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Eco-friendly, in the context of ICECCS 2014, refers to energy-efficient and environment-friendly aspects of computing and communication,(green IT or ICT) for sustainable growth. In other words, it refers to environmentally sustainable growth in computing and communication or ICT. Therefore, the theme for this ICECCS 2014 conference is “Computing and Communication for Sustainable Development". Some might refer it also to ‘green’ computing and communication, or, green ICT

Green computing is one of the emerging technologies that have garnered special attention. Green technologies in general are aimed at reducing the carbon emission to the atmosphere. These green technologies primarily focus on the environmental-friendly aspect of a product rather than focussing more on business aspect. Green computing is one of the components of green technologies which deal with the computing practices that are aimed at reducing carbon emission to the atmosphere, either directly or indirectly. This is sometimes called as energy efficient computing and is aimed at creating a sustainable technology. In recent years, the computing industry too, has come to realize that going green is in their best interest, both in terms of reducing costs and environment friendly. The research in this area is also requiring more attention towards providing better solutions. Green ICT is one of the major focus and attention of not only environmental organizations, but also businesses industries. In recent years, the computing industry too, has come to realize that going green is in their best interest, both in terms of reducing costs and environment friendly. The research in this area is also requiring more attention towards providing better solutions.

ICECCS 2014 will provide a forum for presenting and discussing innovative research on a broad range of topics in the fields of sustainable and energy-efficient computing, and computing for a more sustainable planet. The conference will hold a technical program, panels, workshops, and tutorials on these topics. ICECCS 2014 will be technically co-sponsored by the IEEE, and the proceedings will be published by IEEE Digital Library / Xplore*

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following tracks:

  1. Sustainable Computing
  2. Computing for Sustainability
  3. Energy-efficient (green) Computing
  4. Energy-efficient (green) Communications
  5. Sustainable Service Computing and Management
  6. Sustainable ICT
  7. Sustainable Engineering and Systems Design (in Civil / Electrical / Electronics / Communication / Mechanical / Chemical / Mining / Computing / Informatics / Automation / other allied disciplines)
  8. Green/Energy-efficient Engineering
  9. Cloud Computing
  10. Management of Data including Big Data and Analytics
  11. Information and Knowledge Management  
  12. Social Networks and Social aspects of Sustainable Development
  13. Information and Cyber Security         
  14. Sustainable Future
Sample topics are indicated here for each track; how ever, this list is not exhaustive. 

Track 1: Sustainable Computing

  • Power-aware algorithms and protocols
  • Power-aware software and hardware
  • Low-power electronics and systems
  • Application-specific ASICs and FPGAs
  • Sensing and monitoring
  • Characterization, metrics, and modelling
  • Reliability, thermal behaviour and control
  • Power-efficient delivery and cooling
  • Life-cycle analysis of IT equipment

Track 2: Computing for Sustainability

  • Renewable energy models and prediction
  • Matching energy supply and demand
  • Smart grid and micro grids
  • Smart transportation and manufacturing
  • Smart buildings and urban development
  • Energy harvesting, storage, and recycling
  • Climate and ecosystem monitoring
  • Using IT to reduce carbon emissions
  • Carbon metering and user feedback

Track 3: Energy-efficient / green Computing

  • Energy aware software, hardware and middleware
  • Energy efficient IT architecture
  • Energy efficient resource scheduling and optimisation
  • Energy efficient clustering and computing
  • Large-scale energy aware data storage and computation
  • Energy aware control, monitoring and HCI design
  • Energy efficient networking and operation
  • Energy efficient design of VLSI and micro-architecture
  • Intelligent energy management
  • Green data centres, Green IT and Green IS
  • Energy aware resource usage and consumption
  • Smart grids and virtual power stations
  • Energy policy, social behaviour and government management
  • Teleworking, teleconferences and virtual meeting
  • Low power electronics and energy recycling
  • Green computing case studies
  • Energy efficiency in the Internet of Things
  • Energy efficient cloud architectures
  • Energy efficient and energy aware data storage
  • Energy efficient computation, scheduling, monitoring, and auditing
  • Energy efficient / Green CLOUD COMPUTING

Track 4: Energy-efficient / green Communications

  • Energy-efficient protocols and protocol extensions
  • Energy-efficient transmission technologies
  • Cross-layer optimizations
  • Energy-efficient technology for network equipment
  • Energy-efficient switch and base station architectures
  • Low-power sleep mode
  • Exploitation of passive network elements
  • Energy-efficient communications management
  • Architectures and frameworks
  • Hierarchical and distributed techniques
  • Remote power management for terminals
  • Context-based power management
  • Measurement and profiling of energy consumption
  • Instrumentation for energy consumption measurement
  • Operator experiences
  • Energy-efficiency in specific networks
  • Mobile and wireless/wired access networks
  • Broadband access networks
  • Management of home and office networks

Track 5: Sustainable Service Computing and Management

  • Service Modelling and Implementation
  • Service Delivery
  • Sustainable Service Design
  • Eco Efficient Service Systems
  • Sustainable Service System
  • Sustainable Product Service Systems
  • Service Oriented Architecture
  • Service Security and Privacy
  • Service Engineering Practices
  • Service Discovery
  • Trust between Services
  • Service-level fault tolerance
  • Service Lifecycle
  • Service Interaction
  • Service Repository and registry
  • Deployment and maintenance of services

Track 6: Sustainable ICT

  • Smart cities
  • Intelligent energy management in buildings
  • Smart homes and offices
  • Smart grids
  • Intelligent transportation and travel information
  • Green monitoring and adaptation of software-intensive systems and services
  • ICT-induced societal change
  • ICT-practices and lifestyles
  • ICT and design
  • Software for environmental sustainable ICT
  • Software for sustainable business governance
  • Improved service lives of hardware products
  • Material resources used in production
  • Reduced hardware obsolescence
  • E-waste and closed material cycles
  • Tools supporting green decision making and development
  • Challenges for an environmentally sustainable ICT industry
  • Education in ICT for sustainability
  • Systematic interdisciplinary efforts in ICT for Sustainability

Track 7: Sustainable Engineering

  • Sustainable Energy
  • Sustainable Design
  • Sustainable Processes
  • Design of Sustainable Products
  • Sustainable Electrical Energy
  • Sustainability through materials
  • Sustainability through waters
  • Sustainability through Energy

Track 8: Green / Energy efficient Engineering

  • Green Energy Models
  • Green Energy generation techniques
  • Green Energy generation processes
  • Energy Efficient Energy Utilization Models
  • Energy Efficient Processes
  • Energy Efficient Products
  • Energy Efficient component design
  • Green Building

Track 9: Cloud Computing

  • Virtualization in Cloud
  • Cloud based Services and Protocols
  • Scalability and Performance issues in Cloud
  • Hypervisor Security
  • Cloud Integrity and Binding Issues
  • Security and Privacy in cloud
  • Load Balancing in cloud
  • Programming Models in Cloud
  • Scheduling in Cloud
  • Resource Monitoring in Cloud
  • Application workflows in Cloud

Track 10: Management of Data including Big Data and Analytics

  • Big Data Modelling
  • Big Data Processing Techniques
  • Big Data Mining
  • Big Data Infrastructure
  • Big Data Organization and Management
  • Decision Support and Automation
  • Big Data Analysis and Discovery
  • Big Data Applications
  • Big Data Privacy and Security
  • Big Data as a Service
  • Big Data Quality and Provenance Control

Track 11: Information and Knowledge Management

  • Information Retrieval
  • Information Processing
  • Information Infrastructure Development
  • Distributed Information Infrastructure Development
  • Data and Knowledge Sharing
  • Data and Knowledge Acquisition
  • Information Storage
  • Data and Knowledge Discovery
  • Data and Knowledge Organization
  • High Performance OLTP Systems
  • Data and Knowledge Evaluation
  • Domain Modeling
  • Information Retrieval Interfaces

Track 12: Social Networks and Social aspects of Sustainable Development

  • Sustainable Modeling of Social Systems
  • Data mining in Social Systems
  • Sustainable Social Network Data Management
  • Sustainable Workload Characterization in Social Networking Systems
  • Information propagation in Social Systems and
  • Sustainability
  • Effects of Social Networking on Society
  • Social Network Applications
  • Privacy and Security in Social Systems
  • Trust in Social Systems
  • Sustainable Streaming Algorithm for Social Networks

Track 13: Information and Cyber Security

  • Network Security
  • Operating System Security
  • Cyber Warfare
  • Computer Forensics
  • Secure Architecture
  • Database Security
  • Privacy and Anonymity
  • Biometric Security
  • Security Modeling and Analysis
  • Cloud Security
  • Peer- to-Peer Security
  • Security in E-Commerce
  • Smart Cards
  • Application Security
  • Security in Mobile Networks

Track 14: Sustainable Future

  • Sustainable Construction
  • Energy Efficient and Low Energy Buildings
  • Energy Efficient Transportation
  • Sustainable Design
  • Sustainable Waste Management
  • Low Carbon Energy Systems
  • Sustainable Consumption and Production
  • Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Energy Management
  • Sustainable Design and Manufacturing
  • Sustainable Computing
  • Sustainable Communications
  • Sustainability Policies


Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal,
Mangalore – 575 025, India



ICECCS 2014 Conference Secretariat,
Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal,
Mangalore – 575 025, India