Workshop 2021

INFORMS Workshop on Market Design 2021
June 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 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. Papers accepted may be selected for a fast-track review process to Naval Research Logistics.

  • Submission Deadline: May 8, 2021, 11:59pm PDT.
  • Notification: May 20, 2021
  • Workshop Date: June 23-24, 2021