[hpc-announce] CfP: GECON 2016 - 13th Intl Conf on Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems and Services; Submission Deadline: June 8th, 2016

Jörn Altmann jorn.altmann at gecon.info
Mon Feb 15 12:34:55 CST 2016

Call for Papers
*GECON 2016**
**13th International Conference on Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems 
and Services*

20-22 September 2016, Athens, Greece

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 1st, 2016
Paper Submission Deadline:  June 8th, 2016
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 
(http://www.gecon-conference.org), 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)

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 

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

Prof. Dr. Jörn ALTMANN
office 37-305
Technology Management, Economics, and Policy Program
Departmentof Industrial Engineering
Collegeof Engineering
Seoul National University
1 Gwanak-Ro, Gwanak-Gu, 08826 Seoul, South-Korea
phone: +82 70 7678 6676
phone: +49 4155 129333
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