18-19 June 2019, in Montreal, Canada
In an increasingly connected world, where Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is transforming all spheres of human activity, both opportunities and challenges for sustainability are arising from the widespread use of ICT. ICT can be leveraged for sustainability’s triple bottom line of economic, environmental and social benefits by facilitating green business models and societal functions. However greening ICT through energy efficient operation and resource management as well as the use of renewable energy sources and proper life cycle management is indispensable to unleash the full potential of greening through ICT and more generally of ICT as a driving force of sustainability.
The 2019 IEEE Sustainability through ICT Summit (StICT), in its second edition, will be held on 18-19 June 2019 at the ETS campus in Montreal. Under the theme of “ICT - A Key Driver for Sustainability,” the Summit promotes a holistic approach on prospects for technologies, standards and policies for ICT-enabled sustainable development that also takes into consideration the sustainability of ICT resources. The summit is sponsored by the IEEE Sustainable ICT Initiative.
Professionals from different disciplines are invited to contribute to the open dialogue over the 2-day summit. The summit will provide an inter-discipline collaboration platform for ICT practitioners; users; technology providers; the standardization community; policy makers; and the research community to exchange views and share expertise through:
- A World Cafe event on June 18th where attendees from industry, academia, technical, policy, management and social sciences backgrounds will discuss, in an interactive setting, challenges and solutions to achieve sustainability "in" and "through" ICT. The white paper, which was the result of the October 2017 Greening through ICT Summit in Paris, France, will form the basis for the World Cafe event. A subsequent white paper is planned to be produced as a result of these discussions.
- Keynote speeches, a panel discussion on Data Center Sustainability (with representatives from large industries) and technical paper presentations from industry and academia will round out the day on June 19th.
IEEE Sustainable ICT initiative White Paper “A Smart and Sustainable World through ICT” represents output from the first Summit and sets the stage for the World Café Event (18 June 2019) of this Summit. Download the white paper now