Constructing Green Software Services: From Service Models to Cloud-Based Architecture

  • Fei Li
  • Soheil Qanbari
  • Michael Vögler
  • Schahram Dustdar


In recent years, green software research is gaining momentum from the acute need for sustainable development as well as the far-reaching effect of ICT to our society. ‘[Green and] Sustainable Software is software, whose direct and indirect negative impacts on economy, society, human beings, and environment that result from development, deployment, and usage of the software are minimal and/or which have a positive effect on sustainable development’ [4]. Based on this definition, the green software research is growing in two directions. The first direction looks into the runtime energy consumption of software [15] and its engineering pro-aspects of our society and investigates how software can be used to improve the sustainability of a broader range of business, social and individual activities [5]. This chapter is focused on the research and development in the second direction—to leverage software to solve sustainability problems in a wider scope.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fei Li
    • 1
  • Soheil Qanbari
    • 1
  • Michael Vögler
    • 1
  • Schahram Dustdar
    • 1
  1. 1.Distributed System GroupVienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria

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