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GECON 2021 - 18th International Conference on Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems & Services

Event ID :- 853 IT
Event Type :- Conference ( Virtual )
Date :- September 21 - 23, 2021
Venue :- Online
Organised by :- Seoul National University

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 (http://www.gecon-conference.org)
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

/ 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 gather.town, 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: gecon2021@easychair.org

Topics Covered :

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

Website Link : http://2021.gecon-conference.org

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