ICT4S 2029: What will be the systems supporting sustainability in 15 years?

Birgit Penzenstadler, Bill Tomlinson, Eric Baumer, Marcel Pufal, Ankita Raturi, Debra Richardson, Baki Cakici, Ruzanna Chitchyan, Georges Da Costa, Lynn Dombrowski, Malin Picha Edwardsson, Elina Eriksson, Xavier Franch, Gillian R. Hayes, Christina Herzog, Wolfgang Lohmann, Martin Mahaux, Alistair Mavin, Melissa Mazmanian, Sahand NayebazizJuliet Norton, Daniel Pargman, Donald J. Patterson, Jean Marc Pierson, Kristin Roher, M. Six Silberman, Kevin Simonson, Andrew W. Torrance, André Van Der Hoek

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Research is often inspired by visions of the future. These visions can take on various narrative forms, and can fall anywhere along the spectrum from utopian to dystopian. Even though we recognize the importance of such visions to help us shape research questions and inspire rich design spaces to be explored, the opportunity to discuss them is rarely given in a research context. Imagine how civilization will have changed in 15 years. What is your vision for systems that will be supporting sustainability in that time? Which transformational changes will have occurred in the mean time that allow for these systems? Is ICT even the right tool or does it contradict sustainability by making our world ever more complex? How can we make systems and our societies more sustainable and resilient by ICT4S? This paper presents a compilation of fictional abstracts for inspiration and discussion, and provides means to stimulate discussion on future research and contributes to ICT4S community building.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICT for Sustainability 2014, ICT4S 2014
EditorsMattias Hojer, Patricia Lago, Josefin Wangel
PublisherAtlantis Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789462520226
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event2nd International Conference on ICT for Sustainability, ICT4S 2014 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 24 Aug 201427 Aug 2014

Publication series

NameICT for Sustainability 2014, ICT4S 2014


Conference2nd International Conference on ICT for Sustainability, ICT4S 2014

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© 2014. The authors.


  • Fictional
  • Requirements
  • Research challenges
  • Software systems
  • Sustainability
  • Vision


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