Mauro Caporuscio and Mirko D'Angelo

Best paper award for a methodology for reducing the energy consumption of software

The scientific article entitled Decentralized Architecture for Energy-aware Service Assembly, co-authored by Mirko D'Angelo and Mauro Caporuscio from Linnaeus University, recently got the award for best paper at the European Conference on Software Architecture.

The work, done together with Vincenzo Grassi from Tor Vergata Univerity of Rome and Raffaela Mirandola from Politecnico di Milano, is the result of a long-standing collaboration between the four authors. The authors present a methodology for creating decentralized software applications that support sustainability by reducing the energy consumption needed for their execution.

The experimentation shows that it is possible to balance performance, energy consumption, and the distribution/decentralization of the system. This methodology is important in practice, as it allows developers to design and implement software systems able to self-balance energy and quality. This is of particular relevance when applied to Internet of Things and highly distributed service-oriented software (e.g., Microservice Architecture).

Mirko D' Angelo is a doctoral student and Mauro Caporuscio is an associate professor at the Department of Computer Science and Media Technology at Linnaeus University. They are both part of the Engineering Resilient Systems (EReS) research lab.

ECSA was held 14–18 September 2020 in L'Aquila, Italy. The plate of the award finally reached Sweden this week. This year’s ECSA conference will take place virtually, but be hosted from Växjö by Linnaeus University.

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