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.

  • Thu
    10:00 amDublin, Ireland

    Optimizing our energy system is one of the great challenges of our times – and a great opportunity for innovative ICT companies. We need to better manage our use of energy at home, at work and while on the move. Generation, consumption and storage appliances must communicate to synchronize the energy provision system. Data analysis will be a key factor. Automation and business software will provide the best options for the individual actors in the modern Smart Energy world: grid operators, flexible home owners and enterprises, storage providers, energy suppliers and retailers.

    In the framework of the EU funded FINESCE project we can support innovative small or medium sized companies developing ICT solutions for the emerging energy sector.

    We invite such partners to present their business ideas and IT concepts. 


    Who we are

    FINESCE stands for Future Internet Smart Utility Services. It is a project in the framework of the EU Future Internet Public Private Partnership ( funded in the FP7 program. In 7 trial sites spread over Europe the project demonstrates that the energy revolution is possible if we use the latest hardware and software technology:

    • We are looking at smart customers and smart buildings in Malmö (Sweden), Horsens (Denmark) and Madrid (Spain).
    • Our partners in Dublin (Ireland) cover the issues of electric vehicles including load balance service to the electricity grid.
    • In Köln and Aachen (Germany) we investigate cross-border Virtual Power Plants in combination with a smart factory that is flexible in its energy consumption.
    • In Terni (Italy) we implement an electronic market place where actors of a future smart energy system can trade their consumption and generation capacity on a local market.

    All trial sites work with new standard internet software components that have been developed in the FI PPP framework. These "generic and domain specific enablers” with open APIs offer a broad range of basic functions to create specific applications in an easy and cost-effective way.

    What we offer

    We can support ideas for ICT applications in the energy and energy related sector. The new services shall prove that the emerging smart energy market offers a wide range of new business opportunities. From successful participants we expect a business concept and a mock-up or demonstrator which can be further elaborated in the framework of the FINESCE project or in upcoming funding activities of the EU Future Internet Program.

    Via an open call procedure we especially invite SMEs but also bigger companies and research institutions to present their business oriented ICT ideas. We can take partners with excellent concepts on board of our partnership and provide them with appropriate funding. Winners as well as ”lucky losers” will have the opportunity to further develop their concepts in the framework of the FINESCE innovation community.

    The call starts on September 9th. In the same call we are looking for specific support for the FINESCE trial sites. Such specific services range from Advanced Metering Infrastructure and an electric vehicle charge-point management to visualization of energy data and a serious game.


    Get to know us in our FINESCE innovation event in Dublin, Ireland!

    Meeting FINESCE project partners and representatives from trial sites, you will get a deeper understanding of what we expect from you, what we offer and how you can successfully participate. In addition, we have invited a range of venture capitalists, incubators and business angels that you can meet individually at those events!

    Meet us in Dublin!

    Please bring a short presentation (99 seconds) about yourself, your ideas and your expectations with you.

    Register now! Free of charge. Places are limited.

  • Wed
    11:45 amGeneva

    A workshop organised by REEEPGBPN and the Semantic Web Company on “How Linked Open Data (LOD) supports Sustainable Development & Climate Change Development” – part of the “Open Development and Sustainability” Program of the Open Knowledge Conference 2013 (OKCon2013) – taking place on 18-09-2013, 11:45 to 13:15, Geneva, Switzerland. This workshop is also supported by the LOD2 project.




    Panel members & workshop organisers

    Florian Bauer, Operations & IT Director, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership
    Jens Laustsen, Technical Director, Global Buildings Performance Network
    Martin Kaltenböck, Managing Partner & CFO, Semantic Web Company

    This session gives an introduction & overview on how Linked Open Data (LOD) can push and support sustainable development and climate change development. Along real world examples by The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP, with or and the Global Buildings Performance Network (GBPN, with it will be showcased how these organisations (both NGOs) already use Linked Open Data (LOD) principles and technologies to reach their objectives in sustainable development as well as how this approach supports their vision of knowledge sharing and transparency. In addition to this the Semantic Web Company (SWC) – working in a lot in LOD projects in the field of sustainable development – will provide a short introduction into Linked Open Data (LOD) principles, benefits and best practises.

    This session should help interested organisations and individuals to learn more about the benefits and potentials of Linked Open Data (LOD) for sustainable development and climate change development and invites people to discuss use cases & ideas, principles and first steps, bottlenecks and/or pitfalls in the use of Linked Open Data (LOD) to support the respective goals together with the panelists.

    This workshop is NOT a pure technical workshop – target groups are: decision makers, project developers & -managers, people interested in / working in the fields of sustainable development and / or climate change development, all types of data workers.

    This workshop is also supported by the LOD2 project.

    See more details at:

  • Wed

    Speakers from across the ICT sector will address a range of issues from cloud computing, broadband, ICT infrastructures, ICT skills, cyber security, long term visions on the future and much more. Experts will present details on how to participate in the next EU's Research Programme - Horizon 2020. 

    Three thematic plenaries and three parts focusing on different themes of ICT research:

    A special focus wil be on Digital Futures - a journey into 2050's futures and policy challenges.

    Detailed programme

  • Thu
    12:00 pmBocconi University
    Deadline for Applications: 25 November, 2013
    Refreshments sponsored by ESADE and Clemson University
    This workshop is intended for all IS researchers (design scientists and social, behavioral, and economic (SBE) researchers) interested in ICT's role in either solving or contributing to societal challenges.
    We're no luddites! We know that ICT has had enormous benefits and remains an important catalyst for national progress and societal transformation. But, as Rob Kling reminded us, ICT's consequences are not universally positive: Cyberbullying and gaming addiction can undermine social cohesion; ICT can promote unemployment, economic inequality, and financial market instability.  All technological innovations have unintended consequences, many of them positive. Some negative consequences cannot be foreseen or avoided. But some unintended negative consequences can be anticipated and avoided with vigilance against "technological solutionism" (uncritical utopian views about the benefits of technology) and by careful upfront analysis of the societal and organizational context as an input to better technology design.
    We believe the time has come for the IS field to critically assess the SBE evidence about ICT's societal consequences and to develop better theories about the role of ICT in complex problems and their solutions. We believe the time has also come to feed SBE insights forward into the early stages of IS design rather than waiting for post-development evaluation. We are hosting a pre-ICIS 2103 (Milan) workshop to discuss these and related issues.
    The topic of ICT and societal challenges is one of growing interest in our field. It was the theme of a recent professional development workshop at the Academy of Management in Orlando.  The negative consequences of ICT are the focus of an Information Systems Journal special issue (CFP closes 30 November, 2013). ICIS 2014 (Auckland) will have a track on the Societal Impacts of ICT. ICT and societal challenges is also the theme of a forthcoming MIS Quarterly Special Issue. In order to allow time for attendees of the pre-ICIS 2013 (Milan) workshop to enhance their work-in-progress for submission to the MISQ Special Issue, the deadline for the MISQ Special Issue has been extended to 31 March 2014.
    The pre-ICIS 2013 (Milan) workshop on ICT and Societal Challenges is an opportunity for all interested colleagues-regardless of their intentions to submit to the MISQ Special Issue-to discuss ideas for SBE research on ICT's role in societal challenges and the implications for IS design science. Details of the workshop format follow.
    People interested in participating in the pre-ICIS 2013 workshop should submit a short (2 page maximum) position statement or an abstract describing your research interests to M. Lynne Markus ( by 25 November, 2013.
    The workshop will consist of three parts as follows.
    Part 1 (1.5 hours)
    We will introduce attendees to the theme of ICT and societal challenges and hold a short panel debate on some of the points-of-interest raised by the theme (e.g., "what are the pros and cons of devoting explicit IS research attention to ICT's 'Dark Side', in addition to ICT's benefits and its role as a solution to societal problems?" and "how can IS research, teaching and outreach effectively address complex social impacts of IT").
    Coffee Break (15 minutes)
    Sponsored by ESADE and Clemson University
    Part 2 (2 hours)
    (In advance of the workshop, attendees and faculty will have been assigned to small groups based on similarity of their research ideas or positions. Abstracts and position papers will have been distributed to group members.) In the second part of the workshop, participants will discuss their previously prepared position statements or abstracts of research ideas. Faculty members will facilitate discussion and record ideas.
    Part 3 (1 hour 15 minutes)
    The workshop will conclude with each group presenting the key themes that emerged in their discussions. The main findings derived from the workshop will be summarized overall. We will also discuss potential future events and initiatives for pursuing this research area.
    Session Chair:
    Monideepa Tarafdar, Lancaster University Management School (
    Workshop Faculty and Co-Organizers:
    M. Lynne Markus, Bentley University (
    Anne-F. Rutkowski, University of Tilburg, NL (
    Carol Saunders, University of Central Florida (
    Harminder Singh, Auckland University of Technology, NZ ( )
    Christina Soh, Nanyang Technological University, SG (
    Jason Bennett Thatcher, Clemson University (
    Jonathan Wareham, ESADE - Ramon Lull University (
    Ann Majchrzak, University of Southern California ( (co-organizer, but will not be able to attend the workshop)


  • Sat

    Green IS for Sustainable Development in Education, Research and Practical Solutions

    (ICIS2013 is being held in Milan, Italy from December 15-18, 2013, see )

    Workshop Chairs:

    A/Prof Helen Hasan, University of Wollongong, Past SIGGreen Chair - email for further information
    A/Prof Cathy Dwyer, Pace University NY, Past SIGGreen Chair
    Dr Chadi Aoun, University of Technology, Sydney, SIGGreen Chair

    Workshop Plan

    Participants are invited to submit Abstracts outlining their position on topics relevant to Green IS as described below. Alternatively submissions in video or other media are welcome The workshop chairs will assess the Abstracts and invite authors of selected abstracts to participate in a program of events similar to those held by SIGGreen in 2010 and 2012. Accepted Abstract will be published online for public comment and will be scheduled for discussion at a viirtual event. All participants and the IS community will be asked to participate in these discussions. At the ICIS2013 workshop, presenters will give a 10 minute overview of their work followed by audience feedback and discussion. Authors will then be invited to submit a paper to Sprouts incorporating feedback from both the virtual event and the ICIS2013 workshop. These papers will be reviewed and published on Sprouts the AIS e-publishing site
    Opinion pieces of any length on the role and future of SIGGreen are also welcome.

    Timetable (subject to change):

    Abstracts and other Submissions due: October 11, 2013
    Virtual event: Mid November
    ICIS Workshop December 14, 2013 
    Papers for Sprouts TBA

    ICIS Workshop Registration

    (registration via the ICIS2013 website )

    ‍Submission of Abstracts

    Abstracts may be submitted in any standard format up to 1,000 words, including title, authos, keywords and references. Alterntively a link to a video presentation may be submitted with a covering email to the SIGGreen email address Authors are encouraged to put a short video to introduce themselves on YouTube and to send the link with their Abstract.
    Submissions should also indicate whether at least one author will present at the virtual event in November and/or in person at the preICIS 2013 workshop.
    Abstracts will be displayed on their own page on this site


    There is universal realisation of the long term effects of human and business activities on the natural environment. Given the pace and magnitude of environmental deterioration, we are all under increasing pressure to engage in ecologically sustainable practices in addition to pursuing economical and social outcomes. In this context, SIGGreen, a Special Interest Group of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) was formed. The impact and the role of Information Systems (IS) in ecological sustainability have emerged as critical issues. IS academics and practitioners are presented with opportunities to educate, investigate and provide solutions not only to the problem of reducing the ecological footprint of IS but also how the innovative use of IS can transform and reduce the environmental impact of individuals, organisations and society and thus provide leadership in sustainability. This SIGGreen workshop will explore the development, impact and role of IS in sustainability initiatives.

    In 2010 and 2012 SIGGreen held programs of activities,each of which included a virtual event and pre-Conference Workshop (ICIS2010 and ECIS2012), to which papers on the general topic of Green IS were submitted, presented and published. We used Wikispaces to support these programs (see and From these programs a set of core themes have been identified to guide and stimulate development of the field of Green IS. In order to continue this process of development we will invite submission of abstract on these themes to the ICIS2013 Workshop leading to papers thatwill be added to the existing SIGGreen Proceedings collection on Sprouts,

 Posted by at 7:47 am

 Leave a Reply

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>




Skip to toolbar