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CFC: Green Services 2014 : CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS - Green Services Engineering, Optimization, and Modeling in the Technological Age


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Submission Deadline Jan 31, 2014
Notification Due Feb 20, 2014
Final Version Due Apr 30, 2014
Categories    green computing   software engineering   service-oriented computing   cloud computing

Call For Papers


Proposal Submission Deadline: January 31, 2014
Book title: Green Services Engineering, Optimization, and Modeling in the Technological Age
A book edited by Dr. Xiaodong Liu (Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom) and Dr. Yang Li (British Telecom plc, United Kingdom)

To be published by IGI Global:

For release in the Advances in Environmental Engineering and Green Technologies (AEEGT) Book Series.

Advances in Environmental Engineering & Green Technologies (AEEGT) Book Series is a mouthpiece for this research, publishing books that discuss topics within environmental engineering or that deal with the interdisciplinary field of green technologies.


Green service is currently gaining interest with the increasing impact of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in energy consumption, workforce productivity and sustainable development. Nowadays, “green” is such a popular issue that nearly every organization in every domain talks about it. In the ICT domain, however, the green work has mainly focused on hardware and networks, and ignored addressing the issue from the perspective of software services. Equally, although the lean engineering in manufacturing business has been well studied for decades, only until recently did operational researchers found out that the approaches to manufacturing production management are flawed for service production management.

Dynamics and individuality are common features of modern service systems including software based systems, cloud based systems, pervasive systems and human systems. Engineering and running these systems with greenness as a thematic goal has imposed new challenges on their design, development, testing and maintenance, and are demanding for new appropriate approaches and tools. Greenness in software services, for example, which refers to energy & resource efficiency, has not been addressed in adequate depth and broadness by researchers and practitioners. Traditional software engineering approaches are not fully appropriate for their development and evolution. The limitations of traditional methods in the context of these emerging software services have led to many advances, but research and development in this context is still immature and many open issues remain. There is an urgent need for research community and industry practitioners to develop novel "greenness-aware" engineering principles, methodologies and tool support for the entire software development lifecycle of these emerging software services.

It is worthy to systematically collect such new approaches and resultant tools to promote their acceptance, foster further developments, and speed up their commercialization.

Objective of the Book

This handbook of research will be the first handbook that systematically collects the above new approaches and resultant tools. It will promote the acceptance and foster further developments of these new approaches and tools; and it will meanwhile speed up the process of commercialization, i.e., pushing the approaches and tool to industry and market.

The handbook will help to promote the awareness of the role of software services in achieving greenness in ICT and the world, and to clarify the present chaotic and confusing literature of the current state of art and knowledge in the areas of the design and engineering of those emerging service-based software systems with greenness as a new dimension. The handbook will facilitate the exchange and evolution of the above service engineering advances among multiple disciplines, research, industry and user communities.

Target Audience

The handbook will target a spectrum of readers, including researcher, practitioners, educators and students and even part of the end users in software engineering, green computing, networks and distributed systems, pervasive computing, cloud computing, and information systems. Moreover, the book will provide insights and support executives concerned with the management and economy of ICT/Computing system development, maintenance and evolution in different types of work communities and environments.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Green-aware service modeling and forecasting
Green-aware service simulation and optimization
Green software engineering
Green pervasive services
Green cloud services
Green cloud data centers
Green-aware field services and network services

Prospective authors are encouraged to contribute state of the art surveys, as well as in-depth discussions, on the engineering approaches, tools, best practice, and new directions.

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before January 31, 2014, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by February 14, 2014 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by April 30, 2014. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2015.

Important Dates

January 31, 2014: Proposal Submission Deadline
February 20, 2014: Notification of Acceptance
April 30, 2014: Full Chapter Submission
June 15, 2014: Review Results Returned
August 30, 2014: Final Chapter Submission
October 15, 2014: Final Deadline

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) to:

Dr. Xiaodong Liu
Reader, School of Computing
Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Tel.: +44 131 4552747


Dr. Yang Li
Principal Scientist, Research and Technology
British Telecom plc, UK
Tel.: +44 1473 629908

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