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‌‌The Enterprise Computing Research Group

About Us

The Enterprise Computing (EC) Research Group, part of the School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering, is a leading research group focusing on Scalability and Sustainability of Enterprise Systems.
The team investigates challenges and opportunities in relation to the sustainability of today's large-scale Cloud and data centre environments. With the proliferation of BigData, IoT, and social media, all of which reside in the Cloud, there is an ever increasing demand for energy in data centres. Data cetnres in Europe are estimated to consume over 104TWh every year, and this is continually increasing.

The EC group expertise cover a number of areas, including:
  • Best practices and technologies for power and energy efficiency in data centres
  • Digital transformation and environmental efficiency of public sector data centre facilities 
  • Capacity planning for power efficiency in software deployment
  • Energy aware software engineering
  • Enterprise and Software Architecture
The group has received funding from the EU commission (under the FP7 and H2020 programmes), industry, and professional associations. EC group members serve on various expert committees such as the ISO SC39 Committee (Sustainability for and by IT) and the EU Commission Expert Working Group for Best Environmental Practice in the telecommunication and ICT services sector. The group frequently hosts various expert meetings (e.g. CEN-CENELEC Coordination Group on Green Data Centres, April 2016; the UK Government Green ICT Delivery Unit, June 2015; etc.) and advises a number of European public sector authorities on data centre efficiency.

Publications

Sample publications:

- Rabih Bashroush, Eoin Woods, and Adel Noureddine. "Data Center Energy Demand: What Got Us Here Won't Get Us There." IEEE Software 33.2 (2016)

- Renna, Francesco, Joseph Doyle, Vasileios Giotsas, and I. Andreopoulos. "Media Query Processing For The Internet-of-Things: Coupling Of Device Energy Consumption And Cloud Infrastructure Billing." IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (2016). 

- Syed Islam, Adel Noureddine, and Rabih Bashroush. "Measuring energy footprint of software features." In proceedings of the 24th IEEE International Conference on Program Comprehension (ICPC), Texas, USA, 2016.

- Joseph Doyle, Robert Shorten, and Donal O'Mahony. "Stratus: Load balancing the cloud for carbon emissions control." IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing 1.1 (2013) 

- Rabih Bashroush and Moustafa Noureddine, "A Cost Effective Cloud Datacenter Capacity Planning Method Based on Modality Cost Analysis", International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems, 11.3 (2013) 

Visit the university repository ROAR, to access full list.

Contact Us

General inquiries to the Enterprise Computing Research Group can be made to:
Rabih Bashroush
Tel: +44 20 8223 6515
Email: rabih@uel.ac.uk

Address
School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering
University of East London
London, E16 2RD
United Kingdom

Location
We are based at UEL's Docklands campus, which has good public transport links. Please click here to view a map