Call for Papers: Nineteenth Conference on Web and Internet Economics (WINE 2023)

Shanghai, China, December 04 - 08, 2023

Over the past two decades, researchers in theoretical computer science, artificial intelligence, operations research, and economics have joined forces to understand the interplay of incentives and computation. These issues are of particular importance in the Internet, enabling the interaction of large and diverse populations. The Conference on Web and Internet Economics (WINE) is an interdisciplinary forum for exchanging ideas and results on incentives and computation arising from these various fields. WINE 2023 continues the successful tradition of the Conference on Web and Internet Economics (named Workshop on Internet & Network Economics until 2013), held annually from 2005 to the present.

WINE 2023 is planned as an in-person event from December 4 through December 8, 2023, hosted by ShanghaiTech University. The conference website is:

The program will feature invited talks, tutorials, and paper presentations. All paper submissions will be peer-reviewed and evaluated based on the quality of their contribution, originality, soundness, and significance. Submissions are invited in, but not limited to, the following topics:

· Auctions and pricing
· Behavioral economics and behavioral modeling
· Blockchains and their applications
· Contract design
· Computational advertising
· Computational aspects of equilibria
· Computational social choice
· Coalitions, coordination, and collective action
· Decision theory
· Econometrics, ML, and Data Science
· Fair division
· Information design
· Learning in games and markets
· Market design
· Matching markets
· Mechanism design
· Online platforms and applications
· Privacy, fairness, and security
· Revenue Management
· Social networks and network games

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: July 7, 2023, AoE

Author notification: before September 8, 2023

Submission Server

Easychair submission link:

Submission Format

Authors are invited to submit papers presenting original research on any of the research fields related to WINE 2023.

Submissions must be anonymous (see below). A submission should start with the title of the paper followed by a brief summary of the paper’s contributions. This should then be followed by a technical exposition of the main ideas and techniques used to achieve these results, including motivation and a clear comparison with related work. Even if the authors choose to publish a one-page abstract, the submission of the complete paper is necessary to facilitate a comprehensive and rigorous review process.

The submission should not exceed 18 single-spaced pages (including references) using reasonable margins (at least one-inch margins all around) and at least 11-point font. If the authors believe that more details are essential to substantiate the claims of the paper, they may include a clearly marked appendix (with no space limit) that will be read at the discretion of the Program Committee. It is strongly recommended that submissions adhere to the specified format and length. Submissions that are clearly too long may be rejected immediately. The above specifications are meant to provide more freedom to the authors at the time of submission. Note that accepted papers will be allocated 18 pages (including references) in the LNCS format in the proceedings (see below).

The proceedings of the conference will be published by Springer-Verlag in the ARCoSS/LNCS series, and will be available for distribution at the conference. Accepted papers will be allocated 18 pages total in the LNCS format in the proceedings. Submissions are encouraged, though not required, to follow the LNCS format (Latex, Word). More information about the LNCS format can be found on the author instructions page of Springer-Verlag.

WINE 2023 will use double-blind reviewing like all other major conferences. Submissions should not reveal the identity of the authors in any way. In particular, authors’ names, affiliations, and email addresses should not appear anywhere in the submission. (In LNCS do not include \author{} and \institute{} fields.) Authors should refer to their prior work in a neutral manner (i.e., instead of saying “We showed …” say “XYZ et al. showed”).

It is acceptable to submit work that has been presented in public (provided there are no published proceedings) or has been uploaded to arXiv or similar online archives, provided the submission itself is anonymized.

Questions regarding the submissions can be directed to the PC chairs via

Conflict of Interest Policy

A conflict of interest (COI) is limited to the following categories:

  • Family member or close friend.
  • Ph.D. advisor or advisee (no time limit), or postdoctoral or undergraduate mentor or mentee within the past five years.
  • Person with the same affiliation.
  • Involved in an alleged incident of harassment (it is not required that the incident be reported).
  • Reviewer owes author a favor (e.g., recently requested a reference letter).
  • Frequent or recent collaborator whom you believe cannot objectively review your work.
  • Authors will have the opportunity to declare COIs with (Senior) Program Committee members. This must be done separately for each submission. Declaring COIs prevents the specified person from reviewing a paper, thereby constraining the matching process and so potentially negatively impacting review quality. For this reason, COIs should not be declared automatically based on a prior relationship (e.g., coauthor, friend, colleague in the same institution, etc.). (Senior) Program Committee members can also declare a COI with authors as well as with specific papers.

    EasyChair asks the authors to specify the type of conflict of interest when they declare one. Authors do *not* need to answer that question. They can simply choose the option “other” and write “other” in the textbox.

    Best Paper Award

    The program committee will decide upon a best paper award and a best student paper award.

    Important Notice

    To accommodate the publishing traditions of different fields, authors of accepted papers can ask that only a one-page abstract of the paper appear in the proceedings, along with a URL pointing to the full paper. The authors should guarantee the link to be reliable for at least two years. This option is available to accommodate subsequent publication in journals that would not consider results that have been published in preliminary form in conference proceedings. Such papers must be submitted and formatted just like papers submitted for full-text publication.

    Simultaneous submission of results to another conference with published proceedings is not allowed. Results previously published or presented at another archival conference prior to WINE 2023, or published (or accepted for publication) at a journal prior to the submission deadline of WINE 2023, will not be considered. Simultaneous submission of results to a journal is allowed only if the authors intend to publish the paper as a one-page abstract in WINE 2023. Papers that are accepted and appear as a one-page abstract can be subsequently submitted for publication in a journal but may not be submitted to any other conference that has a published proceeding.

    Forward to Journal

    Upon submission, WINE authors would have a chance to select at most one from the following journals:

  • Management Science, Revenue Management and Market Analytics area
  • Operations Research, Revenue Management and Market Analytics area
  • Games and Economic Behavior
  • Social Choice and Welfare
  • ACM Transactions on Economics and Computation
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Theoretical Economics
  • Algorithmica

  • How does it work? If a WINE paper is accepted and the authors plan to use the forward-to-journal option, for Management Science, Games and Economic Behavior, Social Choice and Welfare, Theoretical Economics, the authors must submit a one-page extended abstract by the deadline for the camera-ready version of the conference proceeding. Other journals may require additional content beyond the WINE proceedings version (Operations Research:, Artificial Intelligence Journal:, Algorithmica:, ACM TEAC: with roughly at least 20% new material); it is the responsibility of authors to ensure that the version submitted to a journal conforms with any journal-specific expectations regarding the prior proceedings version.

    The authors then have the option of submitting their journal paper by January 22, 2024, to the journal they have selected. The cover letter to the journal should specify that the submission is part of the WINE 2023 forward-to-journal process. The authors should also include a formal response document to the conference comments and how these were addressed in the revised manuscript.

    WINE papers that submit a final version by this deadline will be forwarded to the journal of choice, along with the de-anonymized conference reviews. Note that a journal's participation in the WINE forward-to-journal option does not mean that other forms of previous publication are acceptable.

    What are the implications? The journal's department editor and/or associate editor can use the conference reviews to guide the decision-making process in whatever way the journal finds appropriate. We suspect the AEs might choose referees from among the set of conference reviewers, especially if they found the conference reviews informative. We would like to emphasize, however, that the conference reviewers are not required to accept such review requests. Furthermore, journals are not required to accept these papers (and may even choose to desk-reject them depending on fit).