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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 & Services 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:

-Economics-    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    Sustainability    Business models and strategies    Decision support    Ecosystems

-Law and Legal Aspects-    Standardization, interoperability, and legal aspects    Service level Agreements (SLAs)    Negotiation, monitoring, and enforcement    Governance of ecosystems    Privacy

-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    Security

-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    Internet-of-Things    Blockchains    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 the:

  • 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 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
  • 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   finance
  • 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 transformation.

================= / 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:

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