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Sharing Economy Conference March 21-22 in Boston

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    Please see below for information for an intimate conference on Sharing Economy we are organizing on Northeastern University campus in March.
    Ozlem Ergun

    SHARE Conference
    March 21-22, 2019 Northeastern University
    The Sharing Economy: Research on Access, Technology, Equity and Applications


    This 2-day conference will bring together researchers from diverse disciplines, including mechanical and industrial engineering, urban mobility and informatics, computing, business, economics, law, public policy and sociology, as well as thought leaders from the private and public sectors to:

    • Discuss challenges behind current markets, regulations and policies associated with sharing economy systems and explore potential solutions
    • Consider emerging technologies and algorithms for optimizing design, operation, incentives, and security of sharing economy systems
    • Examine how sharing economy can enable socially desirable outcomes, including sustainable growth, social equity and improved resilience

     Application areas to be explored include-- but are not limited to-- cloud computing, distributed energy, healthcare delivery, lodging, urban mobility. We aim to engage participants in thoughtful discussions about the economic, political and social contexts in which sharing economy platforms are emerging, examine promising approaches to collecting data and evaluating outcomes, and design recommendations for improving real-world implementations of sharing economy systems.

    Visit the SHARE Conference Website


    Submit a conference paper or poster:

    Deadline for proposals: February 15, 2019

    Notification date: March 1, 2019

    Full instructions for submission & registration information is available here:


    We are delighted to announce the SHARE Conference's keynote speakers:

    • Daniel Castro, vice president at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) and director of ITIF's Center for Data Innovation.
    • Cheryl Martin, former Head of the Centre for Global Industries at the World Economic Forum and program director at the US Department of Energy.
    • Harmen van Sprang, Founder of ShareNL and Sharing Cities Alliance, advises startups, businesses, governments and NGOs worldwide.

    SHARE's mission is to maximize the positive impact of the sharing economy through integrated comprehensive, trans-disciplinary research that will document and explore changing dynamics, develop new technologies and algorithms for optimizing design, operation, incentives, and security, and identify and compare regulatory and data sharing practices that influence the real-world implementation of sharing economy platforms.

    Register here.

    Ozlem Ergun
    Northeastern University
    Boston MA