GreenMetrics 2009 Workshop
Held in conjunction with SIGMETRICS/Performance 2009
June 15, 2009 - Seattle, WA
Sponsored by ACM SIGMETRICS
Workshop schedule now available: [html]
**Note: Though GreenMetrics is only a morning workshop, registrants will be able to attend other workshops during the afternoon.
Global climate change is a topic of increasing importance in modern society. The primary objective of this workshop is to explore how improvements to or new uses of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can contribute towards efforts to minimize climate change. In particular, this workshop will provide a forum for discussions on how to reduce the environmental impact of ICT. According to a recent report from the Climate Group, the ICT sector is responsible for 2% of the worldwide carbon footprint. This is roughly equivalent to the carbon footprint of the airline industry. Furthermore, an increase of 50% is predicted for the ICT sector’s carbon footprint by 2020. As regulatory and social pressures increase, organizations will need to take steps to reduce their environmental impact. ICT is expected to be a key sector in the effort to combat climate change, reducing overall carbon emissions by 15% by 2020 (smart2020.org). The workshop will provide an opportunity to explore opportunities for ICT applications or services to reduce the environmental impact of existing non-ICT processes.
This workshop is intended to bring together researchers from the (traditional) SIGMETRICS community with researchers and practitioners in relevant areas, to exchange technical ideas and experiences on how to lessen the environmental impact of ICT, or how to utilize ICT to lessen the environmental impact of other sectors. Improvements are to be quantified in terms of sustainability metrics such as reduction of carbon emissions. Improvements in sustainability should ideally also demonstrate that acceptable Service Level Agreements (SLAs) can be maintained. This workshop will serve as a forum for the SIGMETRICS community to apply general measurement, analysis and modeling techniques to this important area.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
Preference will be given to work on large-scale systems, e.g., entire data centers or enterprise-scale applications.
Papers must not exceed five double-column pages in the standard ACM format (http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates). Submissions must be submitted electronically in printable PDF form, via the EDAS system (http://www.edas.info/). The EDAS system requires you to register the title and abstract of your paper before you can upload the manuscript of the paper. The deadline for the final version of submissions is May 4, 2009, 23:59 EST.