NiPS Summer School 2015

“ICT-Energy: Energy consumption in future ICT devices”


Fiuggi (Italy) – July 7-12, 2015




The Noise in Physical System Laboratory is glad to announce the sixth edition of NiPS Summer School devoted to “ICT-Energy: Energy consumption in future ICT devices”.

The school, supported by European Commission under the FET Proactive Coordination Action ICT-Energy (, is open to graduate students, post-docs, young researchers, and in general to all scientists interested in the physical foundations and practical applications of energy management in computing processes.
The school is aimed at teaching the bases of the science of efficient ICT through 4 thematic groups of lectures:

1) Basic on the physics of energy transformations at micro and nanoscales
2) Introduction to energy harvesting and distributed autonomous mobile devices
3) Software and energy aware computing
4) High performance computing and systems

For each thematic group we foresee 4 lectures for a total of 16 lectures organized in four full days.
Participants to the school will have the opportunity to widely discuss with teachers and colleagues, also through a evening poster-session, where the research conducted by the participants will be illustrated.

The school issues a certificate of participation with explicit mention of the hours of lectures, for credit assignment.


Scientific Director

Luca Gammaitoni, NiPS Laboratory, Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Perugia



General program

Lectures program

Fundamentals on energy (red)
1)   Basic Thermodynamics (L. Gammaitoni)                     (introlecture 1.1)
2)   Energy management at nanoscale (L. Gammaitoni)    (lecture 1.2)
3)   Physics of switches (L. Gammaitoni)                          (lecture 1.3)
4)   Physics of ICT devices (L. Gammaitoni)                      (lecture 1.4)
Energy harvesting and distribute computing (grey)
1)   Energy harvesting introduction (F. Cottone)               (lecture 2.1)
2)   Energy harvesting advanced (F. Cottone)                   (lecture 2.2)
3)   Wireless sensor networks: introduction (M. Hossein)   (lecture 2.3)
4)   Wireless sensor networks: application to buildings and body networks (M. Hossein) (lecture 2.4)
Software and energy aware computation (green)
1)   Model-based analysis, synthesis, performance evaluation and optimization for energy-aware systems I (K. Larsen)       (lecture 3.1)
2)   Model-based analysis, synthesis, performance evaluation and optimization for energy-aware systems II (K. Larsen)      (lecture 3.2)
3)   Energy profiling of software: static analysis fundamentals (J. Gallagher)  (lecture 3.3)
4)   Energy profiling of software: resource analysis (J. Gallagher)                   (lecture 3.4)
High performance computing systems (orange)
1)   Introduction to energy consumption in computing devices (I. Neri)  (lecture 4.1)
2)   Toward adiabatic computing (I. Neri)                                             (lecture 4.2)
3)   Introduction to data-centers (S. Rethinagiri)
4)   Tools and methodologies for energy-aware data centers (S. Rethinagiri)



Author                                 Title

Elisabetta       Boco               Optimization of a c-battery scale energy harvester

Davide            Chiuchiù         Time-dependent study of bit reset

Peter              Constantinou  Electromagnetic Vibration Energy Harvesters: Linear and Non-linear Systems

Gaurav Mani    Khanal           Memristors and its applications for low power energy efficient devices

Qingzhi           Liu                 Wireless Power Transfer Networks

Valeria            Nico              Dynamics of a c-battery scale energy harvester

Declan            O’Donoghue   The influence of mass configurations on velocity amplified vibrational energy harvesters

Julian Ignacio Peña Rosselló Energy Harvesting enhancemet through coupling

Behzad           Salami           HATCH: Hash Table Caching in Hardware for Efficient Relational Join on FPGA

Leila              Sharifi            A metric for performance-aware energy analysis across the service provisioning stack

Zhengbao       Yang              High-efficiency Compressive-mode Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters




Silva Hotel Splendid S.p.A (website) Nuova Italia, 40 – 03015 Fiuggi Fonte (FR) – Italy


You can book your room at Silva Hotel Splendid with a special rate.

The booking form will be sent to you after the registration.



NiPS Laboratory, Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Perugia

via Pascoli 1 – I-06123 – Perugia (Italy)



How to reach

From Ciampino Airport in Rome:

– bus connection to Ciampino train station, then train to Anagni-Fiuggi (, then bus connection to Fiuggi


From Fiumicino Airport in Rome:

– train connection to Roma Termini (central train station), then see below


From Roma Termini (central train station):

– train to Anagni-Fiuggi + bus connection to Fiuggi (timetable)

– bus to Fiuggi (timetable)



Registration fee

The registration fee includes meals (lunches, dinners, coffee breaks, welcome cocktail) and teaching materials.

Accompanying persons are welcome. No registration fee is foreseen, the costs of the meals are borne by the accompanying person.

Early registration (until 31 May 2015): 350 €

Late registration (from 1 June 2015): 450 €


Deadline for registration: 30 June 2015


Registration Step by Step


1) Please compile the Registration form: registration closed

2) You will receive by email a confirmation of admission with instructions for the payment of the registration fee by bank transfer.

3) After the payment your registration is completed and you will receive an invoice.


Please notice that school attendance is limited to 70 students and the participation will be assessed on a first-come/first-serve basis, subjected to acceptance from the Organizing Commettee.

Students can apply for a scholarship. The allocation and amount of scholarships are at the discretion of the organizing committee.


The summer school is organized in conjunction with another training event, the Eleventh International Summer School on Advanced Computer Architecture and Compilation for High-Performance and Embedded Systems (ACACES).

The ACACES Summer School is a one week summer school for computer architects and tool builders working in the field of high performance computer architecture and compilation for computing systems. The school aims at the dissemination of advanced scientific knowledge and the promotion of international contacts among scientists from academia and industry.
The ACACES Summer School is organized by the HiPEAC Network of Excellence in Fiuggi, Italy, on 12-18 July 2015, just after the NiPS Summer School 2015, in the same place. For more information and registration, please visit .


Previous editions of NiPS Summer School have seen in five years the participation of around 150 students and young researchers from all over the world. Please visit the following links for information on previous editions, together with the slides of the lectures and photos of the events:


Supported by ICT-Energy, VII FP (Coordination and suppport action N. 611004); Wisepower srl.