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ACM SIGecom ecom: Electronic Commerce History –Founded 1999 by Stuart Feldman –First elected officers, 2003 Currently 453 members.

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1 ACM SIGecom ecom: Electronic Commerce History –Founded 1999 by Stuart Feldman –First elected officers, 2003 Currently 453 members …dedicated to the advancement of electronic commerce, principles and practice. As the leading computing-centric professional organization in the field, SIGecom seeks to promote the informed development of commerce automation technology, employing the best available engineering methods and economic understanding.

2 ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce Annual since 1999 Premier forum for CS research in E-Commerce Nov 99DenverOOPSLA110 Oct 00MinneapolisOOPSLA? Oct 01TampaOOPSLA85 Jun 03San DiegoFCRC91 May 04New YorkWWW97 Jun 05Vancouver77 Jun 06Ann Arbor175 Strengths: –Rigorous technical standards, reputation –Bridging disciplines: economics/incentives with computation/technology –Participation by top CS researchers in Theory, AI Weaknesses: –Below target size/scope –Subcritical participation from industry, other relevant technical areas

3 Volunteers Officers –Chair: Michael Wellman –Vice: Joan Feigenbaum –Sec/Treas: Peter Wurman EC-07 (with FCRC) –J MacKie-Mason, U Michigan (general) –D Parkes, Harvard (prog) –P Resnick, U Michigan (prog) –L Fortnow, U Chicago (workshops) –C Dellarocas, U Maryland (tut) Past Conference Officials: –S Feldman (IBM) –M Wellman (U Michigan) –A Jhingran (IBM) –J MacKie-Mason (U Michigan) –D Tygar (UC Berkeley) –Y Shoham (Stanford) –D Menasc é (GMU) –N Nisan (Hebrew U) –J Breese (Microsoft) –J Feigenbaum (Yale) –M Seltzer (Harvard) –J Riedl (U Minnesota) –M Kearns (U Penn) –M Reiter (CMU) –J Chuang (UC Berkeley) –D Pennock (Yahoo)

4 Electronic newsletter Published 3 times/year since Summer 00 Complements conference in topic and level of research contributions Editor –2006+: William Walsh, CombineNet –2004–2006: Amy Greenwald, Brown University –2000–2003: Peter Wurman, North Carolina State U SIGecom Exchanges

5 Finances Deficit erased by financially successful conferences in 05 and (especially) 06.


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