Proceedings of ICT for Sustainability 2016

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37 articles
Benjamin Wagner vom Berg, Marius Brinkmann, Jorge Marx Gomez
In this paper, the idea of an integrated large scalable big data platform for the energy industry as a contribution to EMIS will be described. For this, use cases are identified that could bring forward a sustainable energy consumption and that faces the challenges of a fluctuating energy production....
Giuseppe Procaccianti, Aristeidis Routsis
In the last few years, the energy consumption of data centers increased substantially. Currently, energy costs are the main expenditure in data center ownership. This creates the need for more precise quantitative metrics and measurements for energy management in the data center industry. However, despite...
Dominik Bucher, Francesca Cellina, Francesca Mangili, Martin Raubal, Roman Rudel, Andrea Emilio Rizzoli, Omar Elabed
The large interest in analyzing one's own fitness led to the development of more and more powerful smartphone applications. Most are capable of tracking a user's position and mode of locomotion, data that do not only reflect personal health, but also mobility choices. A large field of research is concerned...
Lorraine Hudson, Gerd Kortuem, Annika Wolff, Patrina Law
There is increasing recognition that the ICT4S community needs to take a role in both developing education and conducting research on how to educate people in using ICT to make urban areas more sustainable. In this paper we explore the question how can a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) be used to engage...
Paul Shabajee, Chris Preist, Daniel Schien, John Brenton, Chris Jones
This poster presents work done at the University of Bristol as part of the IODiCUS (Interoperable Open Digital Control Unit System) project [1]. The project is, in part, focused on exploring campus scale energy management and improving the usefulness of data from Building Management Systems (BMS) across...
Jordan Murkin, Ruzanna Chitchyan, Alastair Byrne
Due to the recent advances in household-level renewableelectricity generation technology, a new type of market based on peer-to-peer (P2P) electricity trading between households will emerge. This poster presents a technical platform which will enable such a market to function.
Daniel Schien, Paul Shabajee, John Brenton, Chris Jones, Chris Preist
For electric utility companies variability of demand for electricity results in disproportionately high cost for services consumed only for a small duration of the day.High peak demand means: More power plants and network infrastructure must be available to supply these peaks. 'Dispatchable' energy sources...
Elisabeth Ekener, Elena Mokeeva
Social Life Cycle Assessment (S-LCA) is a technique for as-sessing social impacts throughout the life cycle of a product, aiming to predict and improve social conditions of affected stakeholders. LCA requires a comprehensive approach, i.e. covering all phases of a product life cycle, however an ap-proach...
Maryam Al Hinai, Ruzanna Chitchyan
Software is no longer a passive tool, but is an active agent in shaping modern communities. Yet, to date, software engineers do not endeavour to explicitly state requirements which a software system must fulfil if it is to positively contribute to the well-being (that is the social sustainability) of...
Maha Salman, Steve Easterbrook, Samar Sabie, Josie Abate
The term Smart Home typically refers to dwellings augmented with high-tech responsive systems such that heating, air conditioning, lighting, appliances, entertainment outlets, and architectural components are computerized and managed, often via a remote control. Smart homes promise comfort, convenience,...
Miguel Ribeiro, Lucas Pereira, Filipe Quintal, Nuno Nunes
In this paper we present the SustDataED (SustData for Energy Disaggregation) dataset. The dataset is an extension to the original SustData dataset [1], and consists of electric energy consumption and room occupancy measurements taken from a single-family residence in Portugal composed of four householders....
Ivan S. Razo-Zapata, Giacomo Piovan, Christian Penny
WaterGram will empower citizens (e.g. students, scientists, designers) and public authorities to make knowledge on water quality more accessible. Even though water is an important asset within our urban environment - from our water tap to the river flowing under a bridge, from the rainwater to the greywater...
Mine Ercan, Jens Malmodin, Pernilla Bergmark, Emma Kimfalk, Ellinor Nilsson
It is of interest to understand the life cycle contribution from the use of smartphones including their network usage, as well as to gain knowledge regarding the impact of the smartphone as a device to provide input for network studies. This cradle-to- grave study is based on life cycle assessment (LCA)...
Erik Jagroep, Jan Martijn Werf, van der, Jordy Broekman, Leen Blom, Rob Vliet, van, Sjaak Brinkkemper
Software as the true consumer of power and its potential contribution to reach sustainability goals is increasingly being acknowledged. Studies so far have presented successful results and methods to address the energy consumption of the software, indicating that different stakeholders striving for green...
Daniel Pargman, Edvard Ahlsén, Cecilia Engelbert
Technological developments in screen technologies pitches the thinner, brighter and energy-stingy OLED screen as a possible replacement for today's television, computer and smartphone LCD screens. An OLED screen does not consume any energy at all when it displays the color black, but the potentially...
Italo Brito, Claudio De Farias, Luci Pirmez, Leonardo Ribeiro, Luiz Carmo
Smart Grids are smart networks of energy transmission and distribution that enable a two-way communication between the consumer and distributor. Smart Grids are important for energy sustainability and environmental preservation avoiding the non-renewable energy consumption since decentralized suppliers...
Bente Knoll, Petra Buáwald, Ralf Dopheide, Roswitha Hofmann, Christoph Link, Paul Pfaffenbichler, Georg Spreitzer
The Austrian R&D-project "AlltagsSPUREN" sup-ports small, mostly rural, municipalities in their efforts to make the local mobility system more inclusive and sustainable. For this purpose, it provides a multi-perspective ICT tools and service kit to be used for activating residents, analysing mobility-related...
Dawn Walker, Christoph Becker
The prevalence of urban agriculture groups mobilizing to create change in cities provides a rich opportunity to understand how these communities use and can design ICTs to support sustainability. In particular, organizations are using 'green maps' to make visible local projects, initiatives, and features,...
Åsa Svenfelt, Jorge Luis Zapico
The food system is burdened by many and severe negative environmental and social impacts. Two of the reasons for the impacts are the increasing scale and globalisation of the food system. ICT has been put forward as a means to enhance sustainability in society, yet the potential for food systems is underexplored....
Bente Knoll, Georg Spreitzer, Christoph Göbl
Energy consulting for private homes can make a sig-nificant contribution to achieving energy efficiency targets. The success of energy consulting, which means as much as that the con-sulting leads to real energy savings, depends not only on socioeco-nomic, environmental, structural and technical factors...
Mihail Mihaylov, Ivan Razo-Zapata, Roxana Radulescu, Ann Nowe
Recent work introduced the concept of NRGcoin [1] - a decentralized digital currency for renewable energy, based on Blockchain technology. In this abstract we summarize the con-cept and outline how this currency benefits each stakeholder in the smart grid and the renewable energy economy as a whole....
Marieke Versteijlen, Paquita Perez Salgado, Marleen Janssen Groesbeek
Concerning their CO2 footprint, Higher Education (HE) in the Netherlands must meet the more stringent requirements imposed by the government for energy efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions. This survey, commissioned by SURFsara, examines the contribution of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)...