Proceedings of ICT for Sustainability 2016

Session: ConverStations

26 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...
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,...
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...