Grid Economics and Business Models

4th International Workshop, GECON 2007, Rennes, France, August 28, 2007. Proceedings

  • Editors
  • Daniel J. Veit
  • Jörn Altmann
Conference proceedings GECON 2007

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4685)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. George A. Thanos, Costas Courcoubetis, George D. Stamoulis
    Pages 1-15
  3. Junseok Hwang, Jihyoun Park
    Pages 16-28
  4. Jörn Altmann, Mihaela Ion, Ashraf Adel Bany Mohammed
    Pages 29-43
  5. Katarina Stanoevska-Slabeva, Carlo Figà Talamanca, George A. Thanos, Csilla Zsigri
    Pages 44-57
  6. Paul McKee, Steve Taylor, Mike Surridge, Richard Lowe, Carmelo Ragusa
    Pages 58-70
  7. Thomas Sandholm, Kevin Lai
    Pages 71-82
  8. Zhixing Huang, Shigeo Matsubara
    Pages 83-97
  9. Maurizio Giordano, Claudia Di Napoli
    Pages 112-123
  10. Carsten Franke, Adolf Hohl, Philip Robinson, Bernd Scheuermann
    Pages 124-135
  11. Marcos Dias de Assunção, Werner Streitberger, Torsten Eymann, Rajkumar Buyya
    Pages 136-149
  12. Francesca Toni
    Pages 164-169
  13. Kerstin Voss, Karim Djemame, Iain Gourlay, James Padgett
    Pages 170-175
  14. Torsten Eymann, Werner Streitberger, Sebastian Hudert
    Pages 176-181
  15. Thomas Fahringer, Christoph Anthes, Alexis Arragon, Arton Lipaj, Jens Müller-Iden, Christopher Rawlings et al.
    Pages 182-187
  16. Jörn Altmann, Costas Courcoubetis, John Darlington, Jeremy Cohen
    Pages 188-193
  17. Dirk Neumann, Jochen Stoesser, Arun Anandasivam, Nikolay Borissov
    Pages 194-200
  18. Back Matter

About these proceedings


analysis. Their results show that interoperability is the most indispensable element to a successful utilization of Grid infrastructures in enterprises. In the third contribution, Altmann and colleagues formulate a taxonomical - proach to Grid business models. They survey the development and origin of Grid technologies and focus on the importance of business-directed values when trying to commercialize today’s Grids. Therein, they identify the reduction of costs, the - provement of efficiency, the creation of novel products and services as well as the quality and collaboration between companies as key factors for the differentiation of Grid business models. The paper concludes by applying the proposed taxonomy to a utility computing scenario and a software-as-a-service scenario in practice. Stanoevska-Slabeva and Zsigri propose a generic value chain for the Grid industry. In their contribution, they suggest a case study on aggregating results from different Grid middleware modules into a generic Grid value chain. In their contribution, McKee and coauthors propose a set of strategies for acting in future service-oriented markets. The costs of negotiations are put in relation to the value of the offer under negotiation. Hence, the contribution adds to the state of the art by extending the vision of service level agreements (SLAs) within service fra- works. Sandholm and Lai propose a novel, prediction-based enforcement of performance contracts. Their approach aims at controllable quality of service (QoS) within Grid computing platforms. The proposed mechanism is based on a hybrid resource allo- tion system using both proportional shares and reservations.


E-Business Internet Peer Service-oriented Computing Simulation business grids distributed systems electronic auctions grid business models grid computing grid economics grid systems grid technology high-performance computing modeling

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-74428-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-74430-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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