Preliminary program

GECON 2021 will comprise 3 complete days, from Tuesday (21.Sept.2021) to Thursday (23.Sept.2021), time zone CEST.

Please note: The time allocated to full articles is 30 min in total, comprising 20 min for presentation and 10 min for Q&A. The time allocated to WIP articles is 20 min in total, comprising 15 min for presentation and 5 min for Q&A.

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

9h-9h30: Virtual welcome coffee (informal chat between participants)

9h30-9h45 Introductory remarks
  •  Wellcome to GECON Online
  •  Introduction to GECON series  (José Ángel Bañares, Jörn Altmann and Orna Agmon Ben-Yehuda)
9h45 - 9h50 Best paper and best reviewer announcements (Orna Agmon Ben-Yehuda)

9h50-10h50 Keynote Talk: Rosa M. Badia. Dynamic and Intelligent Workflows with eFlows4HPC

11h-12h10: Session Performance. Chair: Bruno Tuffin

12h10-14h Lunch Break on

14h-15h20: Session AI and Digital Economy. Chair: Karim Djemane

15h20-16h Virtual coffee (informal chat between participants)

16h-17h: Session Blockchains. Chair: Vlado Stankovski 

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

10h-10h30: Virtual coffee on Gather.Town

10h30-11h30: TutorialEnergy Efficiency Methodologies in Cloud Computing. Karim Djemane
Computer systems have faced significant power consumption challenges over the past 20 years. The dual challenge of both power and performance has in recent years shifted from the devices and circuits level, to their current position as first-order constraints for system architects and software developers. A common theme is the need for low-power computing systems that are fully interconnected, self-aware, context-aware and self-optimising within application boundaries.

The tutorial presents a number of energy efficiency methodologies and their use in domains such as cloud computing, which makes up a large proportion of the total ICT energy consumption. Cloud computing providers resort to a variety of techniques to improve energy consumption at each level of the cloud computing stack: application design, programming model, middleware, virtualisation, hardware. Therefore, research on energy efficiency in cloud computing has attracted considerable attention and has focused on many aspects including ICT equipment (servers, networks) as well as software solutions running on top of ICT equipment (cloud management system domain for managing the cloud infrastructure).

11h35-13h05: Session  Clouds, Fogs. Chair: José Á. Bañares 
13h05-14h30 Lunch on GatherTown 

14h30- 15h20  Session Regulation, compliance. Chair: Patrick Maillé

15h20-15h30 Break

15h30-16h30: Posters/ New idea paper on  Chair: Orna Agmon Ben-Yehuda

16h30-17h30: Keynote talk: Nicolas Stier.  Pacing Mechanisms For Ad Auctions. Chair: Bruno Tuffin

Thursday, 23 September 2021

9h-10h: Keynote talk: Orr DunkelmanHow Not to Fight COVID19 Using Technology: An Illustrative Guide. Chair: Orna Gamon Ben-Yehuda.

10h-11h: Panel on Law and Computer Science Challenges.  Chair: Orna Agmon Ben-Yehuda.

As Law and Computer science develop, they pose each other new challenges. These challenges are expressed in questions such as: Where must computer scientists stretch their abilities to provide law with adequate solutions? What legal developments are required to deal with new computer science achievements?

In this panel, hosted by Orna Agmon Ben-Yehuda of the CRI institute at the University of Haifa, we will hear answers from:

  • Niva Elkin-Koren, of Tel-Aviv University Faculty of Law, Berkman
    Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.
  • Supreeth Shastri, of the University of Iowa
  • Vincent Mueller, of Leeds university
11h-11h20: Best Poster and Best Presentation Announcement (Orna Agmon Ben-Yehuda)
11h20-12h00 Virtual Coffee and Welcome to the Workshop

12h00-14h00 Workshop: "Trustworthy Services, Information Exchange and Content  Handling in the Context of Blockchainorganized by Thanasis Papaioannou.

14h-14:30h Break

14h30-14h45 GECON 2021 Closing Remarks and GECON2022 Presentation