Call for Papers - ICT-GLOW '12

2nd International Conference on ICT as Key Technology against Global Warming - ICT-GLOW 2012

“Energy Efficient ICT and Energy Efficiency through ICT”

Vienna (Austria)
September 3 - 6, 2012

Submission deadline extended !!

In 2010, a record 30.6 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide poured into the atmosphere, the highest carbon output in history. Preventing a temperature rise is the biggest challenge of our time.

The ICT sector is a relevant contributor to green house gas emissions and global warming due to its tremendous presence in our everyday life but also a key technology for the fight against global warming in all other sectors.

ICT-Glow 2012 addresses the following issues:

  • Energy efficient ICT (hardware, software, processes, platforms, etc.)
  • Energy efficiency through ICT for other sectors (transportation, buildings, production, etc.)
  • Energy aware and energy efficient agents (humans, organizations, etc.)
  • Adaptation to climate change and resilience
  • Environmental informatics

The Second International Conference on ICT as a Key Technology against Global Warming (ICT-
GLOW’12) aims at providing an interdisciplinary scientific forum for in-depth discussions on the
reduction of the carbon footprint in the different sectors including ICT systems itself.

Emphasis within the ICT-sector is laid on holistic and far-reaching approaches for green and eco-
friendly solutions.

The conference aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from multiple disciplines
ranging from green maturity models in organizations to system level design and optimization.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Green ICT

  • Energy aware hardware design and methodologies
  • Energy aware software design and optimization
  • Energy aware networking
  • Energy aware application and services
  • Energy aware computing platforms including cloud computing and utility computing

ICT for smart grids

  • Grid modeling, simulation, and data management
  • Standardization and interoperability
  • Monitoring, control and protection
  • Communication networks for smart grid
  • Security and resilience
  • Consumer security and privacy
  • Smart metering, measurement, instrumentation, and control
  • Electric vehicles and smart grids
  • Virtual power plants, distributed generation, microgrids, renewables and storage
  • Regulation, pricing, policies, and energy planning
  • Field trials, deployments

ICT for green solutions

  • Smart homes
  • Smart buildings
  • Smart logistics
  • Smart supply chain
  • Smart products
  • Smart production
  • Smart transportation

Environmental informatics

  • Environmental knowledge engineering and extraction
  • System analysis and modeling
  • Environmental quality monitoring and forecasting
  • Environmental simulation
  • Environmental model interoperability and integration
  • Environmental information management
  • Environmental assessment
  • E-Learning in support of environmental informatics
  • Environmental information
  • Environmental observation
  • Linked spatial temporal data
  • Linked open data
  • Software tools and databases
  • e-Environment services, GIS and web services

Adapting to climate change and resilience

  • Use of applications for emergency telecommunications
  • Disaster relief and response
  • Resilience assessment and vulnerability
  • Community, social, economical, political and sectoral resilience

ICT assisted awareness and energy aware behavior

  • Policy and incentives to encourage energy aware behavior
  • Approaches for individual and collective energy awareness
  • Application of persuasive messages and technologies
  • Behavioral techniques (feedback, incentives, rewards, etc.)

ICT for green business and organization

  • Sustainability and life-cycle analysis
  • Business models and opportunities
  • Energy aware technology selection and evaluation
  • Green key performance indicators
  • Green and sustainable maturity models
  • Best practices and experiences
  • Organizational awareness and responsibility

ICT for green governance and beyond

  • Auditing
  • Certificates
  • Risk management
  • Compliance to legal regulations


  • Telework
  • Teleconference
  • e-presence

ICT in Sustainable development

  • Agricultural sustainability and food safety
  • Water resources management
  • Ecosystem service issues
  • Integrated modeling approaches
  • Modeling and software frameworks
  • Decision support systems issues
  • Capacity-building in developing and under-developed countries and regions
  • Modeling sustainability

Emerging technologies for energy efficiency and environment

  • Internet of Things
  • Sensor Networks
  • Urban sensing
  • Persuasive Technologies


  • A Min Tjoa, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Dieter Kranzlmüller, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität & Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, Germany


  • Amirreza „Nick” Tahamtan, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Axel Auweter, Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, Germany


  • Submission of full papers (firm): March 23, 2012 ---- extended to April 6th, 2012
  • Notification of acceptance: May 15, 2012
  • Camera-ready copies due: June 15, 2012


Authors are invited to electronically submit original research contributions or experience reports in English.

  • The submitted manuscript should closely reflect the final paper as it will appear in the Proceedings.
  • The submitted manuscript must be submitted in .pdf in LNCS format
  • The length of submitted manuscripts should not exceed 15 pages.
  • Any submission that significantly exceeds length limits or deviates from formatting requirements may be rejected without review.

For paper registration and electronic submission see starting in January 2012.

Submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition.

Duplicate submissions are not allowed. Authors are expected to agree to the following terms: "I understand that the paper being submitted must not overlap substantially with any other paper that I am a co-author of and that is currently submitted elsewhere. Furthermore, previously published papers with any overlap are cited prominently in this submission."

Duplicate submissions will be rejected immediately without review. Questions about this policy or how it applies to your work should be directed to the PC-chairs.


All accepted conference papers will be published in a volume of "Lecture Notes in Computer Science" (LNCS) by Springer Verlag.
ICT-GLOW reserves the right to accept papers only as short papers (up to 8 pages). Short papers will tend to be descriptions of interesting, innovative ideas, which nevertheless require more work to mature.
Authors of all accepted papers must sign a Springer copyright release form.


Gul Agha, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Ishfaq Ahmad, University of Texas Arlington, USA
Cosimo Anglano, Universita' del Piemonte Orientale, Italy
Axel Auweter, Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, Germany
Rami Bahsoon, The University of Birmingham, UK
Nguyen Thanh Binh, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria
Jian-Jia Chen, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Ayse Kivilcim Coskun, Boston University, USA
Georges Da Costa, Université Paul Sabatier, France
Dominique Dudkowski, NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany
Erol Gelenbe, Imperial College, UK
Aditya Ghose, University of Wollongong, Australia
Keishiro Hara, Osaka University, Japan
Helmut Hlavacs, University of Vienna, Austria
Chun-Hsi Huang, University of Connecticut, USA
Omar Hussain,Curtin University, Australia
Vipul Jain, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
Bahman Javadi, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Samee u. Khan, North Dakota State University, USA
Harald Kosch, Universität Passau, Germany
Dieter Kranzlmüller, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität & Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, Germany
Laurent Lefevre, The French Institute for Research in Computer Science, France
Thomas Ledoux, l'École des Mines de Nantes, France
Thomas Ludwig, Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum, Germany
Michele Mazzucco, University of Tartu, Estonia
Jean-Marc Menaud, l'École des Mines de Nantes, France
Daniel Mosse, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Hiroyuki Morikawa, The university of Tokyo, Japan
Tjokorda Gde Tirta Nindhia, Udayana University, Indonesia
Manish Parashar, Rutgers University, USA
Barbara Pernici, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Cathryn Peoples, University of Ulster, UK
Mario Pickavet, Universiteit Gent, Belgium
Jean-Marc Pierson, University Paul Sabatier, France
Wojciech Piotrowicz, University of Oxford, UK
Toshinori Sato, Fukuoka University, Japan
Edwin Sha, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Erich Schikuta, University of Vienna, Austria
Amirreza “Nick” Tahamtan, Vienna university of technology, Austria
Domenico Talia, Università della Calabria, Italy
A Min Tjoa, Vienna university of technology, Austria
Jordi Torres, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
Frank Teuteberg, Universität Osnabrück, Germany
Gregg Vesonder, AT&T Labs, USA
Vladimir Vlassov, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Martijn Warnier, TU Delft, The Netherlands
Rongbo Zhu, South-Central University for Nationalities, China
Albert Zomaya, University of Sydney, Australia
To be completed