ICT Innovations for Sustainability by Lorenz M. HiltyICT Innovations for Sustainability by Lorenz M. Hilty

ICT Innovations for Sustainability

byLorenz M. HiltyEditorBernard Aebischer

Paperback | August 20, 2014

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ICT Innovations for Sustainabilityis an investigation of how information and communication technology can contribute to sustainable development. It presents clear definitions of sustainability, suggesting conceptual frameworks for the positive and negative effects of ICT on sustainable development. It reviews methods of assessing the direct and indirect impact of ICT systems on energy and materials demand, and examines the results of such assessments. In addition, it investigates ICT-based approaches to supporting sustainable patterns of production and consumption, analyzing them at various levels of abstraction - from end-user devices, Internet infrastructure, user behavior, and social practices to macro-economic indicators.

Combining approaches from Computer Science, Information Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, Economics, and Environmental Sciences, the book presents a new, holistic perspective on ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S). It is an indispensable resource for anyone working in the area of ICT for Energy Efficiency, Life Cycle Assessment of ICT, Green IT, Green Information Systems, Environmental Informatics, Energy Informatics, Sustainable HCI, or Computational Sustainability.

Title:ICT Innovations for SustainabilityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:474 pagesPublished:August 20, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319092278

ISBN - 13:9783319092270

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- The Energy Cost of Information Processing.- The Material Cost of Information Processing.- Saving Energy and Materials through ICT-Enabled Solutions.- Models of Sustainability in the Information Society.