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GECON 2020 : 17h Intl Conf on Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems and Services


Conference Series : Grid Economics and Business Models
When Sep 15, 2020 - Sep 17, 2020
Where Izola, Slovenia
Abstract Registration Due May 31, 2020
Submission Deadline Jun 7, 2020
Notification Due Jul 6, 2020
Final Version Due Jul 13, 2020
Categories    clouds, systems, services   economics   law and legal aspects   distributed systems

Call For Papers

17th International Conference on Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems & Services
Extended Deadline: June 7th, 2020

ONLINE CONFERENCE with high interaction between participants
Dates: 15-17 September 2020
Proceedings: Springer LNCS


Extended Deadlines:
Extended abstract Submission deadline: May 31st, 2020
Full papers deadline: June 7th, 2020

The organizing committee of GECON 2020 has decided all
sessions will be held exclusively online!

We consider the new online format to offer opportunities
for exploring new ways of improving the interaction and
feedback of the audience with speakers and promoting
networking among the conference participants.

The registration fee of the online conference has been
reduced to 250€ for one author of each publication,
100 € for participants, and 50€ for students.

The selection process will run as planned. The timely
publication of accepted papers in the proceedings of
GECON 2020 will be published in the LNCS series of
Springer as announced.

Due to the new online format, GECON maintains open the
proposal for special sessions. With the objective of
encouraging alternative forms of participation that can
increase discussions of technical topics and new ideas.

We solicit new topics and birds-of-a-feather session
proposals. Deadline for proposals is August 15th, 2020.


GECON 2020 builds upon the very successful tradition
of the conference previous editions
( since 2003. GECON
solicits contributions that are interdisciplinary,
combining business and economic aspects with
engineering and computer science related themes.

/ Important Dates /

Extended abstract submission deadline: May 31st, 2020
Full papers deadline: June 7th, 2020
Notification of acceptance: July 6th, 2020
Camera Ready deadline: July 13th, 2020
Poster Submission for accepted papers: July 20th, 2020
Birds of a feather session proposals: August 15th, 2020

/ Publication and Submission Guidelines /

Original full papers and work-in-progress papers,
which are not currently under review by another
conference, will be considered. Manuscripts will be
reviewed based on technical merit, originality, and
relevance. Past acceptance rates have been around
30 per cent in recent years.

Full papers, work-in-progress (WIP) papers, and
wild-and-crazy-ideas (WACI) papers shall be submitted
using the Springer LNCS format.
Submitted full papers should not exceed 12 pages, WIP
papers should not exceed 8 pages (including references
and appendices) and WACI papers (4 pages). For further
details, visit the GECON 2020 web page. Paper
submissions are managed through EasyChair at

The proceedings will be published by Springer LNCS.
Extended versions of up to 10 accepted papers in the
Science field will be invited for publication
in a special issue of the:
- Elsevier Journal of Future Generation Computing Systems.
For papers targeting mainly business and economic
aspects, a special issue of the
- Springer Electronic Markets Journal or
- Elsevier Electronic Commerce and Applications
with up to 5 papers is foreseen.

/ Topics of Interest /

As a global market for infrastructures, platforms, and
software services emerge, the need to understand and deal
with its implications and its interdisciplinary challenges
is quickly growing. To address this, GECON encourages the
submission of papers, which combine at least one
economic/legal area and one technologic area. GECON list
of areas includes, but is not limited to:

Incentive design, strategic behavior & game theory
Market mechanisms, auctions models, and bidding languages
Economic efficiency
Techno-economic analysis and modelling
Pricing schemes and revenue models
Metering, accounting, and billing
Cost-benefit analysis
Automated trading and bidding support tools
Trust, reputation, security, and risk management
Performance monitoring, optimization, and prediction
Reports on industry test-beds and operational markets
Energy efficiency
Business models and strategies
Decision support
Open source ecosystems

-Law and Legal Aspects-
Standardization, interoperability, and legal aspects
Service level agreements (SLAs), negotiation,
Monitoring and enforcement
Governance of ecosystems

-Clouds, Grids, Systems and Services-
IaaS, SaaS, PaaS and Federation of resources
Vertical scaling, burstable computing, vertical elasticity
Resource management: allocation, sharing, scheduling
Capacity planning
Virtualization and containers
Service science, management and engineering (SSME)
Software engineering

-Technologies Transforming the Economy-
Smart grids, smart cities, and smart buildings
Energy-aware infrastructures and services
Fog, edge, osmosis computing
Micro-services, serverless computing
Community networks
Social networks
Social computing
Big data
Data stream ingestion and complex event processing

Additionally, the following special topic sessions have been
lined up (a detailed description is available on the GECON
2020 submission web site):

-Digital Infrastructures to Support Decision Making for
Pandemic Response and Countermeasures-
GECON 2020 Chairs,
-Decentralising Clouds to Deliver Intelligence at the Edge-
Seugwoo Kum,
Korean Electronics Technology Institute, Korea,;
Domenico Siracusa,
Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy,
-Sustainability of Digital Infrastructures: Social, Economic,
and Policy Aspects for Material Resources Supporting the
Digital World-
Leandro Navarro
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain,;
Felix Freitag
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain,
-Business and Economic Aspects of Machine Learning, Cognitive
Systems and Data Science-
Aurilla Aurelie Arntzen
University of South-Eastern, Norway,

/ Conference Organization /

Conference Chair
Vlado Stankovski (University of Ljubljana,Slovenia)
Conference Vice-Chairs
Karim Djemame (University of Leeds, UK)
Orna Agmon Ben-Yehuda (University of Haifa, Israel)
Jorn Altmann (Seoul National University, South-Korea)
Jose Angel Banares (Zaragoza University, Spai
Steering Committee
Karim Djemame (University of Leeds, UK)
Jorn Altmann (Seoul National University, South-Korea)
Jose Angel Banares (Zaragoza University, Spain)
Orna Agmon Ben-Yehuda (Technion, Israel)
Steven Miller (Singapore Management University, Singapore)
Omer F. Rana (Cardiff University, UK)
Gheorghe Cosmin Silaghi (Babes-Bolyai University, Romania)
Konstantinos Tserpes (Harokopio University, Greece)
Maurizio Naldi (Universita di Roma, Italy)

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