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  • Thu
    Coventry, United Kingdom

    Modern society aspires to be economically and socially sustainable.
    The digital infrastructure underpinning our society allows us to achieve these goals by various mechanisms including online social networks, trust and reputation, peer-to-peer and content sharing, secure transactions and online voting. Such mechanisms however are at increasing risk from cyber attacks, industrial espionage, online fraud and government surveillance; each serving to undermine trust and security at different levels. This conference offers a unique platform to address the issues of cyber security and trust in the context of sustainable societies. Authors are invited to submit original research papers addressing theoretical foundations, modelling and empirical approaches, along with more exploratory work, and position papers to raise open questions.


    Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

    - Cyber Attacks (Phishing, Reputation Attacks)
    - Identity, Trust and Trustworthiness
    - Privacy, Surveillance and Control
    - Reputation Systems and Social Networks
    - Security Governance and Public Good
    - Human Factors and Behavioural Dynamics
    - Ethics, Philosophy, Politics and Innovation
    - Security Economics, Incentives and Liabilities
    - Low Carbon and Resilient City and Transport

    Submission and publication

    Submissions to the conference must not have been published or be concurrently considered elsewhere. All submissions will be peer-reviewed and judged on the basis of originality, contribution to the field, technical and presentation quality, and relevance to the conference. All papers must be written in English. Research papers must not exceed 12 pages in total while position papers must not exceed 6 pages.

    At least one author of each accepted submission will be expected to register and attend to present their work. Submission of papers is available through EasyChair at

    All accepted papers will be published in the Working Papers of the
    SSN+ (ISSN 2052-8604). Following the conference, a shortlisted set of
    papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper to be considered for publication in a special issue of Journal of Trust Management (Springer).

    Keynote speaker

    - Prof. Steve Schneider (University of Surrey, UK)
    - Title: “Verifiable Electronic Voting”

    Important dates

    - Submission of Papers: 1st November 2014
    - Notification to Authors: 15th December 2014
    - Submission of Camera Ready: 10th January 2015
    - Early Bird Registration: 25th January 2015

    Program committee co-chairs

    - Siraj Ahmed Shaikh (Coventry University, UK)
    - Catherine Mulligan (Imperial College, UK)

    Program committee

    - Debi Ashenden (Cranfield University, UK)
    - Anirban Basu (KDDI Laboratories, Japan)
    - Eduardo Cerqueira (UFPA, Brazil)
    - Tom Chen (City University, UK)
    - Paul Curzon (Queen Mary Univ of London, UK)
    - Zeynep Gurguc (Imperial College, UK)
    - Chris Hankin (Imperial College, UK)
    - Vassilis Kostakos (University of Oulu, Finland)
    - Paddy Krishnan (Oracle, Australia)
    - Santi Phi (Chiang Mai University, Thailand)
    - Juan E. Tapiador (Carlos III de Madrid, Spain)
    - Tim Watson (University of Warwick, UK)
    - Chris Preist (Bristol University, UK)
    - Stefanos Skalistis (EPFL, Switzerland)


    The conference will be held at Coventry University, Coventry, United Kingdom.


    For further information on Sustainable Society Network+

    For any queries or further information please contact:
    sustainablesocietynetwork.netOR PC Co-chairs:

    - Siraj Ahmed Shaikh (
    - Catherine Mulligan (

  • Mon
    Salamanca, Spain

    Call for Papers and Student Research Abstracts

    Software Engineering Aspects of Green Computing

    The 30th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
    April 13 - 17, 2015, Salamanca, Spain

    The increasing amount of the energy consumption of today's IT solutions
    significantly contributes to greenhouse gas emissions. "Green Computing"
    or "Green IT" emphasizes on the need for reducing the environmental
    impacts of IT solutions by reducing their energy consumption and their
    greenhouse gas emissions. Among others, green computing can be achieved
    in software and by software. While greening by software aims at saving
    energy (or other resources) by the help of software, greening in software
    aims at reducing the environmental impact caused by the software itself.

    The Software Engineering Aspects of Green Computing track at the 2015
    Symposium on Applied Computing aims to bring together academic and
    industrial researchers to share their experience in achieving the
    green-ness in and by software. Submissions are encouraged, but not
    limited, in the following topics:
    * Greenness in Software: which dedicated software engineering methods and tools are required to model, analyze and optimize energy-consumption and carbon dioxide generation of software systems during the software development process?
    o Requirement elicitation phase:
    * Methods and tools to elicit and model greenness requirements
    * Methods and tools to identify and analyze the trade-offs among the functional requirements, greenness requirements themselves and other quality attributes
    o Architectural design phase:
    * Methods and tools to model greenness attributes of software architecture
    * Methods and tools to analyze the trade-offs among the functional requirements, greenness attributes themselves and other quality attributes
    * Metrics to evaluate the greenness of software architecture
    * Methods and tools to trace greenness attributes to the greenness requirements
    * Dedicated architectural patterns to achieve green software
    * Refactoring methods energy saving
    o Implementation phase:
    * (Domain-specific) languages to implement greener software
    * Compilation methods to achieve greener software
    * IDE support to guide programmers in implementing greener software
    * Refactoring methods to make legacy software greener
    * Methods and tools to measure the greenness of implementations
    * Methods and tools to assess the trade-offs between the functionality, the greenness and other quality attributes
    o Testing phase:
    * Methods and tools to generate test scenarios to assess the greenness of software
    * Energy profiling techniques
    o Operational phase:
    * Methods and tools to monitor the greenness attributes
    * Methods and tools to dynamically adapt the software to fulfill its greenness attributes
    * Methods and tools to profile energy consumption and to carbon foot printing
    * Metrics to identify energy hotspots
    * Greenness by software: which dedicated software engineering methods and tools are required to model, analyze and optimize energy-consumption and carbon dioxide generation of industrial solutions by means of software?
    o Industrial case studies such as smart home, smart cities, smart embedded systems
    o Methods and tools to make industrial solutions dynamically adaptive in their greenness attributes
    o Methods and tools to measure the effect of green-ness by software
    o Methods and tools to make hardware greener by software
    o Application software for smart control of eco-friendly buildings, thermo-control of data centers, climate monitoring

    Student Research Abstracts
    Graduate students seeking feedback from the scientific community on their
    research ideas are invited to submit abstracts (minimum of 2-pages and
    maximum of 4-pages) of their original un-published and in-progress
    research work in the area of Software Engineering Aspects of Green
    Computing. For more details, see

    Submission Guideline
    All submitted papers must represent original work and can only be submitted
    to a single ACM SAC track. Papers submitted to more than one track will be
    removed from the conference. There is a limit of 6 pages using the ACM SIG
    format. Authors may opt to add 2 additional pages (at extra charge). Please
    ensure that the author names and contacts are omitted from the submitted
    paper during the initial review phase. Paper submissions must be made
    electronically in PDF format via the ACM SAC website

    Paper registration is required, allowing the inclusion of the paper/poster in the conference proceedings.
    An author or a proxy attending SAC MUST present the paper. This is a requirement for all accepted papers and posters to be included
    in the ACM digital library. No-show of scheduled papers and posters will result in excluding them from the ACM digital library.

    Important Dates

    * Submission of regular papers and SRC abstracts: September 12, 2014
    * Submission of tutorial proposals: September 26, 2014
    * Notification of tutorials acceptance: November 3, 2014
    * Author notification for papers and SRC abstracts: November 17, 2014
    * Camera-ready copies of accepted papers: December 8, 2014
    * Author registration due date: December 15, 2014

    Track Chairs
    Somayeh Malakuti (Technical University of Dresden, Germany)
    Wolfgang Lohmann (Switzerland)
    Mehmet Aksit (University of Twente, The Netherlands)

    For more detailed information, please visit

  • Sat
    Firenze, Italy

    Call for Contributions to
    Software Engineering in Society

    * Goals *

    ICSE 2015 features for the first time the new Track on Software
    Engineering in Society (SEIS).

    SEIS will provide a forum for discussing the role and impact of
    software engineering in a sustainable society that is incrementally
    intertwined with ecological changes, social challenges, economic
    imperatives and technical demands and opportunities.

    * SEIS welcomes *

    - innovative, inspiring, thought-provoking research supported by
    well-motivated scientific intuition; new research directions;
    synergies with other disciplines

    - solid research results; empirical studies; research experimentation
    bridging the gap between models and reality of a sustainable society

    * Scope *

    SEIS 2015 seeks papers challenging the role and impact of the software
    engineering discipline for a sustainable society, along various

    - environmental sustainability: energy, climate change;
    - social sustainability: for both organizations, individuals and
    citizens, communities;
    - economic sustainability: business and economic aspects of software
    - societal sustainability: software engineering ethics, digital
    divide, software engineering implications of, and contribution to,
    various aspects of our society, recognition and exploitation of
    diversity to benefit software engineering practices;
    - technical sustainability: software that can evolve, adapt to
    changing requirements, adapt to ever-changing society.

    SEIS authors are encouraged to contribute both mature, and novel but
    soundly-motivated research. SEIS especially welcomes multi- and
    interdisciplinary research showcasing how software engineering can
    contribute, and complement, the various sustainability dimensions of
    our society.

    * Evaluation *

    The main criterion for acceptance is the degree to which a paper
    matches the aforementioned track goals and scope, and provides
    innovation to software engineering, emphasizing the 'Sustainability'
    dimension of the track. The SEIS program committee will perform the
    assessment according to the following criteria: originality, relevance
    and soundness of the proposal, appropriate consideration of relevant
    literature, and quality of presentation.

    Each submission will be reviewed by at least two members of the
    program committee.

    * Presentation at the conference *

    The SEIS sessions will feature a mix of short papers and long papers.

    * How to Submit *

    All papers must conform at the time of submission to the ICSE 2015
    formatting and submission instructions. Short papers must not exceed
    four pages, including all text, references, appendices, and
    figures. Long papers must not exceed 10 pages, including all text,
    references, appendices, and figures. Papers must be submitted
    electronically at the SEIS CyberChair submission site
    , by the
    submission deadline of October 24, 2014 (anywhere on earth).

    * Important dates *

    Submission deadline: October 24, 2014
    Notification to authors: January 21, 2015
    Camera ready deadline: February 13, 2015

    * SEIS Committee *

    Daniela Damian (Co-Chair) University of Victoria Canada
    Patricia Lago (Co-Chair) VU University Amsterdam Netherlands

    Marco Aiello University of Groningen Netherlands
    Rami Bahsoon University of Birmingham UK
    Travis Breaux Carnegie Mellon University US
    Bernd Bruegge Technische Universität München Germany
    Steve Easterbrook University of Toronto Canada
    Hakan Ergodomus Carnegie Mellon University US
    Steve Fickas University of Oregon US
    Anthony Finkelstein University College London UK
    Scott D. Fleming University of Memphis US
    Jim Herbsleb Carnegie Mellon University US
    Lorenz M. Hilty University of Zurich and TSL, Empa Switzerland
    Rick Kazman University of Hawaii US
    Philippe Kruchten University of British Columbia Canada
    Filippo Lanubile University of Bari Italy
    Casper Lassenius Aalto University, Finland / MIT Sloan, US
    Grace Lewis SEI-CMU US
    Walid Maalej University of Hamburg Germany
    Maurizio Morisio Politecnico di Torino Italy
    Henry Muccini University of L'Aquila Italy
    Jurgen Muench University of Helsinki Finland
    Hausi Muller University of Victoria Canada
    Norberto Patrignani Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Italy
    Birgit Penzenstadler University of California, Irvine US
    Giuseppe Procaccianti VU University Amsterdam Netherlands
    Awais Rashid Lancaster University UK
    Maryam Razavian VU University Amsterdam Netherlands
    Debra Richardson University of California, Irvine US
    Janice Singer National Research Council Canada

    * Formatting and submission instructions *

    Please review the submission and formatting instructions carefully. Submissions that do not comply with the instructions and size limits will be rejected without review.

  • Fri

    Global Hack Site:

    Fishackathon is a public-private partnership that aims to capitalize on the expansion of mobile technology use across the developing world to address sustainable fishery challenges. The annual Fishackathon event calls on coders, designers, creatives, architects, product managers, project managers, oceanographers, fishers, ichthyologist, phycologist, algologist, and beach combers from all around the world to come together to create new applications and tools for use on mobile phones, devices, and other end-solutions, which can help fishers work smarter and more safely in sustainable fishing.

    You're being asked to develop a solution which addresses one of the four areas which are challenging our fisheries and oceans today:

    • Fisheries Management - drawing on science to find ways to protect fishery resources so sustainable explotation is possible.
    • Conservation - preservation, protection, or restoration of the earth's natural environment, natural ecosystems, vegetation, wildlife, and biodiversity.
    • Aquaculture - the breeding, rearing, and harvesting of aquatic plants and animals in all types of water environments for food or to enhance recreational, commercial, and ecologically-important species and habitats.
    • Traceability - ability to verify the history, location, or application of an item by means of a documented recorded identification. In particular, we are concerned with the fact that any product is manufactured or produced under safe working conditions, by workers that earn a fair wage and use methods that do not damage the environment or people.
    To help you with the development of your solution, you can select one of the problem statement as a specific application of your solution. Each problem statement addresses at least one of the categories above.

  • Mon
    UN City, Copenhagen + live stream

    2015 CKB Outreach Event: Creating a “Climate Knowledge Grid”
    An open session and cocktail reception to learn what climate knowledge brokers are doing to connect up climate knowledge, and discuss how your organisation can benefit and ‘plug in’ to the ‘climate knowledge grid’.
    14:00-17:30, June 22, 2015 – UN City, Copenhagen and on live stream. Organized by the CKB group jointly with CTCN, CDKN and REEEP

    Are you getting lost in an ocean of information?
    The fields of climate and development have undergone radical transformations over the past decades as the world has woken up to the perils of climate change. At the same time, information and communication technologies (ICTs) have revolutionised the way we communicate, bringing many benefits – but also new problems. A field once challenged by the lack of reliable and relevant data is now overwhelmed with oceans of information, pouring in from a multitude of sources inhabiting various corners of the climate development community. Today, the challenge is navigating and making sense of this information, overcoming the “portal proliferation syndrome” of climate web sites.
    The need for coordination: the role of the Climate Knowledge Brokers Group
    The Climate Knowledge Brokers Group (CKB) is a Community of Practice of knowledge brokers operating in the climate and development space who recognized that the current knowledge infrastructure is ineffective in delivering the right knowledge to those who need it, when they need it. In response, the group is creating practical solutions and methods to improve and streamline information sharing, to better steer the flow of knowledge to those who need it, and to engage and connect researchers, practitioners, policy actors and businesses to drive climate resilient development. The vision is to create a connected ‘grid’ for climate knowledge that is flexible, open and adaptable to changing needs and evolving technology.
    Information about the Event
    Join us at UN City in Copenhagen for a chance to meet some leading members of the Climate Knowledge Brokers Group, learn about the emerging vision for this ‘climate knowledge grid’ and how decision-makers and other knowledge users will benefit, and discuss how organizations can ‘plug in’.
    Preliminary Agenda
    Guests are welcome to come for the whole event, or dip in for part of it.
    14:00 Registration, coffee and pastries
    14:15 Welcome and introduction to the Climate Knowledge Brokers Group:
    Speakers: Florian Bauer (REEEP), Geoff Barnard (CDKN)
    14:30 Examples of Climate Knowledge Broker Initiatives (four 2-minute “elevator pitch” presentations)
    14:45 Panel Discussion: How do we create an effective ‘Grid’ for climate knowledge? Panel to include:
    Jukka Ousukainen (Director, CTCN),
    Helena Molin Valdés (Head, CCAC Secretariat),
    Martin Hiller (Director General, REEEP),
    Ari Huhtala (Deputy CEO, CDKN),
    Chair: Geoff Barnard (CDKN)
    16:00 Climate Knowledge Fair and Cocktail Reception: Learn about some of the platforms and portals that make up the CKB Group, speak to the people who run them, see demos, and discover how you can benefit from what’s already available online
    17:30 End

    To make the organization of the event easier, we kindly ask participants to pre-register for the outreach event via this link before June 18, 2015:
    Live Stream and Recording
    The event will be streamed live through the support of CTCN, and a recording will be available shortly after. More information will be communicated to registered virtual participants and will be available here:
    If you have any questions about the event or the CKB group, feel free to contact Sigmund Kluckner (CKB Coordination Hub) at

    Download this Announcement as PDF:

  • Fri
    Sydney, Australia


    Key dates:
    *Deadline for proceedings published posters/demos: 5 October 2015*
    Notification of Acceptance: 8 October 2015
    Final versions of proceeding published posters/demos: 15 October 2015

    Please email your posters/demos to with the email
    subject as "GreenCom 2015 poster demo submission".

    Two types of posters and demos:
    1. Proceedings published posters and demos: Submission is a 2-page short
    paper describing the post/demo content, research, relevance and importance
    to Internet of Things or related topics. If accepted, the 2-page short
    paper will be published in the main conference proceedings together with
    regular research papers. Each accepted poster or demo must register to the
    main conference with full registration.

    2. Web published posters and demos: Submission is a 1-page extended
    abstract. Such posters/demos will not be included in the conference
    proceedings, but will be published on the conference website.

    Both types of posters/demos will be displayed during the conference.

    Participants are invited to submit posters and research demos to
    GreenCom 2015. GreenCom 2015 is created to provide a prime international
    forum for both researchers, industry practitioners and environment experts
    to exchange the latest fundamental advances in the state of the art and
    practice of Internet of Things as well as joint-venture and synergic
    research and development across various related areas. Topics of interest
    for posters and demos include, but not limited to:

    Scope and Topics

    A. Green Computing and Communication Technologies
    • Green infrastructure sustainable design and technologies
    • Energy- and power-constrained devices and gateways
    • Ultra-low power systems architectures
    • Low-power, distributed data processing on sensors
    • Energy-efficient M2M wired and wireless communications and networking
    • Optimization and/or analysis in green computing and communications
    (including core
    network optimization)
    • Green big data architecture
    • Green cloud computing
    • Energy efficient networking, communication and protocols
    • Energy efficiency in networking, wireless networks and vehicular networks
    • Energy efficiency in data centers and large-scale data processing
    • Measurement and modeling of energy consumption
    • Standardization and benchmark

    B. Smart Energy and Smart Grid.
    • Smart metering infrastructure and technologies
    • Large-scale monitoring, control and demand response
    • Advanced data fusion, mining and modeling in smart grid
    • Management and control of distributed energy generation, storage and
    • Advanced smart grid applications: grid-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-grid,
    • Renewable energy generation and new energy sources
    • Standardization and benchmark

    C. Green Society Applications
    • Smart sensing systems
    • Smart city
    • Green vehicle, green home, green buildings and green anything
    • Green industrial automation and control
    • Intelligent Transport Systems and control

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