ICT for Sustainability - The Challenge of Making It Real

Crosscutting Themes

The World’s Technological Capacity to Store, Communicate, and Compute Information
Martin Hilbert, Priscila López
Science Vol 332, 60, April 2011. [pdf]

Sustainability and ICT – an overview of the field
Lorenz M. Hilty, Wolfgang Lohmann, Elaine M. Huang
POLITEIA, XXVII, 104, 2011, ISSN 1128-2401 pp. 13-28.

Greener and Smarter – ICTs, the Environment and Climate Change
OECD
September, 2010.

Consumer Engagement Programs as a Smart Energy Efficiency Strategy for Our Nation’s Electric Utilities
John A. “Skip” Laitner, Matthew T. McDonnell, Karen Ehrhardt-Martinez

Topic 1: Sustainability through ICT

Effects of Internet-Based Multiple-Site Conferences on Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Vlad Coroama, Lorenz M. Hilty, Martin Birtel
Telematics and Informatics (published online), 2011.

Mapping the landscape of sustainable HCI
Carl DiSalvo, Phoebe Sengers, Hrönn Brynjarsdóttir
Proc. CHI 2010, pages 1975-1984, 2010. DOI: 10.1145/1753326.1753625

ICT for green: how computers can help us to conserve energy
Friedemann Mattern, Thorsten Staake, Markus Weiss
Proc. e-Energy 2010, Passau, Germany, pp. 1-10, 2010.

Information Systems Innovation for Environmental Sustainability
Nigel P. Melville
MIS Quarterly, Vol. 34 No. 1/ March 2010.

Sustainable interaction design: invention & disposal, renewal & reuse
Eli Blevis
Proc. CHI
2007, pages 503-512, 2007. DOI: 10.1145/1240624.1240705

Topic 2: Sustainability in ICT

Implications of Historical Trends in the Electrical Efficiency of Computing
Jonathan G. Koomey, Stephen Berard, Marla Sanchez, Henry Wong
Annals of the History of Computing
, IEEE, March 2011, Volume: 33, Issue:3, pages 46 – 54,
 Stanford University, ISSN: 1058-6180, 2011. DOI: 10.1109/MAHC.2010.28

The Role of ICT in Energy Consumption and Energy Efficiency
Lorenz M. Hilty, Vlad Coroama, Margarita Ossés de Eicker, Thomas F. Ruddy, Esther Müller
ICT-ENSURE: European ICT Environmental Sustainability Research; call identifier FP7-ICT-2007-2, 2009.

Energy Efficiency in the Data Centre
Bernard Aebischer
1st European Workshop on HPC Centre Infrastructures
, September 2-4, 2009, Lugano.

ICT and energy: methodological issues and Spreng’s triangle
Bernard Aebischer
The European e-Business Report 2008, p. 265, 2008.

A review of research on the environmental  impact of e-Business and ICT
Lan Yi, Hywel R. Thomas
Environment International Volume 33,  Issue 6, August 2007, Pages 841-849.

Topic 3: Economic and Political Dimensions

Scenario Analysis: Exploring the Macroeconomic Impacts of Information and Communication Technologies on Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Lorenz Erdmann, Lorenz M. Hilty
Journal of Industrial Ecology 14: 5. 824-841, 2010. DOI: 10.1111/j.1530-9290.2010.00277.x

Information and Communication Technologies: The Power of Productivity.  How ICT Sectors Are Transforming the Economy While Driving Gains in Energy Productivity (part 1)
John A. Laitner, Karen Ehrhardt-Martinez
Environmental Quality Management, Volume 18, Issue 2, Article first published online: 11 DEC 2008.

Information and Communication Technologies: The Power of Productivity.  How ICT Sectors Are Transforming the Economy While Driving Gains in Energy Productivity (part 2)
John A. Laitner, Karen Ehrhardt-Martinez
Environmental Quality Management, Volume 18, Issue 3, Article first published online: 23 March 2009.

Two Centuries of Productivity Growth in Computing
William D. Nordhaus
The Journal of Economic History, Vol. 67, No. 1, March 2007.

Rebound effects of progress in information technology
Lorenz M. Hilty, Andreas Köhler, Fabian Von Schéele, Rainer Zah, Thomas F. Ruddy
Poiesis & Praxis: International Journal of Technology Assessment and Ethics of Science 4: 1. 19-38 03, 2006. DOI: 10.1007/s10202-005-0011-2