[hpc-announce] 2nd CFP GECON 2020 - 17h Intl Conf on Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems and Services, 15-17 September 2019, Izola, Slovenia

Jose Angel Bañares banares at unizar.es
Fri Apr 3 06:07:44 CDT 2020

[ Apologies for cross posting ]
17th International Conference on
        Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems & Services
15-17 September 2020, Izola, Slovenia
Springer LNCS Proceedings

GECON 2020 builds upon the very successful tradition of the
conference previous editions (http://www.gecon-conference.org) 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.

GECON 2020 solicits full papers, work-in-progress (WIP) papers and
wild-and-crazy-idea (WACI) papers. Original full papers present
completed research that is original and contains new ideas or
methodologies. The paper illustrates results that demonstrate
the performance of the research. Original  WIP papers present
research that addresses a challenging research question but does not
necessarily contain a completed analysis. Original WACI papers
present a new idea about a method, technology, hardware, or
software that has not been implemented or cannot even be
implemented with the current state-of-the-art in technology.

After the success of the last edition, GECON will include a poster session.
Posters may be submitted directly to the poster session. In addition, to
improve work exposure and human interaction, any accepted paper and
paper-in-progress is entitled and encouraged to present a poster.

/Important Dates and Note/

If the corona virus countermeasures are still in place until September,
GECON 2020 will only be performed online via an online conferencing
system. However, if the corona virus countermeasures have been lifted
by September, GECON 2020 will take place in Izola but will also offer
the option for authors of accepted papers to give online presentations.
Consequently, the proceedings of the GECON 2020 will still be
published in the LNCS series of Springer as announced.

Deadlines for Full, WIP and WACI papers:
    Abstract Submission deadline: May 18th, 2020
    Full, WIP and WACI papers deadline:  May 25th, 2020
    Notification of acceptance: June 29th, 2020
    Camera Ready deadline: July 6th 2020
    Poster Submission deadline for accepted papers: July 20th, 2020

Deadlines for special session proposals: April 15th, 2020

/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. Past
acceptance rates have been around 30 per cent in recent years.

Full papers, work-in-progress papers, and wild-and-crazy-ideas papers
shall be submitted using the Springer LNCS format. Submitted full papers
should not exceed 12 pages, WIP papers should not exceed 8 pages
(including references  and appendices) and WACI papers (4 pages).
For further details, visit the  GECON 2020 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
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 infrastructures, platforms and software
services emerge  the need to understand and deal with these implications,
and 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 technologic area.
GECON list of areas includes, but is not limited to:

    Incentive design, strategic behavior & 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 monitoring
    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
    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
    Community Networks
    Social networks
    Big data
    Data stream ingestion and complex event processing

/Call for Special and Birds of a Feather sessions/

GECON 2020 looks for proposals for special sessions. With the objective
of  encouraging alternative forms of participation that can increase the
opportunity  to discuss technical topics in an atmosphere that fosters the
active exchange of  ideas we solicit special topic and Birds of a Feather
session proposals.

The special sessions program seeks to provide venues for specialist
groups to meet,  to generate focused discussion on specific sub-areas
within the economics of  distributed systems, and to engage in
community-building activities.  Special sessions should provide a
discussion forum for researchers in topics related to topics of the
conference, either on specific research themes, or in emerging areas
of research.  Birds of a feather session seeks promote  discussions
to spark an  attendee-organized exploration or collaboration on a
topic impacting your work or industry.

Both, birds of a feather and special topic sessions can be used, for
example, for  giving the opportunity all participants to present
intermediate/final results of  projects, finding partners to establish
collaborative research and innovation  projects, or PhD students
to present and discuss their dissertations with fellow PhD students,
senior scholars and industry participants. Session proposals should
describe briefly  objectives or purposes of the proposed discussion,
importance of the topic and  strategies to facilitate participation in the

With respect to publications of special session works, these papers
will be assigned to the special topic session chair for evaluation.
Special sessions works can include a set of a long abstract about the
special session, technical reports, future research visions, and
exhibition tool descriptions with informal demonstrations. Regular,
original, and reviewed works will be included in the Springer LNCS

Currently, the following special topic sessions have been lined up:

-Digital Infrastructures to Support Decision Making for Pandemic
 Response and Countermeasures.
Contact: The GECON 2020 Chair and Vice-Chairs,
               gecon2020 at easychair.org
- Decentralising Clouds to Deliver Intelligence at the Edge.
Contact:Seugwoo Kum (Korean Electronics Technology Institute, Korea)
              seungwoo.kum at gmail.com;  and
              Domenico Siracusa  (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy)
              dsiracusa at fbk.eu.
-Sustainability of Digital Infrastructures: Social, Economic, and Policy
 Aspects for Material Resources Supporting the Digital World.
Contact:  Leandro Navarro (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain),
               leandro at ac.upc.edu;  and
               Felix Freitag (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain),
               felix at ac.upc.edu
-Business and Economic Aspects of Machine Learning, Cognitive Systems
 and Data Science.
Contact: Aurilla Aurelie Arntzen (University of South-Eastern, Norway),
             aurilla.aurelie.arntzen at usn.no

/Conference Organization/
Conference Chair
   Vlado Stankovski (University of Ljubljana,Slovenia)
Conference Vice-Chairs
    Karim Djemame (University of Leeds, UK)
    Orna Agmon Ben-Yehuda (University of Haifa, Israel)
    Jorn Altmann (Seoul National University, South-Korea)
    Jose Angel Banares (Zaragoza University, Spai
Steering Committee
   Karim Djemame (University of Leeds, UK)
   Jorn Altmann (Seoul National University, South-Korea)
   Jose Angel Banares (Zaragoza University, Spain)
   Orna Agmon Ben-Yehuda (Technion, Israel)
   Steven Miller (Singapore Management University, Singapore)
   Omer F. Rana (Cardiff University, UK)
   Gheorghe Cosmin Silaghi (Babes-Bolyai University, Romania)
   Konstantinos Tserpes (Harokopio University of Athens, Greece)
   Maurizio Naldi (Universita di Roma, Italy)

Contact for Questions on the Submission Process: gecon2020 at easychair.org

More information about the hpc-announce mailing list