© 2010

Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems, and Services

7th International Workshop, GECON 2010, Ischia, Italy, August 31, 2010. Proceedings

  • Jörn Altmann
  • Omer F. Rana
Conference proceedings GECON 2010

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6296)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Session A: Service Evaluation and Trust

    1. Frank Dickmann, Maximilian Brodhun, Jürgen Falkner, Tobias A. Knoch, Ulrich Sax
      Pages 1-15
    2. Konstantinos Tserpes, Fotis Aisopos, Dimosthenis Kyriazis, Theodora Varvarigou
      Pages 16-33
    3. Íñigo Goiri, Ferran Julià, J. Oriol Fitó, Mario Macías, Jordi Guitart
      Pages 34-47
  3. Session B: Service Pricing and Software Licenses

    1. Gheorghe Cosmin Silaghi, Liviu Dan Şerban, Cristian Marius Litan
      Pages 48-61
    2. Claudio Cacciari, Daniel Mallmann, Csilla Zsigri, Francesco D’Andria, Björn Hagemeier, Angela Rumpl et al.
      Pages 78-92
  4. Session C: Work in Progress on Adoption of Grid and Cloud Services

    1. Christoph Heinle, Jörg Strebel
      Pages 93-104
    2. Tobias A. Knoch, Volkmar Baumgärtner, Frank G. Grosveld, Kurt Egger
      Pages 116-128
  5. Session D: Work in Progress on Value Chains and Service Level Agreements

    1. Markus Böhm, Galina Koleva, Stefanie Leimeister, Christoph Riedl, Helmut Krcmar
      Pages 129-140
    2. Ioan Petri, Omer Rana, Gheorghe Cosmin Silaghi
      Pages 141-152
    3. Irfan Ul Haq, Ivona Brandic, Erich Schikuta
      Pages 153-164
  6. Back Matter

About these proceedings


The commercial exploitation of distributed computing technologies is slowly starting to become popular under the general area of cloud computing. These solutions allow selling and buying of resources (i.e., computing, network, software, and data resources) on demand. Existing solutions in this area are diverse, ranging from Infrastructure-- a-Service (IaaS) models via Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) models. Although the economics of these services is not yet fully understood and the interoperability between such services is still lacking, a common market for computing services is slowly developing. Such a market would allow buyers and sellers of computing services to trade their excess capacity or make available their capacity at a cost. However, it is still not p- sible for a market participant to act as a resource provider or seller, or trade based on the current level of demand. Another example of a developing open market is the emergence of Web2.0-based services. These enable consumers to create new services by aggregating services from multiple providers. The benefit of these solutions is that “value” can be created by combining services at different prices.


Cloud Computing Grid technology IaaS Infrastructure-as-a-Service Service-oriented Computing billing systems eCommerce service level agreements

Editors and affiliations

  • Jörn Altmann
    • 1
  • Omer F. Rana
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Technology Management, Economics, and Policy ProgramSeoul National UniversitySeoulSouth Korea
  2. 2.School of Computer Science, Queen’s BuildingsCardiff UniversityCardiffUK

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