Proceedings now available: https://easychair.org/publications/volume/ICT4S2018
Day 1 – Tuesday 15th May
How are you shaping a sustainable future? Shifting the maturity needle of ICT for Sustainability.
Towards Simulating Non-lane Based Heterogeneous Road Traffic of Less Developed Countries
The maker movement in Europe: empirical and theoretical insights
AaaS and MaaS for Reduced Environmental Impact of Transport: Indicators for Identifying Promising Digital Service Innovations
The Footprint of Things: A Hybrid Approach Towards the Collection, Storage and Distribution of Life Cycle Inventory Data
The Energy and Carbon Footprint of the Global ICT and E&M Sectors 2010 – 2015
Abstract: This paper describes a detailed study of the energy and carbon footprint of the ICT and E&M sectors globally 20102015 including a forecast. It‘s a follow up to two previous global studies (2007 and 2011) and a Swedish study 2015. The study is based on a unique dataset including energy and carbon footprint data from about 100 of the major global manufacturers, operators and ICT and E&M service providers. It also includes sale statistics and forecasts for equipment and devices. In addition, many LCA studies have been used to estimate the embodied carbon footprint. The result is of great importance as it, extrapolated from this extensive data set, shows that the sectors have turned its growing footprints into shrinking ones despite a continuous increase in subscriptions and data traffic and the new results are significantly lower than previous forecasts (figure 1). The major reasons for the trend shift is:
- Decreased sales of new TVs and PCs and less use of existing ones in favor of smartphones
- Consumer electronics are replaced by apps
- Improved material and energy efficiency of display technologies.
- Paper consumption is decreasing as media “moves online”
Is the age of dematerialization finally here?
Undesigning the Internet: An exploratory study of reducing everyday Internet connectivity
Evaluating Equality Requirements for Software Systems
Empirical Validation of Cyber-Foraging Architectural Tactics for Surrogate Provisioning
Day 2 – Wednesday 16th May
The Material Footprint of the ICT and E&M Sectors
The Paradox of Push Impacts and the Three Opportunities for Smart Green Optimization
Data Storage and Maintenance Challenges: The Case of Advanced Metering Infrastructure Systems
Shared Autonomous Vehicles: Potentials for a Sustainable Mobility and Risks of Unintended Effects
“Sustainability… it’s just not important.” – The Challenges of Academic Engagement with Diverse Stakeholders
Indirect Effects of the Digital Transformation on Environmental Sustainability: Methodological Challenges in Assessing the Greenhouse Gas Abatement Potential of ICT
Envisioning a Community Exemplar for Sustainability in and by ICT
Towards a Sustainable Business Model for Smartphones: Combining Product-service Systems with Modularity
Empirical Evaluation of the Energy Impact of Refactoring Code Smells
Day 3 – Thursday 17th May
ICT for Sustainable Last-Mile Logistics: Data, People and Parcels
We finish by discussing key opportunities for intervention and further research in ICT4S and co-created Smart Cities, connecting our findings with existing research and data as a call to the ICT4S community to help tackle the growth in carbon emissions, pollution and congestion linked to parcel deliveries.
Transparent Farmers: How Farmers are Using Technology for New Ways of Selling and Communicating with Consumers
Energy Consumption of Mobile Data Transfer – Increasing or Decreasing? Challenges in Evaluating the Combined Impact of Technology Development & User Behavior
Indoor Temperature Awareness Using an Ambient Information Display – a Semi-longitudinal Study of One Household
Barriers for Sustainable Waste Management Practices in Grocery Stores: Exploration by Research-through-Design
An Empirical Evaluation of Database Software Features on Energy Consumption
Abstract: Although software does not consume energy by itself, its characteristics determine which hardware resources are made available and how much energy is used. Therefore, energy efficiency of software products has become a popular agenda for both industry and academia in recent years. Designing such software is now a core initiative of software development companies aiming toward social responsibility. Meanwhile, however, developing environmentally sustainable software products is a challenge in that performance, functionality and energy consumption can reflect conflicting goals. In this paper, our objective is to analyze the effects of different features on energy consumption of the IBM DB2, a commonly used database product. The empirical work focuses on three features. We executed a workload in preconfigured software with some features enabled or disabled and with different numbers of users. To compare the different scenarios, three sets of green metrics were utilized. The metric set identified various parts of the software system where energy is consumed. Our findings may suggest that the conflicts among software system performance, functionality, and energy consumption can be mitigated by choosing a combination of features that interact in a way that improves energy efficiency.
Shut up and Take my Environmental Data! A study on ICT Enabled Citizen Science Practices, Participation Approaches and Challenges
A Comparative Analysis of Green ICT Maturity Models
Innovation Alliances for Sustainable ICT – Good Practices and Success Factors, Using the Example of Initiatives to Improve the Energy Efficiency of Data Centers