Elsevier Launches Sustainable Computing: Informatics and Systems

New journal to publish research finding related to energy-aware and thermal-aware management of computing resources

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 16 February 2011  – Elsevier, a leading global publisher of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, announced today the launch of Sustainable Computing: Informatics and Systems ( www.elsevier.com/locate/suscom). The journal aims to publish the myriad of research findings related to energy-aware and thermal-aware management of computing resources. Equally important is a spectrum of related research issues such as applications of computing that can have ecological and societal impacts.

Sustainable Computing will contain original and timely research papers and survey articles in the topics of power, energy, temperature, and environment related research areas of current importance to readers. The journal welcomes original, unpublished high quality contributions in the field of green computing.

“The new journal of Sustainable Computing: Informatics and Systems is a very timely addition to our research publications,” stated Jack Dongarra, University Distinguished Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee. “As concerns over power-aware computing become first class issues, this journal is sure to contain a very topical combination of research into software, algorithms, applications, and hardware on the subject.”

It has an editorial board comprising prominent researchers from around the world and selects competitively evaluated peer-reviewed papers. The board is led by the Editor-in-Chief, Ishfaq Ahmad, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington. Behrooz A. Shirazi, the Huie-Rogers Chair Professor and the Director of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Washington State University, serves as Special Issues Editor.

Editor-in-Chief Ishfaq Ahmad adds, “Sustainable Computing: Informatics and Systems is a significant milestone in the cutting-edge research related to sustainable computing. The emerging area of sustainable computing has recently gained tremendous momentum, largely because of the increasing awareness of the energy consumption by computers and the important role that computers can play in maintaining sustainable environments. Thus, the launching of Sustainable Computing is auspicious as it is poised to attract and publish high-quality publications.”

“Sustainable Computing Informatics and Systems is an exciting opportunity for Elsevier to provide comprehensive coverage for this emerging, multidisciplinary field,” commented Ann Gabriel, Publishing Director for Elsevier’s Computer Science journals. “As a leading scientific and technical publisher, we are poised to realize the potential of the journal, which we hope will have an impact on issues related to the environment as well as computer science.”

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