Call for Papers: GreenMetrics 2017

GreenMetrics 2017 Workshop
in conjunction with ACM SIGMETRICS 2017
Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA
June 5, 2017

Paper Submission: Monday, March 27, 2017 (hard deadline)
Author Notification: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Final Versions Due: Monday, May 22, 2017
Workshop: Monday, June 5, 2017
Final Versions for PER Due: Date TBD

Sustainability is a topic of increasing importance in modern society. The primary objective of this workshop is to explore how improvements to or new uses of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can improve the environmental, economic and/or social sustainability of ICT systems, networks, and applications and of non-ICT processes (e.g., quantify the reduction in cost or carbon emissions from using tele-presence services instead of travel).

Topics of interest fall broadly into three main areas:
– Designing sustainable ICT: Such work includes research measuring, evaluating, or designing energy efficient systems in data centers, networking and communication protocols, etc.
– ICT for sustainability: Such work includes research proposing new uses of ICT to improve the environmental, economic, and/or social sustainability of non-ICT processes.
– Building a smarter, more sustainable electricity grid: Such work includes research addressing the challenges (both engineering and economic) that come from incorporating increasing penetration of renewable energy into the grid, demand-response techniques, and smart-metering.

This workshop is intended to bring together researchers from the (traditional) SIGMETRICS and Performance communities with researchers and practitioners in the three areas above, to exchange technical ideas and experiences on issues related to sustainability and ICT. The workshop will include a mixture of invited talks and presentations of accepted papers, and will serve as a forum for the SIGMETRICS communities to apply their techniques to this emerging and important area.

An award will be presented for the best student paper, and we will have an exciting series of keynote talks, including talks by Peter W. Sauer (UIUC), David Irwin (UMASS Amherst), and Thomas Wenisch (UMichigan).

In order to be inclusive of authors from different communities Greenmetrics will have two options for paper submissions. Authors may either submit full papers or extended abstracts. Full papers are allowed to be six double-column pages, while extended abstracts are allowed to be up to three double-column pages. Both types of submissions should be in the standard ACM format, and both types of submissions will be reviewed. While full papers must be either new material or a survey article, extended abstracts may summarize recent submissions to other venues (either conferences or journals). Thus, we hope that authors will submit extended abstracts in order to present recent work from other communities to the Sigmetrics community.

Submissions must be submitted electronically in printable PDF form, via the GreenMetrics 2017 submission site:

Submissions will be reviewed by the GreenMetrics program committee, from which a number of papers will be selected for presentation at the workshop. The accepted papers will be published in ACM SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review (PER). Authors of accepted papers grant permission to ACM to publish the paper in PER and the ACM digital library. Authors do retain the copyright of their paper.


Niklas Carlsson, Linkoping University (
Zhenhua Liu, Stony Brook University (
Thu Nguyen, Rutgers University (
Catherine Rosenberg, University of Waterloo <200e>(
Adam Wierman, Caltech (

Program Committee:
Danilo Ardagna, Politecnico di Milano
Martin Arlitt, Hewlett Packard Labs
Subhonmesh Bose, Illinois
Abhishek Chandra, University of Minnesota
Lydia Y. Chen, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory
Yuan Chen, Hewlett Packard Labs
Emiliano Dall’Anese, NREL
György Dan, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Florian Dorfler, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich)
Derek Eager, University of Saskatchewan
Nicolas Gast, INRIA
Yashar Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Emir Halepovic, AT&T
Nidhi Hegde, Nokia
Longbo Huang, Tsinghua University
Guillaume Jourjon, DATA61
Srinivasan Keshav, University of Waterloo
Diwakar Krishnamurthy, University of Calgary
Na Li, Harvard
Cue Liu, McGill
Steven Low, Caltech
Manish Marwah, Hewlett Packard Labs
Arif Merchant, Google
Michela Meo, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Ram Rajagopal, Stanford
Lei Rao, Huawei US R&D
Cristina Rottondi, IDSIA
Weisong Shi, Wayne State
Ramesh Sitaraman, Umass
Anand Sivasubramaniam, Pennsylvania State University
Christopher Stewart, Ohio State University
Massimo Tornatore, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Jia Wang, AT&T Research