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GECON 2016 : 13th International Conference on Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems and Services


Conference Series : Grid Economics and Business Models
When Sep 20, 2016 - Sep 22, 2016
Where Athens, Greece
Abstract Registration Due Jun 8, 2016
Submission Deadline Jun 17, 2016
Notification Due Jul 7, 2016
Final Version Due Jul 18, 2016
Categories    clouds   grids   service   technoeconomics

Call For Papers

GECON solicits contributions that are interdisciplinary, combining business and economic aspects with engineering and computer-science related themes. Contributions to this conference can include extensions to existing technologies, successful deployments of technologies, economic analyses, analyses of technology adoptions, and theoretical models. We welcome papers that combine micro- and macro-economic principles with resource management strategies in computer science and engineering. Case studies that demonstrate practical use of economic strategies and their benefits (and limitations) are particularly encouraged. The purpose of this event is to gather original work and build a strong multidisciplinary community in this increasingly important area of a future information and knowledge economy.

Important Dates
Abstract Submission Deadline: June 8th, 2016 (extended)
Paper Submission Deadline: June 17th, 2016 (extended)
Notification of Paper Acceptance: July 7th, 2016
Camera Ready Paper Deadline: July 18th, 2016

Publication and Submission Guidelines
• Original full papers and work-in-progress papers, which are not currently under review by another conference, will be considered.
• Submitted papers should not exceed 14 pages in Springer LNCS format (including references and appendices). For further details, visit the GECON 2016 Web page.
• Manuscripts will be reviewed based on technical merit, originality, and relevance. Past acceptance rates have been around 30%.
• 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 Computer 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 with up to 5 papers is foreseen.

GECON History
GECON 2016 follows the very successful previous editions (, where high-quality technical papers have been presented.

Conference Organization
• Konstantinos Tserpes (Harokopio University, Greece)
• Dimosthenis Anagnostopoulos (Harokopio University, Greece)

Conference Vice-Chairs
• Jörn Altmann (Seoul National University, South-Korea)
• José Ángel Bañares (University of Zaragoza, Spain)
• Mara Nikolaidou (Harokopio University, Greece)

Steering Committee
• Omer F. Rana (Cardiff University, UK)
• Gheorghe Cosmin Silaghi (Babes-Bolyai University, Romania)
• José Ángel Bañares (University of Zaragoza, Spain)
• Steven Miller (Singapore Management University, Singapore)
• Jörn Altmann (Seoul National University, South-Korea)
• Kurt Vanmechelen (University of Antwerp, Belgium)

Topics of Interest
The way IT resources and services are being provisioned is currently in flux. Advances in distributed systems technology have allowed for the provisioning of services on an unprecedented scale and with increasing flexibility. At the same time, business and academia have started to embrace a model wherein third-party services that can be acquired with minimal service provider interaction, replace or complement those that are managed internally.
As a global market for infrastructure, platform and software services emerges, the need to understand and deal with these implications is quickly growing. In addition, a multitude of new challenges arise. These are inherently multidisciplinary and relate to aspects such as the operation and structure of the service market, the alignment of cost, revenue and quality-related objectives when taking on a service consumer or provider role, market-based resource allocation, and the creation of innovative business models and value chains. These challenges emerge in other service domains as well, for example in the coordinated operation of the next generation electricity grids (smart grids) that are characterized by distributed generation facilities and new consumption patterns.

General topics of interest at GECON 2016 include:
• Software service platforms and networked systems
• Analysis of software industry and cloud computing industry
• Market mechanisms, auctions models, and bidding languages
• Decision support for service selection and procurement
• Revenue and energy-aware resource management
• Pricing schemes, Service Level Agreements, and revenue models
• Open source ecosystems
• Economically efficient resource allocation, scheduling, and capacity planning
• Automated trading and bidding support tools
• Incentive design, strategic behavior, and game theory
• Development of sustainable infrastructures
• Desktop grids, volunteer computing and crowd-sourcing
• Economic modeling of networks, systems, software, and data
• Business models and strategies of small and medium-sized enterprises
• Service value chains and value networks
• Metering, accounting, and billing
• Negotiation, enforcement and monitoring of Service Level Agreements
• Trust, reputation, security, and risk management
• Performance monitoring and prediction
• Reports and analysis on operational markets and testbeds
• Techno-economic analysis
• Standardization, interoperability, and legal aspects
• Cost modeling, cost-benefit analysis
• Smart grids, smart cities, smart buildings, energy aware infrastructures and services
• IaaS, SaaS, PaaS
• Services Science
• Economics of big data, software, and services
• Community nets, social network systems, and the sharing economy
• Economics of service composition, description and selection

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