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                            CALL FOR PAPERS

                             SustainIT 2015

                     The Fourth IFIP Conference on
            Sustainable Internet and ICT for Sustainability

           http://www.networks.imdea.org/sustainit2015
           
                          April 14-15, 2015
                            Madrid, Spain

 Sponsored by the IFIP TC6 WG 6.3, Performance of Communication Systems

           Technically co-sponsored by IEEE Computer Society
   Technical Committee on Computer Communications (TCCC) - Approval pending

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      **** Paper Registration Deadline --- DECEMBER 05, 2014 ****    

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The best paper presented at the conference will receive a Best Paper Award. 

Authors of papers of particular merit will be invited to submit an extended version of their work to the Elsevier Computer Communications Journal (COMCOM).

SCOPE AND OVERVIEW 
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The evolving information and communications (ICT) technologies present a unique opportunity to effect the transformation needed to move us towards the goal of sustainability by helping to reduce our carbon footprint, mitigate and adapt ill effects of climate change, reduce and repair environmental damage, provide effective disaster response and recovery, creatively manage overstressed infrastructures in crowded urban systems, and enhance use of planet friendly materials and technologies. ICT is already being integrated into many areas of our lives, such as smart management of city services, transportation, energy distribution and management, health care, etc., and this integration is expected to expand deeper and wider in the coming years and decades. Unfortunately, this ICT proliferation brings in its own challenges of increased carbon footprint, accelerating obsolescence of electronic equipment and its disposal issues, increased use of precious natural resources such as wa!
 ter and materials, etc. These twin problems of reducing the environmental impact of ICT and exploiting ICT for a more sustainable world form the underlying theme for SustainIT since its inception in 2010.

This year's SustainIT continues this theme by focusing on inter-disciplinary scientific challenges of enhancing the sustainability of ICT and via ICT. The goal of this conference is to bring together people from different research areas, and provide a forum to exchange ideas, discuss solutions, and share experiences among researchers, professionals, and application developers from both industry and academia.

Original papers addressing both theoretical and practical aspects of sustainability of ICT (including smart energy management) and innovative use of ICT to enhance human and societal sustainability are solicited.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

1) Sustainable communication substrates:
- Energy-efficient networking technologies and architectures
- Energy-efficient wired and wireless communications protocols
- Cross-layer optimizations for sustainable networking
- Novel standards and metrics for green communications
2) Energy-efficient operation of computing infrastructure:
- Energy-efficient management of computing, storage, and network resources
- Managing carbon footprint of data centers and increasing its energy efficiency
- Trade-offs between energy efficiency, Quality of Service, and reliability
- Adaptation of computing and communications infrastructure to variable renewable energy supply
- Emerging computing/storage technologies for energy efficient operation
3) Achieving sustainability through the application of ICT:
- Application of ICT to increase the energy efficiency of smart homes, smart buildings, and smart cities
- ICT for sustainable mobility, transport, and logistics
- ICT for energy-efficient industrial environments and processes
- ICT for smart power grids and novel data processing in smart energy systems
- ICT for water distribution systems including leaks, theft, contamination, and attacks.
- ICT for agriculture, food distribution/logistics, waste reduction, tracking/provenance, etc.
- ICT for healthcare (health monitoring & healthy lifestyle support systems, disease detection/monitoring, assistive technologies, health care information systems, etc.)
- ICT for underwater (e.g., oceanic) monitoring and communications
- ICT for waste water and waste monitoring, handling and reduction
- ICT in disaster monitoring, rescue and recovery, including emergency networking and exploitation of social media
- ICT for monitoring and conservation of biodiversity
- ICT for geohazard monitoring (e.g., landslides, earthquakes, etc.)
- Crowdsourcing solutions for sustainability
- Urban Sustainability
4) Practical issues in sustainable communication systems
- Security and privacy in ICT applications for sustainability
- Energy consumption measurements, models, and monitoring tools
- Measurement and evaluation of the Internet's sustainability
- Test-bed and prototype implementations of sustainable ICT systems
5) Science of Sustainability
- Metrics for sustainability and their evaluation
- Modeling of human behavior regarding sustainability choices (e.g., reduction in energy consumption, engagement of power management features, etc.)
- Ecosystem modeling (perturbations and equilibria)


PAPER SUBMISSION
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All submissions must describe original research, not published or currently under review for another workshop, conference, or journal.

Manuscripts must be limited to 8 pages and must strictly adhere to the IEEE conference publication format (e.g., 10pt font, single spacing, double column) in US Letter size with all fonts embedded. Detailed instructions for manuscript preparation and submission are available on the conference website: <http://www.networks.imdea.org/sustainit2015/index.html>

Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format through EDAS at
<http://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=18809&track=66807>

Submission implies the willingness of at least one author to register and attend the conference to present the paper. The organizers reserve the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference if the paper is not presented at the conference.


IMPORTANT DATES
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- Paper registration deadline:         December 05, 2014
- Paper submission deadline:           December 12, 2014
- Acceptance notification:             February 27, 2015
- Camera-ready version due:            March    15, 2015
- SustainIT 2015 conference:           April 14-15, 2015

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
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GENERAL CO-CHAIRS
  Krishna Kant, Temple University, USA
  Domenico Giustiniano, IMDEA Networks Institute, Spain

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS
  Enzo Mingozzi, University of Pisa, Italy
  Andreas Reinhardt, The University of New South Wales, Australia
  
STEERING COMMITTEE
  Marco Conti (Chair), IIT-CNR, Italy
  Giuseppe Anastasi, University of Pisa, Italy
  Jon Crowcroft, University of Cambridge, UK
  Thierry Klein, Bell Labs, USA

PHD FORUM & DEMO CHAIRS
  Karin Anna Hummel, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  Daniele Puccinelli, SUPSI, Switzerland

PANEL CHAIR
  Marco Ajmone Marsan, Politecnico di Torino, Italy and IMDEA Networks Institute, Spain

PUBLICITY CHAIR
  Malisa Vucinic, Grenoble Informatics Laboratory & STMicroelectronics, France   
  Zhisheng Niu, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

PUBLICATION CHAIR
  Christian Renner, University of Luebeck, Germany

FINANCE AND REGISTRATION CHAIR
  Nicola Bui - IMDEA Networks Institute & University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
  Pablo Caballero - IMDEA Networks Institute & University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain
  Luca Cominardi - IMDEA Networks Institute & University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain

WEBMANAGER 
  Qing Wang - IMDEA Networks Institute & University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain

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