Conference Aim and Scope


GECON 2020 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 and Note

If the corona virus counter measures are still in place until September, GECON 2020 will only be performed online via an online conferencing system. However, if the corona virus counter measures have been lifted by September, GECON 2020 will take place in Izola but will also offer the option for authors of accepted papers to give online presentations. Consequently, the proceedings of the GECON 2020 will still be published in the LNCS series of Springer as announced.

Deadlines for full papers, work-in-progress (WIP) papers, posters, and wild-and-crazy-idea (WACI) papers are:

  • Abstract submission of full paper, work-in-progress paper, wild-and-crazy-idea paper by: May 18th, 2020
  • Full papers, work-in-progress papers, posters, and wild-and-crazy-idea paper submission deadline: May 25th, 2020
  • Notification of acceptance: June 29th, 2020
  • Camera-ready paper deadline: July 6th, 2020

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:


  • 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
  • Metering, accounting, and billing
  • Cost‐benefit analysis
  • Automated trading and bidding support tools
  • Trust, reputation, security, and risk management
  • Performance monitoring, optimization, and prediction
  • Analysis and reports on industry, test-beds and operational markets
  • Energy efficiency, sustainability
  • Business models and strategies, decision support

Law and Legal aspects

  • Standardization, interoperability, and legal aspects
  • Service level agreements (SLAs), negotiation, enforcement and monitoring
  • 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, and capacity planning
  • Virtualization and Containers
  • Service Science, Management and engineering (SSME)
  • Software engineering
  • Security

Technologies Transforming the Economy

  • Smart grids, cities or  buildings
  • Energy-aware infrastructures and services
  • Fog and edge computing
  • Micro‐services, Serverless computing
  • Internet‐of‐Things
  • Blockchains
  • Community networks
  • Social networks
  • Big data
  • Data stream ingestion and complex event processing


Contact information

All questions about the venue should be emailed to Vlado Stankovski  <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>  

All questions about paper submissions should be emailed to José Ángel Bañares <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

All questions about WACI paper and poster submissions should be emailed to Orna Agmon Ben-Yehuda <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.