IEEE's Green Computing Initiative

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has been active in a number of areas touching on Green ICT, including the IEEE 1680 standard used by EPEAT. Vertatique regularly cites IEEE publication Spectrum.

The IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing launched in January 2010 its "Technical Area of Green Computing". The Area's website, "heavily under construction", aims "to create a Technical Resource Center, which provides introductory information and various challenges in the area of Green Computing, links to major R&D projects around the world of Green Computing."

CFP - Special Issue on Energy Efficient Large Scale Distributed

Special Issue on
Energy Efficient Large Scale Distributed Systems
of the The Future Generation Computer Systems Journal (Impact Factor 2.365)

With an increasing cost and environmental impact, energy consumption in large scale and distributed systems, such as grid and cloud architectures, has become the new global IT concern in governments, organizations, and companies. Indeed, they require huge amounts of electrical power consumption, and most of the energy is usually spent to cool the underutilized high-end computing servers.

Therefore, the minimization of energy consumption has become a central issue in designing distributed systems. Specially, the relevance of this issue is highly important in the case of Cloud Computing, where the benefit of private companies and public institutions in the field can be highly increased by minimizing the energy usage. Similarly, minimizing energy consumption in high performance computing centers will, in addition to saving power consumption, require less cooling mechanisms.

These new challenges require innovative and effective optimization solutions for minimizing power consumption in distributed systems, at the levels of efficient use of computing resources, network, virtualization, etc.

The special issue will primarily focus on theoretical and practical novel solutions that advance the research in energy efficient distributed systems. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Energy-efficient resource allocation
- Energy-efficient protocols/algorithms
- Energy-efficient network management
- Energy-efficient memory/storage management
- Energy-efficient holistic approaches
- Virtualization techniques for energy efficiency
- Novel network, computing, and memory models with energy considerations
- Energy-efficient service provisioning
- Thermal-aware solutions

Notes for Prospective Authors
We are looking for novel outstanding high quality contributions. Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
All papers are refereed through a thorough peer-review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page:
When submitting your paper, please be sure that you choose SI: Energy Efficient LSDS for Article Type

Important Dates
Paper submission: October 01, 2012
Initial notification: January 01, 2013
Rebuttal submission: February 15, 2013
Final notification: April 15, 2013
Expected publication: End 2013

Guest Editors
Dr Bernabé Dorronsoro
Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability, and Trust
University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Dr Grégoire Danoy
University of Luxembourg

Prof. Dr Pascal Bouvry
University of Luxembourg

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