CFP: Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems, and Service (GECON 2012)

GECON 2012Call For Papers

The 9th International Conference on Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems,
and Services

November 27–28, 2012, Berlin, Germany

Call for Papers :
Main page :

Important Dates
– Paper Registration Deadline: August 1st, 2012
– Paper Submission Deadline: August 12th, 2012
– Notification of Paper Acceptance: September 23rd, 2012
– Camera Ready Paper Deadline: October 7th, 2012

The way in which IT resources and services are being provisioned is
currently in flux. Advances in distributed systems technology have
allowed for the provisioning of services on an unprecedented scale and
with increasing flexibility. At the same time, business and academia
have started to embrace a model wherein third-party services that can be
acquired with minimal service provider interaction, replace or
complement those that are managed internally. Organizations have only
started to grasp the economic implications of this evolution.

As a global market for infrastructure, platform and software services
emerges, the need to understand and deal with these implications is
quickly growing. In addition, a multitude of new challenges arise. These
are inherently multidisciplinary and relate to aspects such as the
operation and structure of the service market, the alignment of cost,
revenue and quality-related objectives when taking on a service consumer
or provider role, and the creation of innovative business models and
value chains. These challenges emerge in other service domains as well,
for example in the coordinated operation of the next generation
electricity grids that are characterized by distributed generation
facilities and new consumption patterns.

GECON invites researchers and practitioners from academia and industry
to present and discuss economics-related issues and solutions associated
with these developments and challenges. Contributed work can comprise
extensions to existing technologies, successful deployments of
technologies, economic analysis, and theoretical concepts. 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 economy.

Researchers and practitioners are invited to present final results or
work in progress. The topics of interest are:
– Market mechanisms, models and bidding languages
– Decision support for providers, service selection and procurement
– Revenue and energy-aware resource management and scheduling
– Pricing schemes and revenue models
– Capacity planning and resource allocation
– Service placement in Clouds and service composition
– Automated trading and bidding support tools
– Cloud federation and brokers
– Incentive design and strategic behavior
– Development of sustainable infrastructures
– Economic modeling of networks, systems, software, and data
– Business models and strategies
– Service value chains and value networks
– Metering, accounting, and billing
– Negotiation, enforcement and monitoring of SLAs
– Trust and reputation in inter-domain Clouds
– Security and risk management
– Performance monitoring and prediction
– Reports and analysis on operational markets and testbeds
– Techno-economic analysis
– Standardization and legal aspects
– Governance structures and regulatory mechanisms for Clouds
– Cost modeling, cost-benefit analysis
– Cost of fault-tolerance mechanisms
– Smart Grids
– IaaS, SaaS, PaaS
– Services Science
– Data center organization

Publication and Submission Guidelines
– Original, high-quality papers and works in progress, which are not
currently under review by another conference, will be considered.
– Submitted papers should not exceed 14 pages in Springer LNCS format
(including references and appendices). For further details, visit the
GECON 2012 Web page.
– Manuscripts will be reviewed based on technical merit, originality,
and relevance. Past acceptance rates have been below 33%.
– Paper submissions are managed electronically through the EasyChair
Website (
– The proceedings will be published by Springer LNCS.
– As in the previous two editions, extended versions of 8-12 accepted
papers will be invited for publication by Elsevier in a special issue of
the Journal of Future Generation Computing Systems. For papers targeting
pure business and economic aspects within the conference, a post
publication track in a special issue of the Springer Electronic Markets
journal is intended (final approval is pending).

Conference Chairs
Jörn Altmann (Seoul National University, Korea)
Matthias Hovestadt (TU Berlin, Germany)
Omer F. Rana (Cardiff University, UK)
Kurt Vanmechelen (University of Antwerp, Belgium)

Steering Committee
Jörn Altmann (Seoul National University, South-Korea)
Kurt Vanmechelen (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
Rajkumar Buyya (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Junseok Hwang (Seoul National University, South-Korea)
Hing-Yan Lee (National Grid Office, Singapore)
Jysoo Lee (Kisti, South-Korea)
Steven Miller (Singapore Management University, Singapore)
Dirk Neumann (University of Freiburg, Germany)
Omer F. Rana (Cardiff University, UK)
Daniel Veit (University of Mannheim, Germany)

Program Committee
The list of program committee members can be found at

GECON History
GECON 2012 follows the very successful previous editions
(, where high-quality technical papers
have been presented.

Dr. Kurt Vanmechelen
Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Sciences
Group CoMP (Computational Modelling and Programming)
University of Antwerp
Middelheimlaan 1
2020 Antwerpen, Belgium

Phone : 0032 3 265 3477
Mail :

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