Saturday, February 16, 2013

How do you use your electrictiy?

The MONERGY project aims to develop innovations that contribute to a more efficient energy consumption in households. We look specifically at the situation in the regions of Carinthia and Friuli-Venezia Giulia.

To guide our research efforts, we need your help in the form of a short survey (approximately 10 minutes) on the use of electrical appliances at home:

Since we especially aim at the situation in Carinthia and Friuli-Venezia Giulia, the survey is only available in Italian and German. If you don't live in that region, your contribution is still helpful and appreciated, but there is no English version, sorry.

The results and conclusions will be published later on via the MONERGY website (in German/Italian) and in this blog (in English language).

Looking forward to your participation in the survey!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Energy Aware Software-Engineering and Development (EASED@BUIS)

2. Workshop on Energy Aware Software-Engineering and Development (EASED@BUIS)

Oldenburg (Oldb.)
Kulturzentrum PFL
Peterstraße 3

The EASED workshop will be held in conjunction with the 5th BUIS-Days: IT-based resource and energy management.
Utilization of mobile and embedded devices, and thus their induced energy consumption, is constantly increasing. Reducing the energy consumption of such devices will not only improve the carbon footprint of contemporary mobile IT usage, but will also extend the device lifetime, improve user acceptance and reduce operational costs.
Next to serious and ongoing efforts in hardware design and on operating system level, software engineering techniques will also contribute to optimize energy consumption by improving software design and software quality. The EASED@BUIS workshop, which follows up the Workshop on Developing Energy Aware Software Systems (EEbS 2012), held at the annual GI Conference in September 2012, provides a broad forum for researchers and practitioners to discuss ongoing works, latest results, and common topics of interest regarding the improvement of software induced energy consumption.
Intensive discussions at the first workshop identified a major challenge in optimizing energy efficiency, which is to precisely measure energy consumption of software regarding user behavior.
Thus, the follow workshop EASED@BUIS will focus on the following topics:
  • approaches and techniques to estimate or measure the energy consumption of software components,
  • approaches to define standardized usage scenarios of applications on mobile devices to provide repeatable measurement of energy consumption in concrete application settings,
  • approaches to model the energy consumption of software components, and
  • experiences on measuring and improving the energy consumption of software components. 
Well elaborated and standardized measurement means will provide an important foundation to detecting sources of wasting energy caused by software systems and will enable validation means to verify energy savings by software improvements.
EASED@BUIS will be organized as a one day discussion-intensive workshop to provoke intensive collaborations among the participants. It is intended to initiate collaborative works on standardizing (static and dynamic) measuring techniques for energy consumption.
To further stimulate these discussions, authors are invited to submit position papers one on the        workshop´s topics. Accepted papers will be presented at the workshop and will be published in Softwaretechnik-Trends.
EASED@BUIS is supported by the GI special Interest groups Software Technology and Environmental Informatics.

Submissions and important Dates
Authors are encouraged to submit their position papers (2 pages in two column form) not later than March 15, 2013 through easychair.
paper submission deadline: March 15, 2013
author notification: March 25, 2013
camera-ready deadline: April 1, 2013
Organizing Committee
Christian Bunse (University of the Applied Sciences Stralsund)
Stefan Naumann (University of the Applied Sciences Trier, Environmental Campus Birkenfeld)
Andreas Winter (Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg)

Program Committee
Colin Atkinson (University Mannheim)
Paris Avgeriou (University of Groningen)
Holger Eichelberger (University Hildesheim)
Sebastian Götz (TU Dresden)
Theo Härder (TU Kaiserslautern)
Mirco Josefiok (OFFIS, Oldenburg)
Ákos Kiss (University of Szeged)
Sonja Klingert (University Mannheim)
Patricia Lago (VU University Amsterdam)
Thierry Leboucq (KaliTerre, Nantes)
Birgit Penzenstadler (TU München)
Giuseppe Scanniello (University of Basilicata)
Maximilian Schirmer (Bauhaus-University Weimar)
Gunnar Schomaker (OFFIS Oldenburg)
Joost Visser (Software Improvement Group, Amsterdam)
Claas Wilke (TU Dresden)
Alexandru Telea (University of Groningen)
Local Organization
Marion Gottschalk (Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg)
Andreas Winter (Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg)