Analyzing Green Software Strategies within a Service Design Process

O.N. Condori Fernandez, P. Lago

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Despite business organizations have mainly developed initiatives to reduce energy costs and demonstrate corporate social responsibility, there are yet few approaches that assist the inclusion of green strategies into the software design process. In this paper, we aim to identify which type of green strategies can be successfully included into a service design process. To this aim, in collaboration with a Dutch industry partner, we have conducted an empirical study as part of a course of the Software Engineering and Green IT master program. The study involved 19 teams of master students playing the role of software designers, and who completed the design of a real-life green software project of the smart transportation domain. Analysing deliverables created by the design teams, 66 green strategies were extracted, which were grouped in 16 clusters categorized per type of green problem: people-awareness, service-awareness, and process-awareness strategies.
Regarding the capability of green strategies for being reused across any green software project, we found that 10 out of 16 clusters are domain-generic.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnviroInfo conference
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Science to Society: The Bridge provided by Environmental Informatics
EditorsBenoit Otjacques, Patrik Hitzelberger, Stefan Naumann, Volker Wohlgemuth
Place of PublicationLuxembourg
PublisherShaker Verlag
Number of pages9
Edition31st edition
ISBN (Print)978-3-8440-5495-8
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2017
EventEnviroInfo: From Science to Society: The Bridge provided by Environmental Informatics - Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Duration: 13 Sept 201715 Sept 2017
Conference number: 31


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  • green strategies
  • service design
  • empirical study


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