Green Services Engineering, Optimization, and Modeling in the Technological Age

Green Services Engineering, Optimization, and Modeling in the Technological Age

Xiaodong Liu (Edinburgh Napier University, UK) and Yang Li (British Telecom, UK)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: July, 2015|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 319
ISBN13: 9781466684478|ISBN10: 146668447X|EISBN13: 9781466684485|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8447-8


Concerns surrounding environmental sustainability have led to an increase of interest in environmentally-friendly systems. In the ICT realm, attention has been largely paid to green aspects of hardware; however, it is equally necessary to address this issue from the software perspective.

Green Services Engineering, Optimization, and Modeling in the Technological Age is a valuable reference source of the latest scholarly research on the implementation of green processes into software systems, contributing novel principles, methodologies, and tools to improve software development. Featuring comprehensive and timely coverage on various areas in service strategy and modeling, engineering, and sustainability, this publication is a pivotal reference source for researchers, practitioners, advanced-level students, and end users in the software development realm.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks
  • Cloud Carbon Abatement
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cultural Considerations
  • Enterprise Grids
  • Sustainable Service
  • Telephone Exchanges

Reviews and Testimonials

The editors have put together a diverse set of topics so that readers can have a more holistic view of the breadth as well as the depth of the main themes, namely, green services modeling. [...] I highly recommend the focus of the book on the green services. It is a topic that requires more awareness and knowledge as the service industry is growing rapidly all over the world. I recommend the readers to get a feel of the breadth and depth of the main themes, meaning it can be from the strategic level to infrastructure, all the way to the implementation level. The green issues of the services require a more holistic rather than piece-meal treatment.

– Shuo-Yan Chou, Distinguished Professor, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

Editors Liu and Li present students, academics, researchers, and professionals working in a wide variety of contexts with a collection of academic papers and scholarly articles focused on contemporary research into green services engineering, optimization, and modeling from a variety of international perspectives. The editors have organized the eleven contributions that make up the main body of the text in three parts devoted to green service strategy and modeling, green service engineering, and green service optimization.

– ProtoView Book Abstracts (formerly Book News, Inc.)

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Xiaodong Liu (Reader) received his PhD in Computer Science from De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. He is the Director of Centre for Information and Software Systems at Edinburgh Napier University. As an active researcher, his current research focuses on context-aware services, service repositories, cloud service evolution and green software engineering. He has published over 70 papers and book chapters in established international journals and conferences, 3 book chapters and 2 edited books, and led several externally funded projects. He has been the chair, co-chair or PC member of a number of International Conferences, such as IEEE COMPSAC’05-’13, SEKE’07-’13 and SOSE’10-‘13. He is an editorial board member of 3 international journals in software architecture and software reuse. He also registered patents as inventor in the UK, USA and at international level.
Yang Li is a principal researcher from British Telecom. He holds three degrees in computer science and has fourteen years industrial hand-on experience in operational research. In the past, he applied intelligent technology to solving many service operation and optimisation problems in BT, as well as providing consultancy to external organisations such as Etisalat and MoD. His work on service reservation, operational forecasting, strategic co-location, tactical re-skilling, fleet optimisation and ontology management has led to many patent filings, scientific publications and software applications that support real-world business operations. He was winner of BT best paper award, for his PhD work on applying artificial intelligence to software engineering. He also received BCS business analyst of the year medal and was highly commended by IET for his pioneering work on agent-based service analytics, a bottom-up, evidence-based, IT-driven approach to business optimisation.