[hpc-announce] 3rd CFP ONLINE CONFERENCE GECON 2020 - 17h Intl Conf on Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems and Services, 15-17 September

Jose Angel Bañares banares at unizar.es
Wed May 6 03:35:51 CDT 2020

17th International Conference on
Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems & Services


15-17 September 2020


Springer LNCS Proceedings
The organizing committee of GECON 2020 has decided all
sessions will be held exclusively online!

We consider the new online format to offer opportunities

for exploring new ways of improving the interaction and

feedback of the audience with speakers and promoting

networking among the conference participants.

The registration fee of the online conference has been

reduced to 250 Euros for one author of each publication,

100 Euros for participants, and 50 Euros for students.

The selection process will run as planned. The timely
publication of accepted papers in the proceedings of
GECON 2020 will be published in the LNCS series of
Springer as announced.

Due to the new online format, GECON maintains open the
proposal for special sessions. With the objective of
encouraging alternative forms of participation that can
increase discussions of technical topics and new ideas,
we solicit special topic and Birds of a Feather session
proposals. Deadline for special session proposals is
August 15th, 2020.


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.
/ Important Dates /

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

    Birds of a Feather Session Proposals: August 15th, 2020
    Special topics session proposals: August 15, 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 (WIP) papers, and
wild-and-crazy-ideas (WACI) 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
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 or
- Elsevier Electronic Commerce and Applications
with up to 5 papers is foreseen.

/ Topics of Interest /

As a global market for infrastructures, platforms, and
software services emerge, the need to understand and deal
with its implications and its interdisciplinary challenges
is quickly growing. To address this, 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
    Reports on industry test-beds and operational markets
    Energy efficiency
    Business models and strategies
    Decision support
    Open source ecosystems

-Law and Legal Aspects-
    Standardization, interoperability, and legal aspects
    Service level agreements (SLAs), negotiation,
    Monitoring and enforcement
    Governance of ecosystems

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

-Technologies Transforming the Economy-
    Smart grids, smart cities, and smart buildings
    Energy-aware infrastructures and services
    Fog, edge, osmosis computing
    Micro-services, serverless computing
    Community networks
    Social networks
    Social computing
    Big data
    Data stream ingestion and complex event processing

Additionally, the following special topic sessions have been
lined up (a detailed description is available on the GECON
2020 submission web site):

-Digital Infrastructures to Support Decision Making for
Pandemic Response and Countermeasures-
    GECON 2020 Chairs,
    gecon2020 at easychair.org
-Decentralising Clouds to Deliver Intelligence at the Edge-
    Seugwoo Kum,
    Korean Electronics Technology Institute, Korea,
    seungwoo.kum at gmail.com;
    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-
    Leandro Navarro
    Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain,
    leandro at ac.upc.edu;
    Felix Freitag
    Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain,
    felix at ac.upc.edu
-Business and Economic Aspects of Machine Learning, Cognitive
Systems and Data Science-
    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, Greece)
    Maurizio Naldi (Universita di Roma, Italy)

Contact for Questions: gecon2020 at easychair.org

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