Software Engineering Aspects of Green Computing track at the 2013 Symposium on Applied Computing

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.

The Software Engineering Aspects of Green Computing track at the 2013 Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC) aims to bring together academic and industrial researchers to share their experience in green computing. Authors are invited to submit original papers representing their idea and achievements in green computing in and by software.

More information and Call for Papers: here
Paper Submission deadline: September 21, 2012


The Social Code Group

Bill Tomlinson, author of the book "Greening trough IT" leads the Social Code Group, which works together to approach major social topics - such as environmental issues, education, and politics - through technological innovation, analysis, and understanding. The Group is located at the University of California Irvine (UCI). A list of their publications can be found on the homepage


Software Sustainability from a Process-Centric Perspective

This post summarizes and discusses the recently published paper “Software Sustainability from a Process-Centric Perspective” by Guiseppe Lami, Fabriozi Fabbrini, and Mario Fusani presented at the 19th European Conference EuroSPI 2012, from 25 to 27 June in Vienna, Austria.

The paper approaches software sustainability from the point of view of software processes by defining a core set of processes and activities that have the objective to introduce and establish an organizational behavior that supports the definition, development and operation of green and sustainable software. The proposed processes are measurable according to common process capability and maturity standards.