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THE 9th international GREEN

 and sustainable computing CONFERENCE

Technically Co-sponsored by IEEE Computer Society & STC Sustainable Computing
October 22-24, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA, US

IGSC’18 provides a forum for presenting and discussing innovative research on a broad range of topics in the fields of sustainable and energy-efficient computing and computing for a more sustainable planet. The conference consists of technical papers, panels, workshops, and a PhD Forum on these topics. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Track 1: High Performance and Cloud Computing 

Chairs: Ann Gordon Ross, Univ. of Florida, Wu Feng, Virginia Tech

Power- and thermal-aware algorithms, software, and hardware, accelerators (including GPGPU/FPGAs), memory and storage systems, interconnection networks, optimized data management, efficient power delivery and cooling, data center organization and optimization, reliability, life-cycle analysis of IT equipment, hardware and software for large-scale data analytics and processing.


Track 2: Computer Architecture

Chairs: Cristina Silvano, Politecnico di Milano, Rami Melhem, Univ. of Pittsburgh

Power-efficient multi/many-core chip designs, architectures for machine learning and AI, approximate computing, non-turing architectures, power and thermal management, GPGPU architectures, reconfigurable architectures, memory systems, caches, networks-on-chip (NOCs).


Track 3: Embedded Systems

Chairs: Michele Magno, ETH Zurich, Qi Zhu Northwestern Univ.

Internet-of-Things (IoT), wireless sensor networks, energy harvesting, storage, and conversion, cyber-physical systems, secure embedded systems, wearable computing, computing for smart systems, interfacing sensors and actuators, real-time operating systems, scheduling and optimization.


Track 4: VLSI Design

Chairs: Iris Bahar, Brown Univ, Theo Theocharides, University of Cyprus

Low-power electronics and systems, emerging technologies, novel non-volatile memories, memory circuits, ASICs , reconfigurable computing and FPGAs, computer-aided design, thermal-aware circuits, design of sensors and actuators, analog, optical, non-digital circuits.


Track 5: Computing for Sustainability
Chairs: Donghwa Shin, Yeungnam Univ., Eli Bozorgzadeh, UC Irvine

Computational methods for sustainable economy and society, renewable energy models and prediction, matching energy supply and demand, smart grids (macro and micro), smart transportation and electric vehicles, smart buildings and urban computing, smart manufacturing and industrial IoT, climate and ecosystem monitoring, IT solutions for water quality, air pollution, and sustainable agriculture.


Paper Submission Guidelines

IGSC’18 welcomes submissions that have not been published and that are not under review by other conferences or journals. All submissions will be evaluated on their originality, technical soundness, significance, presentation, and interest to the conference attendees. Please see Paper Submission page for specific instructions related to paper submission.  IGSC conference proceedings will be published by IEEE (in IEEE Xplore).


Best Paper Award and Journal Publication

The Technical Committee will select the best contributions to be extended and considered by SUSCOM (Sustainable Computing: Informatics and System), the Elsevier Journal which is SCI-indexed.

Workshops, Panels, and Special Sessions

Proposals are solicited for workshops and special sessions to be held in conjunction with the conference. Proposals should be submitted to the Workshops, Panels, and Special Sessions Chair (  Please see Call for Workshops.Panels.Special Sessions page for specific instructions related to paper submission.

Ph.D. Forum

The forum solicits extended abstract submissions from doctoral students engaged in research on sustainable and energy-efficient computing. Please refer to the Call for PhD Forum Participation page for more information and submission instructions.


Industrial Partners

The conference seeks industry partners and sponsors with opportunities for them to showcase their technologies. Please contact one of the General Co-Chairs.


Important dates

Conference Paper submission: FINAL EXTENSION TO July 2, 2018

Deadline for submitting Workshop and Special Session proposals: FINAL EXTENSION TO July 2, 2018

Deadline for submitting Ph.D. forum extended abstracts: July 13, 2018

Notifications to authors: August 27, 2018  

Camera-ready papers due: September 7, 2018



General Co-Chairs:                        Sudeep Pasricha (Colorado State University, USA),

                                                         Jörg Henkel (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany),

Technical Program Co-Chairs:     Alex Jones (University of Pittsburgh, USA),

                                                          Massimo Poncino (Politecnico di Torino, Italy),

Workshops Chair:                           Amlan Ganguly (Rochester Institute of Technology, USA),

PhD Forum Chair:                           Mahdi Nikdast (Colorado State University, USA), 

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