Relevant Events


This page lists events relating to the use of ICT for environmental regulation. The site has no role in the organisation of these; please refer to the websites linked for further information.

  • Mon
    Lorentz Centre, in Leiden, Netherland

    Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has a central role to play in the transition to a sustainable society. ICT offers us a rich set of tools to collect and analyze diverse sources of data to help us develop and share new solutions, and increasingly, ICT provides new low-energy alternatives to physically moving people and goods around the planet. But at the same time, ICT can seduce us into patterns of over-consumption and waste, as we buy and discard an ever-growing set of gadgets. The ICT4S Summer School will explore the 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 planning, transport, buildings, food, clean water, and sustainable development.

    The summer school is open to all postgraduate students across the world, and we especially seek a broad and diverse set of students from a variety of different disciplinary backgrounds and regions. We expect to be able to provide a travel grant to cover some of the costs for each successful applicant.

    The summer school will run for five days. Each morning and afternoon will begin with a short seminar or invited talk on a new topic, followed by a set of practical exercises and case studies related to that topic. At the end of each day, the schedule will include a 90-minute session for participants to work together in small teams, to work on research papers based on ideas covered in the summer school. Over the course of the week, each group will develop a research idea to end up with a complete paper draft, to be presented in the final afternoon.

    Topics planned for the summer school include:

    • The Role of ICT in the transition to a post-carbon society
    • Requirements for Sustainability
    • Methods for Data Analytics and Computational Modelling
    • Methods for Lifecycle Assessment
    • Assessing the Lifecycle Footprint of ICT
    • Green Software Engineering
    • Smart Cities and Sustainable Communities
    • Sustainable Buildings, Food and Transport
    • The role of ICT in Behavioural Change
    • ICT for Social Sustainability

    Tutors at the summer school are expected to include:

    • Sjaak Brinkkemper, Utrecht University, NL
    • Steve Easterbrook, University of Toronto, Canada
    • Maria-Angela Ferrario, Lancaster University, UK
    • Lorenz Hilty, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    • Mattias Höjer, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
    • Patricia Lago, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • Sam Mann, Otego Polytechnic, New Zealand
    • Birgit Penzenstadler, California State University Long Beach, USA
    • Chris Preist, University of Bristol, UK
    • Daniel Schien, University of Bristol, UK

    Details for how to apply will be announced soon. In the meantime, you can register your interest by sending an email to Steve Easterbrook (

  • Thu
    Boston, USA

    SIGGreen Pre-AMCIS 2017 Workshop

    Sustainability and Innovation: Building a Tradition of Research and Practice

    SIGGreen is the AIS Special Interest Group on Green Information Systems. SIGGreen provides a platform for those in our discipline who are concerned with how information systems can help reduce human impact on the natural environment – one of the greatest challenge of your time. SIGGreen recognizes that the Information Systems (IS) discipline can have a central role in creating an ecologically sustainable society  because of the field’s five decades of experience in designing, building, deploying, evaluating, managing, and studying information systems to resolve complex problems, SIGGreen’s positions are presented in its Statement on Environmental Change (

    The SIGGreen annual meeting and workshop will be held at AMCIS 2017 instead of ICIS because of travel logistics. The Pre-AMCIS 2017 workshop provides a forum for the breadth of sustainability research in IS and thus contributes to further developing this important IS research domain.

    We invite papers employing a wide variety of methods. We welcome empirical (qualitative and quantitative), design-oriented and theory development research papers.

    Interested authors submit extended abstracts (1-2 pages – see paper template for details) which will be peer-reviewed by at least two expert reviewers. Successful abstracts will be shared with other workshop participants. After the pre-AMCIS workshop, authors are invited to submit a final paper incorporating feedback. Workshop papers will be published as workshop proceedings on AIS Electronic Library (AISeL).

    Information about the workshop will be updated at

    Workshop Location
    Boston, USA

    Important Dates
    - 19 June 2017:                 Submission of extended abstracts to:<>
    - 26 June 2017:                 Notification of acceptance
    - 10 August 2017:              Workshop
    - 16 September 2017:     Submission of full workshop papers for publication on AISeL (optional)

    Formatting Requirements for Extended Abstracts
    - Expected length: 1-2 pages
    - Use Workshop Template available at

    Preliminary Schedule
    09:00 – 09:30 Morning Coffee
    09:30 – 09:45 Welcome
    09:45 – 10:30 Panel/Paper Session
    10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break
    10:45 – 12:15 Paper Session
    12:15 – 13:00 Boxed Lunch
    13:00 – 14:00 SIGGreen Meeting

    Workshop Co-Chairs (SIGGreen Executive Board)
    Chadi Aoun (SIGGreen Past President)
    Carnegie Mellon University<>

    Pratyush Bharati (SIGGreen President Elect)
    University of Massachusetts, Boston<>

    Stefan Seidel (SIGGreen President)
    University of Liechtenstein<>

    Head of Arrangements Committee
    Leona Chandra Kruse (SIGGreen Secretary)
    University of Liechtenstein<>

  • Wed

    The conference EnviroInfo2017 will be held in Luxembourg in September 2017 (13th -15th) .

    The main theme of the conference will be:

    “Environmental Informatics – From Science to Society: The Bridge provided by Environmental Informatics"

    We are calling for submissions now.

    For more detailed information, refer directly to our website

    In case of any question, you can also contact the organisers by emailing to

  • Mon

    The 5th workshop "Environmental Informatics between Sustainability and Change" will take place during INFORMATIK 2017 in Chemnitz (25. to 29.09.).

    We are calling for contributions:

    If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact anyone of the organising committee .

    We are looking forward to seeing you in Chemnitz!

    Stefan Naumann, Kristina Voigt, Eva Kern

  • Mon

    The 5th workshop "Environmental Informatics between Sustainability and Change" will take place during INFORMATIK 2017 in Chemnitz (25. to 29.09.).

  • Wed
    Funchal, Portugal


    The 5th Conference on Sustainable Internet and ICT for Sustainability (SustainIT 2017) will be held December 6-7, 2017 in Funchal, Portugal. Papers are invited in all aspects of Sustainable Internet and ICT, Sustainability through the application of ICT, and Human-Centered technology for sustainability, including works that report on prototype test best and real-world deployments.

    Ultimately, the goal of this conference is to bring together people from different research areas, and provide a forum to exchange ideas, discuss solutions, and share experiences among researchers, professionals, and application developers from both industry and academia. The topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

    *Sustainable Internet and ICT

    1.Green Internet (e.g., novel standards and metrics for green communications, measurement and evaluation of the Internet's sustainability)

    2.Energy-efficient data centers (e.g., algorithms for reduced power, energy and heat, trade-offs between energy efficiency, Quality of Service, and reliability)

    3.Adaptation of computing and communications infrastructure to variable renewable energy supply

    4.Emerging computing / storage technologies for energy efficient operation

    5.E-waste (e.g. obsolescence of electronic equipment and its disposal issues)

    *Sustainability through the application of ICT

    1.ICT for energy efficiency in smart homes and buildings

    2.ICT for energy efficiency in industrial environments

    3.ICT for smart grids and water distribution systems

    4.ICT for sustainable transport and logistics

    5.ICT for monitoring and conservation of biodiversity (e.g., underwater and fauna monitoring)

    *Human-Centered Technology for Sustainability

    1.User evaluation of test-bed and prototype implementations

    2.Metrics for sustainability and their evaluation

    3.Behavior change regarding sustainability choices

    4.Human-factors in sustainable ICT systems

    5.Novel user interfaces and interaction techniques



    Chair: Mario Bergés, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

    Vice-chair: Lucas Pereira, Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute, Funchal, PT



    * June 23 - title and abstract registration

    * July 7 - paper submission

    * September 21 - WIP / Demo / PhD Forum submission

    * October 8 - notification of acceptance

    * October 21 - WIP / Demo / PhD Forum acceptance notification

    * November 10 - camera ready version

    * December 6 and 7 - conference



    * Papers - up to 10 pages (8 + 2 additional)

    * WIP - up to 4 pages (3 + 1 additional)

    * Demo - up to 2 pages

    * PhD Forum - up to 3 pages

    (additional pages are subject to an extra charge)

  • Fri
    Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
    7th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems
    Submission Deadline: October 16, 2017
    March 16 - 18, 2018
    Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.
    SMARTGREENS is organized in 4 major tracks:
    - Energy-Aware Systems and Technologies
    - Sustainable Computing and Systems
    - Smart Cities and Smart Buildings
    - Demos and Use-Cases
    In Cooperation with IEEE Technical Area in Green Computing, Siemens, EDSO, APEA.
    With the presence of internationally distinguished keynote speakers:
    A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Springer.
    All papers presented at the congress venue will also be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library (
  • Mon
    *First Call for Contributions *
    5th International Conference on ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S)
    *About the ICT4S conferences*
    The ICT4S conferences bring together leading researchers in ICT for Sustainability with government and industry representatives, including decision-makers with an interest in using ICT for sustainability, researchers focusing on ICT effects on sustainability and developers of sustainable ICT systems or applications. More information can be found at:
    *Theme and Topics*
    The theme of the 2018 conference is “Thriving Communities”.
    The transformational power of ICT is essential to put our society on the path to sustainability. This potential could embrace all levels, from individuals to communities, from public sector to all industry sectors, from business goals to social aspirations and environmental objectives. ICT can bring people together to build thriving, resilient communities. Papers relating to ICT for sustainability in a broad sense and papers developing this year’s theme (and beyond) are welcome. Instructions for all types of submissions can also be found at the conference website.
    Conference topics include (but are not limited to) the following:
    • Sustainable community building via ICT
    • Grassroots movements facilitated by ICT
    • Resilience by ICT
    • Social sustainability implications, contributions and limitations of ICT
    • Enabling and systemic effects of ICT on society and/or the environment
    • Smart cities, homes and offices
    • Intelligent energy management in buildings
    • Smart grids
    • Sustainability in data centers and high-performance computing
    • Intelligent transportation and logistics
    • Green networking, monitoring and adaptation of software-intensive systems and services
    • ICT-induced behavioral and societal change
    • Design principles for sustainable ICT
    • Energy-efficient and energy-aware software engineering
    • Sustainability of technical infrastructures
    • Software for environmental sustainable ICT
    • Software for sustainable business governance
    • Reduced hardware obsolescence
    • E-waste and closed material cycles
    • Incentives for more sustainable ICT
    • Tools supporting green decision making and development
    • Challenges for an environmentally sustainable ICT industry
    • Education in ICT for sustainability
    • Systematic interdisciplinary efforts in ICT for sustainability
    We invite workshop proposals of traditional or unconventional formats for half-day or full-day workshops. Workshops will be held on Monday, May 14, and Friday, May 18, 2018.
    ICT4S'18 workshops will facilitate the exchange of new ideas in all areas related to sustainability and technology research and practice. A variety of formats can be considered, ranging from traditional research paper presentations to extremely interactive and participatory sessions. We particularly invite proposals that cover controversial viewpoints, emerging technology drivers or transformative ideas aimed at changing basic assumptions.
    Details of what should be addressed in the proposal and a more detailed description of the submission process will be posted on the website soon.
    We welcome original papers and posters reporting on research, development, case studies, and experience reports in the field of ICT4S.
    All papers must conform, at time of submission, to the IEEE Formatting Guidelines, and limited to at most 6,500 words, and 10 pages including text, appendices, figures and references. The current Word template and LaTeX files will be linked on the website soon.
    Submission will be via EasyChair at
    *Journals First track*
    We invite authors of recently published journals papers to present their work at ICT4S. Journals first papers should relate to ICT4S and describe original and previously unpublished results that significantly extend (or were not previously reported in) prior work. Papers that are extensions of previous conference papers, or which are minor enhancements or variants of the results presented in the prior work are not eligible.
    For a journal paper to be eligible to participate, the paper must be:
    • In scope of the conference, see above for possible topics;
    • Accepted in one of the journals listed on the detailed call on the website;
    • Accepted for publication after May 15, 2016 and before November 15, 2017.
    If you would like us to consider a paper published in another journal of equal reputation to those presented in the list on our website, please contact the Program Chair.
    We invite submissions of high-quality extended abstracts for posters. Posters may present late-breaking research or work in progress. A poster can help attract interest and give a rapid overview of what your research is all about. At the conference, the work described in the extended abstract will be presented as a poster, ideally in interactive discussion with the audience. We especially welcome posters that describe proposed empirical studies. An attachment with a maximum of 2 additional pages must be included in the submission. The attachment must clearly state how the work described in the extended abstract is to be presented at the conference, emphasizing interaction potential and explaining how an engaging participant experience will be achieved. More details will be available on the website soon.
    *Important dates*
    Workshop proposals
    Proposal submission deadline Oct 15 2017
    Proposal acceptance notification Oct 22 2017
    Paper & Journals First submissions
    Abstracts deadline Nov 7 2017
    Full papers deadline Nov 15 2017
    Paper acceptance notification Feb 1 2018
    Camera-ready deadline Mar 1 2018
    Submission deadline Feb 15 2018
    Poster acceptance notification Mar 15 2018
    Student volunteers
    Application deadline Feb 15 2018
    Notification Feb 22 2018
    (Authors of accepted posters or workshop contributions may submit a late application by March 20 2018.)
    General chair
    Steve Easterbrook, University of Toronto, Canada
    Program chair
    Birgit Penzenstadler, California State University Long Beach, USA
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