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MeGSuS 2018 : 4th International Workshop on Measurement and Metrics for Green and Sustainable Software Systems (MeGSuS’18)


When Oct 9, 2018 - Oct 9, 2018
Where Oulu
Submission Deadline Jul 7, 2018
Notification Due Jul 20, 2018
Final Version Due Nov 25, 2018
Categories    measurement   metrics   green and sustainable   software systems

Call For Papers

Call for Contributions Extended abstract & demo submission

4th International Workshop on Measurement and Metrics for Green and Sustainable Software Systems (MeGSuS’18)
October 9th, 2018
Collocated at ESEM 2018 Oulu, Finland

Extended abstract & demo submission: 07-07-2018
Acceptance Notification: 20-07-2018

Workshop: 09-10-2018

Camera-ready: 25-11-2018


With the recent proliferation of wearable devices and mobile applications, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is increasing its impact on the environment due to its resource and power consumption. However, ICTs can make also a significant contribution to saving energy, by autonomous optimization efforts and by inducing changes of user behaviour attitudes and values.
A variety of research work on Green and Sustainability ICT has focused on measuring the level of greenness of hardware components from an environmental perspective. In the last years, there has been an increasing interest in having clear metrics for measuring the carbon footprint of software, the amount of resources used by software, and how it affects the environmental impact of ICT. However, measuring software sustainability is a challenging task, due to the complexity of its direct and indirect effects on the environment and dependencies among sustainability aspects. More empirical evidence on the performance, reliability and usefulness of the proposed metrics is required.
The workshop MeGSuS’18 aims to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners i) to discuss their current work on measurement practices for greening and making more sustainable software systems ii) to present empirical studies on metrics used to design sustainable software systems from different domains (e.g. smart transportation, healthcare, education) and assess/predict the greenness in the ICT industry (e.g. data centers, embedded system software) iii) to identify the main challenges and define a research agenda on the topic of Measurement and Metrics for Green and Sustainable Software.

MeGSuS’18 seeks contributions addressing, but not limited to, the following topics:

- Reusing existing measures to extract software "greenness" information
- Relationships between traditional software metrics and sustainability metrics
- Sustainable behaviour change measurement
- Measurement to support green decision making
- Tools for automatic collection/analysis of measures for green and sustainability of software systems
- Using indicators to visualize software sustainability levels
- Theoretical and empirical validation of green metrics and measurement methods
- Design of empirical studies on the effectiveness and usefulness of sustainability metrics
- Design of empirical studies on the trade-offs between sustainability and traditional software qualities
- Measurement practices in Green and Sustainability IT


Submitted articles should be in PDF format, 2 pages for extended abstracts, tool demo description, and vision papers.

The author can find some example templates and additional writing guidelines at

All contributions will be reviewed and evaluated based on (i) their ability to generate discussion, and (ii) relevance to the workshop.

The submission and review process will be performed through EasyChair:

Achim Guldner, Environmental Campus Birkenfeld, Trier University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Alain Abran, École de Technologie Supérieure ETS - Université du Québec
Andreas Fritsch, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Colin Venters, University of Huddersfield
Giuseppe Procaccianti, VU University Amsterdam
Isabel Brito, Polytechnic Institute of Beja
Jérôme Rocheteau, ICAM
MaÁngeles Moraga, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
Nour Ali, University of Brighton
Patricia Lago, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Sandro Morasca, Università degli Studi dell'Insubria
Sedef Akinli Kocak, Ryerson University
Stefan Naumann, Environmental Campus Birkenfeld, Trier University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Xavier Franch, Technical University of Catalunya, Spain
Wissam Mallouli, Montimage
Nour Ali, Brunel University
Manuel F. Bertoa, University of Malaga
Ivano Malavolta, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Coral Calero, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
Rami Bahsoon, School of Computer Sc, University of Birmingham

Alessandra Bagnato SOFTEAM, France
Eva Kern Leuphana University, Germany
Nelly Condori-Fernandez UDC/ VU, Spain/Netherlands

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