Eco-design software: an innovative tool for controlling IT projects

The conference "software Eco design," co-organized by the Media & Networks cluster and the Ecole des Mines de Nantes, will be held on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at the Ecole des Mines de Nantes. Software development and IT services opens the eco-design with main objectives the reduction of environmental impact and cost control. Declined from the concept of eco-design, the day "software Eco design " provides concrete answers as to its application in the computer field.

Through scientific presentations, technical solutions and feedback from SMEs and big companies, the symposium "Eco design software" aims to encourage meetings and exchanges between software vendors, industry and academia around customer expectations, good practices and pitfalls to avoid.

Theme of the conference

  • Sustainable development and eco-design;
  • Eco-design applied to software and IT services;
  • Environmental footprint of ICT: an overview ;
  • State of the art practices ;
  • Projects of national and European research ;
  • Towards a standardization of practices? ; 
  • Ideas for the implementation of eco-design software ;
  • Client expectations and feedback from SMEs and big Companies.

The conference "Eco design software" is aimed at :

  • Software publishers
  • Policy makers
  • Project Managers
  • Software architects
  • Researchers


Software Eco-design: cost control and reduction of environmental impact


Eco-design software is an innovative approach to project management computer. It combines proven techniques in the software world and new methodologies for assessing environmental impacts.

Mainstreamed into strategies for software applications development, Eco-design results in cost optimization in all phases of software lifecycle. It results in more scalable applications that consume less material resources, infrastructure and energy.