4th Workshop on Energy Aware Software-Engineering and Development (EASED@EnviroInfo)

Chaired by Christian Bunse, Stefan Naumann and Andreas Winter. Software-Engineering aims at developing and evolving software systems in an economic manner, considering project specific needs and quality goals. One of these quality goals, which become more and more important, is “energy efficiency of software systems”. Im-proving the energy consumption of mobile devices will not only increase the uptime and battery lifespan, it will also improve the carbon footprint. Viewing energy efficiency, is not only restricted to mobile devices, it also affects e.g. embedded systems and data centers, where energy is a major factor in costs and environmental burden. Next to serious and ongoing efforts in hardware design, on operating system level, and by optimized code generation, software engineering techniques also contribute to optimizing energy consumption by improving software design: wasting energy can be avoided by e.g. removing energy code smells, improving data-base queries and storage methodologies, exchanging fast, but energy consuming components by slower but more energy efficient alternatives or by transferring functionality to the cloud, where integrated energy optimization on all technical levels can be applied. This list gives only some examples of optimizing energy consumption on software level. These and further approaches are to be discussed at EASED. The EASED workshop series on Energy Aware Software-Engineering and Development,  focusses on the intensive presentation and discussion of methods and technologies to optimize the energy consumption of systems by improving software-components in software intensive, embedded systems. Among others, these techniques include techniques

  • detecting energy smells,
  • optimizing code,
  • avoiding energy waste,
  • measuring energy consumption, caused by software, and
  • modeling software caused energy behavior of embedded systems.

EASED@EnviroInfo follows up the Workshop on Developing Energy Aware Software Systems (EEbS 2012), held at the annual GI Conference in September 2012, the 2nd workshop on Energy Aware Software-Engineering and Development (EASED@BUIS), held at BUIS Tage in April 2013, and the 3rd workshop on Energy Aware Software-Engineering and Development (EASED@GI 2013), held together with the workshop “UINW – Umweltinformatik zwischen Nachhaltigkeit und Wandel” at the GI Conference in September 2013.

Program (version 1.0; 2014-08-05)
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 – University of Oldenburg


EnviroInfo invited talk:
Jörg Hermsmeier (EWE AG)
The transformation of the Energy system in Germany and its challenges


EnviroInfo Session:
Green IT and Energy Aware Software Development (1)


EnviroInfo Session:
Green IT and Energy Aware Software Development (2)


EnviroInfo invited talk:
Chris Preist (University of Bristol)
Understanding and Reducing the Energy Impact of Digital Services


Christian Bunse, Stefan Naumann, Andreas Winter
Welcome to EASED@EnviroInfo


EASED invited talk:
Joost Visser (Software Improvement Group, Amsterdam)
Software is the key to sustainable IT


Maximilian Schirmer, Sven Bertel, Jonas Penke (Bauhaus-University Weimar)
Contexto: Leveraging Energy Awareness in the Development of Context-Aware Applications


Johannes Meier, Marie-Christin Ostendorp, Jan Jelschen, Andreas Winter (Software Engineering, Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg)
Certifying Energy Efficiency of Android Applications




Christian Bunse (Fachhochschule Stralsund)
On the Impact of User Feedback on Energy Consumption


Felix Willnecker, Andreas Brunnert (fortiss GmbH), Helmut Krcmar (TU München)
Model-based Energy Consumption Prediction for Mobile Applications




EnviroInfo Conference Dinner
Dinner Talk: N. Paech (Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg)
Post growth economics: Challenges and future outlook


Accepted papers for ESEAD@EnviroInfo will be published in the workshop section of the EnvrioInfo 2014 proceedings. Authors of the best paper at ESEAD@EnviroInfo will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper to the “EnviroInfo 2014 Selected Papers” publication issued by Springers book series “Environmental Science and Engineering“.


Authors are encouraged to submit their (full) papers (6 pages following the EnviroInfo Layout) not later than June 20, 2014 through easy chair; there is no abstract submission required. When submitting, please tick “Workshop: Energy Aware Software-Engineering and Development”.

Program Committee

Important Dates

  • paper submission deadline:  June 20, 2014
  • author notification: July 4, 2014
  • 2014 camera ready deadline: July 18, 2014