Presentation on theme: "ACM SIGecom ecom: Electronic Commerce History –Founded 1999 by Stuart Feldman –First elected officers, 2003 Currently 549 members."— Presentation transcript:
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.
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
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)
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
Finances Need 2-3 good conferences to get back in fiscal health Negative balance due to unprofitable conferences in 2000 & 2001, skipped 2002.