Energy Efficient Service Delivery in Clouds in Compliance with the Kyoto Protocol

  • Drazen Lucanin
  • Michael Maurer
  • Toni Mastelic
  • Ivona Brandic
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7396)


Cloud computing is revolutionizing the ICT landscape by providing scalable and efficient computing resources on demand. The ICT industry – especially data centers, are responsible for considerable amounts of CO 2 emissions and will very soon be faced with legislative restrictions, such as the Kyoto protocol, defining caps at different organizational levels (country, industry branch etc.) A lot has been done around energy efficient data centers, yet there is very little work done in defining flexible models considering CO 2. In this paper we present a first attempt of modeling data centers in compliance with the Kyoto protocol. We discuss a novel approach for trading credits for emission reductions across data centers to comply with their constraints. CO 2 caps can be integrated with Service Level Agreements and juxtaposed to other computing commodities (e.g. computational power, storage), setting a foundation for implementing next-generation schedulers and pricing models that support Kyoto-compliant CO 2 trading schemes.


Cloud Computing Schedule Algorithm Kyoto Protocol Service Level Agreement Trading Credit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Drazen Lucanin
    • 1
    • 2
  • Michael Maurer
    • 1
  • Toni Mastelic
    • 1
  • Ivona Brandic
    • 1
  1. 1.Vienna Univ. of TechnologyViennaAustria
  2. 2.Ruder Boskovic Inst.ZagrebCroatia

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