[hpc-announce] CfP GECON2015

Gheorghe Cosmin Silaghi gheorghe.silaghi at econ.ubbcluj.ro
Tue May 5 04:03:42 CDT 2015

Dear Colleagues,

Please find below the Call for Papers for The 12th International 
Conference on Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems and Services.
We kindly ask you to distribute it to your colleagues and please 
apologize for cross-posting.

Call for Papers --  GECON 2015
The 12th International Conference on Economics of Grids, Clouds, 
Systems and Services
15-17 September 2015, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

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 deployment of technologies, economic analyses,
analysis of technology adoption, and theoretical models. We welcome 
papers that combine micro- and macro-economic principles with resource 
strategies in computer science and engineering. Case studies that 
demonstrate practical use of economic strategies and their benefits (and 
are particularly encouraged. The purpose of this event is to gather 
original work and build a strong multidisciplinary community in this 
important area of a future information and knowledge economy.

Important Dates
Paper Submission Deadline: May 25, 2015
Notification of Paper Acceptance: June 22, 2015
Camera Ready Paper Deadline: July 15, 2015

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 2015 Web page.
·   Manuscripts will be reviewed based on technical merit, originality, 
and relevance. Past acceptance rates have been below 33%.
·   Paper submissions are managed electronically through the EasyChair 
Website (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=gecon2015)
The proceedings will be published by Springer LNCS. Extended versions 
of up to 5 accepted papers in the Computer Science field will be invited 
publication by Elsevier in a special issue of the Journal of Future 
Generation Computing Systems. For papers targeting pure business and 
aspects within the conference, a special issue of the Springer 
Electronic Markets Journal with up to 5 papers is foreseen.

GECON History
GECON 2015 follows the very successful previous editions 
(http://www.gecon-conference.org), where high-quality technical papers 
have been presented.

Conference chair
Gheorghe Cosmin Silaghi (Babes-Bolyai University, Romania)

Conference Vice-chairs
Jörn Altmann (Seoul National University, South-Korea)
Omer F. Rana (Cardiff University, UK)

Steering Committee
Jörn Altmann (Seoul National University, South-Korea)
Jose Angels Banares (Zaragoza, Spain)
Steven Miller (Singapore Management University, Singapore)
Omer F. Rana (Cardiff University, UK)
Gheorghe Cosmin Silaghi (Babes-Bolyai University, Romania)
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 
managed internally. Organizations have only started to grasp the 
economic implications of this evolution.

As a global market for infrastructure, platform and software services 
emerges, the need to understand and deal with these implications is 
growing. In addition, a multitude of new challenges arise. These are 
inherently multidisciplinary and relate to aspects such as the operation 
structure of the service market, the alignment of cost, revenue and 
quality-related objectives when taking on a service consumer or provider 
role, 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 that are 
characterized by distributed generation facilities and new consumption 

GECON invites researchers and practitioners from academia and industry 
to present and discuss economics-related issues and solutions associated 
with these
developments and challenges. Contributed work can comprise extensions 
to existing technologies, successful deployments of technologies, 
analysis, and theoretical concepts. The purpose of this event is to 
gather original work and build a strong multidisciplinary community in 
increasingly important area of a future information economy.


GECON 2015 will have the following tracks. Authors are encouraged to 
choose one track most relevant to their submission. Track chairs can 
reallocate papers if they are more relevant elsewhere:

1. Economics of Big Data (Track Chairs: Dan Ma, Singapore Management 
University, Singapore; Maurizio Naldi, Universita di Roma Tor Vergata, 
2. Smart Grids (Track Chairs: Jose Angel Banares, Universidad de 
Zaragoza, Spain; Karim Djemame, University of Leeds, UK)
3. Community Nets and the Sharing Economy (Track Chairs: Felix Freitag, 
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain; Drazen Lucanin, Vienna 
University of
Technology, Austria)
4. Efficient Resource Allocation and Service Level Agreements (Track 
Chairs: Gheorghe Cosmin Silaghi, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania; 
Gilles Fedak, INRIA, University of Lyon, France)
5. Economics of Software & Services (Track Chairs: Dan Katz, University 
of Chicago, USA; Neil Chue Hong, University of Edinburgh, UK)
6. Economics of Service Composition, Description and Selection (Track 
Chairs: Mathias Slawik, Technical University of Berlin, Germany)
7. Economic Models of Networked Systems (Track chairs: Frank Pallas, 
Technical University of Berlin; Valentin Robu, Heriot-Watt University 
Edinburgh, UK)
8. Legal Issues (Track Chairs: Nikolaus Forgo, University of Hannover, 
Germany; Eleni Kosta, Tilburg University, Netherlands)
9. Economic and Societal Impact (Track Chairs: Alfonso Alfonsi, Daniele 
Mezzana, Claudia Colonnello, Laboratorio di Scienze della Cittadinanza, 

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