International Summer School on ICT for Sustainability

- This summer school is cancelled -

17 - 21 August 2020

Venue: Lorentz Center@Oort

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Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has a central role to play in digitalization and the transition to a sustainable society. ICT offers us a rich set of tools to collect and analyze diverse sources of data that helps us develop and share new solutions, and increasingly, ICT provides new low-energy alternatives to physically moving people and goods around the planet. At the same time, ICT can erode democratic governance, reinforce inequality and exploitation, increase energy consumption, and seduce us into patterns of over-consumption and waste as we buy and discard an ever-growing set of gadgets. While ICT can help reduce energy consumption through effects such as dematerialisation, at the same it generates new demands for energy consumption, for example for bitcoin mining and artificial intelligence. The complexities of these interactions between ICT, society and the economy must be disentangled in order to support the growing commitment to address negative impacts on the environment and society.


Since its inception in 2013, the ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S) research community has coalesced around a common set of research challenges that address this dilemma, focusing both on how to make ICT greener, and how to leverage the power of ICT to develop sustainable solutions in diverse areas such as urban futures, transport, buildings, food, electricity, clean water, and the achievement of the sustainable development goals (SDGs).


The ICT4S Summer School 2020 will build a bridge between related communities, kickstart new scientific collaborations and nurture the next generation of community members through a series of presentations by leading academics as well as collaborative paper writing workshops.

 

 

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    Monday 17 August

    ICT4S and SDGs

    09:3010:00 Arrival, welcome and registration
    10:0010:15 Welcome by Lorentz Centre
    10:1510:30 Welcome by the organizers
    10:3012:00 ICT for Sustainability ICT4S (Hilty)
    12:0013:30 Lunch break
    13:3015:00 ICT4S and Sustainable Development Goals - SDGs (Schemm)
    15:0015:30 Coffee break
    15:3016:30 Collaborative paper writig (break-out groups)
    16:3017:00 Group wrap-up (plenary)
    17:0018:30 Wine & cheese party

    Tuesday 18 August

    Systemic Perspective

    09:0010:30 Rebound Effects (Coroama)
    10:3011:00 Coffee break
    11:0012:00 Critical Systems Thinking & Sustainability Design (Becker)
    12:0013:30 Lunch break
    13:3015:00 Collaborative paper writig (break-out groups)
    15:0015:30 Coffee break
    15:3016:30 Collaborative paper writig (break-out groups)
    16:3017:00 Group wrap-up (plenary)

    Wednesday 19 August

    Design 4 Sustainability

    09:0010:30 Research Through Design (Erikkson)
    10:3011:00 Coffee break
    11:0012:00 Software and Sustainability (Lago)
    12:0013:30 Lunch break
    13:3015:00 Collaborative paper writig (break-out groups)
    15:0015:30 Coffee break
    15:3016:30 Collaborative paper writig (break-out groups)
    16:3017:00 Group wrap-up (plenary)
    17:0022:00 Workshop dinner

    Thursday 20 August

    Societal impacts

    09:0010:30 ICT4S and ICT for Development - ICT4D (Chen)
    10:3011:00 Coffee break
    11:0012:00 Reaching Underserved Communities (Raza)
    12:0013:30 Lunch break
    13:3015:00 Collaborative paper writig (break-out groups)
    15:0015:30 Coffee break
    15:3016:30 Collaborative paper writig (break-out groups)
    16:3017:00 Group wrap-up (plenary)

    Friday 21 August

    09:0010:30 Economic and Sustainability (Lange)
    10:3011:00 Coffee break
    11:0012:00 ICT4S and Policy making (Höjer)
    12:0013:30 Lunch break
    13:3015:00 Collaborative paper writig (break-out groups)
    15:0015:30 Coffee break
    15:3017:00 Retrospective
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    Christoph Becker, University of Toronto  

    Jay Chen, NYU Abu Dhabi  

    Patricia Lago, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam  

    Daniel Pargman, KTH Royal Institute of Technology  

    Daniel Schien, University of Bristol  


Michelle Grandia

+31 71-5275579

grandia@lorentzcenter.nl

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