German Testing Day 2019

The next German Testing Day will take place on 06 and 07 June 2019 in Kap Europa in Frankfurt/Main.

The German Testing Day is a company-independent conference on software quality assurance and its significance for the entire IT industry.

The focus of the conference is on the exchange of experiences. The German Testing Day is aimed at all those involved in the quality assurance of business IT systems as well as embedded systems and therefore offers an excellent platform for all people in the IT sector.

On the first day, the so called German Testing Night, there is even a talk about "Ethics in software testing - from theory to practice", which may be of interest for our topic. Unfortunately, the talk is announced to be in German.

The event organizer offers special ticket quotas for professors, employees of universities and students.

Further Information


Final report on Sustainable Software Design published by the German Environment Agency

The results of the research project "Sustainable Software Design - Development of a Methodology for Evaluating the Resource Efficiency of Software Products" were published by German Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt, UBA) at the end of 2018.

This final report presents the approach, measurement methodologies, tools, and criteria for sustainable software products. The study is breaking new ground, because so far the influence of software on the indirect use of natural resources could not be determined.
The researchers developed an impact model that shows the relationship between the use of software and energy consumption and hardware usage. Also a catalog of criteria with a total of 25 criteria and 76 indicators for checking the environmental impact of software products was developed.
By means of several case studies it could be shown that the evaluation and measurement method can be applied in practice and relevant differences of software products of the same functionality can be represented or measured.

Further information:


Free Checklist for the Repository of 115 Web Eco-design Practices

GreenIT.fr developed a repository of 115 Web eco-design practices. Those practices were published in French in the second edition of the book "Eco-conception web" in 20151. I already blogged about the first edition in December 2013.

This second edition offers 15 more best practices and a maturity evaluation system based on the priority of the best practices.

In addition to the book, the best practices are also available in the form of a free checklist, which is published under license CC-By-NC-ND.

The checklist is available in HTML, Excel, PDF and Word at the following address: https://collectif.greenit.fr/ecoconception-web/

  1. Bordage, F.: Éco-conception Web. Les 115 bonnes pratiques : doper son site et réduire son empreinte écologique. Eyrolles, Paris (2015). https://collectif.greenit.fr/ecoconception-web/


Call for Papers: World Congress on Sustainable Technologies 2019 (WCST-2019)

The World Congress on Sustainable Technologies (WCST-2019) will be held in London, UK, from the 09th to 11th of December, 2019.

It is a multidisciplinary congress bridging efforts across the natural, social and engineering sciences, the environment and development of communities. The congress covers a wide spectrum of topics that relate to sustainability, which includes technical and non-technical research areas. It also encourages sharing new knowledge in the field of sustainable technologies and the environmental impacts.

The WCST invites research papers that encompass conceptual analysis, design implementation and performance evaluation.
The topics include but are not limited to the following areas:
  • Sustainable Energy Technologies
  • Renewable Energy Management, Economics and Environmental Impact
  • Education
  • Sustainable Building Design
  • Sustainability and Policy
  • Waste Management
  • Green Computing


Call for Papers: 5th International Conference on Green Computing and Engineering Technologies (ICGCET®)

The conference will be held on 17 Sep - 19 September 2019 in Morocco.

The main objective of ICGCET®-2019 is to present the research from different areas of science and technology. This conference provides a platform for researchers and scientists across the world to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of electronics and information technology.


Invitation: Special Issue of "Sensors" on "Green, Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Networks"

The topic of "energy-efficient networking and computing" is attracting growing attention for economic, energetic, and environmental reasons. According to a number of studies, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) alone are responsible for up to 10% of world power consumption, due to the ever-increasing diffusion of electronic devices. Communication networks, including the Internet and wireless networks, represent a non-negligible part of the energy consumption of ICT. In addition, the carbon footprint of ICT devices due to energy consumption and the activities related to their entire lifecycle contributes to global warming. Hence, such rapid increase of power consumed by ICT, as well as the energy bills of service providers indicate necessity for improving energy-efficiency of ICT sector.


GreenCom-2019 The 2019 IEEE International Conference on Green Computing and Communications

July 14 - July 17, 2019, Atlanta, USA

The 2019 IEEE International Conference on Green Computing and Communications (GreenCom-2019) will be an exciting international forum for scientists, engineers, and researchers to exchange their novel work regarding advancements in the state-of-art of green computing and communications, as well as to identify the emerging research topics and open issues for further researches.


EnviroInfo 2019 Environmental Informatics – Computational sustainability: ICT methods to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals

23th – 26th September 2019 at the University of Kassel, Germany

The EnviroInfo 2019 is the 33th edition of the long standing and established international and interdisciplinary conference series on leading environmental information and communication technologies. The conference is open for contributions covering innovative topics at the interface between informatics and environmental research.

The conference will be organized in thematic tracks and workshops (incl. PhD workshop). We expect at least 4 keynotes by high-ranking speakers from industry, the public sector and academia. In 2019 the event is parallel to the annual convention of the German “Gesellschaft für Informatik” that is also taking place at University of Kassel.


SUSEFUS - Workshop on Sustainable Software Engineering of Future Technology Digital Services

SUSEFUS Workshop at ICT4S 2019 in Lappeenranta, Finland.

Large scale digital services in the cloud have a global scale, are being consumed by millions of users and drive the deployment of energy using infrastructure. Future technologies will intensify these challenges: Machine learning requires large compute resources to train models based on big data. Virtual Reality and 8k video significantly increase network utilisation and require additional network infrastructure. And the Internet of Things results in vast amount of data that requires the deployment of new processing capability and network infrastructure.


ICT4S 2019 – 6th international conference on ICT for Sustainability

June 10-16 2019, Lappeenranta, Finland.

The ICT4S conferences bring together leading researchers in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for Sustainability with government and industry representatives, including decision-makers with an interest in using ICT for sustainability, researchers focusing on ICT effects on sustainability and developers of sustainable ICT systems or applications. The conferences feature an innovative format for presenting new research, focusing on participation and conversation rather than passive listening.


More information about the ICT4S can be found from http://ict4s.org/