We are very happy to announce that PLEASE 2015 will feature a keynote by
Patricia Lago, VU University Amsterdam, on
"Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Software"
Abstract: With the increasing role played by software in supporting our society, its sustainability and environmental impact have become major factors in the development and operation of software-intensive systems. Myths and beliefs hide the real truth behind Green IT: IT is energy-inefficient because software is developed to make it so - intentionally or not. But how far are we from being able to control software energy-efficiency? What makes software greener? How can we transform measuring software energy consumption in a general practice? What architectural design decisions will result in more sustainable systems? How can we ensure that new-generation software will be both cloud-ready and environmental-friendly and how can we make evident the economic and social impact of developing software with 'energy in mind'? These are a few of the research questions for a more sustainable digital society. This talk will discuss them, hence drawing directions for exciting challenges, promising opportunities, and ultimately inspiring research.
Short Biography: Patricia Lago is full professor at VU University Amsterdam. Her research interests include software- and serviceoriented architecture, sustainability and green software engineering. She has a PhD in Control and Computer Engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Italy. She is chair of the IEEE/IFIP WICSA Steering Committee, member of the Steering Committee of the ICT4S conference series, of the IFIP 2.10 Working group on Software Architecture, the IFIP 2.14 Working group on Services-based Systems, and the Dutch Knowledge Network on Green Software. She is initiator and co-organizer of the GREENS workshop series on Green and Sustainable Software, and co-organizer of the first Track on Software Engineering in Society (SEIS) at ICSE 2015. She is in the Editorial Board of the Journal of Systems and Software (Elsevier), and the Journal of Software - Evolution and Process (Wiley). More info at: www.cs.vu.nl/~patricia