All Paper submissions for full papers, short papers (work-in-progress papers) and new ideas papers are managed through EasyChair: Submission Link.
Full papers and work-in-progress papers shall be submitted using the Springer LNCS format. Submitted full papers should not exceed 12 pages, and work-in-progress papers should not exceed 8 pages (including references and appendices). New-idea papers should be exactly 4 pages.
Final, camera-ready, revised paper have to be submitted in pdf format as well as either in LaTex or in MSWord format. The templates are available at the Springer Web site on Information for LNCS Author. The copyright form for accepted papers can be found at Springer LNCS.
Deadlines for full papers and short papers (work-in-progress papers) are:
- Deadline for Abstract Submission of Full Paper and Short Paper (Work-in-Progress Paper): May 31st, 2021 June 14th, 2021
- Full Paper and Short Paper (Work-in-Progress Paper) Submission Deadline: June 7th, 2021 June 21st, 2021
- New idea papers Submission deadline: July 12th, 2021
- Notification of Acceptance: July 5th, 2021 July 19th, 2021
- Camera-Ready Deadline: July 19th, 2021 July 26th, 2021
Deadlines for special topic session proposals, tutorial proposals, and workshop proposals are:
- Submission deadline: May 31th, 2021
- Notification of Acceptance: June 7th, 2021
Deadlines for Workshop on Trustworthy Services, Information Exchange and Content Handling in the Context of Blockchain:
- Short Paper (Work-in-Progress Paper) Submission Deadline: August 2nd, 2021
- Notification of Acceptance: August August 9th, 2021
- Camera-Ready deadline: August August 15th, 2021
Papers submitted to the workshop are work-in-progress and thus the page limit is 8 pages.
GECON 2021 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,
- Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings that are published by Springer LNCS, which is indexed in Scopus, Web of Science, and Compendex.
- Extended versions of up to 10 accepted papers in the computer science field will be invited for publication in a special issue of the Elsevier Journal of Future Generation Computer Systems.
- For papers targeting mainly business and economics aspects within the conference, a special issue of the Springer Electronic Markets Journal with up to 5 papers is foreseen, and a special issue of the Elsevier Electronic Commerce Research and Applications with up to 5 papers is considered.
At GECON 2021, we will give out four awards:
- Best Paper award for the best full paper
- Best Emerging Idea award
- Best Student Paper award for the best paper, in which the first author is a student
- Best Poster award for the best poster presented at GECON 2021.
Original full papers present completed research that is original and contains new ideas or methodologies. The paper illustrates results that demonstrate the performance of the research.
Short Papers (Work-in-Progress Papers)
Original work-in-progress (WIP) papers present research that addresses a challenging research question but does not necessarily contain a completed analysis.
New ideas Papers
New-idea papers provide a unique opportunity for PhD students and young researchers to present their new ideas, and senior researchers to present their starting activities, current progress, or novel approaches of their works. New ideas papers will be included in the poster sessions.
After the success of the last GECON conference, GECON will include a poster session. In addition to new ideas papers, to improve work exposure and human interactions between the participants, any accepted full paper and any short paper (work-in-progress paper) is also entitled and encouraged to present a poster.
Special Topic Sessions
Special sessions are organized by two session organizers. The session organizers propose a complete session of 1.5 hours that consists of four presentations on a particular topic. The session chair promotes the session and will ensure the quality of accepted works. Papers, on which the special session presentation is based, can be included in the LNCS proceedings. A joined paper of the session presenters is also possible.
Currently, the following special topic sessions have been lined up are:
Accepted Special Topic Session: Law & Computer Science (Moderator: 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
Accepted Special Topic Session: Climate Change and Computer Science
The purpose of this special session is to promote the focus of research on climate change challenges related to computer science. As the GECON community comprises multi-disciplinary skills for addressing these challenges, we are optimistic that this special session will bring highly useful ideas and results. Special session topics include but are not limited to technology, cost, benefit, and society aspects of:
- * Digital support to pandemic control policies
- * Digital support to climate change prevention
- * Fintech platforms to facilitate SME credit and supporting small businesses
- through big data, blockchain finance, supply chain finance
- * Analytical and simulation capabilities of models and data involved in
- climate research: resource allocation systems, health diffusion, population
- dynamics, individual behavior.
- * Ecosystem of active and reactive involvement of citizens and other actors.
- * Collaborative tools for data, models, methods, and resources sharing to
- support decision making.
- * Recommender systems
Accepted Special Topic Session: Trustworthy Services, Information Exchange and Content Handling in the Context of Blockchain:
Blockchain is by nature a decentralized and trustless platform, i.e., only a minimum level of trust is required regarding executing the transactions properly which is achieved by means of a consensus mechanism and an economic game that incentivizes actors to comply with the rules defined by the protocol. At the same time, there are no guarantees on service quality or seller behavior in a service exchange. For example, the service purchased may be of lower quality than expected, and the trustworthiness or provenance of data employed can be questionable. To this end, this workshop will address challenges, problems, and solutions in this context. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
- * Blockchain e-markets
- * Trustworthy Smart Oracles
- * Smart Contracts for SLA-compliance
- * Blockchain business models
- * Decentralized auctions in the blockchain
- * Information asymmetry in the blockchain
- * Decentralized Reputation Models
- * Decentralized Recommendation Systems
- * Privacy-preserving, secure decentralized data storage and its economics
- * DIDs and anonymity
- * Tokenization paradigms
- * Token distribution strategies
- * Data Provenance
- * Chains of trust in the blockchain
- * Data access control in the blockchain
- * Gas fee determination and stabilization
Accepted Special Topic Session: Regulation Reformation for Balancing Blockchain Innovation
Industries claim that regulations do not accompany the industries’ demand for a comprehensive systematic reformation despite the governments’ extensive investments and regional regulatory sandboxes. Five panelists from academic, industrial, and legal communities address what regulations affect blockchain innovation involving the architecture incompatible with the regulatory framework and discuss reimagining the regulations for blockchain’s societal transformation.
GECON 2021 looks for tutorial proposals on topics related to the conference topics. The tutorials are supposed to give PhD students an overview about existing concepts, challenges, and future research directions.
Tutorial proposals should provide a title, an abstract, and a table of content.
Accepted Tutorial: “Energy Efficiency Methodologies in Cloud Computing” (Presenter: Karim Djemame)
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).
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