Preliminary Call for Papers

3rd International Conference on ICT as Key Technology against Global Warming - ICT-GLOW 2013

“Energy Efficient ICT and Energy Efficiency through ICT”

Prague, Czech Republic
August 26 - 30, 2013

In 2011, a new all time high record was set with the emission of 34 billion tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, the main contributor to the global warming. This is a further increase of 3% over the previous record. The past decade saw an average annual increase of 2.7% in CO2 emissions. Preventing a further 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 2013 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 Third International Conference on ICT as a Key Technology against Global Warming (ICT-
GLOW’13) 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 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 22, 2013 -- extended to April 22, 2013
  • Notification of acceptance: May 20, 2013
  • Camera-ready copies due: June 10, 2013


  • Gul Agha, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Ishfaq Ahmad, University of Texas Arlington, USA
  • Cosimo Anglano, Universita' del Piemonte Orientale, Italy
  • Amin Anjomshoaa, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • 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
  • Elmar Kiesling, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • 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
  • Made Mahendra, Udayana University, Indonesia
  • 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
  • Josaphat Tetuko Sri Sumantyo, University Chiba, Japan
  • Amirreza “Nick” Tahamtan, Vienna university of technology, Austria
  • Domenico Talia, Università della Calabria, Italy
  • Tasuku Tanaka, University Yamaguchi, Japan
  • 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