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Envisioning a Community Exemplar for Sustainability in and by ICT

Fritsch, Andreas; Betz, Stefanie

Abstract:
We understand sustainability as a perspective on the performance of various kinds of systems that puts human well-being in the center of focus. Recognizing that information and communication technology (ICT) is shaping our modern society, there is a need to understand the impact of ICT on sustainability. On the one hand this can be achieved, for example, by extending classic software development approaches to cover sustainability issues. This can be coined sustainability in ICT. On the other hand, innovative ICT approaches offer the potential of directly addressing sustainability issues (sustainability by ICT). Within the ICT4S community, both perspectives are addressed. What is missing, is an overarching perspective that helps to identify interlinkages. In this contribution, we present the case of an online-shop selling ICT hardware products as an community exemplar. We exemplify the usefulness as an overarching example, by relating parts of our existing work on ICT sustainability to it: a process model of the sales process, as well as a representation of sustainability risks related to the sold ICT products. Additionally, we show how ICT4S papers from 2016 can be mapped to the exemplar. ... mehr

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Originalveröffentlichung
DOI: 10.29007/65tz
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Angewandte Informatik und Formale Beschreibungsverfahren (AIFB)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Jahr 2018
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000092985
Erschienen in ICT4S2018. 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for Sustainability. Ed.: B. Penzenstadler, S. Easterbrook, C. Venters, S. I. Ahmed
Verlag EasyChair, Manchester
Seiten 100-111
Serie EPiC Series in Computing ; 52
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