EC '19 Proceedings of the 2019 ACM Conference on Economics and Computation
The papers in these Proceedings were presented at the 20th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation (EC'19), held between June 24 and 28, 2019, as part of the 2019 ACM Federated Computing Research Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Since 1999 the ACM Special Interest Group on Electronic Commerce (SIGecom) has sponsored EC, the leading scientific conference on advances in theory, artificial intelligence, empirics and applied modeling at the interface of economics and computation.
The program committee selected 106 papers from among 382 submissions that were received by February 14, 2019 (an overall acceptance rate of 27.7%). Each paper was reviewed by at least two program committee members and one senior program committee member on the basis of significance, scientific novelty, technical quality, readability, and relevance to the conference. The authors were asked to align their submission with one of four tracks: Applied Modeling, Artificial Intelligence, Empirics, and Theory. The next table summarizes the number of submissions and the number of accepted papers for each track.
Of the 16 accepted papers, 40 are published in these Proceedings. The remaining 66, at the authors' request, are included as abstracts with pointers to full working papers that the authors guarantee to be reliable for at least two years. This option accommodates the practices of fields outside of computer science in which conference publishing can preclude journal publishing. We expect that many of the papers in these Proceedings will appear at a later date in more complete form in scientific journals.
Papers were presented in up to three parallel sessions. To emphasize commonalities among the problems studied at EC, and to encourage discussion at the conference, sessions were organized by topic rather than by track, and no indication of a paper's track was given at the conference or appears in these proceedings.