Panel - Why is software not yet green?
Wednesday, 28 October 2009, 10:30 AM – 12:00 AM
Nutcracker 3

Abstract: The global climate change is everyday news. Rumors are appearing fast and are often hard to distinguish from facts. For example, it is being said that the use of information technology causes up to 10% of the global carbon foot print. A single Google query is supposedly equivalent to the energy consumption of a 100 Watt lightbulb burning for one hour. We have assembled a high-class panel of distinguished experts from architecture, wearable computing, software engineering, IT infrastructure and smart grid technologies. We asked them to present their views on burning problems and solutions that can be achieved with new software and hardware technologies. Visionary views are encouraged and the audience is asked to contribute to the discussion. The following topics will be addressed:
  • E-Energy and smart grid technology
  • Software architectures for green software
  • Usability and wearability of mobile computers
  • Individual mobility vs energy consumption
  • New IT infrastructures
  • Electromobility
  • Sub-metering: Opportunities and problems
  • Business models and economic challenges

Members of the panel

Vivian Loftness Professor of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Vivian Loftness is an internationally renowned researcher, author and educator with over thirty years of focus on environmental design and sustainability, advanced building systems and systems integration, climate and regionalism in architecture, as well as design for performance in the workplace of the future. … Read more

Wolf von Reden,
Director of the Fraunhofer Institute Heinrich Hertz Institute, Berlin, Germany
Wolf is with the direction the Heinrich-Hertz-Institut. As a senior scientist he is concerned with strategic planning of the institute. After studying philological sciences, he turned to physics and received his diploma on physics. He did his Ph. D. on theoretical physics at the Technical University Berlin (Germany). … Read more

Steve Easterbrook, Professor of Computer Science, University of Toronto, Canada
Steve Easterbrook is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Toronto, Canada. He received his Ph.D. in Computing from Imperial College in London (UK), in 1991, on the topic of requirements negotiation for complex socio-technical systems analysis. His first faculty position was at the School of Cognitive and Computing Science, University of Sussex, where he co-designed and was the first course director for a new degree program in Human-Centered Software Design. … Read more

Joe Johnson, Senior Manager, Environmental Affairs, Cisco Corporation
As senior manager for environmental affairs, Joe manages a global team of environmental professionals responsible for tracking, interpreting and implementing worldwide environmental regulations to ensure Cisco's compliance with global environmental mandates. He also leads activities under Cisco’s EcoBoard, and represents Cisco in worldwide environmental trade & standards associations such as DigitalEurope, ITI, TechAmerica iNEMI and IEC. ... Read more

Daniel Siewiorek, Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
Professor Daniel P. Siewiorek is the Buhl University Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. He has designed or been involved with the design of nine multiprocessor systems and has been a key contributor to the dependability design of over two dozen commercial computing systems. … Read more

The panel will be moderated by Bernd Bruegge.