USENIX SustainIT '10 Call For Papers Now Available

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USENIX SustainIT '10 Call For Papers Now Available

Lionel Garth Jones
The Program Committee for the the First USENIX Workshop on Sustainable
Information Technology (SustainIT '10) invites you to submit your
papers.

Increasingly, designers of computer systems ranging from small mobile
devices to massive datacenters are concerned with sustainable design,
including both power and life-cycle costs; these costs should include
manufacturing, operation, and disposal of IT systems.

We seek papers that evaluate energy-related issues and their
aforementioned trade-offs, present novel new ideas, challenge and/or
debunk past and present practices, and more. We especially encourage
papers that discuss not just energy issues but also how they interact
with other dimensions in a sustainable manner. The scope of this
workshop is broad, covering research, theory, hardware, software,
applications, techniques, etc.--all related to making computing systems
greener.

Topics of interest related to energy-sustainable computing include but
are not limited to:
* Energy vs. performance, cost, reliability, usability, security, etc.
* Evaluations of long-term total costs of ownership (TCOs, e-waste,
growth rates, recycling, etc.)
* Total Impact of Ownership (TIO) in the long run (even decades-long)
* Workload reduction techniques (e.g., compression, dedup)
* Application of virtualization, cloud computing, clustering, and
workload management
* Hardware-based techniques (e.g., new electronics, clock-gating,
disaggregation)
* Firmware-based techniques (e.g., APM, ACPI)
* Right-sizing techniques (e.g., DVFS, DRPM)
* Use of FLASH and other novel storage media
* Impact of storage hardware and software stacks
* Application-optimization techniques (e.g., compiler-based)
* Theory, algorithms, and simulated results
* Energy and energy-related metrics (e.g., $$$, Energy-Delay, PUE)
* IT services and techniques to manage energy and reduce costs
* Sustainability and life-cycle analysis
* Practical energy technologies for the developing world
* Datacenter techniques (e.g., blade servers, low-power CPUs)
* Software-based techniques at all levels, from OS/kernel to  
applications
* Evaluation and modification of business processes to reduce the
environmental impact
* Economics of energy-efficienct software and hardware design
* New datacenter cooling and energy-management issues and designs,
including use of renewable energy sources
* Thermal and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models for software and
hardware co-design

Please submit your work by November 9, 2009.
More information and submission guidelines are available at
http://www.usenix.org/sustainit10/cfpa

SustainIT '10 will take place February 22, 2010, in San Jose, CA. It
will be co-located with the 8th USENIX Conference on File and Storage
Technologies (FAST '10), which will take place February 23-26, 2010.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

Sincerely,

Ethan L. Miller, University of California, Santa Cruz
Erez Zadok, Stony Brook University
SustainIT '10 Program Co-Chairs
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