On behalf of the organizers:
From the CFP: “The digitization of the world’s businesses, and the movement of this digitization into the cloud is akin to an industrial revolution. Cloud computing will be to businesses what mobile computing has been to consumers. This raises a whole slew of questions in economics, most of which are deeply entangled with computer science topics. The focus of this workshop is on the economic aspects of cloud computing. The goal of the workshop is to be the premier platform to raise the most important research questions, to announce the latest results, to exchange ideas, to learn and to get feedback on the state of the art research in this area. The topics of interest for this workshop include but not limited to the following.
- Moving to the cloud: How are current businesses impacted by moving to a cloud enabled world?
- New Markets: What new markets emerge? What new economic models are enabled?
- Cloud Pricing: What are the different pricing or auction mechanisms to sell cloud computing resources, and the pros and cons of each?
- Cloud provisioning: The economies of scale in provisioning and running large data centers.
- Fair Allocation: How to allocate cloud resources in a fair manner in a shared multi-tenant system?”
The workshop is organized by Nikhil Devanur, Eric Friedman, Preston McAfee, Noam Nisan, Eva Tardos, and Adam Wierman. All submissions should be submitted through the EasyChair no later than May 17, 2016.