Introduction to the theme


The purpose of this theme is to examine and discuss some of the challenges facing service providers and researchers in the area of Green Software, analyzing both the technological aspects of making service centers more energy-efficient and the theme of Energy informatics, i.e., analyzing, designing, and implementing information systems to increase energy efficiency.

The webinar will begin with an overview of the key research challenges in the area of Green software in general. Following this a brief overview of the FP7 GAMES (Green Active management of Energy in IT Service centers - project, in which adaptive techniques for service centers monitoring and management and a methodology for service centers architecture and services co-design are being developed. The discussion will conclude with a discussion on next steps in terms of continuing the research in these areas.

The discussion will be moderated by Barbara Pernici, full professor of computer engineering at Politecnico di Milano. Her research interests include information systems modeling and design, service management, workflow management systems, and IS energy efficiency. She has published more than 350 papers in international conferences and venues, and 50 papers on international journals. She is an editor of the ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality and of the International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems. She participated in many European projects, among which GAMES (Green Active management of Energy in IT Service centers), where she is the scientific coordinator ( She has served as chair of IFIP Technical Committee 8 (TC8, Information Systems) and of Working Group 8.1 (Information Systems Design) of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP). She is one of the co-proposers of the IFIP Special Interest Group on “Services in IT”.