ICT for Sustainability - The Challenge of Making It Real

PhD Students’ Workshop

This PhD Students’ Workshop was meant to support PhD students on different levels of their scientific journey. Besides the opportunity to present their ongoing research project, PhD students also got three specific platforms to deal with constructive feedback. On of those was a poster they had to design, containing a challenging research question being related to their ongoing research project. These posters where visible for three days on several boards in the hall where the breaks of the main conference took place, allowing participants of the conference to add their notes, suggestions, ideas and hints to it. The second part was, that during each session of the PhD Student’s Workshop, a live feedback had been given after every presentation by an experienced researcher. Those feedbacks were a great contribution allowing all PhD students to improve both their research as well as their presentation skills. The third part concerned the feedback of the PhD students to each other’s presentation. Therefore they had to fill out a pre designed feedback form for all of their fellows’ presentations vice versa they got 10 froms back.
This note was added by Martina Huber after the conference
 

09:00 – 16:00 Saturday, February 16, 2013
ETH Main Building, presumably Room E7
 
This PhD Students’ Workshop is open to the interested audience.
 
WordCloud Out of the PhD Studens' Workshop Abstracts 

Morning Session
Afternoon Session
Organization Committee & Contact
Expert Committee
Additional Information

 


Morning Session

 

09:00 – 10:25 Session 1
 
Feedback given by: Andrea Rizzoli
 
Opening Session

9:00-9:10
Welcome Address
Martina Huber, PhD Student, University of Zurich, Switzerland

 
General Aspects

09:10 – 09:35
The Potential for Environmental Savings – Restrictions, Internal Standards and Approaches
Christina Herzog, University of Toulouse, France more

09:35 – 10:00
Developing a Comprehensive Approach to Incorporate Uncertain Knowledge into a Material Flow Model
Nikolaus Bornhöft, Empa St.Gallen, Switzerland more
 

Being Prepared for Behavioral Change

10:00-10:25
Designing a Serious Game Framework for Sustainability
Yongwen Xu, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA


 

10:25 – 10:45 Coffee Break 

 


 

10:45 – 12:25 Session 2
 
Feedback given by: Elaine Huang
 

Being Prepared for Behavioral Change

10:45-11:10
Sustainability Assessment Model to Mitigate Electronic Waste Threat from Low Cost Computers for Schools in Developing Countries
Simon Karume, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kenya more

11:10-11:35
Do You Fear Telework? Understanding the “Petrify Effect” in the Experience of Torino Municipality.
Claudio Marciano, Università La Sapienza – Roma, Italy more

11:35-12:00
Towards Automated Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring Evaluation
Lucas Pereira, Madeira-ITI, Portugal more

 


 

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch 

 


Afternoon Session

 

13:30 – 14:45 Session 3
 
Feedback given by: Jean-Marc Pierson
 
Sustainable Energy Consumption through ICT
 
13:30-13:55
Continuous Scheduling for Grid-Stabilizing Coalitions in Decentralized Energy Systems
Astrid Nieße, OFFIS, Germany

13:55-14:20
Towards a Unified Energy Efficiency Evaluation Toolset: An Approach and its Implementation at Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ)
Hayk Shoukourian, Technische Universität München; Torsten Wilde, Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities; Axel Auweter, Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities; Arndt Bode, Technische Universität München, Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities; Petra Piochacz, Technische Universität München, Germany

14:20 – 14:45
Can Proxies Be Used to Save Power?
Karl O’Dwyer, Hamilton Institute; David Malone, Hamilton Institute; Eoin Creedon, IBM Research; Mark Purcell, IBM Research, Ireland


 

14:45-15:05 Coffee Break 
 


 
15:05 – 16:00 Session 4
 
Feedback given by: Skip Laitner
 

Sustainable Energy Consumption through ICT
 
15:05-15:30
Web Servers Energy Efficiency, VIrtuaLization and Performance (WEEVIL)
Khaled Chait, Research Center on Scientific and Technical Information, Algeria more

15:30-15:55
Resources Provisioning in the Cloud
Kleopatra Chatziprimou, Kevin Lano, Steffen Zschaler, King’s College London, UK more



Organization Committee

Martina Huber (Chair), PhD student, Informatics and Sustainability Research Group, Department of Informatics, University of Zurich, Contact  (mhuberatifidotuzhdotch)  

 

Nikolaus Bornhöft, PhD student, Empa and Informatics and Sustainability Research Group, Department of Informatics, University of Zurich

Patrizia Huber, student assistant, Informatics and Sustainability Research Group, Department of Informatics, University of Zurich

 


Expert Committee

 
Review Committee
 

Françoise Berthoud, CNRS — Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Grenoble, France

Vlad Coroama, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal

Lorenz M. Hilty,  University of Zurich and Empa — Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Switzerland (chair)

Wolfgang Lohmann, Empa –Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Switzerland

William McIver,  National Research Council Canada, Fredericton,  Canada

Stefan Naumann, Trier University of Applied Sciences, Germany

 
Live-Feedback Committee
 

Elaine Huang, Zurich People and Computing (ZPAC) Lab, Department of Informatics, University of Zurich, Switzerland

John A. “Skip” Laitner, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), Washington DC, USA

Jean-Marc Pierson, Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

Andrea Rizzoli, Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana, Dipatrimento tecnologie innovative, Instituto Dalle Molle di studi sull’ intelligenza artificiale, Switzerland

 


Additional Information

  • Fee: 150 CHF which includes the participation at the PhD workshop and everything included into the main conference participation (included services) .
  • For Venue, Travel Information and Accommodation please check Event Information
  • PhD Students’ Workshop Feedback Form

 
WordCloud Out of the PhD Studens' Workshop Abstracts