The SustainIT conference series focuses in the problems of reducing the environmental impact of ICT and exploiting ICT for a more sustainable world. SustainIT 2017 continues this theme by focusing on inter-disciplinary scientific challenges of enhancing the sustainability of ICT and via ICT. The 2017 edition also aims at addressing challenges brought about by human-in-the-loop solutions, by focusing on several aspects related to human-centered technologies for sustainability.

Original papers addressing both theoretical and practical aspects of sustainability of ICT and innovative use of ICT to enhance human and societal sustainability are solicited to the papers track. The topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

Sustainable Internet and ICT

  • Green Internet (e.g., novel standards and metrics for green communications, measurement and evaluation of the Internet’s sustainability)
  • Energy-efficient data centers (e.g., algorithms for reduced power, energy and heat, trade-offs between energy efficiency, Quality of Service, and reliability)
  • Adaptation of computing and communications infrastructure to variable renewable energy supply
  • Emerging computing / storage technologies for energy efficient operation
  • E-waste (e.g. obsolescence of electronic equipment and its disposal issues)

Sustainability through the application of ICT

  • ICT for energy efficiency in smart homes and buildings
  • ICT for energy efficiency in industrial environments
  • ICT for smart grids and smart water distribution systems
  • ICT for sustainable transport and logistics
  • ICT for monitoring and conservation of biodiversity (e.g., underwater and fauna monitoring)

Human-Centered Technology for Sustainability

  • User evaluation of test-bed and prototype implementations
  • Metrics for sustainability and their evaluation
  • Behavior change regarding sustainability choices
  • Human-factors in sustainable ICT systems
  • Novel user interfaces and interaction techniques

Important Dates

  • June 23, 2017: July 07, 2017: title and abstract registration
  • July 07, 2017: July 21, 2017: July 28, 2017: paper submission
  • October 8, 2017: October 10, 2017: papers acceptance notification
  • November 10, 2017: camera ready version
  • December 6-7, 2017: conference

Deadlines are all at 23:59 AoE (Anywhere on Earth).

Preparing and Submitting


Papers should be anonymised for double-blind peer review. Authors are expected to remove author and institutional identity from the title and header of the paper, as well as any information embedded within the meta-data of the submission file.

Suppression of identity in the body of the paper is left up to the discretion of authors. However, reviewers must be able to compare your current submission to other related work in the area. In many situations, this is the author’s own work found in other papers. We ask that if you are citing your own work, that you refer to it in the third person as opposed to removing it completely because of blind review. For example, rather than stating, “This paper builds on our prior work [removed for anonymity],” please refer to it in the third person, such as, “This paper builds on prior work by <authors, where you list your names> [2].”

Formatting and Length

Papers should contain original material and not be previously published, or currently submitted for consideration elsewhere. Manuscripts are limited to ten (10) pages (8 + 2 additional), including figures, tables, and references. Papers must be formatted in accordance with the IEEE Computer Society conference author guidelines. The IEEE LaTeX and Microsoft Word templates for conferences, as well as related information, can be found at the IEEE website.


Authors should submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) to submit a Paper by June 23, 2017 July 7, 2017.

A NOI is submitted as an entry in the Microsoft CMT submission system with tentative author names, title, abstract, keywords and, crucially, the primary and secondary theme. The NOI is used by the program committee to ensure there is an appropriate balance of reviewers across the themes for final submissions.

Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format. It is possible to make changes as many times as necessary before the final submission deadline of July 7, 2017 July 21, 2017.


All the paper submissions will be reviewed by an international program committee, that will accepted papers based on their scientific merit and relevance to the conference. Accepted papers will have two forms, full papers and short papers.

At the conference, authors of accepted papers must be in attendance to present their papers and answer questions from the audience. Presenters of Full Papers have a 20-minute slot, and presenters of Short Papers have a 15-minute slot. After each individual presentation there will be time for one or two quick questions. A brief discussion of all the papers in each session happens after all the individual presentations.

Accepted papers  whose authors are not at the conference to present may be removed from the conference proceedings.

Technical Program Chairs

Program Chair

  • Mario Bergés, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Vice-Program Chair

  • Lucas Pereira, Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute, Funchal, PT


  • Andrea Passarella, IIT-CNR, Pisa, IT
  • Andreas Reinhardt, TU Clausthal, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, DE
  • David Irwin, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, USA
  • Emre Can Kara, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
  • Enzo Mingozzi, University of Pisa, Pisa, IT
  • Franco Davoli, University of Genova, Genoa, IT
  • Oliver Parson, Centrica Connected Home, Windsor, UK
  • Stephen Makonin, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, CA
  • Youngjib Ham, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA
  • Zheng Yang, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

… more updates soon …