ICGREEN 2016



Fifth International Conference on Green IT Solutions


20-21 June 2016, Rhodes, Greece








Program Co-Chairs:--------.---- Dr. Ilian Ilkov, IBM - Nederland, The Netherlands
----------------------------------------Dr. Marten van Sinderen, University of Twente, The Netherlands
General Chair:---------..--------- Dr. Boris Shishkov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences / IICREST, Bulgaria
Local Arrangements Chair:...- Dr. Dimitris Mitrakos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece




General Information

ICT and Green are two tightly related concepts. ICT systems in fact might support sustainability in different ways. On the one hand, the design of more efficient ICT systems can contribute in decreasing the energy consumption related to ICT that is continuously increasing. For example, in some regions of the world (e.g., US and UK) the energy consumed by the data centers is close to 10% of the total energy consumed in the area by the country. On the other hand, ICT can be used to monitor the impact of other systems (e.g., buildings, transportation) on the environmental sustainability and to support green-aware decisions. The purpose of ICGreen is to bring together researchers and practitioners that deal with the design of Green ICT systems or of ICT use for environmental sustainability.

In 2016, ICGREEN will be held in Rhodes, Greece.

The conference is organized and sponsored by the international institute IICREST, being co-organized by AUTH - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the international association ARSIT.
Cooperating organizations are: BPM-D, SIKS - the Nederlands Research School for Information and Knowledge Systems, CTIT - the U-Twente Centre for Telematics and Information Technology, and AMAKOTA Ltd.



Topics

Topics of interest for the conference include, but are not limited to:

SOFTWARE ENERGY MANAGEMENT
Energy efficient software
Green business processes
Green Software metrics

GREEN DATA CENTERS
Design of energy efficient data centers
Green monitoring and middleware for systems adaptation
Data centers energy storage and thermal control for energy efficiency
Performance optimization under power constraints

GREEN NETWORKING
Energy efficient communication
Power consumption of networking infrastructure
Power-aware protocols and algorithms
Green network design for high density data centers and cloud computing

RENEWABLE ENERGIES
Renewable energy models and prediction
Green/federated data centers powered by renewable energy systems
Management and control of variability and uncertainty in energy supply and demand

ICT FOR SUSTAINABLE SYSTEMS
Software and services for sustainable environment
Using ICT to reduce carbon emissions
Smart grid and microgrids
Smart transportation and manufacturing
Smart buildings and urban development
Climate and ecosystem monitoring

EMPIRICAL STUDIES
User studies and behavioral change enabled by computing and communication technologies
Power measurements and data from empirical studies of computer and communication infrastructure
Industrial experiences



Other Information

ICGREEN 2016 invites papers describing original contributions related to the topics listed above. Submitted papers should be in English. The papers should be prepared and submitted according to the instructions.

Key dates
Regular Paper submission deadline: 7 March 2016
Position Paper submission deadline: 23 March 2016
Notification of acceptance: 19 April 2016
Final paper submission: 2 May 2016.

Types of contributions
Regular Papers - presenting research that is completed or almost finished
Position Papers - presenting an arguable opinion about and issue
Invited Papers - authored by outstanding researchers in the area.

Paper formats
Full Papers - 10-page limit in the conference proceedings (oral presentation)
Short Papers - 6-page limit in the conference proceedings (oral presentation)
Posters - 4 page limit in the conference proceedings (poster presentation).

How to submit a paper (7 steps)
1. View the technical scope
2. Prepare a contribution of no less than 3 and no more than 8 pages
3. Decide whether you are submitting your contribution as a Regular Paper or as a Position Paper
4. Do paper formatting, using the provided templates (http://www.icgreen.org)
5. Remove your names and the names of your co-authors (and also your affiliations) from the title and references sections
6. Save the file as PDF
7. e-Mail the file to: secretariat [at] iicrest.org by March 7, putting in the Subject: ICGREEN 2016, Regular/Position Paper?.

Publication
Accepted papers will be presented at ICGREEN 2016 and included in the conference proceedings, published by SciTePress. All presented papers will also be included in the SciTePress Digital Library (http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary) and DBLP-indexed.



Conference Format

The conference will be a two-day event with a Panel Discussion, a Keynote Lecture, and oral / poster presentations.    
            


Contacts

Address: IICREST c/o B. Shishkov (ICGREEN 2016 Event); P.O. Box 104; 1618 Sofia; Bulgaria
e-Mails: General ChairSecretariat
URL: http://www.icgreen.org