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

  • 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

    • Letícia Duboc, Stefanie Betz, Birgit Penzenstadler, Akinli Kocak, Ruzanna Chitchyan,  Ola Leifler, Jarri Porras, Norbert Seyff, & Colin C. Venters, C. C., (Accepted/In press). Do we really know what we are building? Raising awareness of potential Sustainability Effects of Software Systems in Requirements Engineering, 27th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference. [SuSAD Forms]
    • Norbert Seyff, Stefanie Betz, Iris Groher, Melanie Stade, Ruzanna Chitchyan, Letícia Duboc, Birgit Penzenstadler, Colin Venters and Christoph Becker. Crowd Focused Semi-Automated Requirements Engineering for Evolution Towards Sustainability.  Proceedings of the 26th International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE’18), RE@Next! Track. (accepted for publication). IEEE Press [Preprint to follow soon]
    • Norbert Seyff, Stefanie Betz, Leticia Duboc, Colin C. Venters, Christoph Becker, Ruzanna Chitchyan, Birgit Penzenstadler, and Markus Noebauer. Tailoring Requirements Negotiation to SustainabilityProceedings of the 26th International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE’18), Industrial Innovation Track. (accepted for publication). IEEE Press [Preprint to follow soon]
    • Penzenstadler, B., Betz, B, Venters, C., Chitchyan, R., Seyff, N., Duboc, L., Becker, C. & Jari Porras. Everything is Interrelated: Teaching Software Engineering for SustainabilityProceedings of  the 40th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2018) Software Engineering Education and Training track (SEET). IEEE Press [preprint]
    • Colin C. Venters, Norbert Seyff, Christoph Becker, Stefanie Betz, Ruzanna Chitchyan, Leticia Duboc, Dan McIntyre and Birgit Penzenstadler (2017) Characterising Sustainability Requirements: A New Species, Red Herring, or Just an Odd Fish?. In: ICSE’17: 39th International Conference on Software Engineering, May 20-28, 2017, Buenos Aires, Argentina. [preprint]
    • Dawn Walker, Christoph Becker (2016). Sustainability Design: Lessons from Designing A ‘Green Map’. To appear in: 4th International Conference on ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S), Amsterdam, August 2016. [link] [doi]

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

Materials and Templates

  • Suggested Changes to the  CSH Questions to ease the “translation” to Volere. 28th of August 2019. Access here.
  • Suggested Mapping between Volere and the Ideal Map on CSH. 28th of August 2019. Access here.