Conference Aim and Scope


GECON 2019 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.

This year, for the first time, GECON will include a poster session. Posters may be submitted directly to the poster session. In addition, to improve work exposure and human interaction, any accepted paper and paper-in-progress is entitled and encouraged to present a poster.

Upon request from several authors, we are extending the deadlines for submitting abstracts and full contributions. 

Important Dates

Deadlines for regular papers and work-in-progress papers are:

  • Special Topic and Roundtable session proposal submissions: April 30th, 2019 Passed
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: May 20th, 2019, May 30th, 2019 Passed
  • Paper and Paper-in-Progress Submission Deadline: May 27th, 2019, June 7th, 2019, Passed
  • Notification of Paper and Paper-in-Progress Acceptance: July 1st, 2019
  • Camera-Ready Deadline: July 8th, 2019
  • Poster Submission Deadline for Accepted Papers: July 12th, 2019

Deadlines for posters and accompanying abstracts are:

  • Poster Submission Deadline (extended abstract and poster): July 8th, 2019  July 12th, 2019
  • Notification of Poster Acceptance: July 12th, 2019  July 18th, 2019
  • Camera-Ready Poster Deadline: July 15th, 2019  July 21st, 2019

General 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 technologic 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, edge, osmosis computing
  • Micro‐services, Serverless computing
  • Internet‐of‐Things
  • Blockchains
  • Community networks
  • Social networks
  • Big data
  • Data stream ingestion and complex event processing

Special Topic Sessions

For now, GECON 2019 is running three special sessions this year:

  • Economic Aspects of Machine Learning, Cognitive Systems and Data Science
    Session chair: Aurilla Aurelie Arntzen (University of South-Eastern, Norway). Contact info:
  • Social and Economic Aspects of IT-Enabled Platforms
    Session chair: Somayeh
    Koohborfardhaghighi (Amsterdam University, Netherlands). Contact info:
  • Digital Infrastructures: Social, Economic, and Policy Aspects of the Material Resources Supporting the Digital World
    Session chair: Leandro Navarro (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain), Felix Freitag (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain). Contact info: and
  • Economics of Security and Privacy.
    Session chair: Maurizio Naldi (LUMSA Università, Italy). Contact info:

The call for special topic sessions is still open.

Proceedings and Journal Publications

GECON 2019 follows the very successful previous editions of GECON conferences, in which high-quality technical papers have been presented and published in different outlets. As in the previous conferences,

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


Contact information

All questions about the venue should be emailed to Karim Djemame  <>  

All questions about paper submissions should be emailed to José Ángel Bañares <>

All questions about poster submissions should be emailed to Orna Agmon Ben-Yehuda <>  

All questions about special session proposals should be emailed to Jörn Altmann  <>

All questions about roundtable proposals should be emailed to Konstantinos Tserpes  <>