Software Engineering Group

3. Workshop

Energy Aware Software-Engineering and Development (EASED@GI 2013)


One of the current trends in information technologies are mobile and embedded devices. Devices get smaller, more powerful, more flexible to use/program, and ubiquitous. However, one of the major drawbacks of using such devices are their limited resources, especially their power supply. Hence, their uptime strongly depends on the effectiveness of energy saving technologies. And regarding the goals of Green IT also non-battery powered devices profit from energy-efficient software.

Computer devices are composed of memory, CPU, bus systems, communication interfaces and other hardware components. Users use software that utilizes the available hardware to solve certain tasks. However, different components have different energy consumptions. Standard PCs like laptops optimize energy consumptions by adapting the behavior of their hardware. Besides this, one must consider hardware access via software to optimize energy consumptions. Unfortunately, we do not have mature measurement approaches that are platform independent and reliable nor do we fully understand the tradeoffs between energy, performance, cost, and other metrics. This limits our ability to improve energy-efficiency without violating performance requirements and physical constraints.

EASED2013 provides a forum in which to present the latest research and to debate directions, challenges, and novel ideas about building energy-efficient software systems. In addition, researchers will have the opportunity to interact with one another, explore cross-cutting ideas, and develop new perspectives on the problem domain. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Software based energy measurement
  • Energy metrics of software
  • Modeling Energy-Aware systems
  • Energy classification strategies
  • Strategies for optimizing energy consumptions
  • Protocols for energy aware data communication
  • Energy aware software engineering approaches
We plan to announce the workshop internationally. Hence, the workshop language as well as the language of the papers will be English.

To further stimulate these discussions, authors are invited to submit papers on the workshop´s topics. Accepted papers will be presented at the workshop and will be published in GI-Edition "Lecture Notes in Informatics" (LNI).

Submissions and important dates
Authors are encouraged to submit their papers (max. 15 pages in english [LNI style]; shorter contributions are possible!) not later than May 12, 2013 through ConfTool.
paper submission deadline: May 12, 2013
author notification: May 20, 2013
registration of at least one author of accepted paper until June 30, 2013
camera-ready deadline: July 1, 2013
Informatik 2013: September 16-20, 2013
Further information at Informatik 2013
The workshop will take place with the workshop "UINW - Umweltinformatik zwischen Nachhaltigkeit und Wandel".

Accepted Paper

  • Jakob Drangmeister, Eva Kern, Markus Dick, Stefan Naumann, Gisela Sparmann, Achim Guldner: Greening Software with Continuous Energy Efficiency Measurement
  • Claas Wilken, Sebastian Richly, Sebastian Götz, Uwe Aßmann: Energy Profiling as a Service

Organizing Committee
Christian Bunse (University of the Applied Sciences Stralsund)
Stefan Naumann (University of the Applied Sciences Trier, Environmental Campus Birkenfeld)
Andreas Winter (Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg)

Program Committee
Uwe Aßmann (TU Dresden)
Klemens Böhm (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie)
Hermann de Meer (University Passau)
Holger Eichelberger (University Hildesheim)
Sebastian Götz (TU Dresden)
Theo Härder (TU Kaiserslautern)
Erik Kamsties (FH Dortmund)
Wolfgang Lohmann (Empa)
Gunter Saake (University Magdeburg)
Karsten Schmidt (SAP AG)
Thomas Schulze (University Mannheim)
Birgit Penzenstadle (TU München)
Norbert Siegmund (University Magdeburg)
Heribert Vollmer (THI Hannover)