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ICT4S 2022
Mon 13 - Fri 17 June 2022 Plovdiv, Bulgaria
* “Last minute” proposals are welcome until further notice and may be considered depending on the nature and specific requirements of the workshop. Please contact the workshop co-chairs with ideas for workshops.

Call for Workshops

We invite workshop proposals of traditional or unconventional formats for evening, half-day or full-day workshops. Furthermore, workshops can be held on-site, online, or in hybrid form. Workshops are to be held on Monday, June 13, and Friday, June 17, 2022. Other slots during the main conference period may also be available.
The workshops at ICT4S 2022 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 2022 we are facilitating two kinds of workshop:

1) Formal Workshops - workshops looking to establish annual gatherings and publish proceedings associated with topics covered by ICT4S. We expect to publish a proceedings volume including all accepted workshop papers as a report at arXiv’s Computing Research Repository. These workshops are expected to include a full peer review process for workshop submissions (facilitated by the workshop organisers).

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 for each type of workshop are provided below.

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
  • Type of workshop - on-site, online, hybrid and expected number of participants
  • 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 (among the ones we can provide, please see “Further Details” below). Please state whether this is a half, full day, or evening workshop here.
  • Post-workshop plans - plans for the creation of tangible outcomes or outputs, and follow-up with attendees/ICT4S
  • Programme committee (PC) proposal - This should include the names, contact details and affiliations of potential members of the PC.
  • Type of papers
  • 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 Workshops

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, contact details
  • Type of workshop - on-site, online, hybrid and expected number of participants
  • 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, speakers, and resources required (among the ones we can provide, please see “Further Details” below). Please state how long the workshop will be and preferred timing (e.g. morning, afternoon, evening, whole day).
  • Call for Participation (CfP) - a 250 word CfP that will be posted on the ICT4S website
  • References

Submission Guidelines

Workshop proposal should be submitted electronically in the “[ICT4S’22] Workshops” track in EasyChair. All workshop proposal submissions should be submitted in IEEE conference proceedings format.

Potential Topics of Interest

Possible workshop topics include (but are not limited to) sustainability and ICT in the context of the following:

  • Transport and logistics
  • Software Engineering
  • Behavioural and societal change
  • Energy-efficient and energy-aware software engineering
  • Infrastructure management and resilience, smart grids
  • Hardware obsolescence, e-waste and material life cycles
  • Decision support and policy making
  • Education
  • Smart cities, buildings, homes and offices
  • Data centres and high-performance computing
  • Social movements, grassroots communities and organisations

Further details

All on-site/hybrid workshops can be provided with the following resources: catering (coffee breaks and lunch), conference materials, WIFI, white board with markers, projector/screen, laptop, and an air-conditioned room at the University of Plovdiv. Available rooms are of three different types to support different workshop formats: a) room with “round” table for discussions, b) computer lab room, or c) “lecture” type room. All rooms are equipped with a video conference system.
Online workshops can be provided with the virtual environment for them to happen.
Formal workshop organisers are expected to set up and manage their own submission and review processes.
Furthermore, it is strongly recommended that workshop organizers set up websites and social media accounts to help publicize the event.

Dates
Plenary

This program is tentative and subject to change.

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Mon 13 Jun

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09:00 - 09:30
Registration / Virtual Coffee RoomWorkshops at 1 floor
09:30 - 11:00
Session G1 RAWWorkshops at 224
09:30 - 11:00
Session F1 ICT4SEduWorkshops at 305
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee Break / Virtual Coffee RoomCatering at 2 floor
11:00
30m
Coffee break
Break
Catering

11:30 - 13:00
Session G2 RAWWorkshops at 224
11:30 - 13:00
Session F2 ICT4SEduWorkshops at 305
13:00 - 14:30
13:00
90m
Lunch
Lunch
Catering

14:30 - 16:00
Session G3 RAWWorkshops at 224
16:00 - 16:30
Coffee Break / Virtual Coffee RoomCatering at 2 floor
16:00
30m
Coffee break
Break
Catering

16:30 - 18:00
Session G4 RAWWorkshops at 224

Fri 17 Jun

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09:00 - 09:30
Registration / Virtual Coffee RoomWorkshops at 1 floor
09:30 - 11:00
Session J1 SusTrainableWorkshops at 424
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee Break / Virtual Coffee RoomCatering at 4 floor
11:00
30m
Coffee break
Break
Catering

11:30 - 13:00
Session J2 SusTrainableWorkshops at 424
13:00 - 14:30
13:00
90m
Lunch
Lunch
Catering

14:30 - 16:00
Session J3 SusTrainableWorkshops at 424
14:30 - 16:00
Session K1 Leveraging the Agile Manifesto to reduce our Carbon footprintWorkshops at Zoom Room
16:00 - 16:30
Coffee Break / Virtual Coffee RoomCatering at 4 floor
16:00
30m
Coffee break
Break
Catering

16:30 - 18:00
Session J4 SusTrainableWorkshops at 424
16:30 - 18:00
Session K2 Leveraging the Agile Manifesto to reduce our Carbon footprintWorkshops at Zoom Room

Workshop on Resource AWareness of Systems and Society (RAW) – regular workshop

The 2022 Workshop on Resource AWareness of Systems and Society (RAW) aims at bringing together researchers and engineers from academia and industry to discuss solutions, but also open problems in the area of resource aware computing. The workshop welcomes presentations on state of the art, early ideas, work in progress, preliminary results, case studies, industrial cases and open problems, but also mature results in the form of research results, innovations, reports or demonstration. Presentation topics might relate to any kind of resources (time, energy, space, data, effort, etc) and their utilization in development and usage of systems in our environment and the resulting impact on society.

Organizers:

Rafal Graczyk
   Interdisciplinary Center for Security, Reliability and Trust, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
   Contact: rafal.graczyk@uni.lu

Padma Iyenghar
   Innotec GmbH, Melle, Germany, 
   Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science, Osnabrueck University of Applied Sciences, Germany
   Contact: piyengha@uos.de

Workshop on Leveraging the Agile Manifesto to reduce our Carbon footprint – community workshop

The Agile Manifesto opens up “better ways to develop software.” Could this better way also account for the software’s carbon footprint? IT is predicted to account for 21% of global energy consumption by 2030. If we don’t change the way we implement software, we will add to the carbon footprint. So, it is time to examine how agile development can help reduce energy consumption and ensure more - ecological, social & economic - sustainability.

Twenty years ago, when the Agile Manifesto was created, the climate crisis was already there, but too few people were aware of it. Now is the time to take another look at the manifesto to understand what it can do for sustainability. Sustainability includes the integration of the ecological, economic, and social perspectives (according to the three-pillar model, triple bottom line). The aim is not to pursue sustainability for anthroposophical reasons, but to understand that over time, sustainability becomes more and more a key factor that decides on the survival of companies both in the search for talent as well as customers and markets. For this reason, some companies already have a sustainability officer in place to ensure ecological, social, and economic sustainability.

In this half-day workshop, we will explore the impact of the agile principles on sustainability, and how a greater awareness can change our current way of working for providing our contribution to addressing climate change.

Organizers:

Jutta Eckstein
   independent
   Braunschweig, Germany
   Contact: jutta@jeckstein.com

Claudia de O. Melo
   Software Engineering/Tech Org Design, Loft, Sao Paulo, Brazil
   Contact: research@claudiamelo.org

Fourth International Workshop on Computing+Sustainability+Education (ICT4SEdu) – community workshop

ICT4S as a umbrella concept encompasses several disciplines and areas related to sustainability and ICT, and it can be difficult for an educator to have an overview of all areas and research fronts where interesting, engaging and transformative research is taking place. Since sustainability is not yet a mainstream subject within the computing related curricula, there is a need for educational practitioners to meet, collaborate and develop key topics, methods and tools, as well as sharing experiences. This workshop aims to bridge this gap by providing a forum for cross-domain interaction by bringing together members of ICT4S community to share perspectives and present findings relevant to research and practice in education. In addition, the workshop aims to provide a platform for participants to collaboratively work on expanding the body of knowledge in sustainability education, and to jump start new collaborations through the live creation of teams that commit to working together on concrete topics. A significant portion of the workshop is devoted to focused interaction among the participants with the goal of generating a research agenda to improve process and practice, tools, techniques, and methods regarding the sustainability education in computing.

Organizers:

Anne-Kathrin Peters
   KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
   Contact: akpeters@kth.se

Birgit Penzenstadler
   Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
   Contact: birgitp@chalmers.se

Colin C. Venters
   University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK
   Contact: c.venters@hud.ac.uk

Elina Eriksson
   KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
   Contact: elina@kth.se

SusTrainable Workshop – community workshop

Sustainability as a key driver for the development of modern society and the future of the planet has never achieved as much consensus worldwide as today. Experts estimate the energy consumption share of the ICT domain at 6-9% and expect this share to grow to 10-20% by 2030. It is anticipated that the energy consumed by the ubiquity of ICT services and devices in a globally connected world and our digital lifestyle in general will soon have a bigger impact on global warming than the entire aviation industry. In other words ICT is part of the solution but also part of the problem in terms of sustainable global development including any political aspirations towards stopping climate change. Ultimately, it is the hardware of ICT systems that consumes energy, but it is software that controls this hardware. Thus, controlling the software is crucial to reduce the ever-growing energy footprint of ICT systems.

The SusTrainable project advocates the introduction of all facets of sustainability as a primary concern into software engineering practice. This project aims to actively promote educating the next generation of software engineers to consider sustainability in all aspects of the software engineering process: SusTrainable means Training for Sustainability. We aim to provide future software engineers with essential skills to develop software that is not only functionally correct, but also easy to maintain and evolve, that is durable, has a low impact and uses the hardware it is running on in the most energy-efficient way.

This workshop seeks to cross-pollinate the project and its results with the entire ICT4S community. The project results will be presented to the community by the team members, fostering the discussion of the achievements so far and raising new directions for future collaborative research.

Organizers:

Elena Somova
   Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
   Contact: eledel@uni-plovdiv.bg

Zoltán Porkoláb
   Faculty of Informatics, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary.
   Contact: gsd@elte.hu