Special Issue "Energy Efficiency of the Software Development Process"

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Computer Science & Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 3 January 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Giancarlo Succi
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Guest Editor
Faculty of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Innopolis University, Innopolis 420500, Russia
Interests: programming; agile methods; software industry; software metrics; maintainability; effort estimation
Prof. Dr. Paolo Ciancarini
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Guest Editor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Bologna, 40126 Bologna, Italy
Interests: fault-tolerant systems; adaptive systems; autonomic computing; software architectures; formal methods; requirements engineering; software process modeling
Prof. Dr. Witold Pedrycz
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Guest Editor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1, Canada
Interests: software metrics; software quality models; system modeling and knowledge discovery; reconfigurable and evolvable architectures; information granules; fuzzy implication
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Dr. Artem Kruglov
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Guest Editor
Institute of Software Development and Engineering, Innopolis University, Innopolis 420500, Russia
Interests: empirical methods; process and product metrics; software architecture; agile frameworks; control systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Systems that pervade our everyday life are inherently dynamic since they need to operate in a continuously changing environment and must be able to quickly react and adapt to different types of changes, even unanticipated while guaranteeing the efficient use of the available resources. This poses a new challenge to software engineering that concerns the development of software for sustainable systems, i.e., systems that explicitly characterize the resources under control, dynamically evolve to maintain an acceptable consumption of resources making the best possible tradeoff with user needs, and are opportunistic and proactive in taking actions that can optimize future resource consumptions. The aim of this Special Issue of Electronics is to present state-of-the-art investigations in software tools and methods to analyze and optimize the energy efficiency of software development processes. We invite researchers to contribute original and unique articles, as well as sophisticated review articles. Topics include but are not limited to the following areas:

  • Energy efficiency metrics and measures;
  • Energy consumption measurement;
  • Hardware-software tools for energy efficiency;
  • Evaluation and optimization of software development process;
  • Frameworks for green software development;
  • Green software architecture;
  • Development of sustainable systems.

Prof. Dr. Giancarlo Succi
Prof. Dr. Paolo Ciancarini
Prof. Dr. Witold Pedrycz
Dr. Artem Kruglov
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • green software
  • software metrics
  • process evaluation
  • sustainable systems
  • energy efficiency

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: Assessment of The Impact of Design Patterns on the Energy Efficiency of the System
Authors: Gcinizwe Dlamini; Zamira Kholmatova
Affiliation: Innopolis University

Title: System to Increase the Energy Efficiency of the Production Process at Mining Plant
Authors: Vasiliy Kruglov
Affiliation: Ural Federal University

Title: How Much Your Development Costs? Analysis of the Energy Efficiency in the Development Process
Authors: Shokhista Ergasheva; Xavier Antonio Zelada Vasquez
Affiliation: Innopolis University

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