Fwd: (CFP) ACM Conf. on E-Commerce

Rohit Khare (rohit@uci.edu)
Mon, 22 Mar 1999 10:54:43 -0800

When the heck did ACM form an e-commerce SIG??


Announcement and preliminary Call for Papers:

ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce (EC-99)

3-5 November 1999
Denver, Colorado, USA
(at the same time as OOPSLA)

sponsored by: ACM Special Interest Group on E-Commerce (SIGecomm)

The first annual ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce (EC-99) will feature
invited talks, panel discussions, and refereed paper presentations covering
all areas of electronic commerce. Although a natural focus will be on
computer science issues, we expressly welcome technical research
contributions from economics, law, and other relevant disciplines. Topics
within the scope of the conference include but are not limited to:

Auction and negotiation technology
Automated shopping and trading
Commerce-oriented middleware services
Computational markets for information services
Cryptographic techniques and applications
Economic analysis
Formation of supply chains, coalitions, and virtual enterprises
Intellectual property license management
Languages for describing goods, services, and contracts
Legal issues
Marketing and advertising technology
Network pricing and differential QoS
Payment and exchange protocols
Privacy issues
Reputation and trust mechanisms and issues
Security issues and methods
Social implications
Software requirements and architectures for e-commerce
Visualization of market activity


Submitted papers will be evaluated on significance, originality, technical
quality, and exposition. They should clearly establish the research
contribution, its relevance to electronic commerce, and its relation to
prior research. Accepted papers will be presented at the conference, and
included in the published proceedings. Submissions may be up to 6000
words, and may not have appeared before (or be pending) in a journal or
conference with published proceedings, nor may they be under review or
submitted to another forum during the EC-99 review process. Electronic
submissions (in PDF or postscript format) are strongly preferred. Papers
should be sent by 25 May 1999 to:


In addition, we request that a separate ASCII title page be sent to the
same address by the same date, including the title, author(s), contact
information, and abstract.


25 May 99: Electronic title pages due
25 May 99: Paper submissions due
15 Jul 99: Author notifications
1 Sep 99: Camera-ready copy due
3 Nov 99: Conference begins


General Chair: Stuart Feldman, IBM
Program Chair: Michael Wellman, Univ Michigan
Program Cmte: Jack Breese, Microsoft
Sverker Janson, SICS
Manoj Kumar, IBM
Jeffrey MacKie-Mason, Univ Michigan
Pattie Maes, MIT
Mark Manasse, Compaq
Clifford Neuman, USC/ISI
Noam Nisan, Hebrew Univ/IDC-Herzliya
Andrew Odlyzko, AT&T Research
Michael Reiter, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies
Tuomas Sandholm, Washington Univ
Arie Segev, UC Berkeley
Doug Tygar, UC Berkeley
Jane Winn, SMU
Yechiam Yemini, Columbia


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