Software Sustainability from a Process-Centric Perspective

  • Giuseppe Lami
  • Fabrizio Fabbrini
  • Mario Fusani
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 301)


ICT significantly contributes to the global carbon dioxide production. In the last years the research addressed the problem of increasing ICT sustainability from different perspectives. In this paper this problem is addressed from a software process perspective. Sustainability of software process is approached in a systematic way by defining a core set of processes that represent the activities to be performed in order to introduce and integrate the greenness culture in an organization developing software. The processes have been defined so that they can be measured in terms of process capability according to the ISO/IEC 15504 standard. The relationships between process capability and sustainability are discussed as well.


Software Process Carbon Footprint Process Capability Process Definition Improve Software Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giuseppe Lami
    • 1
  • Fabrizio Fabbrini
    • 1
  • Mario Fusani
    • 1
  1. 1.Consiglio Nazionale delle RicercheIstituto di Scienza e Tecnologie della InformazionePisaItaly

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