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GECON 2017 : 14th International Conference on Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems & Services


Conference Series : Grid Economics and Business Models
When Sep 19, 2017 - Sep 21, 2017
Where Biarritz-Anglet-Bayonne, France
Abstract Registration Due Jun 1, 2017
Submission Deadline Jun 7, 2017
Notification Due Jul 1, 2017
Final Version Due Jul 10, 2017
Categories    computer science   business administration   economics   engineering

Call For Papers

Call for Papers

GECON 2017
14th International Conference on Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems & Services
19-21 September 2017, Biarritz-Anglet-Bayonne, France

Abstract Submission Deadline: June 1st, 2017
Paper Submission Deadline: June 7th, 2017
Notification of Paper Acceptance: July 1st, 2017
Camera Ready Paper Deadline: July 10th, 2017

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.

Publication and Submission Guidelines
• Original full papers and work-in-progress papers, 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 2017 Web page.
• Manuscripts will be reviewed based on technical merit, original ity, and relevance. Past acceptance rates have been around 30%.
• 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 with up to 5 papers is foreseen. Past GECON articles published can be found at

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 infrastructure, platforms and software services emerges, the need to understand and deal with these implications and multitude of new challenges is quickly growing. General topics of interest at GECON 2017 include:
-Software service platforms and networked systems
-Trust, reputation, security, and risk management
-Analysis of software industry and cloud computing industry
-Reports and analysis on operational markets and test-beds
-Market mechanisms, auctions models, and bidding languages
-Economics of big data, software, services, service composition, and selection
-Decision support for service selection and procurement
-Cost modeling, cost-benefit analysis
-Revenue and energy-aware resource management
-Performance monitoring, optimization and prediction
-Pricing schemes, service level agreements (SLAs), and revenue models
-Community networks, social network systems, and resource sharing models
-Negotiation, enforcement and monitoring of service level agreements
-Open source ecosystem
-Techno-economic analysis: Emerging computing paradigms (fog, edge, osmosis computing), and technologies (micro-services, containers)
-Economically efficient resource allocation, scheduling, and capacity planning
-Smart grids, smart cities, smart buildings, energy aware infrastructures and services
-Automated trading and bidding support tools
-Standardization, interoperability, and legal aspects
-Incentive design, strategic behavior & game theory
-IaaS, SaaS, PaaS
-Development of sustainable infrastructures
-Federation of resources
-Desktop grids, volunteer computing and crowd-sourcing
-Economic modeling of networks, systems, software, and data
-Metering, accounting, and billing
-Services Science
-Business models and strategies for SMEs
-Clouds & Services for Internet-of-Things

Conference Organization
- Congduc Pham, Pau & Pays Adour University, France

Conference Vice-Chairs
- Jörn Altmann, Seoul National University, South-Korea
- José Angel Bañares, Zaragoza University, Spain

Industrial Session Chairs
- R. Chbeir, Pau & Pays Adour University, France
- E. Exposito, Pau & Pays Adour University, France

Steering Committee
- Jörn Altmann, Seoul National University, South-Korea
- Jose Angel Bañares, Zaragoza University, Spain
- Steven Miller, Singapore Mgnt University, Singapore
- Maria Nikolaidou, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece
- Omer F. Rana, Cardiff University, UK
- Gheorghe Cosmin Silaghi, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
- Konstantinos Tserpes, Harokopio University, Greece

Local logistics
- M. Diop, Pau & Pays Adour University, France

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