SICT : A doctoral summer school on sustainable ICT

from August 30, 2021 to September 3, 2021

Are you concerned by the evolution of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), their impact and the ways to design sustainable ICT? Do you sometimes wonder how your specific research is answering to the needs of our society? How to zoom-out in our complex system and ask yourself the question: how is my research dependent on external factors that are usually taken for granted? What is behind all these hypotheses allowing innovation and development of advanced technologies? How could you better account for them in your research and make things slightly differently? If these questions ring a bell for you, then join the second edition of the Summer School on Sustainable ICT organized by UCLouvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium) from August 30th to September 3rd, 2021.
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The SICT2021 Summer school will provide a 
trans-disciplinary overview and insights into the innovations at each step of ICT life-cyle. While the first edition focused on the impact of production steps such as raw materials extraction, SICT2021 aims to build on these insights to delve into another key aspect in the system life-cycle: the use phase. This year, the discussion shifts towards software-related aspects, which will stand as the central theme of the week. From data centers’ power consumption to the development of lightweight websites, from mitigating user footprint through Human-Computer Interaction to exploring limits-aware computing for post growth contexts, you will find inspiration from key players in the field. Join us to build a new research community, consolidating professional networks through insightful discussions, interactive workshops and many more collaborative activities.  
This year the summer school will also bridge academia with industry, and you will hear about their efforts in reducing their environmental footprint. 

Find more information and register on the SICT doctoral school website.
Published on May 25, 2021