ICT4S 2020 WORKSHOPS (DEADLINES EXTENDED)
We invite workshop proposals of traditional or unconventional formats for evening, half-day or full-day workshops. Workshops are to be held on Monday, June 22, and Friday, June 26, 2020. Other slots during the main conference period may also be available.
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:
- 1) Formal Workshops - workshops looking to establish annual gatherings and publish proceedings associated to topics covered by ICT4S. These workshops will include a full peer review process for workshop submissions (facilitated by the workshop organisers). Position papers submitted to the workshop will be published in adjunct proceedings of the ICT4S proceedings.
- 2) Community Workshops - workshops for community building and passionate discussion in emerging topics relating to ICT4S. These workshops may also draw in a wider audience and we welcome proposals from community, business and local government that might help start a dialogue to develop solutions.
Details of what should be addressed in the proposal are as follows:
Formal workshop proposals should be between 4-6 pages long and include:
Community workshop proposals should be between 2-4 pages long and include:
Submissions to formal workshops should follow these templates for their inclusion in the ICT4S2020 programme.
Community workshop proposals should follow the structure outlined above and be submitted in word or pdf format
Potential Topics of Interest
Possible workshop topics include (but are not limited to) sustainability and ICT in the context of the following:
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 might wish to organise evening meals with their attendees.
Formal 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.
Formal Workshops: March 6, 2020
Formal Workshops Decision Notification: March 16, 2020
Camera Ready Deadline for workshop submissions: May 15, 2020
Community Workshops: April 1, 2020 (Please contact the community chairs if you require flexibility in this deadline)
Community Workshops Decision Notification: April 8, 2020
Workshop chair contact and submissions: firstname.lastname@example.org
First point of contact for non-academic community submissions: email@example.com
Workshop chairs: Oliver Bates, Lancaster University, UK firstname.lastname@example.org
Colin C. Venters, University of Huddersfield, UK email@example.com
Caroline Bird, University of Bristol, UK firstname.lastname@example.org
Johanna Pohl, TU Berlin, Germany email@example.com
Calls for papers
Second Workshop on Digitally Enabled Sharing and Sustainability (DESS)
Topic and goal
The digital transition of society has changed sharing practices and scaled them up to become a new phenomenon: the digitally enabled sharing economy or the “digital sharing economy” (DSE) for short. As a prominent enabler of change in consumption patterns, the DSE has allowed people to collaborate in providing and receiving services in their peer networks.
Participating in the DSE is becoming increasingly interesting and more effective in the eyes of its users. The effects of this new trend, however, may be positive or negative from a sustainability perspective. The DSE can optimize the consumption and utilization of available products while improving connectedness for social collaboration. Nevertheless, it has raised concerns about the 'rebound effects' caused by the savings obtained from sharing systems and also about the social status of its participants, including fairness and working conditions, and other social and economic issues.
This workshop is planned to raise critical questions and discussions about the potential and actual impacts of the digital sharing economy on sustainability with the primary aim to help such impacts be identified, understood, and dealt with. This can be achieved by addressing the following (or related) questions:
This workshop aims to initiate motivating discussions and lightening talks among interested people from academia, including PhD students, participants from industry, and anyone who has an interest in the topic.
Registration and submissions
To attend the workshop, please register at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ict4s2020. We invite short papers (Max. 5 pages) and short position paper (1-2 pages) for presentation and motivating discussions at the session. Please, submit your contributions at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ict4s2020. Submissions should conform to the ACM format (Word template and LaTeX class file). Participation without own contributions are also welcome and encouraged.
Deadline for submission: 15 April 2020
Feedback: within two weeks after submission.
Camera-ready: 15 May 2020
Workshop date: 26 June 2020
For further questions, contact Maria Pouri at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sixth Workshop on Computing within Limits
Distributed Workshop: USC, Los Angeles & University of Bristol, UK
Sixth Workshop on Computing within Limits
June 21-22, 2020
Bristol, UK and Los Angeles, USA
The LIMITS workshop concerns the role of computing in a human society affected by real-world limits (ecological or otherwise). We seek to reshape the computing research agenda as these topics are seldom discussed in contemporary computing research. LIMITS 2020 solicits papers looking ahead to 2030, as described below.
This year, LIMITS will be a distributed workshop between USC (Los Angeles, California, USA) and University of Bristol (UK). All main sessions will be held in parallel (morning in Los Angeles, evening in Bristol), with local events in addition to these main sessions. LIMITS in the UK will be co-located with ICT4S.
LIMITS 2020 aims to reach computing researchers outside of the LIMITS community who might ask: "what does research in a LIMITS future look like?"
Suppose the ideas of LIMITS have diffused throughout both computing research and broader society, such that LIMITS 2030, ten years from now, need not exist as a separate venue. What would researchers and engineers be building in that future world?
To reach this audience, we solicit papers on "future systems". Such systems are socio-technical systems that are responsive to the LIMITS2030 world that might exist. This year we specifically discourage "critical", "analysis", and similar types of papers.
A future systems paper concerns the design, implementation, and/or evaluation of a real tool, system, app, or any other artifact situated in a future (year 2030) world. Such contributions would be of a flavor that could be imagined to be published in a more applied venue of computing (e.g., UIST for HCI researchers, NSDI for networked systems researchers, etc.). That is, if the researchers from more-applied, less-critical areas of computing were to shift their topics of interest to align with this envisioned world of 2030, what would they build? Empirical evaluation is strongly encouraged; papers without an empirical evaluation are acceptable if they provide substantial evidence regarding the practical usefulness of the future system(s) described.
We look to a classic vision outlined by Donella Meadows (see LIMITSwebsite for details) for the future world of 2030 papers should be placed within. That is, authors should imagine that one or more of the economic, societal, business, energy, and other changes that Meadows describes here are already coming into being, but require computing to help them take shape.
Abstract registration deadline: March 13, 2020, 11:59pm Pacific Time
Paper submission deadline: March 27, 2020, 11:59pm Pacific Time
Paper reviews available: April 17, 2020
Camera ready deadline: May 15, 2020
Oliver Bates, Lancaster University, email@example.com
Barath Raghavan, USC, firstname.lastname@example.org
Third International Workshop on ICT4S Education (ICT4S Edu 2020)
This workshop is a meeting place for educators who are, or want to, integrate sustainability in computing education. The workshop this year will be a playground to test a few games around sustainability suitable for the classroom as well as presenting some far-out-there, provocative, or against-the-flow ideas of how to make sustainability education more prevalent, more integrated, or more interactive and playful, such that students are excited to engage.
This year we specifically call for short presentations speculating about games that you are interested in trying out (but maybe haven’t yet) and wild ideas on potential fun interactions in the classroom. You are still welcome to submit anything else on integrating sustainability into computing education. We will share the submissions amongst participants but there will be no proceedings.
In between presentations, we will moderate and try out a few exemplary systems thinking and climate change playbook games; this way we can experience the games ourselves before trying them with students, and discuss what can potentially go wrong and how that could be mitigated. In addition, we would like to invite you to bring (card) games if not too large for all to explore and try.
Elina Eriksson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, email@example.com
Birgit Penzenstadler, Chalmers University of Technology, firstname.lastname@example.org
Colin C. Venters, University of Huddersfield, email@example.com