söndag 5 juni 2016

Join our Computing within Limits workshop at ICT4S!


I published a blog post some time ago about the workshop proposal ("Computing within Limits: Visions of computing beyond Moore’s law") we submitted to the upcoming 4th ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S) conference.

Our workshop is one of nine workshops at the conference (here's the full list) and it will be held on Monday August 29. The main conference takes place during the following two days and a new round of workshops are held on Thursday September 1. The conference itself is held in Amsterdam this time around (the previous three conferences were held in Zürich, Stockholm and Copenhagen).

Below is the full call for participation for our workshop with all the information you need if you consider participating. More information can be found at the workshop homepage.


CfP Workshop: Computing within Limits: Visions of computing beyond Moore’s law
Call for participation:
"Computing within Limits: Visions of computing beyond Moore’s law"
A workshop at the 4th International Conference on ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S), Amsterdam, Monday August 29, 2016.

In ICT4S and in the field of computing, we generally assume that a transition to a sustainable society can be supported by various mitigation strategies. But, what if mitigation doesn’t work out and we instead have to think about adaptation? What if we will come up against various ecological, material, energetic, and/or societal limits that will profoundly affect the field of computing? These questions have lately started to be explored under the term “Computing within Limits”.

This workshop introduces Computing within Limits to an ICT4S audience and invites workshop participants to collaboratively explore scenarios that go beyond usually assumed predictions (Moore’s law etc.) within the field of computing. At the workshop we will develop a limited number (2-4) of scenarios, and work through various implications; what research is or will be needed, what ICT will people use and need, and what are the implications for industry? How does this all differ from what we focus on today? The goal of the workshop is to develop an agenda by proposing research questions that would be relevant to explore if we take various biophysical limits and Computing with Limits seriously.

For more information about the workshop, see: https://computingwithinlimits.wordpress.com
For more information about the ICT4S conference, see: http://2016.ict4s.org

Prospective participants should apply to the workshop by handing in a 1 page long letter of interest, which should outline the background and the reasons for why he/she would like to attend the workshop. If there are many prospective applicants, the workshop organizers will strive to put together a diverse set of participants from the research community as well as from industry. Priority will be given to applicants who are, or would be highly interested in doing research/work on the topic of the workshop. Submissions should be sent to hci4sustainability@gmail.com

Important dates:
Deadline for letter of interest: August 7th, 2016
Notification of acceptance: August 12th, 2016
Workshop: August 29th, 2016

Elina Eriksson (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
Daniel Pargman (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
Lorenz Hilty (University of Zürich, Switzerland)
Adrian Friday (Lancaster University, UK)
Chris Preist (University of Bristol, UK)
Teresa Cerratto Pargman (Stockholm University, Sweden)

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