2013-09-18

User-Centred Green Web Engineering

On the next friday, 20th September, the correspending paper to the following post will be presented during the annual 43rd annual German conference on informatics (INFORMATIK2013) in Koblenz.
See here for more information about the workshop "Environmental Informatics between Sustainability and Change" (Umweltinformatik zwischen Nachhaltigkeit und Wandel, UINW).

Although the energy consumption caused by the Internet is increasing, the potentials of optimizing online multimedia content and websites in general are not jet focussed on. Indeed, there are different possibilities how web developers as well as user can improve the energy consumption of the Internet:

2013-09-08

Energy-efficiency of Mobile Applications

The dissertation of Claas Wilke, research assistent and PhD student at the TU Dresden, focuses on the energy-efficiency of mobile applications (apps) for smart phones and tablet PCs. The major idea is the comparison of mobile applications providing similar services w.r.t. their energy consumption. A central vision is the creation of an app store or market place that provides information on the energy consumption of all applications being sold via this market place.

For the motivational/introductory part of the dissertation he wants to include the opinion of real mobile application users, and want to investigate whether they really care about the energy consumption of mobile applications. Therefore, he is currently conduction a small online survey, consisting of 11 question, requiring about 5 to 10 minutes for completion.

The link to the online survey is: http://survey.jouleunit.org/

2013-09-04

Environmental Informatics and Renewable Energies

27th International Conference on Informatics for Environmental Protection - Day 3

The EnviroInfo 2013 in Hamburg closed with a day "full of Green IT" (for me). While the presentations in the first session focussed on the software side, the ones in the second part mainly dealed with hardware aspects. A big topic regarding both sides was the energy efficiency and how to improve it. The presented projects focussed on small and medium sized enterprises and came to the conclusion that there need to be a high support by providing information as well as helpful tools.

Environmental Informatics and Renewable Energies

27th International Conference on Informatics for Environmental Protection - Day 2


This second conference day on EnviroInfo 2013 can be summed up by the title "Green / Sustainable by ICT". Within different contexts the today presented paper deal with the question how we can use ICT to support a "smart world" and how it can be used to capture environmental data.

2013-09-02

Environmental Informatics and Renewable Energies

27th International Conference on Informatics for Environmental Protection - Day 1

 
Starting with some facts to the history of the EnviroInfo Conference that took place for the first time in 1986 this year's conference was opened by Bernd Page in Hamburg. Until now 3.500 papers have been written by more than 8.000 authors regarding different aspects of environmental informatics.

These days the special focus is set on ICT applications for renewable energies besides the whole range of cross cutting topics in the field of environmental informatics. More information about the 118 paper submissions, lectures and workshops can be found here.