[hpc-announce] 2nd CFP GECON 2021- 18h Intl. Conf. on Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems and Services, 21-23 September

Jose Angel Bañares banares at unizar.es
Tue May 18 03:23:35 CDT 2021

18th International Conference on
        Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems & Services
21-23. September 2021, Online
Springer LNCS Proceedings
Fast Track for several Journals in Computer Systems and E-Commerce

Second Call for full papers, short papers (work-in-progress papers),
and poster presentations.

Announcement of confirmed panels and tutorials.

GECON 2021 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.

The conference will be held online.

 / Important Deadlines /
- Paper abstract submission deadline: May 31st, 2021
- Full Paper and short paper (Work-in-progress)
  submission deadline: June 7th, 2021
- Notification of acceptance of papers: July 5th, 2021
- Camera Ready deadline: July 12th, 2021
- Poster Submission deadline: July 12th, 2021

 /  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:

    Trustworthiness of services
    Ecosystem economics
    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
    Energy efficiency
    Business models and strategies
    Decision support

-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, and scheduling
    Capacity planning
    Virtualization and containers
    Service science, management and engineering (SSME)
    Software engineering

-Applications and 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
    Reports on industry test-beds and operational markets
    Data stream ingestion and complex event processing
    Open source

 /  Publication and Submission Guidelines for Papers  /
Original full papers and short papers (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 and short papers (work-in-progress papers) shall be
submitted using the Springer LNCS format. Submitted full papers
should not exceed 12 pages and WIP papers should not exceed
8 pages (including references and appendices). For further
details, visit the GECON 2021 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 aspects, a
special issue of the
- Springer Electronic Markets Journal or the
- Elsevier Electronic Commerce Research and Applications
- Springer Electronic Commerce Research
with up to 15 papers is foreseen.

 / Poster Submissions /
Poster presentations provide a unique opportunity for PhD
students and young researchers to present their ongoing work
and to receive constructive feedback from their peers as well
as experts in the field (including academics and practitioners)
at the GECON conference.

Authors of accepted full papers and short papers
(work-in-progress papers) are also welcome to present their
work in poster sessions, giving them a higher visibility then
just giving a talk.

Posters will be organized and presented throughout the
conference using gather.town, allowing for many discussions
with participants and a highly interactive conference.

 / Accepted Tutorial: “Energy Efficiency
   Methodologies in Cloud Computing” (Karim Djemame) /
Computer systems have faced significant power consumption
challenges over the past 20 years. The dual challenge of both
power and performance has in recent years shifted from the
devices and circuits level, to their current position as first-order
constraints for system architects and software developers. A
common theme is the need for low-power computing systems
that are fully interconnected, self-aware, context-aware and
self-optimising within application boundaries.

The tutorial presents a number of energy efficiency methodologies
and their use in domains such as cloud computing, which makes
up a large proportion of the total ICT energy consumption. Cloud
computing providers resort to a variety of techniques to improve
energy consumption at each level of the cloud computing stack:
application design, programming model, middleware, virtualisation,
hardware. Therefore, research on energy efficiency in cloud
computing has attracted considerable attention and has focused on
many aspects including ICT equipment (servers, networks) as well
as software solutions running on top of ICT equipment (cloud
management system domain for managing the cloud infrastructure).

 / Accepted Special Topic Session: Law & Computer Science /
As Law and Computer science develop, they pose each other
new challenges. These challenges are expressed in questions
such as: Where must computer scientists stretch their abilities
to provide law with adequate solutions? What legal developments
are required to deal with new computer science achievements?

In this panel, hosted by Orna Agmon Ben-Yehuda of the CRI
institute at the University of Haifa, we will hear answers from:
* Niva Elkin-Koren, of Tel-Aviv University Faculty of Law,
  Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.
* Supreeth Shastri, of the University of Iowa

 / Conference Organization /
Orna Agmon Ben-Yehuda (University of Haifa, Israel)
Jorn Altmann (Seoul National University, South-Korea)
Jose Angel Banares (Zaragoza University, Spain)
Karim Djemame (University of Leeds, UK)
Maurizio Naldi (Libera Università Maria SS. Assunta (LUMSA), Italy)
Vlado Stankovski (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Bruno Tuffin (Inria Rennes, France)

Contact for Questions: gecon2021 at easychair.org

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