Friday, February 06, 2009

Greening ICT to address Global Downturn and Global Warming

Greening ICT to address Global Downturn and Global Warming, 19 February 2008, Australian National University, Canberra.

A free half day event bringing together people from academia, industry and government who are interested in sustainable uses of ICT to address Global Economic Turmoil and Global Warming challenges through effective organizational policy, reliability, availability, and efficient operations.

On 3 February 2009 the Australian Prime Minister announced a strategy to deal with the effects of the global financial crisis on the Australian economy. The strategy includes funding for national infrastructure, education, energy reduction and combating climate change. Such a large and complex task will require rapid decision making and detailed oversight of projects. Computer based systems and the Internet offer the opportunity to help refine the policy and aid in its implementation, as well as form part of the projects implemented. Main topics:
  1. Bridging the ICT-Energy Disconnect
  2. Start Measuring, Implement Energy Efficiency Measures and Save to Maximize Bottom Lines
  3. Green ICT quick wins, operational and user behaviour change
  4. Development of Green ICT training needs
  5. Social networking, E-government and m-government in government and business
  6. University roles in R&D and deployment of 'green

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