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The July issue of the STC newsletter is out!

posted Jul 18, 2016, 6:15 AM by Yan BT

The July issue of the STC newsletter is out!


http://stc-sustainable-computing.ieee.net/Newsletter/newsletterjul16


The issue features the following contributions:

1) Our Chair Niklas Carrlson reports on the ACM Greenmetrics 2016 workshop

2) Dr. Athanasia Panousopoulou (Institute of Computer Science of the Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas) reports on the CysWater 2016 Workshop.


3) Dr. Francesco Musumeci (Dept. of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy) discusses green approaches for the management of inter-datacenter networking.

4) Dr. Giorgio Corani and Mauro Scannagatta (Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Lugano, Switzerland) describe a classification approach for statistical air pollution prediction.

5) We present an interesting interview with Prof. Kameshwar Poolla (University of California, Berkeley), a prominent researcher in the area of energy business models.


6) Finally, you can also find an updated table with the upcoming conference and events.

Please help us spread the word by sharing on your favorite social media site!

Regards,

STC SC Officers

CFP: ENERGY-SIM 2015

posted Apr 4, 2015, 1:31 PM by Yan BT


ENERGY-SIM 2015
1st Workshop on Energy­-aware Simulation
24-26th August 2015 - Athens, Greece

ENERGY-SIM 2015 is an International workshop on energy-aware simulations held in collaboration with SIMUtools 2015. The workshop focuses on a broad range of research challenges in the area of energy-aware simulations. Where simulation tools and techniques are used in order to better understand and model environments which include the use of energy. Energy research is an interdisciplinary field covering (but not limited to) sciences, engineering and computing sciences, and we encourage papers with such interdisciplinary elements.

Topics of Interest
ENERGY-SIM topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
Simulations for energy reduction: estimation of energy consumption, evaluation of techniques to reduce consumption
Simulations for smart-grids: Simulation of micro- and macro-level energy generation and supply, simulation of smart-grid deployments
Simulations of energy in computer systems: Data centre simulations, individual component simulations, multi-scale system simulation
Simulations for energy in the internet of things: Simulation of internet of things systems including battery operated systems
Performance and validation of energy-aware simulations: e.g. benchmarking and analytical results, empirical studies
Theoretical foundations of energy-aware simulations: theoretical models for energy-aware simulations
Energy-aware simulation packages and tools: Energy-aware simulation packages under development from the community

The workshop invites submissions on the topics above or any application related to energy-aware simulation. Submissions in interdisciplinary areas are especially encouraged.


Important Dates
Abstract due: Friday 15 May 2015, 23:59 EST
Paper submission due: Friday 22 May 2015, 23:59 EST
Acceptance notification: Friday 26 June 2015 23:59 EST
Camera ready deadline: Friday 17 July 2015 23:59 EST
Workshop: Monday 24 – Wednesday 26 August 2015



Papers
Papers will be accepted in one of two formats:
Short papers of work in progress, up to 4 pages in length
Full papers, up to 8 pages in length

Papers describing significant research contributions of theoretical and/or practical nature are being solicited for submission. Authors are invited to submit original, high-quality papers presenting new research related to energy-aware simulations.

Papers must be written in English and must not exceed 8 pages (4 pages for a work in progress paper). Authors should submit papers via EasyChair in PDF format, complying with the ACM conference proceedings style. Submitted papers must not be under review or published (partially or completely) elsewhere. Every paper will be peer-reviewed by at least three reviewers. Papers will be assessed based on originality, correctness, relevance, and quality of writing. In exceptional circumstances (such as papers evidently out of scope) papers may not receive full-length reviews and may be rejected summarily. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register and present the work in person at the workshop.

The papers that are accepted and presented at the workshop will appear in electronic proceedings, in the ACM DL (pending approval) and available through EAI. It is intended that the best papers will be put forward for a Journal special edition post workshop.


Organising Committee
General Chair: Stephen McGough, Durham University, UK
Program Chair: Matthew Forshaw, Newcastle University, UK


More information
For more information about the conference and author instructions please see the conference website:
http://simutools.org/2015/show/workshop-Energy-Sim

#EUSEW15 Register your Energy Day!

posted Mar 11, 2015, 8:50 AM by Yan BT   [ updated Mar 11, 2015, 8:50 AM ]


Join the ranks of hundreds of Energy Day organisers across Europe for next year’s EU Sustainable Energy Week, Europe’s biggest event promoting secure, clean and efficient energy. Energy Days can be organised during the whole month of June 2015.

Don't wait! Start creating your own profile as soon as possible on www.eusew.eu, benefit from the high visibility and get access to a reliable online communication platform. You will also be able to manage your attendees online.

APPLY NOW

For more information, please consult our website.

We look forward to collaborating with you!

For any questions, please contact the EUSEW Secretariat at: energydays@eusew.eu.

The EUSEW Secretariat
On behalf of the European Commission's EASME



CFP: Special Issue on "Green Cloud Computing

posted Aug 12, 2014, 2:24 AM by Yan BT


Special Issue on "Green Cloud Computing"

Journal of Grid Computing (Impact Factor 1.667)

http://www.ieee-cloudnet.org/2014/JGC-SI-GCC.pdf

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Guest Editors: Bernabe Dorronsoro, Dzmitry Kliazovich, Pascal Bouvry, Albert Zomaya

Editor-in-Chief: Peter Kacsuk




*** Call for Papers ***

Cloud computing is nowadays very popular and extended among Internet users. It provides a wide variety of services, from high performance computing to storage or web services. Behind the cloud, there are huge datacenters that are usually composed of a large variety of computing, storage, and networking devices, among others, that boost their power consumption. This important issue does not only concern the increasing cost of operating these centers, but it also implies an important environmental impact.

Optimizing the energy consumption in datacenters is therefore of high importance not only for companies, but for governments too. There are several ways that may lead to a reduction of the energy consumption in datacenters. An efficient utilization of the resources is obviously one of them, but not the only one. Research on novel more efficient cooling systems, new computing and network architectures, and storage systems is needed for the next generation green datacenters. In addition, the design of highly efficient software and services is a must for the green cloud.

This special issue focuses on novel solutions that contribute to the reduction of energy consumption in the cloud.

The topics covered by this special issue include, but are not limited to:

- Green ICT

- Green data centers and cloud networking

- Energy-efficient networking

- Energy-efficient protocols and algorithms

- Energy-efficient computing

- Energy-efficient data management

- Energy-efficient services

- Energy-efficient resource allocation

- Energy-aware scheduling

- Efficient virtualization and consolidation




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Notes for Prospective Authors

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This special issue invites original research papers that present novel ideas in the field. Every submitted paper will be peer reviewed according to the usual standards of this journal, and will be evaluated on the basis of originality, quality and relevance to this Special Issue and the journal, and on the basis of clarity and correct use of English. Submitted articles must not have been previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers should be submitted directly to the Journal of Grid Computing at https://www.editorialmanager.com/grid/. When submitting your paper, please be sure that you choose the "Green Cloud Computing" special issue.




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Important Dates

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Full Paper Regular Submission Due: October 31, 2014

Extended versions of CLOUDNET Best Papers Due: December 1, 2014

Notification of Results: March 15, 2015

Revisions Due: April 15, 2015

Notifications of Final Acceptance: May 15, 2015

Submissions of Final Revised Papers: June 15, 2015

Expected Publication Date: Early 2016


CALL FOR PAPERS: THE Fifth INTERNATIONAL GREEN COMPUTING CONFERENCE (IGCC’14)

posted Mar 24, 2014, 3:46 PM by Yan BT

CALL FOR PAPERS: THE Fifth INTERNATIONAL GREEN COMPUTING CONFERENCE (IGCC’14)

www.green-conf.org

November 3-5, 2014, Dallas, Texas, USA

 

IGCC’14 will provide a forum for presenting and discussing innovative research on a broad range of topics in the fields of sustainable and energy-efficient computing, and computing for amore sustainable planet. The conference will hold a technical program, panels, workshops, and tutorials on these topics. IGCC’14 will be technically co-sponsored by the IEEE. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

 

Sustainable Computing

 

- Power-aware algorithms and protocols

- Power-aware software and hardware

- Low-power electronics and systems

- Power-efficient multi/many-core chip design

- Application-specific ASICs and FPGAs

- Sensing and monitoring

- Characterization, metrics, and modeling

- Reliability, thermal behavior and control

- Power-efficient delivery and cooling

- Life-cycle analysis of IT equipment

Computing for Sustainability

 

- Renewable energy models and prediction

- Matching energy supply and demand

- Smart grid and microgrids

- Smart transportation and manufacturing

- Smart buildings and urban development

- Energy harvesting, storage, and recycling

- Climate and ecosystem monitoring

- Using IT to reduce carbon emissions

- Carbon metering and user feedback

 

Special sessions: In addition to the regular track, contributions are sought for the following planned special sessions:

1.     SS1: Enabling Big Data in Smart Grids through Better Communications Network Design (BigDataSGNet) (Organizer: Vinod Namboodiri, Wichita State University):

2.     SS2: Energy Efficient Big Data Computing (Organizer: Lu Peng, Louisiana State University)

3.     SS3: Data Centers in the Smart Grid (Organizer: Ayse Coskun, Boston University)

4.     SS4: Lifetime reliability - from device to circuit to system level (Organizer: Cristinel Ababei, Marquette University)

5.     SS5: Energy-Efficient Communication (Organizer: Aaron Carpenter, Binghamton University)

6.     SS6: Power-Efficient Embedded Memory and Emerging Memory Technologies (Organizer: Na Gong, North Dakota State University)

7.     SS7: Green Building Energy Analytics (Organizer: Nirmalya Roy, University of Maryland, Baltimore County)


                Authors submitting to special sessions should choose the proper session identifier.

IEEE Technologies for Sustainability Conference Announces Call for Technical Papers

posted Mar 4, 2014, 3:49 PM by Yan BT

PORTLAND, ORE. (2 December 2013) -- Organizers of the second IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech) announce the Call for Papers. The deadline for 2-page (extended) abstracts is 1-March.


The United Nations defines sustainability as “the pursuit of environmentally sound development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the future.” The intent of the SusTech conference is to explore the comprehensive nature of sustainability and to emphasize the role of technology in achieving a sustainable life style for humanity. The conference is designed to explore the comprehensive nature of sustainability and emphasize the role of technology in achieving a sustainable lifestyle.


The topic listings below are meant to indicate the breadth of the area and are definitely not to be considered exhaustive.

  • Alternative Energy (e.g. solar, wind, tidal, fuel cells, energy harvesting, nuclear, thermal)


  • Energy Efficiency (e.g. sensors and measurement, energy saving controls, auto electronics & fuel economy, data centers, power saving, Smart Environment)



  • Transportation Electrification (e.g. electric vehicles, aviation, motors, drive controls, batteries, sensors, environmental & power distribution impacts)


  • Smart Grid (e.g. communications, control, power electronics, industrial and home applications, energy storage, demand control and response)


  • Sustainable Electronics (e.g. sustainable manufacturing, components, global materials supply, hardware life-cycle, nanotechnology & health/environment, reuse and repair of consumer electronics, materials harvesting from electronic waste, Open repair manuals and on-line repair and electronics sustainability resources, best practices


  • Quality of Life (e.g. EM spectrum allocation, global warming, autonomous vehicles, health & medical electronics, global education & human resources, risk management, remediation, purification, public policy)

Tutorials, Workshops and Papers are solicited for both oral and poster presentation from industry, government and academia (including students) covering relevant research, technologies, methodologies, tools and case studies.

In addition, we are seeking proposals for tutorials and workshops on Certifications & Standards (e.g. verification, standards, regulations, compliance).

SusTech will feature contributed papers and distinguished invited speakers in each track. Full papers will be published in the Proceedings and IEEE Xplore. Topics with policy implications are welcome, in both technologies for sustainability and sustainable technologies.


To submit a two-page abstract by 15 March, go to www.ieee.org/sustech,select the “Conference” tab and follow the instructions. Authors will be notified if their abstracts have been accepted 15 April. The final paper deadline is 30 May.


Accepted papers will be published by IEEE and presented at SusTech ’14 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland (Ore.), 24-26 July 2014. At least one author of an accepted paper is required to register for the event and pay the conference fee.


Papers and posters are solicited covering research, technologies, methodologies, tools and case studies. Topics with public policy implications are particularly welcome.


SusTech is sponsored by IEEE-USA, IEEE Region 6 and the IEEE Oregon Section.



6th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing

posted Nov 19, 2013, 2:41 PM by Yan BT

6th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing December 9-12, 2013, Dresden, Germany



Cloud Computing promises to deliver computational resources on demand as services that are commoditised and delivered as in traditional utilities such as electricity, gas, water and telephony. High Utility with Cloud services can already be achieved for compute, storage and communication resources but also for hosted software and data. UCC is the premier IEEE/ACM conference covering all areas related to Cloud Computing as a Utility. There is also increasing interest from commercial providers to offer business and revenue models around the services they offer. Understanding how these model could be used to provide utility for both users, intermediary brokers (aggregators) and providers will also be of interest for this conference.

This will be the 6th UCC in a successful conference series. Previous events were held in Shanghai, China (Cloud 2009), Melbourne, Australia (Cloud 2010 & UCC 2011), Chennai, India (UCC 2010), and Chicago, USA (UCC 2012). UCC 2013 happens while cloud providers worldwide add new services and increase utility at a high pace and is therefore of high relevance for both academic and industrial research.

Call for Interest in Drafting IEEE P1680.4™

posted May 9, 2013, 5:54 PM by Yan BT


IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA), in conjunction with the IEEE Computer Society, invites all interested parties to notify us if they wish to participate in the development of IEEE P1680.4™ Standard for Environmental Assessment of Servers.

The IEEE 1680.4 standard will define environmental performance criteria for computer servers. The clear and consistent set of environmental performance criteria provided in the existing IEEE 1680™ will be applied to servers. The environmental performance criteria relates to reduction or elimination of environmentally sensitive materials, materials selection, design for end of life, life cycle extension, energy conservation, end-of-life management, corporate performance, and packaging.

The IEEE 1680™ family of standards have been widely used throughout the world. This standard will join IEEE 1680-2009™, IEEE 1680.1-2009™, IEEE 1680.2-2012™ and IEEE 1680.3-2012™.

This family consists of an “umbrella” standard (IEEE 1680) containing common elements, and individual standards for different products. Currently IEEE 1680 includes sections that define how the standard is implemented (such as the process for registering products and verifying compliance to the standard) while product specific environmental criteria are published as separate standards under the umbrella standard. This avoids redundancy, or inconsistency, between the standards and streamlines their development by focusing development on product-specific environmental performance criteria rather than the implementation system.

These standards are intended to provide guidance for government, institutional, and corporate purchasers. Product manufacturers may also use it to earn recognition in the consumer market, recognizing that certain criteria may not be applicable to all types of purchasers. This family of standards is used by the EPEAT registry system to provide manufacturers with an opportunity to secure market recognition for efforts to reduce the environmental impact of electronic products. This standard shall be updated and revised on a periodic basis to continue to set a higher performance standard for leadership products.

Stakeholders for this standard include computer manufacturers, suppliers of materials, equipment and packaging, electronics equipment recyclers, reuse organizations, trade associations, environmental advocacy organizations, purchasers, users, resellers, retailers, environmental representatives of government agencies, academic experts, and the general public.

Your active participation and technical contributions will be instrumental in developing a quality update to the standard.

For more details follow the link http://standards.ieee.org/email/2013_02_cfi_p1680.4_web.html

CALL FOR PAPERS: THE Fourth INTERNATIONAL GREEN COMPUTING CONFERENCE (IGCC13)

posted Jan 4, 2013, 10:38 AM by R Hashemian

THE Fourth INTERNATIONAL GREEN COMPUTING CONFERENCE (IGCC13)

www.green-conf.org

 June 27-29, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia, USA

 IGCC13 will provide a forum for presenting and discussing innovative research on a broad range of topics in the fields of sustainable and energy-efficient computing, and computing for a more sustainable planet.

The conference will hold a technical program, panels, workshops, and tutorials on these topics. IGCC13 will be technically co-sponsored by the IEEE. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


 SUSTAINABLE COMPUTING
  •    Power-aware algorithms and protocols

  •    Power-aware software and hardware

  •    Low-power electronics and systems

  •    Application-specific ASICs and FPGAs

  •    Sensing and monitoring

  •    Characterization, metrics, and modeling

  •    Reliability, thermal behavior and control

  •    Power-efficient delivery and cooling

  •    Life-cycle analysis of IT equipment

COMPUTING FOR SUSTAINAIBILITY
  •    Renewable energy models and prediction

  •    Matching energy supply and demand

  •    Smart grid and microgrids

  •    Smart transportation and manufacturing

  •    Smart buildings and urban development

  •    Energy harvesting, storage, and recycling

  •    Climate and ecosystem monitoring

  •    Using IT to reduce carbon emissions

  •    Carbon metering and user feedback

Paper submission guidelines

IGCC13 welcomes submissions that have not been published and that are not under review by another conference or journal. All submissions will be evaluated on their originality, technical soundness, significance, presentation, and interest to the conference attendees. Submissions must not exceed 10 letter-size pages using the IEEE format for conference proceedings. Papers must be received by the submission deadline to be considered for presentation.

 

Best paper award and journal publication

The Technical Committee will select the best paper as well as several papers to be extended  and considered by the Journal on Sustainable Computing.

 

Workshops and tutorials

Proposals are solicited for workshops and tutorials to be held in conjunction with the conference. Proposals should be submitted to the Workshops and Tutorials Chairs. Additional details are available at http://www.green-conf.org.

 

Important dates

Paper submission: February 15, 2013

Notifications sent to authors: April 15, 2013 Camera-ready papers due: May 1, 2013

 

Organization

General Chairs:

Jack Dongarra      (Univ. of Tennessee at Knoxville)

Satoshi Matsuoka   (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

Program Chairs:

Sandeep Gupta      (Arizona State Univ.)

Dongrui Fan        (Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Workshops Chair: 

Weisong Shi        (Wayne State Univ.)

Publication Chair: 

Saeed Rajput       (Nova Southeastern Univ.)

Steering Committee:

Behrooz Shirazi    (Wash. State Univ.)

Ishfaq Ahmad       (UT Arlington)

David Culler       (Univ. of California at Berkeley)

Al Hurson          (Missouri Univ. of Technology)

Israel Koren       (Univ. of Massachusetts)

Sanjay Ranka       (Univ. of Florida)

September Newsletter

posted Sep 17, 2012, 6:37 AM by R Hashemian

The "September" issue of our newsletter "Sustainable Computing Register" is out. Please publicize to those who may be interested. The newsletter can be downloaded from here.

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