Link to Past GECON Workshops

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.

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Researchers and practitioners are invited to present their final results or work in progress on economic analyses of technical systems or on the integration of economic principles into technical systems. The topics of interest are:

  • Service Science
  • Business modeling
  • Service value chain and value networks
  • Economic modeling of networks, systems, software, and data
  • Software-as-a-Service models
  • Market mechanisms, models and bidding languages
  • Decision support for provider selection, service selection and procurement
  • Revenue and energy-aware resource management and scheduling
  • Capacity planning
  • Utility computing models for networked systems
  • Knowledge utility models
  • Development of sustainable infrastructures
  • Metering, accounting and billing
  • Negotiation of service level agreements (SLAs)
  • Techno-economic analysis
  • Legal and accounting aspects
  • Analysis of application scenarios (with stakeholders and roles)
  • Standardization
  • Metering, accounting, and charging
  • Billing systems
  • Decision support systems for users and providers
  • Capacity planning systems
  • Service level agreements (SLAs)
  • Economic aspects of XaaS Virtual organizations
  • Trust, security, and risk management
  • Standardization
  • Virtual organizations
  • Impact of legal requirements on distributed computing
  • Economics-aware operation of applications
  • Resource allocation mechnanisms
  • Service Composition, service decomposition, service provisioning
  • Economics of software
  • Infrastructure development

This workshop follows the very successful past workshops, where high-quality technical papers have been presented.

The Gecon2011 workshop will be held in conjunction with ICSOC 2011.

All papers will be published in the workshop proceedings in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). In addition to this, as has been conducted for GECON 2010, the authors of the top 5 accepted GECON 2011 papers will be invited to prepare an extended version of their papers for publication in the Journal of Future Generation Computing Systems - The International Journal of Grid Computing and eScience of Elsevier.