FIRST INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON SERVICES, ENERGY, & ECOSYSTEM colocated with ICSOC 2010, San Francisco, USA  December 07, 2010

Motivations & Objectives

Although significant progress has been made in the recent years in making computing greener - energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable - the net impact of improvements in energy efficiency is generally more than offset by increasing demand for computing power and capacity, driven by new digitized business processes and services. The total energy consumption has been increasing due to proliferation of computers, data centers and various types of mobile computing and communication devices, as well as by the emergence of, and demand for, new applications.  To address this issue holistically, there is now call for making applications and services themselves energy-aware and -efficient. New innovative ICT-based tools for monitoring and managing energy consumption in several application have emerged, and novel approaches for creating energy-aware systems and applications are being developed to create a better and sustainable ecosystem.

The first international workshop on Services, Energy, and Ecosystem (SEE 2010) focuses on creating sustainable (green) energy-efficient services and fostering the growth towards a new eco-friendly world of services. It aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from multidisciplinary fields working on energy-aware and energy-efficient systems and applications to share their contributions in this area and for interactive discussions to set an agenda for further work in this important new area.

Topics of Interest

SEE 2010 welcomes research submissions and real-world experiences on all topics related to Services, Energy, and Ecosystems - engineering energy-efficient systems, applications and services; monitoring, and managing energy-aware services; fostering ecosystems in organizations and society, and others.

Engineering Energy-Efficient Systems, Applications and Services

Sustainable Service Engineering, Sustainable Service Management, Adaptive Service Designing, Energy-efficient Service Provisioning, Energy-efficient Networking and Protocols, Energy-efficient Resources Utilization, Energy Optimization in Application system and Storage systems, Energy Efficiency in Large Scale Distributed Systems, Grid/Cloud/Data Center Technology as Sustainability/Greenness Enablers, Virtualization/consolidation, Energy-efficient Methodologies for Infrastructure as a Service/Platform as a Service/Software as a Service Models, Efficient Cooling and Power Distribution, Service Resources Modeling and Management, Service Composition and Energy Consumption Analysis, Green Service Life Cycle Management, Service Orientation in Data centers

Monitoring and Managing Energy-Aware Services

Key Performance Indicators and Green Performance Indicators, Energy and Performance Profiling, Tools and Techniques for Monitoring Energy, Performance and Quality of Service Trade-off, Energy Consumption and Energy Efficiency Analysis, Facility Monitoring/Measurement Approaches, Service/Process Mining, Sustainability Scorecards, Sustainability Auditing, Green Certificates, Green Maturity Models

Fostering Ecosystems In Organizations and Society

Service Chain Management, Energy use and Total Cost of Ownership, Service Economics, Energy Efficient Services procurement/Acquisition,  After-Sales Services, Business Models for Sustainable Services, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental Compliance and Legal Regulations/Policies, Risk Management, Organization culture and Energy Use, Knowledge Management for Service, Best Practices for Sustainable/Green Services, Public and Private Sectors Practices and Experiences (case studies)


Submission Details

Authors are invited to submit original, previously unpublished research papers (written in English).  Workshop papers will be published as a joint ICSOC workshops post-proceedings in the Springer LNCS Services Science Subline.

Full research papers should not exceed 10 pages in the Springer LNCS style format describing novel solutions to relevant problems.

We also welcome a stream for short papers for work-in-progress and/or position statements (particularly, from industry). Short papers (position papers / work-in progress papers) should not exceed 6 pages in Springer LNCS style format
describing particular challenges or experiences relevant to the scope of the workshop.

Paper submission is now open.

At least one author of an accepted paper must register and participate in the workshop. Please see details at the ICSOC website:

If you have any queries about the workshop, please contact  pernici[at]elet[dot]polimi[dot]it.

in cooperation with



Schahram Dustdar
Technical University of Vienna, Austria

G.R. Gangadharan
Politecnico di Milano,

Patricia Lago
VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands

San Murugesan
University of Western Sydney, Australia

Barbara Pernici
Politecnico di Milano,

Important Dates

Paper submission: September
01, 2010
extended deadline
September 15, 2010

Notification: October 01, 2010 October 15, 2010

Camera Ready Copy: November 01, 2010

Workshop Date: December 7,

Program Committee

Rami Bahsoon
University of Birmingham, UK
Ivona Brandic
Technical Univ. of Vienna, Austria
Jon Crowcroft
Cambridge University, UK
Mariagrazia Fugini
Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Aditya Ghose
University of Wollongong, Australia
Ronen Kat
IBM Haifa, Israel
Alexander Kipp
University of Stuttgart, Germany
Dana Petcu
West University of Timisoara, Romania
Pierluigi Plebani
Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Ioan Salomie
Tech. Univ. of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Thomas Setzer 
Tech. Univ. of München, Germany
Bhuvan Unhelkar
MethodScience, Australia

Last update Nov.3, 2010