Alejandro Fernández-Montes

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0957-4174/$ see front matter 2012 Elsevier Ltd. A doi:10.1016/j.eswa.2012.02.115 ⇑ Corresponding author. Tel.: +34 626215333; fax: E-mail address: afdez@us.es (A. Fernández-Montes Energy saving involves two direct benefits: sustainability and cost reduction. Within the field of Information Technology, clusters, grids and data centres represent the hungriest(More)
Nowadays ubiquitous computing is spreading to all scopes of our lives. Smart environments are present at every location such us homes with automation and control devices, offices full of control networks to assist workers, or hotels with even more control devices in order to save energy and satisfy guests preferences.This paper focus on the proposal of a(More)
This issue's Works in Progress department lists eight projects with a focus on environmental sustainability. The first three projects explore sensing and pervasive computing techniques for monitoring environmental conditions in outdoor situations. The next four projects use pervasive computing in indoor environments to inform individuals about their energy(More)
The fear experienced by datacenter administrators presents an ongoing problem due to the low percentage of machines that they are willing to switch off in order to save energy. This risk aversion can be assessed from a cognitive system. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the extra costs incurred by maintaining all the machines of a data center(More)
OBJECTIVES The efficiency in the management of public resources is one of the main pillars of the welfare state. The objective of this work is to analyze the efficiency of the public resources that regional governments in Spain (Autonomous Communities (AC)) invest in health systems (HS). STUDY DESIGN A dataset from of the Ministry of Health, Social(More)