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SD3C 2015 : International Workshop on Sustainable Data Centres and Cloud Computing


When Dec 7, 2015 - Dec 11, 2015
Where Limassol, Cyprus
Submission Deadline Aug 31, 2015
Notification Due Sep 14, 2015
Final Version Due Sep 21, 2015
Categories    green datacenters   energy   sustainability

Call For Papers


Call for Papers - Submission Due Date (hard deadline): August 31, 2015

International Workshop on Sustainable Data Centres and Cloud Computing (SD3C)
Limassol, Cyprus, December 7-11, 2015

held in conjunction with UCC 2015:

8th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing

Data centre energy consumption has doubled between 2000 and 2005 and grew by
50% from 2005 to 2010. On average, computing consumes 60% of total energy while
cooling consumes 35%. While new technology can lead to a 40% reduction,
computation and cooling typically operate without coordination or optimization.
While server energy management can reduce energy use at CPU, rack, and DC
level, dynamic computation scheduling is not integrated with sensing and
cooling. Data centre cooling typically operates at constant cold air
temperature to protect the hottest server racks while local fans distribute the
temperature across racks. However, these local server controls are not
integrated with room cooling systems so it is not possible to optimize chiller,
air fans and server fans as a system. The integration of renewable energy
sources has received limited interest from the DC community due to lack of
interoperability of generation, storage and heat recovery and installation and
maintenance cost versus payback. The adoption of new technologies related to
computing, cooling, generation, energy storage, and waste heat recovery
individually requires sophisticated controls, but no single manufacturer
provides a complete system so integration between control systems does not

The objective of this workshop is to bring together researchers and
technologists from academia and industry to explore the topic of sustainability
of data centre and cloud computing, particularly from an energy perspective.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest related to data centre management and cloud computing
include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Virtualisation
- Energy and performance profiling, accounting
- Metrics, benchmarks, interfaces
- Principles of power management
- Performance, energy and other resource trade-offs, energy complexity
- Compiler optimization, application design
- System-level optimization, cross-layer coordination
- Load and resource modelling, management
- Scheduling, run-time adaptation, feedback control
- Processor, network, storage, hardware components and architecture
- Reliability and power management
- Adaptive configuration and data placement strategies in storage arrays

Papers on algorithmic topics applied to challenges in the area are also within
- Online Stochastic Optimisation
- Machine Learning and Data Mining
- Optimal Stopping
- Theory for Online Decision-making
- Game Theory and Incentive Compatible Mechanism Design
- Artificial Intelligence

Important Dates

Paper submission (extended): August 31, 2015
Notification of acceptance: September 14, 2015
Final manuscript due: September 21, 2015

Submission Guideline

Manuscripts must be limited to 6 pages in IEEE 8.5"×11" double-column format.
Accepted papers will be submitted to IEEE to be published in the same volume as
the main conference. Submitted papers may not have been previously published
in or under consideration for publication in another journal of conference.
One full registration (non-student, non-workshop) at UCC 2015 is necessary for
all accepted papers and each accepted paper must be presented by one of the
authors. Papers without a registration and/or not presented at the workshop
will not be published.

Manuscripts should be submitted via:


Robert Birke, IBM Research - Zurich Laboratory, Switzerland

Barry O’Sullivan, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, University College
Cork, Ireland

Program Committee

Roberto Bruschi, CNIT, Italy
Luca Chiaraviglio, University of Rome Sapienza, Italy
Paolo Cremonesi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Ton Engbersen, IBM Research Zurich, Switzerland
Vasiliki Georgiadou, Green IT Amsterdam, Netherlands
Paolo Giaccone, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Marco Gribaudo, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Stefano Gualandi, AntOptima SA, Italy
Esa Hyytiä, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Deepak Mehta, Insight Centre, University College Cork, Ireland
Dirk Pesch, Nimbus Centre, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland
Jean-Charles Regin, University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis / I3S / CNRS, France
Fabrice Roudet, Eaton, Switzerland
Bhuvan Urgaonkar, Penn State University, USA
Artemis Voulkidis, Synelixis Solutions, Greece

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