Workshop on research and technological development (R&TD) of energy efficiency in cloud computing

A validation workshop will be held on 10 September 2019 at the meeting venue “the”, Rue d'Arlon 80, 1040 Brussels, Belgium.

The aims of the current study are to examine the demand for electrical energy caused by cloud computing, to determine the decisive factors influencing electricity consumption in cloud computing and to explore how electricity consumption is expected to develop in the future.

To achieve this objective, Umweltbundesamt and Borderstep are analysing key technological areas in order to derive recommendations on further R&TD policy options, which will be discussed during the validation workshop.

Workshop Outline

+ Keynotes by the EU Commission and well-known cloud computing providers and standardization organization

+ Study interim results: ‘The energy consumption of cloud data centres in the EU and outlook’

+ Background information and Workshop input: Online survey and interviews with cloud computing energy experts and stakeholders.

+ Participatory workshop on policy options – stacked in three sequential exploration areas, each with individual input, table discussions and plenary feedback. 
- Transparency, data availability, allocation of energy consumption and standards
- Management and operation optimization in cloud computing
- Technological innovation support for specific issues

Final discussion and feedback in plenary. 

All moderated by Peter Woodward


Please note that it is not possible to attend the workshop without registration. All participants are welcome to register to the workshop completing the online registration below.

Participation to the Workshop is free of charge and no travel expenses will be covered from the organisers.

All registrations should be made by 27 August 2019.

In a first step you will receive an information that your registration has been submitted to the organisers. Please note that this information is not yet a confirmation of your participation in the workshop. The confirmation of your registration will be sent by the organisers by 30 August 2019. You are not fully registered until after your registration request has been confirmed. Please do not make any binding travel arrangements before your registration request has been confirmed. In case of a large number of registered participants, a selection will be made to ensure a geographical balance of the countries represented.