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SoCS 2014 Symposium on Computational Sustainability

The 2014 Symposium on Computational Sustainability (SoCS'14) brings together researchers, users, and practitioners interested in different aspects of sustainability and IT.

The vision, formulated by Carla Gomez at Cornell University is, that computer scientists can — and should — play a key role in increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the way we manage and allocate our natural resources, while enriching and transforming Computer Science. SoCS '14 wants to build on this.

2nd PhD Workshop on System Integration of Renewable Energy (WSIRE 2014)

Decreasing natural energy resources, the reduction of emissions, the global climate change, and rising energy costs are important reasons for the extension of renewable energy resources. A new power system of renewables should be ecologically friendly, stable, and affordable. This system change is a multidisciplinary task, affords the development of new technologies, and the optimization of their interplay.

SITA Co-Organizes Special Session on Special Session on Benchmarking and Testing for Production and Logistics Optimization

The Special Session on Benchmarking and Testing for Production and Logistics Optimization of the 2014 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Production and Logistics Systems (CIPLS 2014), part of the 2014 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (IEEE SSCI 2014), invites the submission of original and unpublished research papers.

3rd SITA-Meeting in Oldenburg/Delmenhorst with the Core Topic Energy Informatics

We wish all SITA-Research members and your families a relaxing and enjoyable Summer!

Call for Chapters: Springer Edited Volume "Computational Sustainability"

SITA-Research co-edits the Springer edited volume on current research in the emerging field of Computational Sustainability (CompSus), appearing in the Springer series "Studies in Computational Intelligence" (

Successful and Inspiring: 2nd SITA-Research meeting

The 30th of November 2012 has seen an international set of enthusiastic speakers, inspiring research topics, and great ideas. I would like to thank all contributors who made our second SITA-Research meeting possible. This time it took place in the premises of the Technical University Munich hosted by the group of Hans-Arno Jacobsen and provided an entire day full of stimulating talks by PhD-students and Postdoctoral fellows in the field of computational sustainability. Special thanks go to Christoph Goebel for the organization of the meeting in Munich.

Second SITA-Research meeting in Munich

I am happy to announce our second SITA meeting which is hosted by the group of Hans-Arno Jacobsen at TU Munich and will take place in Munich on November 30, 2012. The meeting is organized by Christoph Goebel and me. We have a tight schedule with talks about different Sustainable IT topics from our three research fields (see

-Green Information Systems,
-Sustainability in Enterprise IT and
-Sustainable CS Methods and Techniques.

Developing, Expanding, Internationalizing

The initiative is growing. We are glad to welcome Associate Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Weise within the SITA-Research initiative. Thomas has studied in Chemnitz and did his PhD in Kassel. Apart from focusing on evolutionary algorithms he has ever since been drawn to East Asia. Besides being an expert for evolutionary computation, combinatorial optimization, genetic programming, logistics planning and distributed systems he will also add another truly international note to the SITA-Research initiative.

Outcome of first SITA-Research meeting

On the 9th of March 2012 the SITA-Research group had come together in Berlin in order to talk about the aims of our sustainable IT research. Thanks to the enthusiasm of all participants I am happy to announce that we have decided upon our programmatic key points and future projects.
Acknowledging the transformations of the present we do not want to put limitations on the term “Sustainable IT”, but rather rely on current developments within our research projects. SITA-Research will be pursuing its work based on the following three main pillars of interest:

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