Energy-Efficient Data Centres

1st International Workshop on Energy-Efficient Data Centres

May 8th, 2012 (Venue)

Technical Program

9:00-9:20   Registration
9:20-9:30   Welcome, Prof. H. de Meer (University of Passau, Germany) 

9:30-9:50   FIT4Green approach, G. Giuliani (HP Innovation Center, Italy)

9:50-10:20   Keynote, Dr. Marta Chinnici (ENEA, Italy)
10:20 -10:40  Coffee break     
10:40-12:25  Session 1: European green data centre initiatives (Chair: M.Pérez Ortega)

10:40-10:55 Setting energy efficiency goals in data centres: the GAMES approach
B. Pernici, C. Cappiello, M.G. Fugini, P. Plebani, M. Vitali (Politecnico di Milano, Italy); I. Salomie, T. Cioara, I. Anghel (Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania); E. Henis, R. Kat, D. Chen, G. Goldberg (IBM Israel Science and Technology Limited, Israel); M. Vor dem Berge, W. Christmann (Christmann Informationstechnik, Germany); A. Kipp, T. Jiang, J. Liu (University of Stuttgart, HLRS, Germany); M. Bertoncini, D. Arnone, A. Rossi (Engineering Ingegneria Informatica, Italy)
10:55-11:10 Sustainable Energy Management in Data Centres through Collaboration

S. Klingert (University of Mannheim, Germany); A. Berl (University of Passau, Germany); M. Beck (“Stadtwerke Passau”/SWP, Germany); R. Serban (Almende BV, Rotterdam, The Netherlands); M. di Girolamo, G. Giuliani (HP Italiana SRL- Italy Innovation Centre, Italy); H. de Meer (University of Passau, Germany); A. Salden (Almende BV, Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
11:10-11:25 Modeling and Simulation of Data Center Energy-efficiency in CoolEmAll

M. vor dem Berge (Christmann Informationstechnik + Medien, Germany); G. Da Costa (IRIT, University of Toulouse, France); A. Kopecki (High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart, Germany); A. Oleksiak (Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, Poland); J.-M. Pierson (IRIT, University of Toulouse, France); T. Piontek (Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, Poland); E. Volk, S. Wesner (High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart, Germany)
11:25-11:40 SLAs for Energy-Efficient Data Centres: The Standards-Based Approach of the OPTIMIS Project

Wolfgang Ziegler (Fraunhofer Institute SCAI, Germany)
11:40-11:55   Eco-efficient Datacenters, Case Kajaani

Kimmo Koski (CSC – IT Center for Science, Finland)
11:55-12:10  The GreenIT DC-Benchmarking Tool: From Scientific Theory to Real Life
Y. Israel, T. Leitert (TimeKontor AG, Germany)
12:10-12:25   Session wrap-up and questions
12:25-13:30   Lunch     

13:30-15:30   Session 2: Energy-efficient data centre management and service delivery (Chair: R. Basmadjian)
13:30-14:00   GreenSLAs: Supporting Energy-Efficiency through Contract

C. Bunse (University of Applied Sciences Stralsund, Germany); S. Klingert, T. Shulze (University of Mannheim, Germany)
14:00-14:30  Power-aware Resource Allocation for CPU- and Memory-intense Internet Services
V. Anagnostopoulou, S. Biswas, H. Saadeldeen (UC Santa Barbara, USA); R. Bianchini (Rutgers University, USA); T. Yang, D. Franklin, F. T. Chong (UC Santa Barbara, USA)
14:30-15:00 Exploiting VM Migration for the Automated Power and Performance Management of Green Cloud Computing Systems

M. Guazzone, C. Anglano, M. Canonico (University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy)

15:00-15:30  Energy Efficient Service Delivery in Clouds in Compliance with the Kyoto Protocol

D. Lucanin (Vienna University of Technology, Austria; Ruder Boskovic Institute, Croatia); M. Maurer, T. Mastelic, I. Brandic (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)

15:30-15:50   Afternoon coffee break     

15:50-17:50   Session 3: Data centre energy monitoring and optimization (Chair: S. Klingert)

15:50-16:20  Implementation and Evaluation of a Wired Data Center Sensor Network

M. Pervila, M. Rantanen (University of Helsinki, Finland); J. Kangasharju (Helsinki Institute for Information Technology, Finland)

16:20-16:50  An Energy Efficiency Metric to Report the Cost of Data Centre Services to Consumers in Real-Time

M. White (National University of Ireland, Ireland); S. Hasan (Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Ireland); H. Melvin (National University of Ireland, Ireland); E. Curry (Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Ireland)

16:50-17:20   Energy Usage and Carbon Emission Optimization Mechanism for Federated Data Centres

D.-M. Quan (Institute of Information Technology for Economic, National Economic University, Vietnam); A. Somov, C. Dupont (CREATE-NET, Italy)

17:20-17:50  DNA-inspired Scheme for Building the Energy Profile of HPC Systems

G. Chetsa (ENS Lyon, France); L. Lefevre (INRIA, France); J.-M. Pierson (IRIT, University of Toulouse, France), P. Stolf, G. Da Costa (IRIT Universite Paul Sabatier UTM IUT de Blagnac, France)

17:50-18:10  Closing of the workshop


Call for Papers


The energy consumption of data centres offering all kinds of services such as cloud services, high performance computing, and traditional storage and data management in global organizations is increasing exponentially. For the sustainable development of ICT technology, new solutions for energy-efficient computing are needed in various technology fields. Especially the data centres play a big role in targeting energy-efficient and low-carbon economic development.

The E2DC aims to increase the international awareness of energy-aware data centre technologies and to allow the exchange of ideas and interaction among the different researchers in the topic. The scope of the workshop reaches from research on green data centre technologies varying from the information and communication technologies to business models and Green SLA solutions. The workshop also addresses researchers from infrastructure research to share their ideas and solutions for green data centres.

The workshop invites original papers that were not previously published and are not currently under review for publication elsewhere. Topics include, but are not limited to:    

  • Energy-aware communication and network solutions for data centres
  • Energy-aware cloud and high performance computing solutions
  • Energy-aware data storages and reservoirs
  • Scalability of federated data centres
  • Large scale simulations  
  • Energy-aware data centre infrastructures and architectures
  • Novel business models of green ICT and data centres
  • Energy optimization algorithms and models
  • Green SLAs
  • Green computation and services
  • Standardization
Submission and publication of the work

The workshop is arranged in conjunction with e-Energy 2012 conference and will be held in Madrid on May 8th, 2012. Two of the accepted papers are also expected to be presented at the e-Energy 2012 conference and included in the ACM digital library. All the E2DC papers are to be submitted via EDAS:

The pLecture Notes in Computer Science logoost-proceedings will be published by Springer in their Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. The Springer “LNCS Proceedings” style should be used for submission. Templates for LaTeX and Word are available at LNCS webpage. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper must attend E2DC to present the paper.

Full papers should describe original research results. Submissions should be full-length papers up to 12 pages using the LNCS style (including figures, references, and a short abstract).

Important Dates

Paper submission (full papers):

  • January 10, 2012  January 27, 2012, 23:59 EST

Notification of acceptance:

  • March 25, 2012

Submission of camera ready papers:

  • April 13, 2012
Workshop Chairs
  • Jyrki Huusko, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
  • Hermann de Meer, University of Passau, Germany
Publication Chairs
  • Sonja Klingert, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Andrey Somov, CREATE-NET, Italy
Technical Program Committee
  • Colin Atkinson, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Robert Basmadjian, University of Passau, Germany
  • Ivona Brandic, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Christian Bunse, University of Stralsund, Germany
  • George Da Costa, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
  • Erol Gelenbe, Imperial College London, UK
  • Giovanni Giuliani, HP Italy Innovation Centre, Italy
  • Xavier Hesselbach-Serra, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • Jussi Kangasharju, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Bastian Koller, High Performance Computing Centre Stuttgart, Germany
  • Barbara Pernici, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Tuan Anh Trinh, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
  • Athanasios V. Vasilakos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  • Gregor von Lazewski, Indiana University, USA




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Important Dates

Full paper due:

  • January 10, 2012
  • January 27, 2012, 23:59 EST (extended)

Notification of acceptance:

  • March 25, 2012

Final version due:

  • April 13, 2012

Registration deadlines:

  • Early: Until April 15
  • Regular: From April 16 to May 03
  • Late/On-site: From May 04

Workshops & Tutorial:

  • May 08, 2012

Main conference:

  • May 09-11, 2012

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