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ACM SIGecom ecom: Electronic Commerce History –Founded 1999 by Stuart Feldman –First elected officers, 2003 Currently 549 members.

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1 ACM SIGecom ecom: Electronic Commerce History –Founded 1999 by Stuart Feldman –First elected officers, 2003 Currently 549 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 05Vancouver 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 security, databases, other relevant systems areas

3 Volunteers Officers –Chair: Michael Wellman –Vice: Daniel Menascé –Sec/Treas: Peter Wurman EC-05 –J Riedl, U Minn (general) –M Kearns, U Penn (prog) –M Reiter, CMU (prog) –T Roughgarden, UCB (tut) –A De Bruyn, ESSEC B- school (publicity) 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)

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

5 Finances Need 2-3 good conferences to get back in fiscal health Negative balance due to unprofitable conferences in 2000 & 2001, skipped 2002.


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