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ICT FOR SUSTAINABILTY 2013 - The challenge of making it real

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ICT4S - First International Conference on ICT for Sustainability, ETH Zurich, February 14-16, 2013

ICT4S is a joint effort of academia, industry, national and international organizations to take stock of the role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in energy efficiency and sustainable development. How can we utilize the transformational power of ICT for making our world more sustainable? How can we really use ICT to create more value from less physical input, to increase quality of life for all without compromising future generations´ ability to meet their needs?

Invited lectures:

  • Robert Laubacher, Center for Collective Intelligence, MIT, Boston: Harnessing Collective Intelligence to Address Climate Change: The Climate CoLab
  • Jennifer Mankoff, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh: Rethinking the Role of Feedback in Encouraging Energy Saving
  • John A. "Skip" Laitner, Former Director ACEEE, Washington DC: The Economic Imperative of ICT
  • Marko Turpeinen, Center for Sustainable Communications, KTH, Stockholm: Data-Driven Resource Management
  • Jean-Marc Pierson, Université de Toulouse: Energy Consumption from a Software Perspective
  • Daniel Spreng, ETH Zürich: Interactions between Energy, Information and Growth


Additional 40 speakers from 27 countries will present their submitted papers that have been carefully selected by an international program committee. Posters, workshops (including a PhD students workshop), a "Green IT" crash course and a "Green Hackathon" will complete the program.

ICT4S is organized by the University of Zurich in cooperation with: Energy Science Center, ETH Zurich; Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology; Center for Sustainable Communications, KTH Stockholm; Swiss Informatics Society, Special Interest Group on Green IT; University of Applied Sciences, Lucerne; IFIP TC9 Computers and Society, WG 9.2 and WG 9.9; World Resources Forum Foundation; EcoInfo, Centre National de la Recherche Scientific, Grenoble; ITU, International Telecommunication Union; OFCOM, Swiss Federal Office of Communications; ARE, Swiss Federal Office for Spatial Development.

Register before December 15 to take advantage of early-bird rates.