The WEGreen workshop was collocated with the GECON2022 conference on 15 September 2022 in Izola, Slovenia. It was organised with the support of the SWForum.eu and HUB4CLOUD projects on the topic “Engineering Green and Sustainable Software in the Computing Continuum” and was held as a hybrid event.
The WEGreen workshop aimed to explore the major developments in the European Green ICT ecosystem, including all areas from the application to the infrastructure. The presentation of open-source approaches was particularly welcomed.
Paying attention to sustainability and the environmental impact of products and processes is a normal and expected part of all activities. We have seen national and international commitments around this; for example, the EC and many national governments are committing to be NetZero by 2050 and, in many cases, before then.
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is an area that currently has one of the largest impacts and even now produces more CO2 than the airline industry, one of the traditional high-profile emitters. This is not entirely unexpected with the pervasive nature of ICT in all parts of our professional and personal lives. As such, though, it is also an area where increases in efficiency or changes in practice could have a significant impact by understanding all facets of the problem. This is especially true in the context of the new computing continuum, encompassing the full range of devices and services from the personal and IoT through the edge and into the cloud, as well as all the networking systems between them. This is a significant challenge, as making these complex systems requires agreement among different actors who only have the visibility and possibility to operate on parts of the overall system. For this reason, specific attention from the research community is required to find methodologies, methods, and tools to achieve the real sustainability of software.
Further information about the agenda and speakers, as well as the recording and presentations, is available on the SWForum.eu website.
Trust-IT was deeply involved in the selection of both keynote speakers for the event and provided support for all logistics, including pre-event registration and social media publicity, online and in-presence support during the event, and post-event wrap-up, reporting, and video processing.
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