DIMACS Workshop on Economic Aspects of Information Sharing

February 7 - 8, 2013
Stanford University, Stanford, California

 Mackenzie Room (Huang Room 300)
 Huang Engineering Center
 475 Via Ortega
 Stanford, CA 94305
Nadia Fawaz, Technicolor, Nadia.Fawaz at technicolor.com
Ashish Goel, Stanford University, ashishg at stanford.edu
Stratis Ioannidis, Technicolor, Stratis.Ioannidis at technicolor.com
S. Muthukrishnan, Rutgers University, muthu at cs.rutgers.edu
Presented under the auspices of the Special Focus on Information Sharing and Dynamic Data Analysis and the DIMACS Special Focus on Algorithmic Foundations of the Internet. This workshop is also sponsored by Stanford University, Stanford RAIN, Technicolor, and Google (Student Sponsor).

Call for Participation:

The upcoming DIMACS workshop on the Economic Aspects of Information Sharing, will be held on February 7th - 8th, 2013, at Stanford University. This workshop is part of a broader DIMACS initiative on information sharing and dynamic data analysis.

It will feature invited talks by experts from both the academia and the industry, on different aspects of the economics of information sharing, including online data markets, targeted advertising, user incentive mechanisms, and privacy-aware mechanism design. A tentative program and registration information can be found at http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/archive/Workshops/Aspects/

Attendance at the workshop is open to all interested participants, and is subject to space limitations. Please register if you would like to attend this workshop. The early registration deadline is January 22nd, 2013.

More information about the workshop:

In recent years, the collection and analysis of user data over the Internet has experienced a surge. Online services and social networking sites have facilitated and encouraged the online disclosure of a wide array of personal information, while webtracking platforms have enabled the consolidation of user data from disperse sources. The reach of these services has been significantly extended by the integration of mobile devices with the cloud. Companies increasingly view data analytics as an integral part of their operations, and there is an increased need of new means of monetizing data beyond advertising. In parallel, regulatory bodies, consumer advocacy groups as well as Internet companies themselves have struggled to find a balance between the financial benefits of user data monetization and the privacy concerns that it raises.

Motivated by these developments, this workshop aims at studying economic aspects of information sharing from several different aspects, including online data markets, targeted advertising, user incentive mechanisms, and privacy-aware mechanism design. It will cover topics on:


Nadia Fawaz, Ashish Goel, Stratis Ioannidis, and S. Muthukrishnan, Co-chairs DIMACS workshop on the Economic Aspects of Information Sharing

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