[hpc-announce] 2nd CFP – GECON 2019 (Leeds, UK, Sept 2019)

banares banares at unizar.es
Fri May 3 03:06:31 CDT 2019

16th International Conference on Economics of Grids,
Clouds, Systems and Services
17-19 September 2019, Leeds, UK
Springer LNCS Proceedings

Topics of Interest

With a global market for infrastructures, platforms and software
services, the need to understand and deal with its implications emerges.
A multitude of new interdisciplinary challenges is quickly growing.
Therefore, GECON encourages the submission of papers, which
combine at least one economic/legal area and one technological area.

GECON's list of focus areas includes:

   -Incentive design, strategic behavior and game theory
   -Market mechanisms, auctions models, and bidding languages
   -Economic efficiency
   -(Techno) Economic analysis and modelling
   -Pricing schemes and revenue models
   -Metering, accounting, and billing
   -Cost-benefit analysis
   -Automated trading and bidding support tools
   -Trust, reputation, security, and risk management
   -Performance monitoring, optimization, and prediction
   -Analysis and reports on industry, test-beds and operational markets
   -Energy efficiency, sustainability
   -Business models and strategies, decision support

Law and Legal Aspects:
   -Standardization, interoperability, and legal aspects
   -Service level agreements (SLAs), negotiation, enforcement and
   -Open source ecosystems

Clouds, Grids, Systems and Services:
   -IaaS, SaaS, PaaS and Federation of resources
   -Vertical scaling, burstable computing, vertical elasticity
   -Resource management: allocation, sharing, scheduling,
    and capacity planning
   -Virtualization and Containers
   -Service Science, Management and engineering (SSME)
   -Software engineering

Technologies Transforming the Economy:
   -Smart grids, cities or buildings
   -Energy-aware infrastructures and services
   -Fog, edge, osmosis computing
   -Micro-services, Serverless computing
   -Internet of Things
   -Community Networks
   -Social networks
   -Big data
   -Data stream ingestion and complex event processing

Important Dates

   -Special Topic and Roundtable sessions: April 30th, 2019
   -Abstract Submission Deadline: May 20th, 2019
   -Paper and Paper-in-Progress Submission Deadline: May 27th, 2019
   -Poster Submission Deadline (extended abstract and poster): June 15th,
   -Acceptance Notification: July 1st, 2019
   -Camera-Ready Deadline: July 8th, 2019
   -Informal Poster Submission Deadline (poster only): July 15th

Conference Organization

   Conference Chair

     Karim Djemame   karim at comp.leeds.ac.uk
     (University of Leeds, UK)

   Conference Vice-Chairs

     Jorn Altmann  jorn.altmann at acm.org
     (Seoul National University, South-Korea)
     Orna Agmon Ben-Yehuda ladypine at cs.technion.ac.il
     (Technion, Israel)
     Jose Angel Banares banares at unizar.es
     (University of Zaragoza, Spain)

   Program Chairs

     Franz Lenher
     (University of Passau, Germany)
     Maurizio Naldi
     (University of Roma, Italy)
     Vlado Stankovski
     (University of Ljubljana,Slovenia)

   Steering Committee

     Jorn Altmann (Seoul National University, South-Korea)
     Jose Angel Banares (Zaragoza University, Spain)
     Orna Agmon Ben-Yehuda (Technion IBM, Israel Institute of Technology)
     Steven Miller (Singapore Mgnt University, Singapore)
     Omer F. Rana (Cardiff University, UK)
     Gheorghe Cosmin Silaghi  (Babes-Bolyai University, Romania)
     Konstantinos Tserpes (Harokopio University, Greece)
     Maurizio Naldi  (University of Roma LUMSA)

Publication and Submission Guidelines

Original full papers and 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. Acceptance rates have been around 30 per cent off in 
years. (http://www.gecon-conference.org).

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) and poster extended abstracts
should not exceed  2 pages.

This year, for the first time, GECON will include a poster session.
Posters can be submitted either with an extended abstract which should
not exceed 2 pages, or with an accepted paper or paper-in-progress.

For further details, visit the GECON 2019 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 
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.

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