Workshop 2021

INFORMS Workshop on Market Design 2021
July 23-24, 2021

(in conjunction with the ACM EC 2021 conference)

The 3rd INFORMS workshop on market design is organized by the INFORMS Section on Auctions and Market Design in conjunction with the ACM EC 2021 conference. The workshop brings together researchers and also practitioners designing markets, developing algorithms and theory for multi-object markets with or without money. 

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 two-day workshop with invited speakers and a sequence of submitted papers. We intend to build a program presenting current work in market design, so work that has not been achieved yet by the full paper appearing in some proceedings or accepted for publication in a journal. Due to time limitations, only a small number of papers will be accepted, so inevitably we expect that some high quality papers might be rejected. There will be no proceedings and no detailed reviews. All submissions will also have an option to be considered by the Algorithms, Computation and Economics Department of Naval Research Logistics, with those accepted for the workshop provided with the fast-track review process. 

Keynote speakers
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Dates
  • Submission Deadline: June 1, 2021, 11:59pm PDT. 
  • Notification: June 20, 2021
  • Workshop Date: July 23-24, 2021 (online event)