iConference 2015 Workshop: ICT for Sustainability (March 2015, California USA)

Dates: 24 March 2015
Location: Newport Beach, California, USA
Website: http://iconf2015ict4s.120cell.org/
Deadline for submission of abstracts (1-2 pages): 15 February 2015

This workshop aims at establishing a community and potential research collaborations within the iSchools network to link efforts around ICT for sustainability. ICT can be a threat but also an enabler for environmental and social sustainability, in the form of systems that support the protection of natural resources, that foster communities and participation. Supporting systems build on many intellectual traditions within the information field (e.g., requirements engineering, software quality, life cycle analysis, value-based design, sustainable HCI). As information scholars, we have a responsibility to work on the survival and thriving of all life on this planet, as well as to think about related issues of long-term perspectives. Sustainability is thus a critical value for ICT researchers to embrace and strive toward.

In the morning, selected contributions on ongoing research and position statements will be presented. In the afternoon, we will engage the participants in interactive breakout sessions. Breakout sessions will focus on future research potential, connecting the disciplines, and transfer into practice.

We solicit abstracts of 1-2 pages that:
•       Provide in succinct form the information that you would convey in a seminar about your
ongoing research work to a fellow academic visiting your department;
•       Present the long-term directions and prospects of your research endeavors;
•       Serve as a trigger for establishing new collaborations with like-minded colleagues.
Topics include but are not limited to:
•       ICT systems that support environmental sustainability (Greening through IT)
•       ICT systems for changing user behaviour (feedback systems)
•       Data analytics from user feedback systems and privacy issues
•       Studying the usage of ICT from a perspective of social sciences w.r.t. sustainability
•       Qualitative analysis of sustainable communities and how they use ICT
•       Using ICT for analyzing attitudes towards sustainability
•       Attitudes towards sustainable system design
•       Greening ICT (Greening of IT)
•       ICT systems for social sustainability
•       Sustainable HCI
•       Food security
•       ICT systems for local resilience

Contributions will be peer-reviewed by at least 2 reviewers, and accepted based on originality and potential for discussion at the workshop. We would like to have a discussion at the workshop on a joint publication effort, most likely in a special issue of a journal.

Submission via Easychair https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iconf2015ict4s
Submission deadline: The submission deadline has been extended to February 15, 2015 (submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis).
Further information can be found at http://iconf2015ict4s.120cell.org/

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About Fil Salustri
I'm a design methodologist and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Adjectives that describe me include: secular humanist, meritocrat, and long-winded. Some people call me a positivist too, as if that were a bad thing. Go figure. My real home page is http://deseng.ryerson.ca/~fil.

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