Special Issue "Advanced Green Information and Communication Technology"

A special issue of Technologies (ISSN 2227-7080). This special issue belongs to the section "Information and Communication Technologies".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 July 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Stefan Naumann

Institute for Software Systems, Trier University of Applied Sciences, Environmental Campus Birkenfeld, Birkenfeld, Germany
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Interests: green IT; green software engineering; sustainable information society
Guest Editor
Ms. Eva Kern

Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Lüneburg, Germany
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Interests: green IT; green software engineering; user’s perspective on sustainable software

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Information and communication technologies (ICT) are growing rapidly. Consequently, the emissions caused by the usage of ICT increase significantly, and more and more hardware is produced and has to be disposed of after its life time. On the other hand, ICT can innovatively contribute to solve environmental problems in branches such as automotive, production, logistics, or in general sustainable development. Therefore, this Special Issue calls for new and innovative solutions in the field of green ICT, green information systems, green software and its engineering, and also solutions how ICT can contribute to the goals of sustainable development, including ICT-based environment and friendly solutions for industrial and public sectors. This comprises hardware and software solutions, models, and frameworks. Additionally, case studies and the evaluation of best practices are welcome.

Prof. Dr. Stefan Naumann
Ms. Eva Kern
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Technologies is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

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  •  Green IT
  •  Green Information Systems
  •  Green Software Engineering
  •  Green by ICT
  •  Sustainable Software
  •  Sustainability Informatics/Sustainable ICT

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: An Analysis of Best Practice Patterns for Corporate Social Responsibility in top IT Companies
Author: Germain Deroche, Birgit Penzenstadler
Affiliation: California State University Long Beach

Title: An Analysis of Sustainability Management Software in view of Sustainability
Author: Eva Kern, Samanthi Silva
Affiliation: Leuphana University Lueneburg

Title: A Framework to Optimize Energy Efficiency in Data Centers based on Certified KPIs
Author: Volkan Gizli, Jorge Marx Gomez
Affiliation: Universitat Oldenburg

Title: Methods of Artificial Intelligence in the Field of Material Flow Management
Author: Martina Willenbacher (Leuphana University Lueneburg), Volker Wohlgemuth (HTW Berlin, University of Applied Sciences)


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