Link to Past GECON Workshops

The commercial exploitation of technologies of distributed computing is slowly starting to become popular under the term Cloud Computing. These solutions allow selling and buying of resources (i.e. computing resources, network resources, software resources, and data resources) on demand. Existing solutions in this area are diverse, ranging from Intrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) models via Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) models. Although the economics of these services is not understood yet and the interoperability of those services is still laking, a common market for simple computing services is slowly developing. It allows buyers and sellers of computing services to trade easily. However, it is still not possible that any market participant can act as a resource provider or resource seller, depending on the current demand level. Another example of a developing open market is the Web2.0 service system, which enables consumers to create new services. The benefit of these solutions is that value can created through easy combination of services, excess capacity can be sold to reduce costs, and demand peaks can be covered with cheap Grid resources.

These examples of services are still simple. But, in the future, these services could not only offer basic resources (e.g. resource services (network, storage, computing) for mass usage) but also complex services encapsulating high-performance-computing (HPC) methods or business service workflows.

The GECON workshop invites researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to present and discuss economics-related issues and solutions associated with the development of these services. These works 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 community in this increasingly important area of the future economy.

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Researchers and practitioners are invited to present final results and work in progress. However, submissions have to show original research in the area of Grid, Systems, and Services Economics. 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
  • Web2.0
  • Peer-to-Peer systems
  • Markets, market mechanisms, and market models
  • Service-orientation of Grid systems
  • Utility computing models for networked systems
  • Knowledge utility models
  • Business Process Analysis
  • Incentives for participation and resource sharing
  • Economic-enhanced Grid services
  • Analysis of pricing schemes for Grid systems
  • Reports on test beds and operation
  • Analysis of application scenarios (with stakeholders and roles)
  • Resource (computing, bandwidth, storage) selection and allocation
  • 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 Gecon2010 workshop will be held in conjunction with Euro-Par 2010.

All papers will be published in the workshop proceedings in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). In addition to this, the authors of the top 5 accepted GECON 2010 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.