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GECON 2018 : Grid Economics and Business Models


When Sep 18, 2018 - Sep 20, 2018
Where Pisa, Italy
Abstract Registration Due May 15, 2018
Submission Deadline May 22, 2018
Notification Due Jun 15, 2018
Final Version Due Jun 22, 2018

Call For Papers

Call for Papers – GECON 2018
15th International Conference on Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems & Services
18-20 September 2018, Pisa, Italy
GECON 2018 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. 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, which
demonstrate practical use of economic strategies, 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: May 15th, 2018
Paper Submission Deadline: May 22nd, 2018
Notification of Paper Acceptance: June 15th, 2018
Camera Ready Paper Deadline: June 22nd, 2018
Conference Organization
Conference Chair
● Massimo Coppola (ISTI-CNR, Italy)
● Emanuele Carlini (ISTI-CNR, Italy)
Conference Vice-Chairs
● Jörn Altmann (Seoul National University, South-Korea)
● José Ángel Bañares (University of Zaragoza, Spain)
● Karim Djemame (University of Leeds, UK)
● Congduc Pham (University of Pau, France)
Proceedings Chair
● Daniele D’Agostino (IMATI-CNR, Genova, Italy)
Industrial Session Chair
● Patrizio Dazzi (ISTI-CNR, Italy)
Steering Committee
● Jörn Altmann (Seoul National University, South-Korea)
● Jose Angel Bañares (Zaragoza University, Spain)
● Steven Miller (Singapore Mgnt University, Singapore)
● Maria Nikolaidou (Harokopio University of Athens, Greece)
● Omer F. Rana (Cardiff University, UK)
● Gheorghe Cosmin Silaghi (Babes-Bolyai University, Romania)
● Konstantinos Tserpes (Harokopio University, Greece)
GECON 2018 will be held in Pisa, Italy, from Tuesday to Thursday 18-20/09, within the
Research Area of the CNR.
Publication and Submission Guidelines
Original full papers, 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% in recent
Full papers, work-in-progress papers and poster abstracts shall be submitted using the
Springer LNCS format. Submitted full papers should not exceed 12 pages, work-in-progress
papers should not exceed 8 pages (including references and appendices).
For further details, visit the GECON 2018 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 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.
Topics of Interest
Advances in distributed systems technology have allowed for the provisioning of IT services
on an unprecedented scale and with increasing flexibility. As a global market for
infrastructure, platform and software services emerges, the need to understand and deal
with these implications and a multitude of new challenges is quickly growing.
General topics of interest at GECON 2018 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 (SLAs), and revenue models
Negotiation, enforcement and monitoring of service level agreements
Open source ecosystem
Economically efficient resource allocation, scheduling, and capacity planning
Automated trading and bidding support tools
Incentive design, strategic behavior & game theory
Development of sustainable infrastructures
Desktop grids, volunteer computing and crowd-sourcing
Metering, accounting, and billing
Business models and strategies for SMEs
Trust, reputation, security, and risk management
Reports and analysis on operational markets and test-beds
Economics of big data, software, services, service composition, and selection
Cost modeling, cost-benefit analysis
Performance monitoring, optimization and prediction
Community networks, social network systems, and resource sharing models
Techno-economic analysis: Emerging computing paradigms (fog, edge, osmosis
computing), and technologies (micro-services, containers)
Smart grids, smart cities, smart buildings, energy-aware infrastructures and services
Standardization, interoperability, and legal aspects
Economics of IaaS, SaaS, PaaS and Federation of resources
Economic modeling of networks, systems, software, and data
Service Science
Clouds & Services for Internet-of-Things

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