Conference Aim and Scope

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 deployment of technologies, economic analyses, analysis of technology adoption, and theoretical models. We welcome papers that combine micro- and macro-economic principles with resource management strategies in computer science and engineering. Case studies that demonstrate practical use of economic strategies and their benefits (and limitations) are particularly encouraged.

GECON invites researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to present and discuss these business-and-economics-related issues and solutions associated with these developments and challenges. 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. 

General topics of interest at GECON 2016 include:     

      • Software service platforms and networked systems
      • Analysis of software industry and cloud computing industry
      • Market mechanisms, auctions models, and bidding languages
      • Decision support for service selection and procurement
      • Revenue and energy-aware resource management
      • Pricing schemes, Service Level Agreements and revenue models
      • Open source ecosystems
      • Economically efficient resource allocation, scheduling and capacity planning
      • Automated trading and bidding support tools
      • Incentive design and strategic behavior and game theory
      • Development of sustainable infrastructures
      • Desktop grids, volunteer computing and crowd-sourcing
      • Economic modeling of networks, systems, software, and data
      • Business models and strategies of small and medium-sized enterprizes
      • Service value chains and value networks
      • Metering, accounting, and billing
      • Negotiation, enforcement and monitoring of Service Level Agreements
      • Trust, reputation, security, and risk management
      • Performance monitoring and prediction
      • Reports and analysis on operational markets and testbeds
      • Techno-economic analysis
      • Standardization, interoperability and legal aspects
      • Cost modeling, cost-benefit analysis
      • Smart grids, Smart Cities, Smart Buildings, energy aware infrastructures and services
      • Social network systems
      • IaaS, SaaS, PaaS
      • Services Science
      • Economics of big data, software and services
      • Community nets, social network systems and the sharing economy
      • Economically efficient resource allocation and SLAs
      • Economics of software and services
      • Economics of service composition, description and selection

The call of papers of GECON 2016 can be found here

Proceedings and Previous Editions

The 13th edition of GECON follows the very successful past GECON conferences, where high-quality technical papers have been presented. As in the previous conferences,

Visit the submission  page for more information on the publication and reviewing process. 

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