8th International Workshop on Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems, and Services (GECON 2011)

Venue: Paphos

Location: Paphos, Cyprus

Event Date/Time: Dec 05, 2011 End Date/Time: Dec 05, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Sep 26, 2011
Paper Submission Date: Oct 03, 2011
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GECON2011
8th International Workshop on Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems, and
Services
http://www.my-groups.de/gecon2011

Paphos, Cyprus
December 5th, 2011
Co-located with ICSOC 2011

Important Dates
- Abstract Submission Deadline: September 26th, 2011
- Paper Submission Deadline: October 3rd, 2011
- Notification of Paper Acceptance: October 28th, 2011
- Camera Ready Paper Deadline: November 7th, 2011

This workshop follows the very successful past workshops
(http://www.my-groups.de/gecon), where high-quality technical papers
have been presented.
- The proceedings will be published by Springer LNCS.
- Extended versions of 4-6 accepted papers will be invited to get
published by Elsevier in a special issue of the Journal of Future
Generation Computing Systems.

Scope
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 multi-disciplinary 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.

The GECON workshop 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 workshop is to gather original work and
build a strong multi-disciplinary community in this increasingly
important area of a future information economy.

Researchers and practitioners are invited to present their final results
or work in progress on economic analyses of technical systems or the
integration of economic principles into technical systems. The topics of
interest are:
- Market mechanisms, models and bidding languages
- Decision support for provider/service selection and procurement
- Revenue and energy-aware resource management and scheduling
- Pricing schemes and revenue models
- Capacity planning
- Automated trading and bidding support tools
- 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 of service level agreements (SLAs)
- Enforcement and monitoring of SLAs
- Trust, reputation, security, and risk management
- Performance monitoring and prediction
- Reports and analysis on operational markets and testbeds
- Standardization
- Legal and accounting aspects
- Techno-economic analysis
- Cost modeling
- Software-as-a-Service
- Data center organization
- Infrastructure-as-a-Service
- Platform-as-a-Service
- Market-oriented resource allocation
- Service placement in Clouds
- Service composition
- Software development and organization
- Value of content
- Cost of fault-tolerance mechanisms

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
GECON2011 Web page.
- Manuscripts will be reviewed based on technical merit, originality,
and relevance. Past acceptance rate of GECON has been below 33%.
- Paper submissions are managed electronically via the EasyChair
Website (http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=gecon2011)

Workshop Chairs
Jörn Altmann (Seoul National University, South-Korea),
jorn.altmann(at)acm.org
Omer F. Rana (Cardiff University, UK), o.f.rana(at)cs.cardiff.ac.uk
Kurt Vanmechelen (University of Antwerp, Belgium),
kurt.vanmechelen(at)ua.ac.be

Program Committee
Hermant K. Bhargava (UC Davis, USA)
Ivona Brandic (Technical University of Vienna, Austria)
Rajkumar Buyya (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Costas Courcoubetis (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece)
Jeremy Cohen (Imperial College London, UK)
Dang Minh Quan (CREATE-NET, Italy)
Karim Djemame (University of Leeds, UK)
Torsten Eymann (University of Bayreuth, Germany)
Thomas Fahringer (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
Wolfgang Gentzsch (DEISA)
Matthias Hovestadt (Technical University of Berlin, Germany)
Chun-Hsi Huang (University of Connecticut, USA)
Odej Kao (Technical University of Berlin, Germany)
Kibae Kim (Technical University of Braunschweig)
Stefan Kirn (University of Hohenheim, Germany)
Tobias A. Knoch (Erasmus University, Netherlands)
Bastian Koller (HLRS, Germany)
Harald Kornmayer (NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany)
Byungtae Lee (KAIST, South-Korea)
Jysoo Lee (KISTI, South-Korea)
Dan Ma (Singapore Management University, Singapore)
Steven Miller (Singapore Management University, Singapore)
Dirk Neumann (University of Freiburg, Germany)
Karten Oberle (Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, Germany)
Rajiv Ranjan (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Peter Reichl (Telecommunications Research Center Vienna, Austria)
Marcel Risch (Seoul National University, Korea)
Simon See (Sun Microsystems, Singapore)
Satoshi Sekiguchi (AIST, Japan)
Arunabha Sen (Arizona State University, USA)
Katarina Stanoevska (University of St.Gallen, Switzerland)
Burkhard Stiller (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Steve Taylor (IT Innovation, UK)
Bruno Tuffin (IRISA/INRIA, France)
Dora Varvarigou (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
Daniel Veit (University of Mannheim, Germany)
Gabriele von Voigt (Leibniz University Hannover, Germany)
Stefan Wesner (HLRS, Germany)
Phillip Wieder (University of Dortmund, Germany)
Ramin Yahyapour (University of Dortmund, Germany)
Wolfgang Ziegler (Fraunhofer Institute SCAI, Germany)

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