ICT4S 2013: 1st International Conference on "ICT for Sustainability"

Date and Venue: Zurich, Switzerland, Feb 14 - 16, 2013

"ICT for sustainability" is about utilizing the transformational power of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for making our world more sustainable: saving energy and material resources by creating more value from less physical input, increasing quality of life for ever more people without compromising future generations' ability to meet their needs. While the potential of ICTs' contribution to sustainability has been increasingly recognized during the last decades, implementing this potential has proven to be a challenge.
The ICT4S conference aims to bring together leading researchers from the technical, natural and social science disciplines:
  • to take stock of the role of ICT in sustainability and to improve the methods of measuring the positive and negative effects of ICT;
  • to create an interdisciplinary synopsis, to inspire new approaches to unleash the potential of ICT for sustainability in various fields of application, from production to consumption;
  • to improve methodologies of evaluating, developing, and governing the effects of ICT systems on the sustainability of societal and environmental systems.
More information: http://www.ict4s.org/