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MD4SG '18

2nd Workshop on Mechanism Design for Social Good

Call for Papers


The 2nd Workshop on Mechanism Design for Social Good will be taking place at this year's ACM Conference on Economics and Computation at Cornell University on June 22, 2018.

The goal of the workshop is to highlight work where insights from algorithms, optimization, and mechanism design have the potential to impact social good. In particular, we will focus on the theme of improving access to opportunity. The workshop will feature keynote presentations focusing on economic inequality, online labor markets, bias and discrimination. We encourage submissions addressing these and other domains, such as housing, healthcare, education, civic participation, privacy, and the developing world. The workshop aims to showcase ongoing exemplary work on these topics and to highlight exciting opportunities for future research. Submissions of all types are encouraged, including theoretical or applied mechanism design work, research that solves algorithmic or optimization problems, and empirical research that suggests future directions at this interface and position papers.

Topics of interest for this workshop include but are not limited to:
Submissions will be evaluated on the following criteria:
Submission Instructions:
Authors should upload a PDF of their paper to EasyChair. There are no specific formatting instructions. Submissions may either be working papers or papers that have been published at an established conference or journal. In the latter case, please include a citation on EasyChair. In addition to the PDF, authors are asked to upload a 200-250 word description onto EasyChair summarizing the results and their relevance to the workshop. There are no length requirements. The committee reserves the right not to review all the technical details of submissions.

Authors may submit papers that are already under review or accepted in conferences or journals. However, papers accepted to this year’s EC will not be considered for presentation at the workshop. There will be no published proceedings.

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