ICT for Sustainability

A workshop at iConference 2015


This workshop aims at establishing a community and potential research collaborations within the iSchools network to link efforts around ICT for sustainability. ICT can be a threat but also an enabler for environmental and social sustainability, in the form of systems that support the protection of natural resources, that foster communities and participation. These supporting systems come from many intellectual traditions within the information field (e.g., requirements engineering, software quality, life cycle analysis, value-based design, sustainable HCI). As information scholars, we have a responsibility to work to ensure the survival of all life on this planet. Sustainability is thus a critical value for ICT researchers to embrace and strive toward.

In the morning, selected contributions on ongoing research and position statements will be presented. In the afternoon, we will engage the participants in interactive breakout sessions. Breakout sessions will focus on future research potential, connecting the disciplines, and transfer into practice.

We solicit abstracts of 1-2 pages that:

Contributions will be peer-reviewed by at least 2 reviewers, and accepted based on originality and potential for discussion at the workshop.

We will have a discussion at the workshop on a joint publication effort, most likely in a special issue of a journal.

Please visit our Easychair site to submit an abstract. The deadline for submission is February 15, 2015. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If you need early notification of acceptance, please email lead organizer Birgit Penzenstadler at bpenzens@uci.edu after you have submitted your abstract.

This site was last updated 16 Apr 2015.