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ICT for Sustainability: An Emerging Research Field

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

Abstract

This introductory chapter provides definitions of sustainability, sustainable development, decoupling, and related terms; gives an overview of existing interdisciplinary research fields related to ICT for Sustainability, including Environmental Informatics, Computational Sustainability, Sustainable HCI, and Green ICT; introduces a conceptual framework to structure the effects of ICT on sustainability; and provides an overview of this book.

Keywords

Sustainable use Sustainable development Technological substitution Decoupling Dematerialization ICT4S 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of InformaticsUniversity of ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and TechnologySt. GallenSwitzerland
  3. 3.Centre for Sustainable Communications CESC, KTH Royal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden
  4. 4.ZurichSwitzerland

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