GECON 2015 : 12th International Conference on Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems, and Services
GECON solicits contributions that are interdisciplinary, combining business and economic aspects with engineering and computer-science related themes.
Contributions to this conference can include extensions to existing technologies, successful deployment of technologies, economic analyses, analysis of technology adoption, and theoretical models.
We welcome papers that combine micro- and macro-economic principles with resource management strategies in computer science and engineering.
Case studies that demonstrate practical use of economic strategies and their benefits (and limitations) are particularly encouraged.
The purpose of this event is to gather original work and build a strong multidisciplinary community in this increasingly important area of a future information and knowledge economy.
General topics of interest at GECON 2015 include:
- Analysis of software industry and cloud computing industry
- Market mechanisms, auctions models, and bidding languages
- Decision support for providers, service selection, and procurement
- Revenue and energy-aware resource management
- Pricing schemes and revenue models
- Capacity planning
- Resource allocation and scheduling
- Automated trading and bidding support tools
- Incentive design and strategic behavior
- Development of sustainable infrastructures
- Desktop grids, volunteer computing and crowd-sourcing
- Economic modeling of networks, systems, software, and data
- Business models and strategies
- Service value chains and value networks
Metering, accounting, and billing
- Negotiation, enforcement and monitoring of Service Level Agreements
- Trust, reputation, security, and risk management
- Performance monitoring and prediction
- Reports and analysis on operational markets and testbeds
- Techno-economic analysis
- Standardization and legal aspects
- Cost modeling, cost-benefit analysis, game theory
- Smart electricity grids
- Social network systems
- IaaS, SaaS, PaaS
- Services Science
- Technology acceptance models
- Benefits to small and medium-sized enterprises