[hpc-announce] First 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
Tue Mar 3 10:53:52 CST 2020

CFP – GECON 2020
17th International Conference on Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems &
15-17 September 2020, Izola, Slovenia
Springer LNCS Proceedings

GECON 2020 builds upon the very successful tradition of the conference
editions since 2003, (http://www.gecon-conference.org). GECON solicits
that are interdisciplinary, combining business and economic aspects with
and computer science related themes. Contributions to this conference can
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
in computer science and engineering. Case studies, which demonstrate
practical use of
economic strategies, benefits and limitations, are particularly encouraged.
purpose of this event is to gather original work and build a strong
community in this increasingly important area of a future information and

GECON 2020 solicits full papers, work-in-progress (WIP) papers and
(WACI) papers. Original full papers present completed research that is
original and
contains new ideas or methodologies. The paper illustrates results that
the performance of the research. Original  WIP papers present research that
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.
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
encouraged to present a poster.

/Important Dates/
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 1st, 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
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 of Future Generation
Computing Systems. For papers targeting mainly business and economic
a special issue of the Springer Electronic Markets Journal with up to 5
is foreseen.

/Topics of Interest/
Advances in distributed systems technology have allowed for the
of IT services on an unprecedented scale and with increasing flexibility.
As a global market for infrastructures, platforms and software services
the need to understand and deal with these implications, and a multitude of
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’s 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
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
distributed systems, and to engage in community-building activities.
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

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
projects, or PhD students to present and discuss their dissertations with
fellow PhD
students, senior scholars and industry participants. Session proposals
describe briefly  objectives or purposes of the proposed discussion,
importance of
the topic and  strategies to facilitate participation in the discussion. To
considered, special sessions must be open to all registered GECON2020
and non-commercial in nature.

/Conference Organization/
Conference Chair
    Karim Djemame <karim at comp.leeds.ac.uk> (University of Leeds, UK)

Conference Vice-Chairs
    Konstantinos Tserpes (Harokopio University, Greece)
    Maurizio Naldi (LUMSA Università, Italy)
    Orna Agmon Ben-Yehuda (Technion, Israel)
    Jörn Altmann (Seoul National University, South-Korea)
    José Angel Bañares (University of Zaragoza, Spain)

Program Chairs
    Franz Lehner (University of Passau, Germany)
    Vlado Stankovski (University of Ljubljana,Slovenia)

Steering Committee
    Jörn Altmann (Seoul National University, South-Korea)
    Jose Angel Bañares (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, Greece)
    Maurizio Naldi (LUMSA Università, Italy)

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

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