Sustainable ICTs and Management Systems for Green Computing

Sustainable ICTs and Management Systems for Green Computing

Wen-Chen Hu (University of North Dakota, USA) and Naima Kaabouch (University of North Dakota, USA)
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Release Date: June, 2012|Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 495
ISBN13: 9781466618398|ISBN10: 1466618396|EISBN13: 9781466618404|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1839-8


One way to reduce the greenhouse gas from IT is green computing, which is the practice of designing, manufacturing, using, and disposing of computers, servers, and associated subsystems for reducing the use of hazardous materials, maximizing energy efficiency, and promoting the recyclability or biodegradability of products.

Sustainable ICTs and Management Systems for Green Computing focuses on information technology using sustainable green computing to reduce energy and resources used. While there are a wide variety of green computing topics, this book is a collection of IT articles using green computing techniques that will provide timely, important technologies and methods of green computing to IT workers, students, and researchers alike.

Topics Covered

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

  • E-Invoicing
  • Energy Auto Tuning
  • Energy-Aware Information Systems
  • Green Computing Education
  • Green IT
  • ICT Enabling
  • Mobile Device Reuse
  • Power Management
  • Supply Chain Environmental Performance
  • Video Compression

Reviews and Testimonials

The 18 papers in this volume address the need to monitor the energy and resources consumed by the information and communication technology industry, and identify ways computers can support environmental practices. German researchers propose a self-optimizing technique for IT infrastructures that automatically tunes the energy efficiency of IT systems, and Japanese researchers present algorithms for selecting a server from a cluster that reduces total power consumption. Other topics include multidimensional analysis of supply chain environmental performance, mitigating the environmental impact of smartphones with device reuse, video compression for portable and low-power applications, and a hybrid energy system based on photovoltaic and fuel cells.

– Book News Inc. Portland, OR

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Wen-Chen Hu received a BE, an ME, an MS, and a PhD, all in Computer Science, from Tamkang University, Taiwan, the National Central University, Taiwan, the University of Iowa, Iowa City, and the University of Florida, Gainesville, in 1984, 1986, 1993, and 1998, respectively. He is currently an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science of the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. He was an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Auburn University, Alabama, for years. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Handheld Computing Research (IJHCR) and an associate editor of the Journal of Information Technology Research (JITR), and has acted as editors and editorial advisory/review board members for over 30 international journals/books and served more than 30 tracks/sessions and program committees for international conferences. He has also won a couple of awards of best papers, best reviewers, and community services. Dr. Hu has been teaching more than 10 years at the US universities and over 10 different computer/IT-related courses, and advising more than 50 graduate students. He has published over 100 articles in refereed journals, conference proceedings, books, and encyclopedias, edited seven books and conference proceedings, and solely authored a book titled Internet-Enabled Handheld Devices, Computing, and Programming: Mobile Commerce and Personal Data Applications. His current research interests include handheld/mobile/smartphone/tablet computing, location-based services, Web-enabled information system such as search engines and Web mining, electronic and mobile commerce systems, and Web technologies. He is a member of the IEEE Computer Society and ACM (Association for Computing Machinery).
Naima Kaabouch received her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. all in Electrical Engineering from the University of Paris 11 and the University of Paris 6, Paris, France, in 1982, 1986, 1990, respectively. She is currently an Assistant Professor, in the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of North Dakota. Dr. Kaabouch's research interests include configurable computing, real time systems, and signal/image processing. She published over 80 articles on refereed journal, proceedings, and books. In the green computing field, she is the co-editod two books. While teaching, she developed and taught several courses in the field of configurable computing and real time systems involving microcontrollers and Field Programmable Gate Array devices-based devices.