Call for Participation

The 5th IFIP Conference on Sustainable Internet and ICT for Sustainability (SustainIT 2017) will be held December 6-7, 2017 in Funchal, Portugal. Papers are invited in all aspects of Sustainable Internet and ICT, Sustainability through the application of ICT, and Human-Centered technology for sustainability, including works that report on prototype test-beds and real-world deployments.

The constant evolution of information and communication (ICT) technologies present an opportunity to foster the much-needed transformation that will lead the world towards the goal of a more sustainable development. ICT is already a key enabling technology in many areas of our lives, such as smart cities, smart transportation, smart electric energy grids, etc. Nevertheless, the proliferation of ICT brings its own challenges of increased carbon footprint, accelerating obsolescence of electronic equipment, among others.

These twin problems of reducing the environmental impact of ICT and exploiting ICT for a more sustainable world form the underlying theme for the SustainIT conference since its inception in 2010. The 5th 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.

SustainIT 2017 will feature a main track, a work-in-progress (WiP) and demonstration (demo) track, a PhD forum and the new Creative and Artistic Interventions (CAI) track aiming at discovering alternative and innovative approaches to sustainability and technology. Ultimately, the goal of this conference is to bring together people from different research areas, and provide a forum to exchange ideas, discuss solutions, and share experiences among researchers, professionals, and application developers from both industry and academia. 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

Types of Submissions

The 5th Conference on Sustainable Internet and ICT for Sustainability (SustainIT 2017) will accept the following submission types:

  • Papers – up to 10 pages (8 + 2 additional)
  • Work in Progress (WIP) – up to 4 pages (3 + 1 additional)
  • Demonstrations (Demo) – up to 2 pages
  • PhD Forum – up to 3 pages
  • Creative and Artistic Interventions – up to 2 pages

Additional pages may be purchased during the conference registration.

Preparing and Submitting

All submissions should contain original material and not be previously published, or currently submitted for consideration elsewhere. Manuscripts 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.

Submission implies the willingness of at least one author to attend and present at the conference. Accepted contributions whose authors are not at the conference to present may be removed from the conference proceedings.

Important Dates

  • June 23, 2017: July 07, 2017: title and abstract registration
  • July 07, 2017: July 21, 2017: July 28, 2017: paper submission
  • September 21, 2017: October 6, 2017: WiP / Demo / CAI submission
  • September 21, 2017: October 27, 2017: PhD Forum submission
  • October 8, 2017: papers acceptance notification
  • September 21, 2017: October 28, 2017: WiP / Demo / CAI acceptance notification
  • September 21, 2017: November 3, 2017: PhD Forum acceptance notification
  • November 10, 2017: camera ready version
  • December 6-7, 2017: conference

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