GreenMetrics 2010 Workshop
Held in conjunction with SIGMETRICS/Performance 2010
June 14, 2010 - Columbia University, New York
Sponsored by ACM SIGMETRICS
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 reduce the environmental impact of ICT and non-ICT processes. The workshop will provide a forum for discussions on methods to reduce the environmental impact of ICT systems, networks and applications. The workshop will also provide an opportunity to explore how ICT applications or services can reduce the environmental impact of existing non-ICT processes (e.g., quantify the reduction in carbon emissions from using tele-presence services instead of travel).
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. Improvements should be quantified in terms of sustainability metrics such as reductions in carbon emissions and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). 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:
In all of the above topics, ICT systems includes applications and services supported by ICT infrastructure. We believe that it is important to provide a medium for researchers and organizations to share insights and lessons learned as steps are taken towards improving sustainability, and strongly encourage submissions presenting research involving large-scale ICT systems such as entire data centers or enterprise-scale applications.
An award will be presented for the best student paper
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 3, 2010, 23:59 EST.