The Sustainable IT research group has a long history of work in IT energy measurement and management, which provides the foundation for the group’s research focus on IT sustainability issues.
Our Sustainable IT research is closely aligned to the following GeSI initiatives for Europe and beyond: Smart2020, Smarter2020, and Smarter 2030. The two facets of our research and their associated research areas are:
- “Sustainable IT” (Professor Colin Pattinson, Dr. Ah-Lian Kor, and Dr. Anatoliy Gorbenko) -
- ICT environmental impact audit;
- Data Center - sustainability metrics (collaborative PERCCOM research together with ENEA, Italy and Universite de Lorraine, France);
- ICT Infrastructure and Devices SNMP monitoring, control, and management of network energy consumption; energy efficient networking together with Orange and Universite de Lorraine, France; energy aware cloud infrastructure; energy efficient software and mobile apps, etc…);
Our Research Projects
Biomedical and Medical Informatics (BMI) is a dynamic field, undergoing rapid evolution and featuring prominently in health reforms across Europe. Emerging technologies in BMI are central to making healthcare more personalised, precise, reliable, safe and cost effective.
The increased interest in BMI education and training is leading to transformative trends, creating new educational programs at higher education institutions in Europe. The newly emerging interdisciplinary domains that are being added to the curriculum offer additional possibilities and challenges for engineers and system scientists, whilst simultaneously imposing new demands on core teaching and learning competences.
The Centre-BMI has been developed and implemented to support educational process and develop courses that address this pressing and real problem. The Centre will exploit new, innovative cloud-based technology create and deliver new courses/subjects in this complex and multidisciplinary area.
Courses will be offered both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels to cover a wide spectrum of core competency requirements, providing an invigorating environment for the cooperation of technical and medical universities, and enterprises in BMI. The participation of both universities and business in the project fosters a new trend of integrated medicine and IT educational provision that will meet the needs of industry as demand increases for innovative BMI-related roles. The Centre will also be open to other non-consortium partners that would like to be involved in cooperative activities, helping to ensure the project’s impact and sustainability.
Educational institutions, organisations and enterprises from 9 European Union countries are involved in the implementation of the project:
- Zilinska Univerzita v Ziline, Slovakia
- Leeds Beckett University, UK
- Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics of the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany
- Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Italy
- Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
- University of Oulu, Finland
- Universitat de Valencia, Spain
- Ostravska Univerzita, Czech Republic
- Hospital of Zilina, Slovakia
- Dr. Guido Kaufmann e.K., Germany
- STAPRO SLOVENSKO s.r.o., Slovakia
- Amnim d.o.o., Slovenia
- TELESIG Ltd, Bulgaria
For more information, please contact: Dr. Ah-Lian Kor - A.Kor@leedsbeckett.ac.uk
The Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree in GENIAL (GrEen NetworkIng And cLoud computing) is a unique international Masters course that envisions cleaner networking and computing technologies.
An inclusive approach has been adopted towards green and sustainable economic growth. GENIAL will train future generations of ICT engineers, researchers, and lead users to design more sustainable ICT applications and services. A key challenge for the ICT industry is to identify the opportunity to seamlessly embed environmental issues in the design, implementation, and deployment of ICT applications and services. This is made all the more important today, leading to the creation of new job profiles, such as ‘Chief Project Officer in Green ICT’.
GENIAL seeks to address these challenges, bringing together a multidisciplinary EU consortium based in three public universities, sharing high quality education and world leading research expertise in:
- Green networking (University of Lorraine, France)
- Green ICT (Leeds Beckett University, UK)
- Cloud computing (Luleå University of Technology, Sweden)
These three full partners are joined in the GENIAL consortium by 30 global associated partners (public and private organisations, including 2 EU providers). GENIAL is committed to providing students with world class postgraduate green ICT education and rich research experience. The consortium demonstrates industrial leadership in ICT and is actively engaged in cutting edge research, practices, and new standards relating to future technologies, particularly in networking and cloud computing areas.
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Ah-Lian Kor: A.Kor@leedsbeckett.ac.uk
GLOBE is an Erasmus+ supported project entitled “New Skills for Green Jobs. Game Based Training to Develop Transversal Green Skills in Apprenticeship Programmes” (2017-2019). Project No: 2017-1-RO01-KA202-037352.
GLOBE is led by Institutul National De Cercetare Stiintifica In Domeniul Muncii Si Protectiei Sociale in Romania. The project partnership is formed by six different institutions coming from five European countries (Romania, Spain, Ireland, Italy and UK).
GLOBE Aim: To Develop the Green Skills of Apprentices
- Answer to shortage of skills and competences in green economy;
- Contributing to update the national competence and skills framework, including new competences for green economy and up-dating traditional professional profiles ac-cording to the new requirements;
- Improve the training delivery mechanism, through the development and use of innovative learning and training resources (game based learning);
- Dealing with the dual challenge of green economy, making economic growth compatible with climate stabilisation and sustainable environment footprint through the development of green skills and competences in apprentice;
- Contributing to develop the social dimension of green economy, promoting training and adapting labour.
- INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE STIINTIFICA IN DOMENIUL MUNCII SI PROTECTIEI SOCIALE, Romania
- DRAMBLYS, Spain
- ASOCIACIÓN NACIONAL DE EMPRESAS FORESTALES, Spain
- MULLINGAR EMPLOYMENT ACTION GROUP, Ireland
- AGENZIA FORMATIVA ULISSE, Italy
- LEEDS BECKETT UNIVERSITY, United Kingdom