Best Paper Award for Grace Lewis and Patricia Lago

At the flagship International Conferences on Software Architecture, IEEE/IFIP WICSA and Comparch 2016, Grace Lewis and Patricia Lago received a Best Paper Award. The paper presents a decision model for cyber-foraging systems, i.e. software systems and cyber-physical systems that by design optimize the use of resources like energy, cloud services, battery, in resource-scarce environments. Grace will defend her PhD thesis on June 7, 2016. The paper is in collaboration with the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, and co-authored with prof. Paris Avgeriou (RuG).
Congrats Grace and Patricia!

Fahimeh Alizadeh Moghaddam wins the ASCI Track Best Flash Presentation Award at ICT.Open 2016

me2Fahimeh, joint PhD student from S2 group at VU and SNE group at UvA, won the ASCI Track Best Flash Presentation Award at the ICT.Open 2016 in March. Congrats Fahimeh!

In her work, she introduces a scalable power efficient approach to schedule the incoming load in data centers. It is shown that running applications with different quality requirements can achieve power-saving and high-performance. Full work will be presented at the NetSoft conference in Seoul, South Korea (June, 2016). Stay tuned!

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 and future activities of the Lab were discussed and a new research agenda was set.
Do you want to get involved with the Green Lab? Contact Prof. Patricia Lago ( or Dr. Giuseppe Procaccianti ( for further information!