Andrew MitchellCLEANWEBGreen ICT - Knowledge Map
These are our key headings…• KNOWLEDGE MAP:• Definition & Sub Themes• Key EU/UK/SG Policies• Key Academics & Departments• Existing Projects• Public Support Organisations• Enterprise Networks & Contacts• Key Businesses (ECCi beneficiaries)• Relevant Horizontal ThemesGreen ICTa)b)c)LBM: AM
Definition1. Informatics & Computer Science as an interdisciplinary approach to understandingclimate change. Information & Communication products and services as enablingtechnologies in the transition to a low carbon economy.Reducing the carbon footprintof the ICT industry itself (about 3% of global emissions, but growing rapidly).2. Reducing the carbon footprint of ICT’s used by consumers and organisations(public/private/third).3. ICT as enabling technology for “dematerialisation” and “artificial intelligence*” of:– Land Use, Waste and Water, Renewable Energy, Built Environment & Sustainable Transport,Carbon Accounting & Finance, Organisation and Operations Management (e.g.eBusiness/eGov).– * Artificial Intelligence (i.e. what we mean by “smart” grid / cities / buildings / logisticsSub themes:– Green ICT for Cities & Built Environment– Green ICT for People– Green ICT for Organisations
• Next Generation Internet• Multi-modal Interaction• Modelling and Abstraction• Complex Systems EngineeringSICSA as an interdisciplinary group also brings deep relationships withsociologists, economists, designers, other physical sciences and biotech.Scottish Informatics & Computer ScienceAlliance: Technology & Research Themeshttp://www.sicsa.ac.uk/themes
SICSA example application in renewables:Next Generation InternetSmart Grids, connecting and optimising all renewable sources. The network layerbetween power distribution and the Smart City / Built Environment.Logistics and supply chain (enabling technology).Modelling and Abstraction, Multimodal InteractionSimulation and surveying. Forecasting wind, wave and tidal capacity. Modelling andanalysing renewable device performance, dynamics, structural load and fatigue.Complex Systems EngineeringScotland’s new power grid is one large-scale complex system made up of numerouscomplex sub-systems. For example a single wind farm or a fuel-cell device arecomplex systems themselves.Logistics and supply chain (management science, socio-technical).
Key EU/UK/SG PoliciesOn 27 October 2011, the Government published four strategies covering G-Cloud, End UserDevices, ICT Capability and Greening Government: ICT. These provide the environment andapproaches to radically transform the ICT landscape to create a more productive, flexibleworkforce that delivers digital public services in a much more cost effective way.http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/resource-library/uk-government-ict-strategy-resourcesEC: ICT Policy Support Programmehttp://ec.europa.eu/cip/ict-psp/index_en.htmEC: Intelligent Energy Europe Programme (IEE)http://ec.europa.eu/cip/iee/index_en.htmEC: Programme for the Competitiveness of enterprises and SMEs (COSME) 2014-2020http://ec.europa.eu/cip/cosme/index_en.htm
Key Academics & Departments• SICSA leads:– University of Edinburgh School of Informatics– University of Glasgow School of Computing Science– University of St Andrews School of Computer Science• SICSA partners:– University of Aberdeen - Department of Computing Science– University of Abertay - School of Computing and Engineering Systems (+ Comp’ Games)– University of Dundee - School of Computing– Edinburgh Napier University - Institute for Informatics & Digital Innovation– Glasgow Caledonian University - School of Engineering and Computing– Heriot-Watt University - School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences– Robert Gordon University - School of Computing– University of Stirling - Department of Computer Science and Mathematics– University of Strathclyde - Department of Computer and Information Sciences– University of the West of Scotland - School of Computing• Potential champion: Professor Muffy Calder.– Chief Scientific Adviser to the Scottish Government– University of Glasgow School of Computing– http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Business-Industry/science/OCSA
Existing Projects (Small Sample)• Low Power Consumption Chip Design http://www.arm.com/• Microbial Fuel Cells http://www.mpowerworld.co.uk/• Dynamic Systems (Jane Hilston): http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/jeh/• Energy Neutral Speckled Computing http://www.specknet.org/• Centre for Earth System Dynamics and Climate Change Modelling• Zero Carbon Buildings (CAD, Visualisation, Management, Analysis)• Hydrodynamic Modelling of Tidal Currents• Ocean Systems Lab (David Lane HWU)• dot.rural Digital Economy Hub http://www.dotrural.ac.uk/• Human Factors and Intelligent Transport Systems (Guy Walker HWU)• Modelling & analysis for large collective dynamic systems (Jane Hilston UoE)• Robotics and renewables (Sethu Vijayakumar UoE)• ENU: Ahmed Al-Dubai, Imed Romdhani, Bill Buchanan, Xao Dong, David Benyon.• Abertay: Smart Grids http://ces.abertay.ac.uk/• Dundee: Computer vision for the built environment• ENU: http://www.smartcities.info/ Smart Cities• http://www.homenetworks.ac.uk/ (Glasgow, Nottingham, Georgia Tech, Imperial,Microsoft Research (Cambridge) and BT plc.
Scottish Sensor Systems Centrehttp://sensorsystems.org.uk/http://www.isli.ac.uk/education-page/msc/This uniquely structured new degree, to be delivered for the first time in 2012/13, is the result of an exclusive partnershipbetween the universities of Heriot-Watt, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Strathclyde, in conjunction with the universitiesindustrial partner, ISLI. Together, they have delivered joint postgraduate programmes since 1999.
Public/Private Support OrganisationsEnterprise Networks & Contacts• Scotland IS - Low Carbon Special Interest Group: http://www.scotlandis.com/• 2020 Climate Group ICT advisory group– SME Enviroapp competition: http://www.smeenviroapp.com/– StormID (follow up with Rob Tarling firstname.lastname@example.org)• Wireless Innovation http://www.innovationcentre.org/wireless/• Interactive Scotland: http://www.interactivescotland.com/• Informatics Ventures: http://www.informatics-ventures.com/• Techmeetup: http://www.techmeetup.co.uk/• IBM SmartCamp: http://www.ibm.com/isv/startup/• Cisco Borderless Networks & Smart Cities: http://blogs.cisco.com/tag/smart-cities/• UKTI Clean and Cool Mission: http://cleanandcoolmission.com/• EIT Climate-KIC: http://www.climate-kic.org/entrepreneurs/• EIT ICT Labs: http://eit.ictlabs.eu/• BCS Green ICT: http://www.bcs.org/greenit• AMEE Green hackathon:http://www.amee.com/blog/2012/01/31/innovation-at-the-amee-green-hackathon/• http://www.gs1uk.org/• ETI Smart Cities: http://www.eti.co.uk/presentations/article/smart_systems_in_the_uk_context_an_eti_view
Relevant Horizontal Themes• Supply Chain Integration– Next Generation Internet• Consumer Behaviour & Change– Multi-modal Interaction• Energy Efficiency– Next Generation Internet– Complex Systems Engineering– Modelling and Abstraction• Smart Cities & Regions– Next Generation Internet– Complex Systems Engineering– Modelling and Abstraction• Procurement– ICT & Carbon Management/Finance
ScotlandIS Special Interest Group• Inaugural event: Intelligent Data for a Low Carbon Economy.• Aberdeen 28th August 2012.• 50 attendees: majority of whom were industry and not academic.• Speakers: SSE PLC, Teradata, Logica UK, RGU Computing.• Next SIG workshop planned for either Glasgow or Edinburgh.• Key objective: to engage industry and the Scottish Informatics andComputer Science Alliance on a low carbon agenda.