ICT for Sustainability - The Challenge of Making It Real

Detailed Program


Tuesday, February 12

08:00-22:00 Side-Event

Green Hackathon – Hacking for Sustainability

In collaboration with KTH-CESC Stockholm


Wednesday, February 13

11:00-18:00 Side-Events

Launch of the SECO-Empa Programme on Sustainable Recycling Industries Slides

Green IT Crash Course Slides
Green IT special interest group of the Swiss Informatics Society

ICT solutions for sustainable lifestyles Slides
World Resources Forum (WRF) Association, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Global e-Sustainable Initiative (GeSI), Hewlett Packard (HP)


Thursday, February 14

9:00-10:10 Plenary Session P1

Opening Session

Conference Welcome

Peter Woodward, Conference Facilitator, Quest Associates, Coventry, UK

Gian-Luca Bona, Professor, Director General, Empa – Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Dübendorf, Switzerland

Göran Andersson, Professor, Energy Science Center, ETH Zurich, Switzerland Slides

Introduction to the Conference Slides

Lorenz M. Hilty, Conference Chair, Professor of Informatics and Sustainability, University of Zurich and Empa, Switzerland

Electricity Networks and ICT – the Chain to Sustainability Slides
Pierre-Alain Graf, CEO Swissgrid, Frick, Switzerland


10:40-12:40 Plenary Session P2


Chaired by: Peter Woodward

The Economic Imperative of ICT Slides more
John “Skip” Laitner, Economic and Social Analysis Program Director, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Interactions between Energy, Information and Growth Slides more
Daniel Spreng, Prof. em., ETH Zurich

Reports from Pre-Conference Activities
ISL report Slides
SRI report Slides
Green Hackathon report Slides

Introduction to the Draft Conference Recommendations and Discussion Slides
Peter Woodward and Lorenz Hilty


14:00-16:00 Parallel Session A1

ICT Hardware – Energy

Chaired by: Reinhard Madlener and Vlad Coroama

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


14:00-16:00 Parallel Session B1

Smart Resource Management

Chaired by: Jorge Marx Gómez and Kristina Voigt

Keynote: Data-Driven Resource Management Slides
Marko Turpeinen (The Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)

Smart Metering Infrastructure for Residential Water Efficiency: Results of a Trial in a Behavioural Change Program in Perth, Western Australia
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 Studzinski

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

16:30-18:30 Parallel Session A2

ICT Hardware – Materials

Chaired by: Daniel Schien

Keynote: Scarce Metals as Raw Materials for ICTs: Do We Care Enough?
Patrick Wäger and Rolf Widmer

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

Towards Zero Waste in Industrial Networks: A Case Study
of the D4R Laptop
Peter Beigl, Stewart Hickey, Gudrun Obersteiner, Colin Fitzpatrick, Karsten Schischke, Paul Maher and Jose Ospina


16:30-18:30 Parallel Session B2

Smart Buildings and Cities

Chaired by: Stefan Naumann and Andrea-Emilio Rizzoli

Best Paper:
Building Sustainable Smart Homes
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

Friday, February 15

9:00-10:30 Plenary Session P3

New Horizons

Chaired by: Peter Woodward

Harnessing Collective Intelligence to Address Climate Change: The Climate CoLab Slides
Robert Laubacher, Research Scientist, Center for Collective Intelligence, MIT Sloan School of Management, USA

Defining an Agenda for Computational Sustainability Slides
Jennifer Mankoff, Prof., Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Discussion, Update on Conference Recommendations Formulation
Peter Woodward, Conference Facilitator


11:00-13:00 Parallel Session A3

Smart Energy Solutions

Chaired by: Göran Andersson and Jean-Marc Pierson

Keynote: ICT for a Sustainable and Secure Electricity Supply System Slides
Rainer Bacher, Bacher Energy Ltd.

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


11:00-13:00 Parallel Session B3

Societal Aspects

Chaired by: Michael Decker and Kristina Voigt

ICT as Motor for Transition: Towards a Low Energy, Low Carbon Society Slides
Josefin Wangel, Kristian Løbner and Marie Sølgaard Bang

Practicing the Smart Grid Slides
Cecilia Katzeff and Josefin Wangel

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

Towards a Holistic Assessment of Environmental Impacts from ICT: the Case of E-Commerce
Miriam Börjesson Rivera, Cecilia Håkansson, Åsa Svenfelt and Göran Finnveden

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


14:00-16:00 Parallel Session A4

ICT Software – Energy

Chaired by: Patricia Lago and Wolfgang Lohmann

Keynote: Energy Consumption from a Software Perspective Slide
Jean-Marc Pierson (Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse, France)

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 Akinli Koçak, Andriy Miranskyy, Gülfem Isiklar Alptekin, Ayse Basar 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


14:00-16:00 Parallel Session B4

Smart Decisions

Chaired by: Elaine M. Huang

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
Mohammad Ahmadi Achachlouei, Åsa Moberg and Elisabeth Hochschorner

Small Community Media for Sustainable Consumption Slides
Gergely Lukács


16:30-18:00 Plenary Session P4

Panel Discussion

Chaired by: Peter Woodward

Wicked Issues and Recommendations: Expert panel and audience discuss key conference insights, issues and recommendations


Saturday, February 16

9:00-18:00, subject to change
Sustainability, Social Accountability and Computing
IFIP TC9 Joint Workshop of Working Groups 9.2 Social Accountability and 9.9 ICT and Sustainable Development

9:00-16:00, subject to change
PhD Students’ Workshop
Informatics and Sustainability Research Group, Department of Informatics, University of Zurich

9:00-16:00, subject to change
Swiss Workshop: Nachhaltige Entwicklung und Informationsgesellschaft, in German
BAKOM (Bundesamt für Kommunikation) und ARE (Bundesamt für Raumentwicklung)