GECON - Conference on the Economics of
Grids, Clouds, Systems, and Services

Conference Links
Future Conference:
GECON2016, Singapore

Current Conference:
GECON2015, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Past Conferences:
GECON2014, Cardiff, UK
GECON2013, Zaragoza, Spain
GECON2012, Berlin, Germany
GECON2011, Paphos, Cyprus
GECON2010, Ischia, Italy
GECON2009, Delft, Netherlands
GECON2008, Las Palmas, Spain
GECON2007, Rennes, France
GECON2006, Singapore
GECON2005, Seoul, South-Korea
GECON2004, Seoul, South-Korea

On the long way from the first computer clusters in the eighties and nineties of the last century to the vision of an open commercial Grid, where all kinds of IT services can be traded, many challenges have to be overcome. In order to address these challenges and, therefore, advance the knowledge on the Economics of Grids, Systems, and Services, since 2004, an annual conference has been organized in collaboration with IEEE conferences or with major conferences like EuroPar. The following research topics, which are addressed within the Gecon conference series, will ensure that we stay on the right track towards an open commercial IT infrastructure, the next generation Internet:

  • Analysis of the functionality of the existing Grid technology
  • Business services workflows
  • Business modeling
  • Market mechanisms
  • Service-orientation of computing systems
  • Specification of incentives for participation and resource sharing
  • Specification of economic-aware IT services
  • Analysis of pricing schemes for Grids, systems, Clouds, and services
  • Reports on test beds and operation
  • Analysis of application scenarios (with stakeholders and roles)
  • Resource selection and allocation
  • Metering, accounting, charging, billing systems
  • Economic aspects of security
  • Decision support systems for users and providers
  • Capacity planning systems
  • Service level agreements
  • Market models
  • Economic aspects of existing applications
  • Reports on national and international projects on Grid systems
  • Trust and Risk management
  • Standardization Virtual organizations
  • Economic aspects of identity management
  • Impact of legal requirements on interconnection of systems


Please, find more information about the specific conference on the linked Web sites. The proceedings were published by various publishers like IEEE and Springer LNCS. In addition to this, special journal issues (e.g., Elsevier) of top, extended papers are published as well.

GECON 2004
  • 1st IEEE International Workshop on Grid Economics and Business Models
  • Organized by Junseok Hwang (Seoul National University, Korea) and Jysoo Lee (Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information, Korea)
  • Please find here the TOC of the Proceedings
GECON 2005
  • Co-located with GGF13 the 2nd Workshop on Grid Economics and Business Models took place in Seoul, Korea, on March 14, 2005
  • Organized by Junseok Hwang (Seoul National University, Korea) and Jysoo Lee (Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information, Korea)
  • Here you can find the cfp
GECON 2006
  • The 3rd International Workshop on Grid Economics and Business Models was held on 16 May 2006 in Singapore, in conjunction with the IEEE Cluster Computing & Grid Conference (CCGrid 2006) and Grid Asia 2006
  • Organized by Hing-Yan Lee (National Grid Office, Singapore) and Steven Miller (Singapore Management University, Singapore)
  • The proceedings can be purchased e.g. via this book seller
GECON 2007
  • In 2007 for the first time the GECON workshop was held in Europe: GECON 2007 took place on 28 August 2007 in Rennes, France in collaboration with EuroPar 2007
  • It was organized by Jorn Altmann, Daniel Veit (University of Mannheim, Germany) and Sonja Klingert (International University, Germany)
  • The proceedings were published by Springer as part of the LNCS series.
  • Find the GECON 2007 Web site here.
GECON 2008
  • GECON 2008 took place on 25/26 August 2008 in Las Palmas, Spain in collaboration with EuroPar 2008
  • It was organized by Jorn Altmann (Seoul National University, South-Korea), Dirk Neumann (University of Freiburg, Germany), Thomas Fahringer (University of Innsbruck, Austria), and Sonja Klingert (International University, Germany)
  • The proceedings were published by Springer as part of the LNCS series.
  • Find the GECON 2008 Web site here.
GECON 2009
  • GECON 2009 took place on 24 August 2009 in Delft, Netherlands in collaboration with EuroPar 2009
  • It was organized by Jorn Altmann (Seoul National University, South-Korea), Raj Buyya (University of Melbourne, Australia), Omer Rana (Cardiff University, UK)
  • The proceedings were published by Springer as part of the LNCS series.
  • Find the GECON 2009 Web site here.
GECON 2010
  • GECON 2010 took place on 31 August 2010 in Ischia, Italy in collaboration with EuroPar 2010
  • It was organized by Jorn Altmann (Seoul National University, South-Korea) and Omer Rana (Cardiff University, UK)
  • The proceedings were published by Springer as part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series, 6296.
  • Find the GECON 2010 Web site here.
GECON 2011
  • GECON 2011 took place on 5 December 2011 in Paphos, Cyprus in collaboration with ICSOC 2011
  • It was organized by Kurt Vanmechelen (University of Antwerp), Jorn Altmann (Seoul National University, South-Korea), Omer Rana (Cardiff University, UK)
  • The proceedings were published by Springer as part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series, 7150, ISBN 978-3-642-28674-2.
  • Find the GECON 2011 Web site here.
GECON 2012
  • GECON 2012 took place on 27-28 November 2012 at the Technical University of Berlin in Berlin, Germany as a stand-alone conference
  • It was organized by Matthias Hovestadt (Technical University of Berlin), Kurt Vanmechelen (University of Antwerp), Jorn Altmann (Seoul National University, South-Korea), Omer Rana (Cardiff University, UK)
  • The proceedings were published by Springer as part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series, 7714, ISBN 978-3-642-35194-5.
  • Find the GECON 2012 Web site here.
GECON 2013
  • GECON 2013 took place on 18-20 September 2013 at the Unversity of Zaragoza in Zaragoza, Spain as a stand-alone conference
  • It was organized by Jose Angel Ba?ares ( University of Zaragoza,Spain), Kurt Vanmechelen (University of Antwerp,Belgium), Jorn Altmann (Seoul National University, South-Korea), Omer Rana (Cardiff University, UK)
  • The proceedings were published by Springer as part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series, 8193, ISBN 978-3-319-02413-4.
  • Find the GECON 2013 Web site here.
GECON 2014
  • GECON 2014 took place on 16-18 September 2014 at Cardiff Unversity in Cardiff, UK as a stand-alone conference.
  • It was organized by Omer Rana(Cardiff University, Cardiff,UK), Kurt Vanmechelen (University of Antwerp,Belgium), Jorn Altmann (Seoul National University, South-Korea).
  • The proceedings were published by Springer as part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series, 8914, ISBN 978-3-319-02413-4.
  • Find the GECON 2014 Web site here.
Statistics about the GECON Conferences
    Conference Number of People that Attended Number of Submitted Papers Number of Accepted Papers Rate of Accepted Papers Number of Accepted Work-in-Progress Papers Number of Invited Papers Number of Reviews in Average per Paper Number of GECON Papers Accepted for Special Issue of Elsevier FGCS Journal Number of GECON Papers Accepted for Special Issue of Springer Electronic Market Journal
    GECON2015
    - - - - - - - (10) (5)
    GECON2014
    25 23 8 34% 6 1 3.36 (10) (5)
    GECON2013
    32 43 12 28% 8 - 3.53 4 (4)
    GECON2012
    31 36 12 33% 6 - 3.36 5 (3)
    GECON2011
    52 27 9 33% 5 - 3.2 9 -
    GECON2010
    38 19 6 31% 6 - 4.1 7 -
    GECON2009
    40 25 8 32% 6 - 3.4 - -
    GECON2008
    25 27 10 37% 9 - 3.62 - -
    GECON2007
    31 30 12 40% 6 - 2.4 - -
    GECON2006
    - - 11 - 4 - reviewed - -
    GECON2005
    - - 6 - 4 - reviewed - -
    GECON2004
    - - 6 - 3 - reviewed - -
    the number x in "(x)" represents the number of articles that could be published in the special issue
Steering Committee
  • Jorn Altmann (Seoul National University, South-Koreaa)
  • Jose Angels Banares (Zaragossa, Spain)
  • Steven Miller (Singapore Management University, Singapore)
  • Omer Rana (Cardiff University, UK)
  • Gheorghe Cosmin Silaghi (Babes-Bolyai University , Romania)
  • Kurt Vanmechelen (University of Antwerp, Belgium)