ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S)

Event date: 14 February 2013 - 16 February 2013

Venue: ETH Zurich
City: Zurich
Country: Switzerland
Website: ICT4S Conference

ICT for sustainability conference

Description: The First International Conference on ICT for Sustainability provides a unique opportunity for you to meet world-leading experts in the field of sustainable design and use of Information and Communication Technologies. ICT4S will also give you the chance to contribute your own insights and ideas.

ICT4S is about utilizing the transformational power of ICTs for making our world more sustainable: saving energy and material resources by creating more value from less input of limited natural resources, increasing quality of life for all without compromising future generations’ ability to meet their needs.

The conference brings together leading researchers, developers and decision-makers from academia, politics and business to take stock of ICT’s role in sustainability. It aims to create an interdisciplinary synopsis and to inspire new ways of contributing to sustainability with the use of ICT. By providing an arena for interdisciplinary and critical reflection, the conference will help to improve the methodologies for evaluating, developing, and governing the effects of ICT systems on the sustainability of complex societal and environmental systems.

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.