Conference Overview

GECON 2024 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 2024 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 15th June 30th, 2024
  • Poster Submission Deadline  (Extended abstract and poster) submission Deadline:  July 12th, 2024
  • Notification of Acceptance:  July 12th, 2024
  • Camera-Ready deadline: July 26th, 2024
  • Poster submission for accepted papers deadline: July 26th, 2024

Deadlines for special topic session proposals and tutorial proposals are:

  • Special topic session proposal deadline: May 1st, 2024
  • Tutorial proposal deadline: May 1st, 2024

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

Industrial Session Call 

Harnessing Large Language Models, Vector Search Engines, and the Synergy with Knowledge Graphs

This industry session offers an immersive exploration into the transformative potential of large language models (LLMs), vector search engines, and their seamless integration with knowledge graphs. By converging these cutting-edge technologies, we unlock unprecedented opportunities for innovation, efficiency, and insight across diverse industry sectors.

Panelists:

Integration of LLMs and Knowledge Graphs (Deloitte): Pioneers in the integration of LLMs and knowledge graphs, Somayeh Koohbor and Gert De Geyter elucidate the potential of leveraging these technologies to unlock valuable insights, streamline processes, and drive innovation within industry ecosystems.
Vector Search Engine Expert (Qdrant): Kacper Łukawski brings a unique perspective on the role of vector search engines, this specialist explores how these powerful tools complement LLMs. By delving into the capabilities and use cases of Qdrant, Kacper demonstrates how organizations can harness the full potential of vector search technology to enhance information retrieval tasks.
Supply Chain Expert (Flextronic): Prabhakar Thanikasalam, senior director of advanced analytics and supply chain solutions at Flex with extensive experience in supply chain management provides insights into the transformative potential of AI/ML. Prabhakar explains how these technologies can streamline logistics, optimize inventory management, and improve demand forecasting, ultimately driving competitive advantage in the dynamic supply chain industry.


Join us for an insightful discussion as we explore how advanced AI technologies are reshaping the future of the supply chain industry, and discover how LLMs, vector search engines, and knowledge graphs can unlock new opportunities for growth and success.

Contact information

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