University, Italy)
Laura Cottatellucci (EURECOM, France)
Subhrakanti Dey (Uppsala University, Sweden)
Lingjie Duan (SUTD, Singapore)
Jocelyne Elias (University of Paris Descartes, France)
Atilla Eryilmaz (Ohio State University, US)
Dieter Fiems (Ghent University, Belgium)
Majed Haddad (INRIA, France)
Yezekael Hayel (University of Avignon, France)
Nidhi Hegde (Technicolor, France)
Ivo J.B.F. Adan (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)
Tania Jimenez (University of Avignon, France)
Eduard Jorswieck (TU Dresden, Germany)
Hisao Kameda (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
George Kesidis (Pennsylvania State University, US)
Seong-Lyun Kim (Yonsei Univ, Korea)
Iordanis Koutsopoulos (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece)
Samson Lasaulce (CNRS/Supelec, France)
Lasse Leskelä (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)
Baochun Li (University of Toronto, Canada)
Shuqin Li (Bell Labs China, China)
Patrick Loiseau (EURECOM, France)
D. Manjunath (IIT Bombay, India)
Panayotis Mertikopoulos (CNRS, France)
John Musacchio (University of California at Santa Cruz, US)
José Niño-Mora (Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain)
Dusit Niyato (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Lacra Pavel (University of Toronto, Canada)
Balakrishna Prabhu (LAAS-CNRS, France)
Walid Saad (University of Miami, US)
Soumya Sen (University of Minnesota, US)
David Starobinski (Boston University, US)
Yutaka Takahashi (Kyoto University, Japan)
Hwee Pink Tan (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore)
Hamidou Tembine (Supelec, France)
Qiong Wang (University of Illinois, US)
Sabine Wittevrongel (Ghent University, Belgium)
Yuedong Xu (Fudan University, China)
Yung Yi (KAIST, Korea)
Quanyan Zhu (New York University, US)
(To be Completed)

Invited Plenary Speakers:
Tamer Basar (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
Fabio Camilli (Universita' La Sapienza Roma, Italy)
Paola Goatin (INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France)
Anders Rantzer (Lund University, Sweden)

Important Dates:

Submission -) June 15
Notification -) September 1
Camera Ready -) September 20
Early registration -) September 20
Late registration -) October 20

Submission will be managed electronically through EDAS:
NetGCoop is technically sponsored by IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS). All presented papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference, and submitted for publication in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Authors should prepare full version of papers with maximum length of 8 double-column pages, 10 pt, IEEE conference style.
Awards will be given to two best papers presented at the conference.

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