1st Green Lab Cluster Meeting

The Green Lab initiative of the Software and Services group of the VU aims at investigating software energy efficiency. For this purpose, the group closely collaborates with companies that provide case studies and industry-relevant problems: the Green Lab Advisory Board. On Tuesday, Feb 23rd, the Green Lab Advisory Board had its first official meeting, where past, present […]

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ICT4S 2016 @Amsterdam!

The 4th International Conference on ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S) will be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands! The ICT4S conferences bring together leading researchers in ICT for Sustainability with government and industry representatives, including decision-makers with an interest in using ICT for sustainability, researchers focusing on ICT effects on sustainability and developers of sustainable ICT systems or […]

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Talk by Philipp Leitner (University of Zurich)

DATE: Monday, November 23rd, 2015 TIME:  11:00-12:00 ROOM: WN-M623 (Science Building, VU Campus) Title:Software Development for the Cloud – Challenges and Opportunities Abstract:  Cloud computing is more than cheaply and quickly spinning up virtualized hardware. Rather, the cloud computing hype has proven to be a transformative force that is changing how software development and provisioning works in companies […]

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Talk by Ivano Malavolta (GSSI)

DATE: Monday, November 23rd, 2015 TIME:  15:30-16:30 ROOM: WN-M639 (Science Building, VU Campus) Title: Enabling Non-Expert Users to Model and Execute Self-Adaptable Missions of Autonomous Drones Abstract:  Flying drones are increasingly popular since they promise to simplify a myriad of everyday tasks. Currently, vendors provide low-level APIs and basic primitives to program drones, making mission development a task-specific and […]

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Talk by C. Bockisch, B. van Gastel (Open University Nijmegen)

DATE: Friday, October 30th 2015 TIME:  14:30-15:30 ROOM: WN-P4.23 (Science Building, VU Campus) TITLE: Energy-Aware Software Engineering ABSTRACT: ICT systems play an increasingly important role in the global energy balance. On one hand they contribute significantly to the energy consumption, on the other hand, smart control of energy-intensive devices through ICT is predicted to reduce the global […]

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Talk by Maria Salama (University of Birmingham)

DATE: Tuesday, 27 October 2015 TIME:  13:00-14:00 ROOM: WN-S655 (Science Building, VU Campus) TITLE: Quality-driven Architectural Patterns for Self-aware Cloud-based Software ABSTRACT: Self-awareness and self-expression are promising architectural concepts recently emerging in the field of self-adaptive software. Inspired from psychology and cognitive science, the concept of self-awareness has been re-deduced in the context of software engineering to realise software […]

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