Conference Overview


Aim and Scope

GECON 2022 builds upon the very successful tradition of the conference previous editions since 2003 ( 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:

  • Special topic session proposal deadline: May 1st, 2022
  • Tutorial proposal deadline: May 1st, 2022
  • Deadline for Abstract Submission of Full Paper and Short Paper (Work-in-Progress Paper): June 1st, 2022
  • Full Paper and Short Paper (Work-in-Progress Paper) Submission Deadline:  June 7th, 2022
  • Notification of Acceptance:  July 19th, 2022
  • Camera-Ready deadline: July 26th, 2021
  • Poster submission 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:


  • 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

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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