SORMA – Business Cases for an Open Grid Market: Concept and Implementation

  • Jens Nimis
  • Arun Anandasivam
  • Nikolay Borissov
  • Garry Smith
  • Dirk Neumann
  • Niklas Wirström
  • Erel Rosenberg
  • Matteo Villa
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5206)


Economic mechanisms enhance technological solutions by setting the right incentives to reveal information about demand and supply accurately. Market or pricing mechanisms are ones that foster information exchange and can therefore attain efficient allocation. By assigning a value (also called utility) to their service requests, users can reveal their relative urgency or costs to the service. The implementation of theoretical sound models induce further complex challenges. The EU-funded project SORMA analyzes these challenges and provides a prototype as a proof-of-concept. In this paper the approach within the SORMA-project is described on both conceptual and technical level.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jens Nimis
    • 1
  • Arun Anandasivam
    • 2
  • Nikolay Borissov
    • 2
  • Garry Smith
    • 3
  • Dirk Neumann
    • 4
  • Niklas Wirström
    • 5
  • Erel Rosenberg
    • 6
  • Matteo Villa
    • 7
  1. 1.FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik KarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Information Systems and Management (IISM)University of KarlsruheGermany
  3. 3.School of Systems EngineeringUniversity of ReadingUK
  4. 4.Department of Information SystemsUniversity of FreiburgGermany
  5. 5.Swedish Institute of Computer ScienceSweden
  6. 6.Correlation Systems Ltd.Israel
  7. 7.TXT e-SolutionsItaly

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