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Authors: Beatriz López 1 ; Aditya Ghose 2 ; Tony Savarimuthu 3 ; Mariusz Nowostawski 4 ; Michael Winikoff 3 and Stephen Cranefield 3

Affiliations: 1 University of Girona, Spain ; 2 University of Wollongong, Australia ; 3 University of Otago, New Zealand ; 4 Gjøvik University College, Norway

Keyword(s): Energy Management, Resource Allocation, Time-dependent Costs, Constraint Optimisation, Auction.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Energy and Economy ; Energy Management Systems (EMS) ; Energy-Aware Systems and Technologies ; Integration of Smart Appliances ; Optimization Techniques for Efficient Energy Consumption ; Smart Grids

Abstract: 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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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 - SMARTGREENS, ISBN 978-989-758-025-3; ISSN 2184-4968, SciTePress, pages 68-75. DOI: 10.5220/0004809700680075

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 - SMARTGREENS,},


JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Smart Grids and Green IT Systems - SMARTGREENS,
TI - Towards Energy-aware Optimisation of Business Processes
SN - 978-989-758-025-3
IS - 2184-4968
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
PB - SciTePress