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ICT4S 2016

4th International Conference on ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S)
August 30 - September 2, 2016 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
http://2016.ict4s.org

Call for Papers, Workshop and Posters

The ICT4S conferences bring together leading researchers in ICT for Sustainability with government and industry representatives, including decision-makers with an interest in using ICT for sustainability, researchers focusing on ICT effects on sustainability and developers of sustainable ICT systems or applications. More information can be found at: www.ict4s.org

The theme of the 2016 conference is “Smart and Sustainable”. ICT transformational power is essential to make our society smarter and increasingly sustainable. This should embrace all levels, from individuals to cities, from public sector to all industry sectors, from business goals to environmental objectives. Papers relating to ICT for sustainability in a broad sense and papers developing this year’s theme (and beyond) are welcome.

Conference topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Smart cities, homes and offices 
  • Intelligent energy management in buildings 
  • Smart grids 
  • Sustainability in data centers and high-performance computing 
  • Intelligent transportation and logistics 
  • Green monitoring and adaptation of software-intensive systems and services 
  • Green networking 
  • ICT-induced behavioral and societal change 
  • ICT-practices and lifestyles 
  • ICT and design 
  • Energy-efficient and energy-aware software engineering 
  • Sustainable data management 
  • Sustainability in business and organizations 
  • Software for environmental sustainable ICT 
  • Software for sustainable business governance 
  • Improved service lives of hardware products 
  • Material resources used in production 
  • Reduced hardware obsolescence 
  • E-waste and closed material cycles 
  • Incentives for more sustainable ICT 
  • Case studies and experience reports 
  • Tools supporting green decision making and development 
  • Challenges for an environmentally sustainable ICT industry 
  • Education in ICT for sustainability 
  • Systematic interdisciplinary efforts in ICT for sustainability 

Submission Guidelines

  • Papers, posters and workshops
    We welcome original papers and posters reporting on research, development and demonstrations in the field of ICT4S. We also welcome workshop proposals of diverse types. Instructions for all types of submissions can be found at the conference website.

  • Papers
    All papers must conform, at time of submission, to the IEEE Formatting Guidelines, and limited to at most 6,500 words, and 10 pages including text, appendices, figures and references. Make sure that you use the MS Word template and the LaTeX class provided on the website. Submission will be via EasyChair at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ict4s2016.

Important Dates

  • Workshop proposals
    Proposal submission deadline: Feb 29 2016 Proposal acceptance notification: Mar 07 2016

  • Papers
    Abstracts deadline: Apr 4 2016 Full papers deadline: Apr 11 Paper acceptance notification: May 31 Camera-ready deadline: June 15

  • Posters
    Submission deadline: June 7 Poster acceptance notification: June 15

Organization

  • General chair
    Anwar Osseyran, SURFsara & University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Program chairs
    Paola Grosso, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Patricia Lago, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Workshop chairs
    Ivano Malavolta, Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy
    Annelise de Jong, Interactive Institute Swedish ICT, Sweden

  • Local chair
    Maurice Bouwhuis, SURFsara, The Netherlands