Green Computing, Green Software, and Its Characteristics: Awareness, Rating, Challenges

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Part of the Progress in IS book series (PROIS)


Issues of green computing, especially on the hardware side, arouse interest of scientific communities since several years. The number of scientific publications and research activities rises. This begs the question if resulting ideas, approaches, and findings find their way from science to society. Hence, similar to different researchers, we conducted a survey regarding corresponding issues. Since we focused on software users, we will compare our results to those addressing students, practitioners, and IT managers. The following paper will provide an insight into awareness of green software and green computing, present a user survey we conducted in the summer of 2016 in Germany, and approaches on how to create awareness to environmental issues of ICT, especially on the software side.


Green computing Eco-labelling Awareness Green software 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Leuphana University LueneburgLüneburgGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Soft-ware Systems, Environmental Campus BirkenfeldUniversity of Applied Sciences TrierBirkenfeldGermany

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