Conference Overview

GECON 2022 will be a hybrid conference that will run fully in-person and fully virtually. The conference is designed and meant to be a hybrid conference to take advantage of the best that the two modalities can offer. While the hybrid conference allows authors from all over the world to participate at low cost and to reduce their CO2 foot print, it acknowledges the importance of interpersonal face-to-face communication.

Aim and Scope

GECON 2022 builds upon the very successful tradition of the conference previous editions since 2003 (http://www.gecon-conference.org). 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 deployments of technologies, economic analyses, analyses of technology adoptions, and theoretical models. We welcome papers that combine micro- and macro-economic principles with resource management strategies in computer science and engineering. Case studies, which demonstrate practical use of economic strategies, 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.

Important Dates

Deadlines for full papers and short papers (work-in-progress papers) are:

  • Full Paper and Short Paper (Work-in-Progress Paper) submission Deadline:  June 30th, 2022
  • Poster Submission Deadline  (Extended abstract and poster) submission Deadline:  June 30th, 2022
  • Notification of Acceptance:  July 19th, 2022
  • Camera-Ready deadline: July 26th, 2022
  • Poster submission for accepted papers deadline: August 2th, 2022

Deadlines for special topic session proposals and tutorial proposals are:

  • Special topic session proposal deadline: May 1st, 2022
  • Tutorial proposal deadline: May 1st, 2022

Please visit the submission page for more information on the publication and reviewing process. 

Topics of Interest

Advances in distributed systems technology have allowed for the provisioning of IT services on an unprecedented scale and with increasing flexibility. As a global market for infrastructures, platforms and software services emerge the need to understand and deal with these implications, and a multitude of new interdisciplinary challenges is quickly growing. Therefore, GECON encourages the submission of papers which combine at least one economic/legal area and one technology area.

GECON’s list of areas includes, but is not limited to:

Economics

  • 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
  • Preemptible computing
  • Metering, accounting, and billing
  • Cost‐benefit analysis
  • Automated trading and bidding support tools
  • Trust, reputation, security, and risk management
  • Performance monitoring, optimization, and prediction
  • Economics of Open Data
  • Trustworthiness and Assurances for Quality of Data
  • Economic impact of distributed storage solutions
  • Energy efficiency
  • Sustainability
  • Business models and strategies
  • Decision support
  • Ecosystems

Law and Legal aspects

  • Standardization, interoperability, and legal aspects
  • Service level agreements (SLAs)
  • Negotiation, monitoring, and enforcement
  • Open source ecosystems
  • Privacy

Clouds, Grids, Systems and Services

  • IaaS, SaaS, PaaS, and federation of resources
  • Vertical scaling, burstable computing, vertical elasticity
  • Resource management: allocation, sharing, scheduling
  • Capacity planning
  • Virtualization and containers
  • Service science, management and engineering (SSME)
  • Software engineering
  • Security

Applications and Technologies Transforming the Economy

  • Smart grids, smart cities, and smart buildings
  • Energy-aware infrastructures and services
  • Fog, edge, cloud computing
  • Micro‐services, serverless computing
  • AI-enabled computing continuum from Cloud to Edge
  • Internet‐of‐Things
  • Blockchains
  • Community networks
  • Social networks
  • Social computing
  • Shared public infrastructures for knowledge exchange:  (e.g.  IPFS, Origin Trail, Decentralised Knowledge Graphs)
  • Big data
  • Reports on industry test-beds and operational markets
  • Data stream ingestion and complex event processing
  • Open source

Workshop: WEGreen - SWForum and HUB4CLOUD Workshop on Engineering Green and Sustainable Software in the Computing Continuum. September 15th 2022. Program co-chairs (Elisabetta Di Nitto, Politecnico di Milano; Giovanni Rimassa, CIO, Martel Innovate; David Wallom, University of Oxford)

Paying attention to sustainability and the environmental impact of products and processes is a normal and expected part of all activities. We have seen national and international commitments around this, for example, the EC and many national governments are making commitments to be 'NetZero’ by 2050 and in many cases before then.

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is an area which currently has one of the largest impacts and even now produces more CO2 than the airline industry, one of the traditional high-profile emitters. This is not entirely unexpected with the pervasive nature of ICT in all parts of our professional and personal lives. As such, though, it is also an area where increases in efficiency or changes in practice could have a great impact by understanding all facets of the problem. This is especially true in the context of the new computing continuum, encompassing as it does the full range of devices and services from the personal and IoT, through the edge and into the cloud, as well as all of the networking systems between them. This is a significant challenge, as making these complex systems requires agreement among different actors who only have the visibility and possibility to operate on parts of the overall system. For this reason, specific attention is required of the research community to find methodologies, methods, and tools to achieve real sustainability of software.

This workshop will focus on all issues concerning the engineering practices relevant to the creation and execution of green and sustainable software in the cloud continuum.

Workshop Topics

The aim of this workshop is to explore the major developments in the European GreenICT ecosystem including all areas from the application to the infrastructure. The presentation of open source approaches in particularly welcomed. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Data stream ingestion and complex event processing
  • Positive environmental impacts of the ICT space for business and the society;
  • Energy consumption measurement & benchmarking
  • Algorithmic efficiency
  • Sustainability of Edge/Cloud computing application and data distribution & management
  • Energy saving/aware applications/stacks/architectures
  • Energy saving/aware system/hardware design
  • Energy-aware management of data centres
  • Energy-aware services of communications systems

Also speculations on the potential sustainability of research results being produced in projects not specifically focusing on sustainability would be welcome.

Important Workshop Dates

  • Submission of contribution July 25,  2022
  • Notification of acceptance August 10, 2022
  • Camera ready paper August 20, 2022
  • Workshop September 15, 2022

Types of submissions

The workshop format will be highly interactive, and is aimed at triggering discussion and facilitating the creation of new initiatives and research groups. We welcome vision papers and research reports in the form of short abstracts (up to 5 pages in the LNCS format). The submissions will be assessed by the workshop Program Committee for their relevance to the workshop topics and their potential impact in the discussion.

Accepted papers will be presented during the workshop and will be published in the workshop proceedings, as part of the GECON’22 proceedings.

While we strongly encourage in-presence participation, online attendees will be admitted as well.


Tutorial:  Serveless Computing: State of the Art and Research Challenges by Karim Djemame (Leeds University)

Serverless computing is revolutionising cloud application development as it offers the ability to create modular, highly-scalable, fault-tolerant applications. The serverless architecture has seen widespread adoption from tech industry giants such as Amazon, Google and as well as the public domain, with open-source projects such as Apache OpenWhisk, Fission and OpenFaaS. This tutorial will present the state-of-the-art in serverless computing research, and provide useful insights into the main challenges that motivate researchers to work on this topic. It will also identify research gaps for future research.


Contact information

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