Workshop 2019

ACM/INFORMS Workshop on Market Design 2019
June 28, 2019 in Phoenix, AZ

(in conjunction with the ACM EC 2019 conference)

This year's ACM/INFORMS workshop on market design will be organized by the INFORMS Section on Auctions and Market Design in conjunction with the ACM EC 2019 conference. The workshop brings together researchers and also practitioners designing markets, developing algorithms and theory for multi-object markets with or without money. The workshop is a successor of the 2018 INFORMS Workshop on Mathematical Optimization in Market Design and the 2018 Workshop on Frontiers in Market Design.

Market design is a field of applied and theoretical research that sits comfortably on the intersection of computer science, economics, and operations research. In recent decades, the theory and applications of market design have blossomed. In this workshop, we will focus on a set of promising, new applications of market design. In particular, we are interested in applications of market design which involve optimization with complex allocation constraints, vast datasets and machine learning, and dynamic pricing issues. We also want to explore problems which, despite receiving ample theoretical attention, have not been implemented in practice. We welcome theoretical and empirical papers that deal with new domains of market design as well as papers that discuss practical aspects of market design. Papers addressing applications and challenges in particular domains such as energy or environmental markets are particularly welcome. Topics include but are not limited to 

  • Machine learning in market design
  • Mathematical optimization in markets
  • Pricing and competitive equilibria in markets
  • Iterative multi-object auctions 
  • Matching with constraints and complex preferences
  • Dynamic/online mechanisms for selling goods over time
Our workshop is a one-day workshop with invited speakers, panels, and a sequence of submitted papers. Due to time limitations, we are going to accept a small number of papers so inevitably we expect that we will have to reject also high quality papers. An invited talk will be given by Professor Kevin Leyton-Brown from the University of British Columbia.

Authors interested in this workshop might also be interested in an upcoming special issue on Market Design and Analytics of the INFORMS Information Systems Research journal and the new department for Revenue Management and Market Analytics at Management Science.

  • Submission Deadline: May 6, 2019, 11:59pm PDT.
  • Submission Page
  • Notification: May 20, 2019
  • Workshop Date: June 28, 2019
Submission Instructions:
Authors should upload a PDF of their paper. There are no specific formatting instructions. Submissions may either be working papers or papers that have been published at an established conference or journal. In the latter case, please include a citation. In addition to the PDF, authors are asked to upload an abstract summarizing the results and their relevance to the workshop. There are no length requirements. The committee reserves the right not to review all the technical details of submissions. Authors may submit papers that are already under review or accepted in conferences or journals. Papers submitted to EC'19 may also be submitted to the workshop. There will be no published proceedings. Submissions will be evaluated on the following criteria:
  • Quality of submission as measured by accuracy and clarity of exposition.
  • Relevance to this workshop and its theme.
  • Novelty of domain: we particularly encourage work on applications that have been less explored within the EC community.