Proceedings of the 2014 conference ICT for Sustainability

Supporting Sustainability Decisions in Large Organisations

Authors
David Stefan, Emmanuel Letier
Corresponding Author
David Stefan
Available Online August 2014.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ict4s-14.2014.41How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Sustainability management, requirements engi-neering, goal modelling, decision analysis, uncertainty, infor-mation value.
Abstract
Sustainability management systems are important technologies used by large organisations to monitor and control their CO2 emissions and other environmental impacts. So far, these systems have been designed to support data collection and reporting mandated by regulations, but they provide little support for decision making in order to improve an organisation’s environ-mental sustainability. In this paper, we present a systematic method to help organisations make such decisions. Our method builds on goal-oriented requirements engineering for modelling an organisation’s sustainability goals and on statistical decision anal-ysis for guiding decisions under uncertainty. By being explicit about uncertainty, our method provides a sound assessment of the risks associated with alternative options (including the “business as usual” option), and, through the concept of information value, informs decision makers whether reducing uncertainty through additional data collection will be useful for their decisions. We il-lustrate our approach on real sustainability decision questions at UCL’s Department of Computer Science.
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Proceedings
ICT for Sustainability 2014 (ICT4S-14)
Part of series
Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
August 2014
ISBN
978-94-62520-22-6
ISSN
2352-538X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ict4s-14.2014.41How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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