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NOTE 1: Due to uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 crisis, IGSC 2020 will be held as a Live, Video Streaming Virtual Conference (details To Be Announced).  This approach is also in-line with the conference's objective of promoting environmental sustainability!!


NOTE 2: Journal-integrated Publication Model: all papers accepted in the main conference will be published in the

Elsevier Sustainable Computing: Informatics and Systems (SUSCOM) Journal as journal papers.


IGSC’20 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:

High Performance and Cloud Computing: 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.


Embedded Systems: Internet-of-Things (IoT), wireless sensor networks, energy harvesting, self-sustaining sensing, machine-learning at the edge, cyber-physical systems, secure embedded systems, wearable computing, computing for smart systems, interfacing sensors and actuators, real-time operating systems, scheduling and optimization.


VLSI Design: 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.


Computer Architecture: 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).

Computing for Sustainability: 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.


Trending Topics and Special Sessions 2020:

IGSC features Special Sessions addressing trending topics in energy-efficiency and sustainability.  In 2020, the conference will feature two Trending Topics:                       

ML for energy-efficient system design, organized by Ryan Kim (Colorado State University, USA)

Energy Harvesting, organized by Sebastian Bader (Mid Sweden University, Sweden)


Proposals for other Special Sessions may be submitted by the deadline below. Proposals for Special Sessions must include proposers’ affiliations, rationale for the proposal and a list of potential speakers/authors in the Special Session. Please submit Special Session proposals to General Co-Chair Michele Magno (


Paper submission guidelines:

IGSC’20 welcomes submissions that have not been published and that are not under review by other conferences or journals. All submissions will be rigorously evaluated on their originality, technical soundness, significance, presentation, and interest to the conference attendees. Please refer to the IGSC website ( for specific instructions related to paper submission.  IGSC bestows a best paper award as selected by a technical committee.


Paper publication:  

IGSC 20 introduces a dual publication model comprised of (1) journal-integrated conference papers and (2) Proceedings of IGSC Workshops. 

(1) All papers accepted in the main IGSC 20 conference will be published in the Elsevier Sustainable Computing: Informatics and Systems (SUSCOM) Journal as journal papers.  SUSCOM currently has an impact factor of 1.8. 

(2) All papers or abstracts accepted in or invited to IGSC Workshops or Research Forum will be published in the Proceedings of IGSC Workshops in IEEE Xplore..


Proposals are solicited for workshops to be held in conjunction with the conference. Proposals should be submitted to the Workshops Chair (


Student Research Forum:

The forum solicits extended abstract submissions from MS and doctoral students engaged in research on sustainable and energy-efficient computing as well as poster and project demos from all researchers, faculty, and students. Please refer to the IGSC website for 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 Deadline: CLOSED

Deadline for submitting Workshop and Special Session proposals: CLOSED

Deadline for submitting to Student Research Forum: See Research Forum Page

Notifications to authors: August 18, 2020 


General Co-Chairs:                             Michele Magno (ETHZ Zurich, Switzerland),

                                                               Tarek El-Ghazawi (George Washington University, USA),

Technical Program Co-Chairs:          Amlan Ganguly (Rochester Institute of Technology, USA),                                                                 

                                                               William Fornaciari (Politecnico di Milano, Italy),

Workshops Chair:                               Sai Manoj (George Mason University, USA),  

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

Publications Chair:                             Fei Li (George Mason University, USA),

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October 19--22, 2020, A Live Virtual Conference

THE Eleventh international GREEN

 and sustainable computing CONFERENCE

     Technically Co-sponsored by IEEE Computer Society & STC Sustainable Computing
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