The Second Workshop on Digitally Enabled Sharing and Sustainability (DESS) aims to be an interactive, participatory session to initiate discussions, explore insights, and develop visions about the topic area of “the relevance of the digital sharing economy (DSE) for sustainability” by addressing the following, and other relevant, questions:
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Distributed Workshop: USC, Los Angeles & University of Bristol, UK
21-22 June 2020
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) 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 in Bristol, UK.
LIMITS 2020 aims to reach computing researchers outside of the LIMITS community who might ask: "what does research in a LIMITS future look like?"
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.
Due to this workshop (together with the rest of the conference) going online, the previous focus on games and play will be postponed to another workshop, instead we will host an informal gathering of researchers and educators interested in ICT4S education, discuss the current situation, share ideas and plan for the future.
1. Nicolas Guenot holds a doctorate and has done research in the field of
computer science in Paris, Copenhagen and Berlin and works on the socio-
political aspects of digitalisation. He is committed to climate justice, was
part of the organising team of the
Bits & Bäume Conference 2018 with a technical
and ecological view and is working on sustainable technology and digital
2. Max Bömelburg is studying political science in Leipzig and is active in
various social movements. He works on climate justice and digitalisation from a
3. Anja Höfner works on the topics of sustainability, digitalisation and socio-
ecological change. She was part of the junior research group on digitalisation
and socio-ecological transformation at IÖW
, and was active in the organisation
team of the Bits & Bäume Conference 2018
. She is co-editor of the anthology "Was
Bits und Bäume verbindet".
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Date: Friday 26 June, 14.00 – 16.00 UK time
Duration: 2 hours
Medium: online delivery, individual work, small group discussions and action learning;
Audience: business-focused, aimed and managers and business owners (ok for any type of business).
Language of delivery: English
This is a free, online industry-oriented workshop. It is aimed at supporting business owners and managers in taking first steps towards integration of sustainability concerns into the day-to-day operation of their business.
The workshop does not provide any “one fits all” solutions, but sets up an action-learning environment that enables reflection, analysis, and action planning by and for participants.
Throughout the 2 hours of this workshop, the participants will undertake exercises to observe the current state of their own businesses, learn what sustainability of and through business implies, engage into discussion, identify ways forward, and set out actions for transformation towards a more sustainable business.
The workshop will be moderated by the organisers, but active engagement of the participants is expected. In order to allow for fruitful discussion, we intend to limit number of participants to 20 (though additional runs of the workshop can be arranged if there is a substantially higher interest).
To attend this workshop, please register and join us on the day (no pre-submission of any kind or payment is required but registration is necessary for the event management).