C. Cappiello, M.G. Fugini, A. Mello Ferreira, P. Plebani, M. Vitali, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, Business Process Co-Design for Energy-Aware Adaptation, IEEE 7th International Conference on Intelligent Computer Communication and Processing, August 25-27, 2011, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, http://www.iccp.ro/iccp2011, Special Session: Green Computing, Organized in cooperation with GAMES EU FP7 project
Green IT mainly focuses on techniques to extend the products longevity or to virtualise physical resources as well as the provision of energy efficient hardware infrastructures. Less attention has been paid on the applications that run on the machines and their impact on energy consumption. This paper proposes an approach for enabling an efficient use of Energy driven by the design of energy-aware business processes. Energyawareness is given by an enrichment of a typical Business Process conceptual model with annotations able to support the assessment of the energy consumption of the involved business tasks. This information is the basis for the energy-aware adaptation to enact specific strategies to adapt process execution in case Energy consumption needs to be lowered or energy leakages have been identified.