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2nd International Workshop on Energy-Efficient Data Centres

Co-located with the ACM e-Energy 2013, the Fourth International Conference on Future Energy Systems
May 21, 2013 – Berkeley, CA


Call for Papers

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Important Dates

* Paper submission (full papers): 
January 30, 2013
* Notification of acceptance
March 19, 2013
* Submission of camera-ready papers:
April 7, 2013

Workshop Chairs

- Xavier Hesselbach-Serra, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
- Sonja Klingert, University of Mannheim, Germany
- Giovanni Giuliani, HP Italy Innovation Centre, Italy
- Maria Perez-Ortega, GFI, Spain

Technical Programme Committee

- Colin Atkinson (University of Mannheim, Germany)
- Robert Basmadjian (University of Passau, Germany)
- Christian Bunse (University of Appl. Sciences Stralsund, Germany)
- Ivona Brandic (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
- Marta Chinnici (ENEA, Italy)
Ron Doyle (IBM, USA)
- Daniel Gmach (HPLabs, USA)
- Erol Gelenbe (Imperial College London, Great Britain)
- Thierry Klein (Alcatel-Lucent, USA)
- Bastian Koller (HLRS, Germany)
- Barbara Pernici (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
David Snelling (Fujitsu Laboratories Europe, Great Britain)
- Tuan Anh Trinh (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary)
- Wolfgang Ziegler (SCAI Fraunhofer, Germany)

Submission and publication of the work

The workshop will be co-located
with the ACM conference e-Energy 2013, to be held May 21-24 in Berkeley, U.S.A. Manuscripts will be submitted via easychair. The format must follow Springer LNCS style. Accepted papers will again be published with Springer LNCS
and in the Springer LNCS Digital

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Climate change poses new challenges to everyone. By now it is well-known that the world wide average temperature will probably rise by more than 2°C causing some regions to get barren and others to be flooded, unless all areas of economic activity contribute to a substantial reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. It is also well-known that ICT alone is responsible for about as many emissions as the total of aviation – maybe even more in future. What is less well-known is that the data centres’ carbon footprint is continually gaining weight within the total of ICT; steadily increasing due to an overall trend of outsourcing computing power and the world’s tendency to create and move around more data every single day.

This situation is a challenge for many experts working in the field of GreenIT, which is why E2DC was started last year. It specifically targets the environmental impact of data centres from a software as well as hardware perspective, thinking locally and globally.The scope spans technological solutions as well as new business models. It addresses researchers from academia, but in order to foster collaboration between academia and industry and to increase the overall impact, a strong industrial track is also planned.

PROGRAM Download

09.00 - 09.10 Registration & Welcome , Sonja Klingert (University of Mannheim), Maria Perez Ortega (GFI)
09.10 - 09.40 Maria Perez Ortega (GFI) and Sonja Klingert (University of Mannheim)
Saving Energy in and through Data Centres – An Introduction to FIT4Green and All4Green
09.40 - 10.10 Keynote, Mary Ann Piette (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab)
Automation of Demand Response and Communications Systems
10.10 – 10:55

Session 1: Energy and Workload Measurement, chaired by Sonja Klingert (University of Mannheim)

  • 10.10 - 10.25 - Characterizing the impact of workload and renewable prediction on the value of geographical workload and energy buffering management.
    Zahra Abbasi, Madhurima Pore, Joydeep Banerjee and Sandeep Gupta.

  • 10.25 - 10.40 - Renewable Energy Aware Data Centres: The Problem of Controlling the Applications Workload.
    Corentin Dupont.

  • 10.40 - 10.55 - Estimating photo-voltaic power supply without smart metering infrastructure.
    Michael Till Beck, Stefan Schuster, Hermann de Meer and Martin Kreuzer.

10.55 – 11.05 Coffee
11.05 – 11.50

 Session 2: Energy Management, chaired by Xavier Hesselbach-Serra (UPC)

  • 11.05 - 11.20 - Automatic Energy Efficiency Management of Data Center Resources by Load-Dependent Server Activation and Sleep Modes.
    Paul Kühn and Maggie Mashaly.
  • 11.20 - 11.35 - Energy Aware Database Management
    Christian Bunse, Hagen Höpfner, Essam Mansour, Suman Roychoudhury and Sonja Klingert.
  • 11.35 - 11.50 - A data center control architecture for power consumption reduction.
    Juan Felipe Botero, David Rincón, Anna Agustí, Xavier Hesselbach, Frederic Raspall, David Remondo, Antoni Barba, Paolo Barone and Giovanni Giuliani.
11.50- 12.50 

Session 3: Energy Issues in Next Generation Data Centres, chaired by Maria Perez Ortega (GFI)

  • 11.50 - 12.20 - Energy Data Center.
    Audrey Lee (California Public Utilities Commission).
  • 12.20 - 12.50 - Software-defined networking and network functions virtualization (NfV) in energy-efficient data centers.
    Christos Kolias ( Orange Silicon Valley)
12.50 – 14.15 Lunch break 
14.15 - 15.15

Session 4:  Simulators and control, chaired by Paul Kühn (University of Stuttgart)

  • 14.15 – 14.30 - Modeling Data Center Building Blocks for Energy-efficiency and Thermal Simulations.
    Micha Vor Dem Berge, Georges Da Costa, Mateusz Jarus, Ariel Oleksiak, Wojciech Piątek and Eugen Volk
  • 14.30 - 14.45 - A simulator to assess energy-saving techniques in content distribution networks.
    Tom Bostoen, Jeff Napper, Sape Mullender and Yolande Berbers
  • 14.45 - 15.00 -Data Center Smart Grid Integration Considering Renewable Energies and Waste Heat Usage.
    Stefan Janacek, Gunnar Schomaker and Wolfgang Nebel.
  • 15.15 - 15.15 - Expanding Data Center Energy Efficiency Objectives with Smart Grid Integration.
    Girish Ghatikar (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab)
15.15 – 15.30 Afternoon coffee break
15.30 - 16.55 Panel: Data Center Challenges, Standards Landscape, and Future Requirements,
Chaired by Jorjeta Jetcheva (Fujitsu Labs of America), Hermann de Meer (University of Passau), Stefan Dambeck (SWP), 
16.55 – 17.00 Wrap up and closing of the workshop

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