Towards Energy-aware Optimisation of Business Processes

Beatriz López, Aditya Ghose, Tony Savarimuthu, Mariusz Nowostawski, Michael Winikoff, Stephen Cranefield


Time dependent energy tariffs are a matter of concern to managers in organisations, who need to rethink how to allocate resources to business processes so that they take into account energy costs. However, due to the time-dependent costs, the resource optimisation problem needs to be redesigned. In this paper we formalise the energy-aware resource allocation problem, including time-dependent variable costs; and present a case study in which an auction mechanism is used to find a solution. Our results show how the choice of cost (energy, monetary, or duration) affects the schedules obtained.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

López B., Ghose A., Savarimuthu T., Nowostawski M., Winikoff M. and Cranefield S. (2014). Towards Energy-aware Optimisation of Business Processes . In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Smart Grids and Green IT Systems - Volume 1: SMARTGREENS, ISBN 978-989-758-025-3, pages 68-75. DOI: 10.5220/0004809700680075

in Bibtex Style

author={Beatriz López and Aditya Ghose and Tony Savarimuthu and Mariusz Nowostawski and Michael Winikoff and Stephen Cranefield},
title={Towards Energy-aware Optimisation of Business Processes},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Smart Grids and Green IT Systems - Volume 1: SMARTGREENS,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Smart Grids and Green IT Systems - Volume 1: SMARTGREENS,
TI - Towards Energy-aware Optimisation of Business Processes
SN - 978-989-758-025-3
AU - López B.
AU - Ghose A.
AU - Savarimuthu T.
AU - Nowostawski M.
AU - Winikoff M.
AU - Cranefield S.
PY - 2014
SP - 68
EP - 75
DO - 10.5220/0004809700680075