Energy-aware optimisation of business processes
Lopez, Beatriz; Ghose, Aditya; Savarimuthu, Bastin Tony Roy; Nowostawski, Mariusz; Winikoff, Michael; Cranefield, Stephen
Due to changes in energy supply, and regulatory mechanism related to energy provisioning, organizations will need to tackle energy management is- sues. One way of doing so is to allocate resources to business processes taking into account energy costs. However, energy costs are time-dependent, and the re- source optimization problem needs to be redesigned. In this paper we formalize the energy-aware resource allocation problem, including time-dependent variable costs; describe how an auction mechanism can be used to allocate resources in a way that optimizes costs; and present a case study.
Publisher: University of Otago
Series number: 2012/01
Research Type: Discussion Paper