3rd International Workshop on Measurement and Metrics for Green and Sustainable Software (MeGSuS’16)

Post date: Dec 10, 2015 3:33:19 PM


Call for Papers:


3rd International Workshop on Measurement and Metrics for Green and Sustainable Software Systems (MeGSuS’16)

September 7th, 2016 -

Collocated at ESEM 2016 Ciudad Real, Spain





Paper Submission: 10-05-2016

Acceptance Notification: 30-05-2016

Camera-Ready : 15-06-2016

Workshop: 07-09-2016




With the recent proliferation of devices and applications, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is increasing its impact on the environment due to

its resource and power consumption. However, ICTs can make also a significant contribution to saving energy, by autonomous optimization efforts and by inducing

changes of user behavior attitudes and values.

A variety of research work on Green ICT has focused on measuring the level of greenness of hardware components from an environmental perspective. In the last

years, there has been an increasing interest in having clear metrics for measuring the carbon footprint of software, the amount of resources used by software, and

how it affects the environmental impact of ICT. However, measuring software sustainability is a challenging task, due to the complexity of its direct and

indirect effects on the environment. Besides, we need software not only environmentally but also socially, economically, and technically sustainable.

The workshop aims to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners i) to discuss their current work on measurement practices for greening and making more

sustainable software systems ii) to share experiences on metrics commonly used to assess/predict the greenness in the ICT industry (e.g. Data Centers, Embedded

System Software) iii) to identify the main challenges and define a research agenda on the topic of Measurement and Metrics for Green and Sustainable Software.




MeGSuS’16 seeks contributions addressing, but not limited to, the following topics:

-Definition of metrics for assessing/predicting greenness and sustainability levels

-Reusing existing measures to extract software "greenness" information

-Relationships between traditional software metrics and green metrics

-Measurement to support green decision making

-Cost estimation model for making greener IT

-Tools for automatic collection of green measures

-Using indicators to visualize software sustainability levels

-Theoretical and empirical validation of green metrics and measurement methods

-Empirical studies on the effectiveness of sustainability metrics

-Empirical studies on the trade-offs between sustainability and traditional - software qualities

-Reports on measurement practices in green IT




Paper Submission and Publication

Submitted articles should be in PDF format. 8 pages for full papers, 4 pages for

short and position papers.

The author can find some example templates and additional writing guidelines at


All contributions will be reviewed and evaluated based on (i) their ability to

generate discussion, and (ii) relevance to the workshop.

The submission and review process will be performed through EasyChair:



PROGRAM COMMITTEE (To be extended)


Alain Abran, ETS – Université du Québec, (Canada)

Sedef Akinli Kocak, University of Ryerson (Canada)

Nour Ali, University of Brighton (UK)

Paris Avgeriou, University of Groningen (Netherlands)

Rami Bahsoon, University of Birmingham (UK)

Manuel F. Bertoa, Universidad de Malaga (Spain)

Luigi Buglione, Engineering.IT (Italy)

Leticia Duboc, Univ. Estado do Río de Janeiro (Brazil)

Patricia Lago, VU University Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Grace A. Lewis, SEI, Carnegie Mellon (USA)

Mª Ángeles Moraga, Univ. Castilla La Mancha (Spain)

Sandro Morasca, Univ. degli Studi dell’Insubria (Italy)

Ankita Raturi, University of California (USA)

Jerome Rocheteau, ICAM (France)




Nelly Condori-Fernandez, VU University Amsterdam

Giuseppe Procaccianti, VU University Amsterdam

Coral Calero, Universidad Castilla La Mancha

Alessandra Bagnato, SOFTEAM, France