[hpc-announce] CfP GECON2015 - extended deadline 15 June 2015

Gheorghe Cosmin Silaghi gheorghe.silaghi at econ.ubbcluj.ro
Fri May 29 00:20:17 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.

Best regards,
Gheorghe Cosmin Silaghi

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 
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

Important Dates
Paper Submission Deadline: June 15, 2015 - extended deadline
Notification of Paper Acceptance: July 7, 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 
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 economic 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
Jorn Altmann (Seoul National University, South-Korea)
Omer F. Rana (Cardiff University, UK)

Steering Committee
Jorn 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 
structure of the service market, the alignment of cost, revenue and
quality-related objectives when taking on a service consumer or 
role, and the creation of innovative business models and value chains.
These challenges emerge in other service domains as well, for example 
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 
with these developments and challenges. Contributed work can comprise
extensions to existing technologies, successful deployments of 
technologies, economic
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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