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ICT4S 2013 Introduction to the Conference

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Introduction to ICT4S 2013, the First International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Sustainability, held in Zurich, February 2013, http://www.ict4s.org

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ICT4S 2013 Introduction to the Conference

  1. 1. How can we use the transformational power of ICT to make a contribution to sustainable development?14.02.13 Lorenz M. Hilty, http://www.ict4s.org
  2. 2. 14.02.13 Lorenz M. Hilty, http://www.ict4s.org
  3. 3. ICT as part of the ICT as part of the problem solution Production Life cycle 1Technology of ICT Use Direct hardware effects Disposal enables Induction effects Optimisation effects 2Application Induction effects Effects of Obsolescence effects Substitution effects use enables Rebound effects Rebound effects Decoupling of growth 3 Structural Systemic change from resource use effects Emerging risks New critical infrastructure14.02.13 Lorenz M. Hilty, http://www.ict4s.org
  4. 4. ICT as part of the ICT as part of the problem solution Production Life cycle 1Technology of ICT Use Direct hardware effects Disposal enables Induction effects Optimisation effects 2Application Induction effects Effects of Obsolescence effects Substitution effects use enables Rebound effects Rebound effects Decoupling of growth 3 Structural Systemic change from resource use effects Emerging risks New critical infrastructure14.02.13 Lorenz M. Hilty, http://www.ict4s.org
  5. 5. Thank you for your attention! Final Proceedings: http://dx.doi.org/10.3929/ethz-a-00733762814.02.13 Lorenz M. Hilty, http://www.ict4s.org

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