Green In Software Engineering
         Green By Software Engineering

GIBSE, Tuesday 26th March 2013

                                         (co-located with AOSD 2013, March 24-29, Fukuoka, Japan)

Workshop Goals

The increasing amount of energy consumption of today’s IT solutions significantly contributes to green house gas emissions. “Green Computing” or “Green IT” emphasizes the need for reducing the environmental impacts of IT solutions by reducing their energy consumption and, thus, greenhouse gas emissions. From the software engineering point of view, we believe that green-ness is an emerging quality attribute that must be taken into account throughout the software development process. In this workshop, we seek for dedicated software engineering techniques to incorporate green-ness attributes in each step of the software development process. In addition, we seek for software-based solutions that enable achieving green-ness in industrial processes.

Call for Papers

The submissions are encouraged in, but not limited to, the following topics:


GIBSE is a one-day workshop, co-located with AOSD 2013 in Japan. The planned workshop agenda interleaves presentation of accepted papers and discussions to stimulate participants. We solicit technical papers of up to 5 pages in ACM SIGPLAN style. These papers will be peer-reviewed by the program committee. Accepted papers will be published in the ACM digital library. Authors of papers that are not accepted for publication in the proceedings will be encouraged to shorten their paper into a position statement of up to 3 pages. We will allow participating in the workshop without an accepted or even submitted paper, to generate interest in the topic of the workshop. All participants of the workshop are encouraged to formulate a position statement of maximal one page ACM style. These position statements are not reviewed and not published in the workshop proceedings, but they will be made available on the workshop’s homepage before the workshop. All accepted papers will also be published in advance on the workshop homepage. Participants are encouraged to read all position statements and accepted papers before the workshop.

The camera-ready instructions for the workshop are now available. Please note that the camera-ready versions should be in SIGPLAN formatting. Please also note that your paper will not be published in the proceedings unless at least one author of the paper participates at the GIBSE 2013 workshop; the registration for the conference is now open.

Workshop Format

Authors of accepted technical and position papers are required to prepare a presentation of their work. These authors can choose between a traditional presentation of their research and discussion of their work in the style of a writer’s workshop. A traditional presentation is 30 minutes, followed by a question and answer session of 15 minutes. The purpose of a writer’s workshop is particularly to improve the quality of papers for submitting extended versions as conference papers in the future. We will follow this format, which is in short:

Important Dates


Prof. Moshnyaga will give a keynote talk.

With the explosive use of Information Technology (IT) in modern life, “green” or sustainable solutions capable of minimizing IT impact on the environment become very important. Research on green IT has already produced a variety of approaches aiming at reducing energy usage for datacenters and technical equipment, such as computers, projectors, etc. Also methods have been proposed to improve energy efficiency of compliers and software. While focusing on code transformation, the software optimization methods frequently ignore operational features of target hardware and therefore have a limited effect in practice. In this talk we urge for software “greening” techniques that increase efficiency of energy reduction schemes of target hardware. Software optimizations for lowering energy consumption of CPU, memory, HDD, display, and communications are discussed. We argue that computational efficiency, data efficiency, context-aware and quality-aware methods can all contribute to “green” software applications. Open problems of “green” software development are also outlined.

Vasily Moshnyaga received M.E. Degree with Honors in Computer Engineering from Technical State University, Sevastopol, USSR in 1980 and Ph.D. in computer engineering from Moscow Aviation Institute in 1986. From 1986 to 1992 he was a Senior Lecturer and an Associate Professor of Technical University of Moldova, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova. From 1991 to 1992 he was a Visiting Scholar at Kyoto University, Japan. From 1992 to 1998 he was a Lecturer at the Department of Electronics and Communication, Kyoto University, Japan. Since 1998 he has been with the Department of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science, Fukuoka University, Japan, where he is currently a Full Professor. In 2005-2006 he was a Visiting Professor with the Computer Science Department, University of California, Los Angeles.

Prof. Moshnyaga served as Vice-Chairman of the IEEE CAS Society, Fukuoka Chapter, and an Associate Editor of the IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communication and Computer Sciences. He is now a member of IEEE CAS Technical Committee on VLSI and a member of Technical Program Committees of several conferences and symposia including ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Low-Power Electronics and Design, IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, etc. His current research interests are in the areas of video processing, embedded systems, application-specific processors, VLSI design and design methodologies with a particular emphasis on energy-efficient design techniques. He has authored or co-authored over 170 referred journal and conference publications and holds five patents. He is a senior member of IEEE and a member of the Institute of Electronics, Information, and Communication Engineers of Japan.


Program Committee Chair

Program Committee