ICT Innovations for Sustainability

  • Lorenz M. Hilty
  • Bernard Aebischer
Conference proceedings

Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 310)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lorenz M. Hilty, Bernard Aebischer
      Pages 3-36
    3. Christina Herzog, Laurent Lefèvre, Jean-Marc Pierson
      Pages 49-67
  3. The Energy Cost of Information Processing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Gunnar Schomaker, Stefan Janacek, Daniel Schlitt
      Pages 113-124
    3. Vlad C. Coroama, Daniel Schien, Chris Preist, Lorenz M. Hilty
      Pages 137-155
    4. Daniel Schien, Vlad C. Coroama, Lorenz M. Hilty, Chris Preist
      Pages 157-170
    5. Roland Hischier, Vlad C. Coroama, Daniel Schien, Mohammad Ahmadi Achachlouei
      Pages 171-189
    6. Stefan Naumann, Eva Kern, Markus Dick, Timo Johann
      Pages 191-205
  4. The Material Cost of Information Processing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Patrick A. Wäger, Roland Hischier, Rolf Widmer
      Pages 209-221
    3. Heinz Böni, Mathias Schluep, Rolf Widmer
      Pages 223-241
  5. Saving Energy and Materials Through ICT-Enabled Solutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. Andrea Emilio Rizzoli, Roberto Montemanni, Andrea Bettoni, Luca Canetta
      Pages 271-283
    3. Brigitte Maranghino-Singer, Martina Z. Huber, David Oertle, Marc Chesney, Lorenz M. Hilty
      Pages 285-299
    4. Andreas Moeller
      Pages 301-311
    5. Mattias Höjer, Josefin Wangel
      Pages 333-349
    6. Cecilia Katzeff, Josefin Wangel
      Pages 351-365
    7. Michael Sonnenschein, Christian Hinrichs, Astrid Nieße, Ute Vogel
      Pages 387-404
    8. Vlad C. Coroama, Åsa Moberg, Lorenz M. Hilty
      Pages 405-421
  6. Models of Sustainability in the Information Society

About these proceedings


ICT Innovations for Sustainability is 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.


Energy Efficient Computing ICT ICT4S Intelligent Computing Recycling Computer Hardware Sustainability Computing

Editors and affiliations

  • Lorenz M. Hilty
    • 1
  • Bernard Aebischer
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of InformaticsUniversity of ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.ZurichSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-09227-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-09228-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-5357
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-5365
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