ICT4S 2020 Workshops


We invite workshop proposals of traditional or unconventional formats for half-day or full-day workshops. Workshops are to be held on Monday, June 22, and Friday, June 26, 2020.

The workshops at ICT4S 2020 look to facilitate the exchange of new ideas and directions in all areas related to sustainability and digital technology. A variety of formats are welcome and will be considered, ranging from traditional research paper presentations to interactive and participatory sessions. Given the urgency of the climate crisis we invite proposals that cover controversial viewpoints, national and global public policy interventions, emerging technology drivers or transformative ideas aimed at changing basic assumptions.

At ICT4S 2020 we are facilitating two kinds of workshop:

Details of what should be addressed in the proposal are as follows:

Formal Workshops
Formal workshop proposals should be between 4-6 pages long and include:

  • Title
  • Background - rationale for the workshop, including the aims and objectives
  • Organisers - short backgrounds/bios, including experience in organising workshops or similar events
  • Pre-workshop plans - details on recruitment for the workshop, e.g. the target audience communities, strategy for communication with these communities,
  • Workshop Structure/Activities - the workshop structure in detail, including activities and resources required. Please state whether this is a half or full day workshop here.
  • Post-workshop plans - plans for the creation of tangible outcomes or outputs, and follow-up with attendees/ICT4S
  • Website URL/details - We encourage all Formal Workshops to create a workshop website to
  • Programme committee (PC) details - This should include the names, contact details and affiliations of the PC.
  • Submission criteria for authors - criteria by which submissions to the workshop will be evaluated
  • Call for Participation (CfP) - a 250 word CfP that will be posted on the ICT4S website
  • References
  • Community Workshop
    Community workshop proposals should be between 2-4 pages long and include:

  • Title
  • Background - rationale for the workshop, including the aims and objectives
  • Organisers - short backgrounds/bios, including experience in organising workshops or similar events
  • Pre-workshop plans - details on recruitment for the workshop, e.g. the target audience communities, strategy for communication with these communities,
  • Workshop Structure/Activities - the workshop structure in detail, including activities and resources required. Please state whether this is a half or full day workshop here.
  • References
  • Submission Guidelines
    All submissions should follow the ACM template. Word and Latex templates are available.

    Submissions to formal workshops should follow these templates for their inclusion in the ICT4S2020 programme.

    More details:
    https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template

    Potential Topics of Interest
    Conference topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Sustainable community building via ICT
  • Grassroots movements facilitated by ICT
  • Resilience by ICT and services
  • ICT-induced behavioral and societal change
  • Design principles for sustainable ICT
  • Energy-efficient and energy-aware software engineering
  • Sustainability of technical infrastructures
  • Software for environmental sustainable ICT
  • Software for sustainable business governance
  • Social sustainability implications, contributions and limitations of ICT
  • Enabling and systemic effects of ICT on
  • Reduced hardware obsolescence
  • E-waste and closed material cycles
  • Incentives for more sustainable ICT
  • Tools supporting green decision making and development
  • Challenges for an environmentally sustainable ICT industry
  • Education in ICT for sustainability
  • Systematic interdisciplinary efforts in ICT
  • Intelligent transportation and logistics
  • Green networking, monitoring and adaptation of software-intensive systems society and/or the environment
  • Smart cities, homes and offices
  • Intelligent buildings
  • Smart grids energy management in
  • Sustainability in data centers and high- performance computing for sustainability
  • Further details
    All workshops will be provided with resources (pens, paper, flip charts, markers), WIFI, projector/screen, a room at the University of Bristol, and catering (tea/coffee break, lunch).

    Workshop organisers will be expected to organise evening meals with their attendees.

    Workshop organisers are expected to set up and manage their own submission and review processes.

    Formal workshop organisers are expected to engage with the papers chairs (EMAIL) when preparing the camera ready submissions.

    Deadlines
    Formal Workshops: Jan 10, 2020
    Decision Notification: Jan 23, 2020
    Camera Ready Deadline for workshop submissions: May 1, 2020

    Community Workshops: April 20, 2020
    Decision Notification: May 1, 2020

    Workshop chair contact and submissions: o.bates@lancaster.ac.uk c.venters@hud.ac.uk

    Workshop chairs:
    Oliver Bates, Lancaster University, UK
    Colin C. Venters, University of Huddersfield, UK

    ICT4S Workshop 2020 Call [pdf]