ICT4S Summer school - in retrospect

How can digitalization support a sustainable future?

Published Sep 05, 2017

In July/August, an ICT4S Summer School was arranged at Lorentz center in Holland, by us together with 4 other universities. The summer school was for PhD-students and had 20 participants from around the world. Three of them came from CESC; Tina Ringenson, Miriam Börjesson Rivera and Sepideh Matinfar.

The theme was "How can digitalization support a sustainable future" and the participants got the chance to listen to ten seniors’ presentations (Mattias Höjer and Daniel Pargman from CESC) and to initiate networks that hopefully will live on for decades. 

The topics covered during the five days were:

  • Requirements for Sustainability: Imagining the sustainable society (Birgit Penzenstadler)
  • Climate Change and energy: the role of ICT in the transition to a post-carbon society (Steve Easterbrook)
  • Systems Thinking: Modeling the dynamics of ICT and sustainability (Lorenz Hilty)
  • Lifecycle Assessment: Measuring benefits and impacts (Chris Preist)
  • The social and environmental footprint of the internet (Daniel Schien)
  • Green Software Engineering: Designing software with a sustainable intent (Sjaak Brinkkemper)
  • The enablement potential of ICT (Vlad Coroma)
  • Smart Sustainable Cities (Mattias Höjer)
  • Green living: Sustainable buildings, transport and food (Sam Mann)
  • Abundance: how we harness ICT’s capacity to shape behavior and action (Marie Ferrario)
  • Limits: Social resilience and the re-invention of social institutions (Daniel Pargman)

More information and event pictures can be found here. Daniel Pargman wrote a blog piece about the summer school, the text ends with "Everyone was really happy about the workshop and there was talk about organizing another workshop." 

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