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Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing

ICT Innovations for Sustainability

Editors: Hilty, Lorenz, Aebischer, Bernard (Eds.)

  • Recent research on ICT for Sustainability
  • Results of the ICT4S conference held February 14-16, 2013 in ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Written by leading experts in the field
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ICT Innovations for Sustainability is an investigation of how information and communication technology can contribute to sustainable development. It presents clear definitions of sustainability, suggesting conceptual frameworks for the positive and negative effects of ICT on sustainable development. It reviews methods of assessing the direct and indirect impact of ICT systems on energy and materials demand, and examines the results of such assessments. In addition, it investigates ICT-based approaches to supporting sustainable patterns of production and consumption, analyzing them at various levels of abstraction – from end-user devices, Internet infrastructure, user behavior, and social practices to macro-economic indicators.

 

Combining approaches from Computer Science, Information Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, Economics, and Environmental Sciences, the book presents a new, holistic perspective on ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S). It is an indispensable resource for anyone working in the area of ICT for Energy Efficiency, Life Cycle Assessment of ICT, Green IT, Green Information Systems, Environmental Informatics, Energy Informatics, Sustainable HCI, or Computational Sustainability.

Table of contents (27 chapters)

  • ICT for Sustainability: An Emerging Research Field

    Hilty, Lorenz M. (et al.)

    Pages 3-36

  • The Energy Efficiency Benefits and the Economic Imperative of ICT-Enabled Systems

    Laitner, John A. Skip

    Pages 37-48

  • Actors for Innovation in Green IT

    Herzog, Christina (et al.)

    Pages 49-67

  • The Energy Demand of ICT: A Historical Perspective and Current Methodological Challenges

    Aebischer, Bernard (et al.)

    Pages 71-103

  • Semiconductor Technology and the Energy Efficiency of ICT

    Kaeslin, Hubert

    Pages 105-111

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
ICT Innovations for Sustainability
Editors
  • Lorenz Hilty
  • Bernard Aebischer
Series Title
Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Series Volume
310
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-09228-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-09228-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-09227-0
Series ISSN
2194-5357
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 474
Number of Illustrations and Tables
93 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
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