Environmental issues are becoming a part of the agenda in almost any kind of technology policy debate. ICT is often seen as the technical solution, which can help us avoiding the climate change as well as other environmental problems. At the same time production and use of ICT equipment is energy consuming and an increasing share of the energy consumption is related to ICT.
This conference will address technology as well as strategic and policy issue concerning the relationship between ICT development and the environment. The conference will focus on the role of ICT in more intelligent processes for production and consumption of energy. This includes:
· Direct effects: Consumption of energy and non-renewable resources in the ICT sector. How can hardware and software production and network architecture become greener.
· Enabling effects: How can ICT reduce energy consumption in other sectors: Video conferencing instead of travelling, home work place, intelligent traffic systems, smart buildings etc.
· Systemic effects: Green ICT as a model for innovation. How can green ICT change the way we live and work and result in reorganization of production and consumption
Topics at the conference will be – but are not limited to:
· Development of energy saving ICT technologies such as smart buildings and Intelligent Traffic Systems
· Environmental impacts of ICTs, the Internet and their applications,
mobile solutions for reducing energy consumption
· Analysis of the relationship between ICTs, the environment, and climate change,
the rebound effect of ICT
· Green ICT business models and innovation strategies for green ICT
· Comparison of national “Green ICT” policies and good practice approaches
The conference is organized in cooperation with CTiF Copenhagen, the CWMC project and the CAMMP project.
CWMC is a project funded by the Capital Region of Denmark and European Social Fund/European Regional Fund. The CWMC initiative will promote and organize cooperation between universities and enterprises in Scandinavia and the Baltic regions within the area of Wireless and Mobile Technologies. For more information about CWMC please refer to http://www.cphmobile.org
CAMMP is a high profile Mobile Media project funded by the Danish Advanced Technology Foundation (Højteknologifonden). For more information about CAMMP please refer to http://www.cammp.aau.dk
We look forward to seeing you in Copenhagen.