Definition of Software Services
Grid Economics comprises the analysis of Internet systems from a economic perspective as well as the application of economic principles to the area of Utility computing, Grid Computing, Clouds, software services, and data services, with the goal of improving market behavior, economically efficient resource allocations, and crating successful business models for the Internet.The topics that are addressed are:


  • Cloud business model analysis
  • Service Level Agreements (SLA)
  • Pricing
  • Capacity Planning
  • Market analysis
  • Economic modeling


People in Software Services
This is a (not comprehensive) list of people that are working on Grid Economics. You will find more information about Grid economics on their Web sites:


Software-Services-Related Projects These projects address the topic of Grid Economics. However, the effort ranges from being their main scheme to just addressing an aspect of Grid Economics within their reports:European Grid


American Grid Project

Asian Grid Project

Australian Grid Project

Conferences that Address Grid Economics There are a some Grid-related conferences :


‘Newest’ Software-Services-Related Events Here is a list of ‘newest’ interesting events about Grid Economics:


  • GECON2009, Delft, Netherlands, 24 August, 2009