Welcome !

The FEMTO-ST Institute and the University Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC) are hosting a workshop on renewable energy-powered datacenters. This workshop is co-organized by FEMTO-ST Institute and IRIT Lab. This workshop intends to bring together people from academia and industry working in all related fields (IT, electrical engineering, control systems, thermal engineering, etc.), and enable them to share their latest progress and discuss current challenges. Participants from all disciplines related to the topic are invited to contribute. The workshop will feature keynote speakers, technical sessions as well as demos.

After presentation, selected participants will be invited to submit in a special issue of Elsevier’s “Sustainable Computing: Informatics and Systems” journal.

The workshop is supported by the ANR DATAZERO project (www.datazero.org) under grant n°ANR-15-CE25-0012.


Topics of interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Efficient IT and energy resources scheduling,
  • Uncertainty management,   
  • Sizing of IT and energy infrastructure,
  • Electrical distribution architecture and reliability,
  • Hydrogen uses in datacenters,
  • Cooling technologies and heat management,   
  • Geographically distributed datacenters,    
  • Interactions with the electric power grid.

Call for papers and submission

A PDF version of the call for papers is available here.

Click here to submit. A title and one or two-page abstract are required.

Important dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: July 31, 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: September 6, 2019
  • Registration deadline: September 16, 2019


Click here to register.

Preliminary program

The program below is not final and subject to further changes.

Monday 14 October

12:00-14:00Registration and lunch
14:00-14:15Welcome address
14:15-16:15Session 1: The DATAZERO project
16:15-16:45Coffee break
16:45-18:45Session 2: Testbeds and distribution

Tuesday 15 October

8:30-10:00Bus trip to Belfort
10-00-12:30Visit of FCLAB, H2SYS demo, and DATAZERO testbed demo
13:30-15:00Bus trip back to Besançon
15:00-16:00Session 3: Energy and economics
16:00-16:30Coffee break
16:30-18:00Session 4: Negotiation
18:00-19:00Session 5: Energy constraints
19:00-20:00Free time
20:00-23:00Social event: Dinner in Besançon

Wednesday 16 October

9:00-10:30Session 6: Towards green datacenters for the real world
10:30-11:00Coffee break
11:00-12:00Round table: what future for datacenters?
12:00-12:15Closing ceremony