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AMMA 2015 : The Third Conference on Auctions, Market Mechanisms and Their Applications


Conference Series : Auctions, Market Mechanisms and Their Applications
When Aug 8, 2015 - Aug 9, 2015
Where Chicago, IL, USA
Submission Deadline Apr 16, 2015
Notification Due May 31, 2015
Final Version Due Jun 26, 2015
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Call For Papers

The Third Conference on Auctions, Market Mechanisms and Their Applications (AMMA 2015)
August 8-9, 2015
Chicago, IL, USA


AMMA focuses on the economic, algorithmic, technical, and practical issues that arise in developing and deploying market mechanisms. This includes, but is not limited to, theoretical and empirical examination of questions like:
+ Is a market the right mechanism for the problem? What are the externalities involved?
+ How should novel markets be organized? What is the "right" micro-structure for a given setting?
+ What is the best way to provide incentives? Is (real) money necessary?
+ How do markets function in artificial economies (cf. bank runs in Second Life and similar games)?
+ What protocols maximize the social value of market intermediaries?
+ Is there a need for new mechanisms for specific applications?


We welcome papers in all areas of market design. In addition to more traditional academic papers, we are especially interested in papers presenting experiences from the real world (case studies and new applications).

Relevant topic areas include (this list is illustrative rather than exhaustive):
+ Content delivery networks
+ Resource allocation in networks and distributed computing
+ Online auctions and exchanges
+ Markets and incentives in crowdsourcing
+ Entrepreneurial market design
+ Prediction markets
+ Airport landing slot allocation
+ Road congestion pricing
+ School choice matching
+ Organ exchange
+ Financial market design
+ Combinatorial auctions and exchanges


Papers can be submitted via EasyChair, at

Please note that in order to accommodate the different fields' publishing traditions, authors of accepted papers will have the option of publishing only a single-page abstract in the proceedings.


Full Papers due: April 16, 2015, 11:59pm EDT
Notification of Acceptance: May 31, 2015
Camera-ready Manuscripts due: June 26, 2015
Conference Dates: August 8-9, 2015


Becker Friedman Institute and Booth School of Business, University of Chicago


General & Program Chairs:
Scott Duke Kominers, Harvard University
Lirong Xia, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Local Chair:
Alexander Frankel, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Steering Committee:
Imrich Chlamtac, Create-Net
Peter Coles, eBay
Vincent Conitzer, Duke University
Sanmay Das, Washington University in St. Louis
Sebastien Lahaie, Microsoft Research
Michael Ostrovsky, Stanford Graduate School of Business
David Pennock, Microsoft Research
Boleslaw Szymanski, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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