Measurement and Metrics for Green and Sustainable Software (MeGSuS '14)

Workshop organizers

Nelly Condori-Fernandez
Giuseppe Procaccianti
VU University Amsterdam

Nour Ali
University of Brighton

Workshop objectives

With the recent proliferation of devices and applications, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is increasing its impact on the environment due to its resource and power consumption. However, ICTs can make also a significant contribution to saving energy, by autonomous optimization efforts and by inducing changes of user behavior attitudes and values.
A variety of research work on Green ICT has focused on measuring the level of greenness of hardware components from an environmental perspective. In the last years, there has been an increasing interest in having clear metrics for measuring the carbon footprint of software, the amount of resources used by software, and how it affects the environmental impact of ICT. However, measuring software sustainability is a challenging task, due to the complexity of its direct and indirect effects on the environment. Besides, we need software not only environmentally but also socially, economically, and technically sustainable.
The workshop aims to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners i) to discuss their current work on green and sustainable measurement and metrics ii) to share experiences on metrics commonly used to quantify the greenness in the ICT industry (e.g. Data Centers, Embedded System Software) iii) to identify the main challenges and define a research agenda on the topic of Measurement and Metrics for Green and Sustainable Software.

Program

13.45 Welcome and Introduction: Nelly Condori Fernandez, Nour Ali and Giuseppe Procaccianti
GREEN SOFTWARE Session chair: Nour Ali
14:10 Measuring Energy-efficiency of Software Prof. Dr. Ir. Joost Visser
15.00 Energy related Goals and Questions for Cloud Services Jean-Christophe Deprez and Christophe Ponsard

GREEN TEA BREAK

SOFTWARE SUSTAINABILITY Session chair: Nelly Condori Fernandez
15.30 Green and Sustainable Software Architectures: Review and Search for Economics-Driven Method and Metrics Dr. Rami Bahsoon
16.40 Software Sustainability: a Broader Perspective Luigi Buglione, Fabrizio Fabbrini, Giuseppe Lami
17.05 Measuring software sustainability Coral Calero
17.30 Sum-up and workshop closing Nelly Condori Fernandez and Nour Ali

Program committee

Alain Abran, ETS – Université du Québec, (Canada)
Sedef Akinli, Ryerson University (Canada)
Paris Avgeriou, University of Groningen (the Netherlands)
Luigi Buglione, Engineering.IT (Italy)
Coral Calero, Universidad Castilla La Mancha (Spain)
Patricia Lago, VU University Amsterdam (the Netherlands)
Grace A. Lewis, SEI, Carnegie Mellon, (USA)
Sandro Morasca, Università degli Studi dell'Insubria, (Italy)
Maurizio Morisio, Politecnico di Torino, (Italy)
Robert Nord, SEI, Carnegie Mellon, (USA)
Birgit Penzenstadler, University of California, (USA)

Participation

If you want to participate in this workshop, you have to register to the conference for at least the day of the workshop. If you already registered to the conference, you can attend to this workshop free of charge.

Date & time

Monday, October 6
13.45 - 18.00 Noordam room (B-deck)

Cubic houses in the centre of Rotterdam
 

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