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GECON 2021 - 3rd CfP - Submission Deadline 21.June.2021 - 18h Intl. Conf. on Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems and Services

GECON 2021 Call for Papers - Extended Deadline
18th International Conference on Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems & 
21-23. September 2021, Online

Springer LNCS Proceedings
Fast Tracks for several Journals in Computer Systems and E-Commerce

Third Call for full papers (12 pages), short papers (8 pages),
and new-idea papers (4 pages + poster presentation), which
will be included in the proceedings.

Announcement of confirmed workshops, special topic sessions,
and tutorials (please see below for details):
- Energy Efficiency Methodologies in Cloud Computing
- Law & Computer Science
- Climate Change & Computer Science
- Trustworthy Services, Information Exchange and Content
   Handling in the Context of Blockchain
- Regulation Reformation for Balancing Blockchain Innovation

GECON 2021 builds upon the very successful tradition of the
conference previous editions (
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 /

The submission deadlines have been extended to give more
time to prepare the papers:

- Paper abstract submission deadline: June 14th, 2021
- Full Paper and Short Paper submission deadline: June 21st, 2021
- New-Idea Paper Submission deadline: July 12th, 2021

- Notification of acceptance of submissions: July 19th, 2021
- Camera Ready deadline: July 26th, 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 at 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.

All submissions 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). New-idea papers should be exactly 4 pages.
For further details, please 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 in
- Elsevier Journal of Future Generation Computing Systems.
For papers targeting mainly business and economic aspects,
special issues in:
- Springer Electronic Markets Journal,
- Elsevier Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, or
- Springer Electronic Commerce Research
with up to 15 papers are foreseen.

/ New-Idea Paper (Poster) Submissions /

New-idea papers provide a unique opportunity for PhD
students and young researchers to present their new ideas,
and senior researchers to present their starting activities,
current progress, or novel approaches of their works and to
receive constructive feedback from their peers as well as
experts in the field (including academics and practitioners)
at the GECON conference.

New-Idea papers will comprise a 4-page paper, which will be
Included in the proceedings) and a poster presentation.

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 than
only giving a talk.

Posters will be organized and presented throughout the
conference using, 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

/ 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
* Vincent Mueller, of Leeds university

/ Accepted Special Topic Session: Climate Change and
   Computer Science /

The purpose of this special session is to promote the focus
of research on climate change challenges related to computer
science. As the GECON community comprises multi-disciplinary
skills for addressing these challenges, we are optimistic that
this special session will bring highly useful ideas and results.
Special session topics include but are not limited to technology,
cost, benefit, and society aspects of:
* Digital support to pandemic control policies
* Digital support to climate change prevention
* Fintech platforms to facilitate SME credit and supporting small
   businesses through big data, blockchain finance, supply chain
* Analytical and simulation capabilities of models and data
   involved in climate research: resource allocation systems,
   health diffusion, population dynamics, individual behavior.
* Ecosystem of active and reactive involvement of citizens and
   other actors.
* Collaborative tools for data, models, methods, and resources
   sharing to support decision making.
* Recommender systems

/ Accepted Workshop: Trustworthy Services, Information
Exchange and Content Handling in the Context of Blockchain /

Blockchain is by nature a decentralized and trustless platform,
i.e., only a minimum level of trust is required regarding
executing the transactions properly which is achieved by
means of a consensus mechanism and an economic game that
incentivizes actors to comply with the rules defined by the
protocol. At the same time, there are no guarantees on service
quality or seller behavior in a service exchange. For example,
the service purchased may be of lower quality than expected,
and the trustworthiness or provenance of data employed can
be questionable. To this end, this workshop will address
challenges, problems, and solutions in this context. Topics of
interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
* Blockchain e-markets
* Trustworthy Smart Oracles
* Smart Contracts for SLA-compliance
* Blockchain business models
* Decentralized auctions in the blockchain
* Information asymmetry in the blockchain
* Decentralized Reputation Models
* Decentralized Recommendation Systems
* Privacy-preserving, secure decentralized data storage and
   its economics
* DIDs and anonymity
* Tokenization paradigms
* Token distribution strategies
* Data Provenance
* Chains of trust in the blockchain
* Data access control in the blockchain
* Gas fee determination and stabilization

/ Accepted Special Topic Session: Regulation Reformation for
Balancing Blockchain Innovation /

Industries claim that regulations do not accompany the
industries’ demand for a comprehensive systematic
reformation despite the governments’ extensive investments
and regional regulatory sandboxes. Five panelists from
academic, industrial, and legal communities address what
regulations affect blockchain innovation involving the
architecture incompatible with the regulatory framework and
discuss reimagining the regulations for blockchain’s societal

/ 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:

Prof. Dr. Jörn ALTMANN
office 37-305
Technology Management, Economics, and Policy Program
Schoolof Engineering Practice
Collegeof Engineering
Seoul National University
1 Gwanak-Ro, Gwanak-Gu, 08826 Seoul, South-Korea
phone: +82 70 7678 6676
phone: +49 4155 129333
phone: +1 510 962 3062
phone: +44 20 32393134
fax: +1 610 956 4404
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