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SustainIT 2015: IFIP Conference on Sustainable Internet and ICT for Sustainability
Submission Date:
2014-12-23 Extended
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Conference Date:
Madrid, Spain
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Call For Papers

Energy efficiency is widely regarded as one of the biggest technological and societal challenges on the way to a more sustainable world. The Internet - and more generally information and communication technologies (ICT) - can play an essential role to achieve a more sustainable energy use and to reduce our carbon footprint. On the one hand, Internet is a significant energy consumer, and it is necessary to redesign current Internet technologies, as well as network architectures, devices and components, services and protocols to improve energy efficiency. On the other hand, ICT is a key enabling technology to foster a more intelligent use of energy in areas such as buildings, transportation and electric power grids.

Both aspects of the problem raise interesting scientific challenges, and require a comprehensive effort and inter-disciplinary research at all levels of abstraction. The goal of this conference is to bring together people from different research areas, and provide a forum to exchange ideas, discuss solutions, and share experiences among researchers, professionals, and application developers both from industry and academia.

Original papers addressing both theoretical and practical aspects of energy-awareness for Internet-based systems, and the design of ICT solutions for eco-sustainability are solicited.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

1) Sustainable communication substrates:

    Energy-efficient networking technologies and architectures
    Energy-efficient wired and wireless communications protocols
    Cross-layer optimizations for sustainable networking
    Novel standards and metrics for green communications

2) Energy-efficient operation of computing infrastructure:

    Energy-efficient management of computing, storage, and network resources
    Managing carbon footprint of data centers and increasing its energy efficiency
    Algorithms to reduce the energy consumption of ICT infrastructure
    Trade-offs between energy efficiency, Quality of Service, and reliability
    Adaptation of computing and communications infrastructure to variable renewable energy supply
    Emerging computing/storage technologies for energy efficient operation

3) Achieving sustainability through the application of ICT:

    Application of ICT to increase the energy efficiency of smart homes, smart buildings, and smart cities
    ICT for sustainable mobility, transport, and logistics
    ICT for energy-efficient industrial environments and processes
    ICT for smart power grids and novel data processing in smart energy systems
    ICT for water distribution systems including leaks, theft, contamination, and attacks.
    ICT for agriculture, food distribution/logistics, waste reduction, tracking/provenance, etc.
    ICT for healthcare (health monitoring & healthy lifestyle support systems, disease detection/monitoring, assistive technologies, health care information systems, etc.)
    ICT for underwater (e.g., oceanic) monitoring and communications
    ICT for waste water and waste monitoring, handling and reduction
    ICT in disaster monitoring, rescue and recovery, including emergency networking and exploitation of social media
    ICT for monitoring and conservation of biodiversity
    ICT for geohazard monitoring (e.g., landslides, earthquakes, etc.)
    Crowdsourcing solutions for sustainability
    Urban Sustainability

4) Practical issues in sustainable communication systems

    Security and privacy in ICT applications for sustainability
    Energy consumption measurements, models, and monitoring tools
    Measurement and evaluation of the Internet's sustainability
    Test-bed and prototype implementations of sustainable ICT systems

5) Science of Sustainability

    Metrics for sustainability and their evaluation
    Modeling of human behavior regarding sustainability choices (e.g., reduction in energy consumption, engagement of power management features, etc.)
    Ecosystem modeling (perturbations and equilibria)


All submissions must describe original research, not published or currently under review for another workshop, conference, or journal. Manuscripts must be limited to 8 pages and must strictly adhere to the IEEE conference publication format (e.g., 10pt font, single spacing, double column) in US Letter size with all fonts embedded. Detailed instructions for manuscript preparation and submission are available on the conference website.

Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format through EDAS.

Submission implies the willingness of at least one author to register and attend the conference to present the paper. The organizers reserve the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference if the paper is not presented at the conference.
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