[ecoop-info] IFIP/IEEE SustainIT 2015: Deadline Extension

Malisa Vucinic Malisa.Vucinic at imag.fr
Thu Dec 4 10:57:48 CET 2014

Deadline extension to December 23 / January 03 has been granted due to the many
requests from researchers still working on their proposals.


                           CALL FOR PAPERS

                            SustainIT 2015

                     The Fourth IFIP Conference on
            Sustainable Internet and ICT for Sustainability

                          April 14-15, 2015
                            Madrid, Spain

 Sponsored by the IFIP TC6 WG 6.3, Performance of Communication Systems

           Technically co-sponsored by IEEE Computer Society
         Technical Committee on Computer Communications (TCCC)


   *** EXTENDED Paper Registration Deadline --- DECEMBER 23, 2014 ***
   *** EXTENDED Paper Submission Deadline   --- JANUARY  03, 2015 ***


All papers presented at SustainIT 2015 will be published in the IEEE Xplore Digital
Library. The best paper presented at the conference will receive a Best Paper Award. 

Authors of papers of particular merit will be invited to submit an extended version of 
their work to the Elsevier Computer Communications Journal (COMCOM).


The evolving information and communications (ICT) technologies present a unique 
opportunity to effect the transformation needed to move us towards the goal of 
sustainability by helping to reduce our carbon footprint, mitigate and adapt ill effects 
of climate change, reduce and repair environmental damage, provide effective disaster 
response and recovery, creatively manage overstressed infrastructures in crowded 
urban systems, and enhance use of planet friendly materials and technologies. ICT 
is already being integrated into many areas of our lives, such as smart management 
of city services, transportation, energy distribution and management, health care, etc., 
and this integration is expected to expand deeper and wider in the coming years and 
decades. Unfortunately, this ICT proliferation brings in its own challenges of increased 
carbon footprint, accelerating obsolescence of electronic equipment and its disposal 
issues, increased use of precious natural resources such as water and materials, etc. 
These twin problems of reducing the environmental impact of ICT and exploiting ICT 
for a more sustainable world form the underlying theme for SustainIT since its 
inception in 2010.

This edition of SustainIT continues this theme by focusing on inter-disciplinary
scientific challenges of enhancing the sustainability of ICT and via ICT. 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 from both industry and academia.

Original papers addressing both theoretical and practical aspects of sustainability 
of ICT (including smart energy management) and innovative use of ICT to enhance
human and societal 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
- 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 at

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.

- Paper registration deadline:         December 23, 2014 (EXTENDED)
- Paper submission deadline:           January  03, 2015 (EXTENDED)
- Acceptance notification:             February 27, 2015
- Camera-ready version due:            March    15, 2015
- SustainIT 2015 conference:           April 14-15, 2015

  Krishna Kant, Temple University, USA
  Domenico Giustiniano, IMDEA Networks Institute, Spain

  Enzo Mingozzi, University of Pisa, Italy
  Andreas Reinhardt, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
  Marco Conti (Chair), IIT-CNR, Italy
  Giuseppe Anastasi, University of Pisa, Italy
  Jon Crowcroft, University of Cambridge, UK
  Thierry Klein, Bell Labs, USA

  Karin Anna Hummel, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  Daniele Puccinelli, SUPSI, Switzerland

  Marco Ajmone Marsan, Politecnico di Torino, Italy and IMDEA Networks Institute, Spain

  Malisa Vucinic, Grenoble Informatics Laboratory & STMicroelectronics, France   
  Zhisheng Niu, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

  Christian Renner, University of Luebeck, Germany

  Nicola Bui - IMDEA Networks Institute & University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain

  Pablo Caballero - IMDEA Networks Institute & University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain
  Luca Cominardi - IMDEA Networks Institute & University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain

  Qing Wang - IMDEA Networks Institute & University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain

  Marco Ajmone Marsan, Politecnico di Torino
  Lachlan Andrew, Monash University
  Elizabeth Belding, University of California Santa Barbara
  Raffaele Bruno, IIT-CNR
  Jiannong Cao, Hong Kong Polytechnic Uni
  Antonio Capone, Politecnico di Milano
  Ken Christensen, University of South Florida
  Sajal Das, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  Franco Davoli, University of Genoa
  Jose de Souza, Federal University of Ceara
  Dominik Egarter, University of Klagenfurt
  Andres Garcia-Saavedra, National University of Ireland Maynooth
  Rune Gustavsson, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
  Saman Halgamuge, The University of Melbourne
  Karin Hummel, ETH Zurich
  David Hutchison, Lancaster University
  David Irwin, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  Salil Kanhere, The University of New South Wales
  Sonja Klingert, University of Mannheim
  Bart Lannoo, Ghent University - iMinds
  Laurent Lefevre, INRIA
  Sebastian Lehnhoff, University of Oldenburg
  Vincenzo Mancuso, IMDEA Networks Institute
  Francesco Marcelloni, University of Pisa
  Michela Meo, Politecnico di Torino
  Daniele Miorandi, Create-Net
  Sandor Molnar, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  Bruce Nordman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  Marco Ortolani, University of Palermo
  Oliver Parson, University of Southampton
  Andrea Passarella, IIT-CNR
  Daniele Puccinelli, University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland
  Catherine Rosenberg, University of Waterloo
  Deva Seetharam, Independent
  Pablo Serrano, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  Behrooz Shirazi, Washington State University
  Jay Taneja, IBM Research, Africa
  Luca Valcarenghi, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
  Moshe Zukerman, City University of Hong Kong

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