“International Conference ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S) - The Challenge for Making it Real”

Start/Stop Date:
14–16 Feb 2013
University of Zürich, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and EMPA Materials Science & Technology
Main building of ETH in the heart of Zürich, Switzerland
Focus Areas:
ICT systems, ICT sustainability
Type of Event:

The First International Conference on ICT for Sustainability provides a unique opportunity for you to meet world-leading experts in the field of sustainable design and use of Information and Communication Technologies. ICT4S will also give you the chance to contribute your own insights and ideas.

ICT4S is about utilizing the transformational power of ICTs for making our world more sustainable: saving energy and material resources by creating more value from less input of limited natural resources, increasing quality of life for all without compromising future generations’ ability to meet their needs.

The conference brings together leading researchers, developers and decision-makers from academia, politics and business to take stock of ICT’s role in sustainability. It aims to create an interdisciplinary synopsis and to inspire new ways of contributing to sustainability with the use of ICT. By providing an arena for interdisciplinary and critical reflection, the conference will help to improve the methodologies for evaluating, developing, and governing the effects of ICT systems on the sustainability of complex societal and environmental systems.

Your chance:

  • Register for the main conference now (early bird rates apply until December 15)
  • Are you a good programmer? Take part in the Green Hackathon on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at the University of Zurich, Department of Informatics (free of charge)
  • Interested in the topic and want to know more? Attend our pre-conference activities on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 (free of charge)
  • Working on ICT and sustainability issues in Switzerland? Join the Swiss Workshop for the perfect networking opportunity, Saturday, February 16, 2013 (free of charge, registration required)

Limited number of places reserved – book your hotel now!

Go to the Conference website