This volume contains the papers presented at WINE 2011: 7th Workshop on Internet
and Network Economics held during December 11–14, 2011 in Singapore.
Over the past decade, there has been a growing interaction between researchers
in theoretical computer science, networking and security, economics,
mathematics, sociology, and management sciences devoted to the analysis of
problems arising from the Internet and the World Wide Web. The Workshop on
Internet and Network Economics (WINE) is an interdisciplinary forum for the
exchange of ideas and results arising from these various fields.
There were 100 submissions to this edition of the workshop, including both
long (12 pages) and short (8 pages) papers. All papers were rigorously reviewed
by the Program Committee members and/or external referees; almost all papers
received at least three detailed reviews. The papers were evaluated on the basis
of their significance, novelty, soundness and relevance to the workshop.
A new feature of this year’s WINE was that the authors were allowed to designate
their papers as working papers: such papers had to be submitted in the
usual format (12 or 8 pages) and reviewed in the same way as regular submissions,
but only a 1–2-page abstract appears in the proceedings. This allows the
authors to subsequently publish the full versions of their papers in journals that
do not permit prior publication of the same material in conference proceedings.
The Program Committee accepted 3 such papers, in addition to 31 full papers
and 5 short papers.
Besides the regular talks, the program also included three invited talks by
Cynthia Dwork (MSR Silicon Valley, USA), Preston McAfee (Yahoo! Research,
USA) and Herve Moulin (Rice University, USA). The program of the workshop
also included tutorials by Jason Hartline (Northwestern University) and Nicole
Immorlica (Northwestern University).
We are very grateful to Google Research, Yahoo! Research and Microsoft
Research for their generous financial contribution to the conference. We would
also like to thank the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences of Nanyang
Technological University (Singapore) for hosting the tutorials and providing organizational
We also acknowledge EasyChair, a powerful and flexible system for managing
all stages of the paper-handling process, from the submission stage to the
preparation of the final version of the proceedings.