Day 1: September 18, 2013        

09:00 -- 10:00  

Coffee and registration

10:00 – 10:15

Introduction to GECON conference series

Jorn Altmann

Kurt Vanmechelen

10:15 – 10:30  

Welcome to Zaragoza and the Venue

Jose Angel Banares

10:30 -- 12:30  

Session 1: Business Models

                                                    Session Chair

Jorn  Altmann

10:30 -- 11:00  

Examining Business Models of the Software-as-a-Service Firms

Eetu Luoma, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

11:00 -- 11:30

Cost Efficiency Strategy in the Software-as-a-Service Market: Modeling Results and

Related Implementation Issues

Robert J. Kauffman and Dan Ma, Singapore Management University, Singapore

11:30 -- 11:45

Discussion -- led by session chair

11:45 -- 12:15

How Much Does Storage Really Cost? Towards a Full Cost Accounting Model for Data Storage

Amit Kumar Dutta and Ragib Hasan, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

12:15 -- 12:30

Discussion -- led by session chair

12:30 -- 14:00


14:00 -- 15:00

Keynote 1: Economic Analysis of Smart City Solutions (Elisa Martin Garijo)

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee Break

15:30 --17:30

Session 2: Energy Consumption

                                                    Session Chair

Jose Angel Banares

15:30 -- 16:00

Constraint Programming Based Large Neighborhood Search for Energy Minimization in

Data Centres

Hadrien Cambazard, G-SCOP, University of Grenoble, France; Deepak Mehta,Barry O'Sullivan, and Helmut Simonis, Cork Constraint Computation Centre, University College Cork, Ireland

16:00 -- 16:30

A Study of Electricity Price Features on Distributed Internet Data Centers

Milan De Cauwer and Barry O'Sullivan, Cork Constraint Computation Centre, University College Cork, Ireland  

16:30 -- 16:45

Discussion -- led by session chair

16:45 -- 17:15

Quantifying Ecological Efficiency in Cloud Computing


Gregory Katsaros and Pascal Stichler, FZI - Research Center for Information Technology, Germany

17:15 -- 17:30

Discussion -- led by session chair


Informal Dinner (expenses are not covered by the conference)

Day 2: September 19, 2013

08:30 – 9:00


09:00 -- 11:00

Session 3: Resource Allocation

                                                   Session chair

Jorn Altmann

09:00 -- 09:30

Cost Evaluation of Migrating a Computation Intensive Problem from Clusters to Cloud

Sergio Hernández, Javier Fabra, Pedro Álvarez, Joaquín Ezpeleta, Department of Computer Science and Systems Engineering, University of Zaragoza, Spain

09:30 -- 10:00

Incentives for Dynamic and Energy-Aware Capacity Allocation for Multi-Tenant Clusters

Xavier León and Leandro Navarro, Department of Computer Architecture, Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya, Spain

10:00 -- 10:15

Discussion -- led by session chair

10:15 -- 10:45

Revenue Creation for Rate Adaptive Stream Management in Multi-Tenancy Environments

José Ángel Bañares, University of Zaragoza, Spain; Omer F. Rana, School of Computer Science and Informatics, Cardiff University, UK; Rafael Tolosana-Calasanz, University of Zaragoza, Spain; Congduc Pham, University of Pau, France

10:45 -- 11:00

Discussion -- led by session chair

11:00 -- 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 -- 12:30

Keynote 2: Sustainable Communities: networks, clouds and markets (Leandro Navarro)

12:30 -- 14:00


14:00 -- 15:30

Session 4: Work in Progress: Resource Allocation

                                                    Session chair

Jose Angel Banares

14:00 -- 14:20

Scheduling Divisible Loads to Optimize the Computing Time and Cost

Natalia V. Shakhlevich, School of Computing, University of Leeds, UK

14:20 -- 14:40

Preference-Based Resource Allocation: Using Heuristics to Solve Two-Sided Matching Problems with Indifferences

Christian Haas, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany; Steven O. Kimbrough,University of Pennsylvania, USA; Simon Caton and Christof Weinhardt, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

14:40 -- 15:00

Advanced Promethee-Based Scheduler Enriched with User-Oriented Methods

Mircea Moca, Cristian Litan, Gheorghe Cosmin Silaghi, Babeş-Bolyai University,Romania; Gilles Fedak, University of Lyon, France

15:00 -- 15:30

Discussion -- led by session chair

15:30 -- 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 -- 17:00

Session 5: Work in Progress: Pricing

                                                     Session Chair

Omer F. Rana

16:00 -- 16:20

Characterizing Sustainable IaaS Pricing

Philipp Berndt and Andreas Maier, Zimory GmbH, Germany

16:20 -- 16:40

Towards a PaaS Architecture for Resource Allocation in IaaS Providers Considering Different Charging Models

Cristiano C. A. Vieira, Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil; Luiz F. Bittencourt and Edmundo R. M. Madeira, University of Campinas, Brazil

16:40 -- 17:00

Discussion led by session chair

19:00 -- 20:30

Visit to the Aljaferia Palace with English guide


Conference Dinner at Restaurante Ana Saz at Plaza San Lamberto, 13, Zaragoza

Location on Google maps

Day 3: September 20, 2013

9:30 – 10:00


10:00 -- 12:00

Session 6: Quality of Service

                                                    Session Chair

Omer F. Rana

10:00 -- 10:30

Towards Incentive-Based Resource Assignment and Regulation in Clouds for Community Networks

Amin M. Khan, Umit Cavus Büyüksahin and Felix Freitag, Department of Computer Architecture, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain

10:30 -- 11:00

Towards Autonomic Cloud Services Engineering via Intention Workflow Model

Thar Baker, Liverpool John Moores University, UK; Omer F. Rana, School of Computer Science and Informatics, Cardiff University, UK; Radu Calinescu, Department of Computer Science, University of York, UK; Rafael Tolosana-Calasanz and José Ángel Bañares, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain

11:00 -- 11:15

Discussion led by Session Chair

11:15 -- 11:45

End-to-End Service Quality for Cloud-Based Applications


Karsten Oberle, Davide Cherubini and Tommaso Cucinotta, Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent

11:45 -- 12:00

Discussion led by Session Chair

12:00 -- 12:30

Coffee Break

12:30 -- 14:00

Industry Session

cloudSME, a cloud based scalable platform for  simulations  in manufacturing and engineering for small and medium enterprises

Ruben Vallés Pérez  (BIFI, Institute for Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems)

Podoactiva, an enterprise experience in CloudSME: designing tailored insoles for sports footwear and for people with foot problems

José Manuel Rapún (INYCOM), Miguel Subira (Podoactiva)

Why Open Sensor Platforms will drive the Internet of things

David Gascon (Libelium, Connecting Sensors to the cloud

When a cloud service turns profitable, a new market arises. The cloud economy

Carlos Polo,  Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation of the Deusto University and founder and former CEO at NTS.

14:00 – 15:00


15:00 -- 16:30

Session 7: Work in Progress: Utility and ROI Modeling

                                                    Session Chair

Kurt Vanmechelen

15:00 -- 15:20

Estimating the Value Obtained from Using a Software Service Platform

Netsanet Haile and Jörn Altmann, Seoul National University, South-Korea

15:20 -- 15:40

An Experiment in SLA Decision-Making

Ulrik Franke, Swedish Defence Research Agency, Sweden; Markus Buschle and Magnus Österlind, Industrial Information and Control Systems, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

15:40 -- 16:00

Information Security Investments: When Being Idle Equals Negligence

Maurizio Naldi, Università di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy; Marta Flamini, Università Telematica Internazionale, Italy; Giuseppe D'Acquisto, Università di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy

16:00 -- 16:30

Discussion led by session chair

16:30 -- 17:00

GECON Closing and GECON 2014 in Cardiff, UK (Presentation from Omer Rana)

17:00 -- 17:30

Coffee and Good Byes