ICT for Sustainability - The Challenge of Making It Real

Papers from the Proceedings of the ICT4S 2013

cite as
Hilty, Lorenz M., Aebischer, Bernard, Andersson, Göran and Lohmann, Wolfgang. ICT4S 2013. Proceedings of the First International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Sustainability, ETH Zurich, February 14-16, 2013. ETH Zurich, University of Zurich and Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.3929/ethz-a-007337628


Best Paper:
Building Sustainable Smart Homes
Marco Blumendorf



Harnessing Collective Intelligence to Address Climate Change: The Climate CoLab Slides
Robert Laubacher

Defining an Agenda for Computational Sustainability Slides
Jennifer Mankoff

Interactions between Energy, Information and Growth Slides
Daniel Spreng


ICT Hardware – Energy

The development of ICT Sector Guidance: rationale, development and outcomes Slides
Andie Stephens and Mark Didden

The Future Carbon Footprint of the ICT and E&M Sectors Slides
Jens Malmodin, Pernilla Bergmark, Åsa Moberg and Dag Lundén

The Greenhouse Gas Abatement Potential of Enterprise Cloud Computing Slides
Daniel R. Williams, Peter Thomond and Ian Mackenzie

Capabilities and Limitations of Direct Free Cooling in Data Centers Slides
Peter Gysel, Rolf Morf, Cyrill Grüter and Matthias Krebs

Energy Consumption of Smart Meters Slides
Michael Preisel, Adriana Diaz and Wolfgang Wimmer


Smart Resource Management

Smart Metering Infrastructure for Residential Water Efficiency: Results of a Trial in a Behavioural Change Program in Perth, Western Australia Slides
Martin Anda, Fabian Le Gay Brereton and Elise Paskett

IT System for Computer Aided Management of Communal Water Networks by Means of GIS, SCADA, Mathematical Models and Optimization Algorithms Slides
Jan Studziński

Using ICT for Climate Adaptation and Mitigation through Agro-Ecology in the Developing World Slides
Helena Grunfeld and John Houghton

EcoLogTex: a Software Tool Supporting the Design of Sustainable Supply Chains for Textiles Slides
Andrea-Emilio Rizzoli, Heinz Zeller, Mireille Faist, Roberto Montemanni, Michela Gioacchini and Nicola Nembrini

Incentives for Inter-Organizational Environmental Information Systems
Hans Thies and Katarina Stanoevska-Slabeva


ICT Hardware – Materials

Social Life Cycle Inventory and Impact Assessment of Informal Recycling of Electronic ICT Waste in Pakistan
Shakila Umair, Anna Björklund and Elisabth Ekener Petersen

Insights from a Decade of Development Cooperation in E-Waste Management
Mathias Schluep, Esther Müller, Lorenz M. Hilty, Daniel Ott, Rolf Widmer, and Heinz Böni

Acceptance of Mobile Phone Return Programs: A Case Study Based Analysis
Britta Bookhagen, Julia Nordmann, Inger Dyrnes, Oliver Stengel and Nils-Holger Schmidt


Smart Buildings and Cities

Best Paper: Building Sustainable Smart Homes Slides
Marco Blumendorf

BubbleSense: Wireless Sensor Network Based Intelligent Building Monitoring Slides
Cheng Li, Forrest Meggers, Mo Li, Jithendrian Sundaravaradan, Fei Xue, HockBeng Lim and Arno Schlueter

Urban Social Sustainability through the Web: Using ICTs to Build a Community for Prospective Neighbors Slides
Eun Ji Cho and Liat Rogel

Evaluating Sustainability in Smart Cities
Nina Lövehagen and Anna Bondesson

ICT for Sustainable Cities: How ICT Can Support Environmentally Sustainable Development in Cities? Slides
Anna Kramers, Mattias Höjer, Nina Lövehagen and Josefin Wangel

Energy Efficiency in Hammarby Sjöstad, Stockholm through ICT and Smarter Infrastructure – Survey and Potentials Slides
Örjan Svane


Smart Energy Solutions

Makahiki+WattDepot: An Open Source Software Stack for Next Generation Energy Research and Education Slides
Philip M. Johnson, Yongwen Xu, Robert S. Brewer, Carleton A. Moore, George E. Lee and Andrea Connell

When Looking out of the Window is not Enough: Informing The Design of In-Home Technologies for Domestic Energy Microgeneration Slides
Blaine Price, Janet Van Der Linden, Jacky Bourgeois and Gerd Kortuem

Developing a Strategy for the Implementation of ICT in Energy Efficient Neighbourhoods Slides
Max Blöchle, Branislav Iglar, Daniele Basciotti and Jessen Page


Societal Aspects

From Fixed, Mobile to Complex – The Social Shaping of ICT for Sustainable Travel Slides
Carlos Cano Viktorsson

National Collaboration on Green ICT in the Dutch Higher Education: Lessons Learned Slides
Albert Hankel

Translating Green IT: The Case of the Swedish Green IT Audit
Per Fors and Thomas Taro Lennerfors


ICT Software – Energy

Green Software and Green Software Engineering – Definitions, Measurements, and Quality Aspects Slides
Eva Kern, Markus Dick, Stefan Naumann, Achim Guldner and Timo Johann

The Impact of Improving Software Functionality on Environmental Sustainability Slides
Sedef Akınlı Koçak, Andriy Miranskyy, Gülfem Işıklar Alptekin, Ayşe Başar Bener and Enzo Cialini

Identification of Application-Level Energy-Optimizations
Kay Grosskop and Joost Visser

Pilot Result Monitoring Energy Usage by Software Slides
Frank Van Bokhoven and Jarno Bloem


Smart Decisions

Data Mining in the Closed-Loop CRM-Approach for Improving Sustainable Intermodal Mobility Slides
Thees Gieselmann, Marcel Severith, Benjamin Wagner vom Berg and Jorge Marx Gómez

An Awareness Based Approach to Avoid Rebound Effects in ICT Slides
Giovanna Sissa

mat – an ICT Application to Support a More Sustainable Use of Print Products and ICT Devices Slides
Roland Hischier, Michael Keller, Rudolf Lisibach and Lorenz M. Hilty

Climate Change Impact of Electronic Media Solutions: Case Study of the Tablet Edition of a Magazine Slide
Mohammad Ahmadi Achachlouei, Åsa Moberg and Elisabeth Hochschorner

Small Community Media for Sustainable Consumption Slides
Gergely Lukács



The appendix contains four papers from the PhD workshop, the conference recommendations, and an annotated library:

Link Between Academia and Industry for Green IT
Christina Herzog, Jean-Marc Pierson and Laurent Lefèvre

Do You Fear Telework? Understanding the “Petrify Effect”
Claudio Marciano

Towards Automating the Performance Evaluation of Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring Systems
Lucas Pereira

Towards a Unified Energy Efficiency Evaluation Toolset: An Approach and Its Implementation at Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ)
Hayk Shoukourian, Torsten Wilde, Axel Auweter, Arndt Bode and Petra Piochacz

Additional Documents
Conference Recommendations: How to Improve the Contribution of ICT to Sustainability

An Annotated Bibliography of Conceptual Frameworks in ICT for Sustainability
Lorenz M. Hilty and Wolfgang Lohmann