The Manifesto

  • Becker, C., Chitchyan, R., Duboc, L., Easterbrook, S., Mahaux, M., Penzenstadler, B., Rodríguez-Navas, G., Salinesi, C., Seyff, N., Venters, C.C., Calero,C., Akinli Koçak, S., Betz, S. (2014). The Karlskrona manifesto for sustainability design. arXiv preprint arXiv:1410.6968.

Journal articles

  • Forthcoming: Penzenstadler, B., Duboc, L., Venters, C., Seyff, N., Wnuk, K., Chitchyan, R., Easterbrook, S., & Becker, C. Software engineering for sustainability: Find the leverage points! IEEE Software (accepted August 2017; in press). [preprint]
  • Christoph Becker, Stefanie Betz, Ruzanna Chitchyan, Leticia Duboc, Steve M. Easterbrook, Birgit Penzenstadler, Norbert Seyff, and Colin C. Venters. Requirements: The Key to Sustainability. IEEE Software Special Issue on the Future of Software Engineering,Volume 33, Issue 1, pages 56-65, January 2016. [preprint][link]

Conference publications

Workshops and workshop reports


  • Christoph Becker: Sustainability design. Presentation at Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshops 16252,  “Engineering Academic Software“. June 2016 [slides]
  • Christoph Becker: Sustainability design in Information Systems.  Invited talk at the UT Austin iSchool, May 17, 2016. [abstract]
  • Christoph Becker: Sustainability design: The future of SE? at CSER: The Canadian Consortium for Software Engineering Research, Fall 2015 meeting, Markham, ON, Canada, November 1, 2015
  • Colin C. Venters: The First Rule of Software Sustainability: Do not talk about Software Sustainability? at CSESSP: Computational Science & Engineering Software Sustainability and Productivity Challenges Workshop, Washington DC, USA, October 15, 2015
  • Birgit Penzenstadler: ‘Designing Future Software for Sustainability: The Karlskrona Manifesto’ at the 2015 Grace Hopper Conference, Houston, TX, USA, October 14, 2015
  • Birgit Penzenstadler: Manifesting the Ghost of the Future: Sustainability at WSSSPE’3, 3rd Workshop on Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences, Boulder, CO, USA, September 28-29, 2015
  • Colin C. Venters: ‘Mind the Gap: Bridging the Sustainable Software Systems Research Divide’ at the British HCI 2015 workshop Sustainable HCI in the UK,  Lincoln, UK, July 2015
  • Christoph Becker: ‘Sustainability design and software: The Karlskrona manifesto’. Presentation at the opening panel of Software Engineering in Society (SEIS) at ICSE 2015Software Systems and Sustainability – Principles and Commitments. Florence, Italy, May 2015
  • Christoph Becker: The Karlskrona manifesto. Presentation at the iConference workshop ICT for Sustainability–Current and future research directions. Newport Beach, CA, US, March 2015