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Software Engineering Aspects of Green Computing workshop

Software Engineering Aspects of Green Computing

The 28th Annual ACM symposium on Applied Computing

18-22 March 2013, Coimbra, Portugal

Call for participation

About the workshop

The increasing amount of the energy consumption of today’s IT solutions significantly contributes to green house gas emissions. “Green Computing” or “Green IT” emphasizes on the need for reducing the environmental impacts of IT solutions by reducing their energy consumption and their green house gas emissions. Among others, green computing can be achieved in software and by software. While greening by software aims at saving energy (or other resources) by the help of software, greening in software aims at reducing the environmental impact caused by the software itself. Besides saving energy and aiming for efficiency, green computing is a complex trade-off between efficiently using ay required resource and keeping the environmental impact low. This has consequences for architectural decisions.

Green-ness in the software is an emerging quality attribute that must be taken into the account in each phase of the software development process at each level of the IT system from the application level via middle-ware to operating system and hardware. Achieving green-ness by software requires methods and techniques that support finding, realizing, and measuring software solutions that make infrastructure smarter, virtualize processes, contribute to dematerialization or new solutions like smart grids. Typical examples are applications that help to reduce energy consumption in facility management, in production, mobility, and in embedded systems. The analysis of all factors that have an environmental impact and the search for the optimal trade-off therefore has to be included in software development methods. More information about this track can be found at:

Organising Committee

  • Somayeh Malakuti (University of Twente)
  • Wolfgang Lohmann (Empa, Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Switzerland)
  • Mehmet Aksit (University of Twente, The Netherlands )

Program Committee

  • Rami Bahsoon (The University of Birmingham, UK)
  • Christoph Bockisch (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
  • Ivica Crnkovic (Malardalen University, Sweden)
  • Matthias Galster (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
  • G.R. Gangadharan (IDRBT, India)
  • Patricia Lago (VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Thomas Ledoux (EMN, France)
  • Yu David Liu (SUNY Binghamton, USA)
  • Wolfgang Lohmann (Empa, Switzerland)
  • Chung-Horng Lung (Carleton University, Canada)
  • Somayeh Malakuti (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
  • Maurizio Morisio (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
  • Stefan Naumann (Trier University of Applied Sciences, Germany)
  • Joost Noppen (University of East Anglia, UK)
  • Birgit Penzenstadler (TU Munich, Germany)
  • Daniel Versick (University of Rostock, Germany)