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SustainIT 2015 : The Fourth IFIP Conference on Sustainable Internet and ICT for Sustainability


When Apr 14, 2015 - Apr 15, 2015
Where Madrid, Spain
Abstract Registration Due Dec 5, 2014
Submission Deadline Dec 12, 2014
Notification Due Feb 27, 2015
Final Version Due Mar 15, 2015
Categories    information technology   sustainability   energy-efficiency   networking

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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