Computing for a sustainable future

  • 1:30 pm on Monday 30 September 2013 — 12:30 pm on Tuesday 01 October 2013

Sustainable Computing

Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Steve Furber CBE FREng FRS, Mr Ian Osborne, Mr Simon McIntosh-Smith and Dr Andrew Rice

Event details

As business, academia and wider society globally all become increasingly reliant on computer systems, software and applications, how can we ensure that this growth is sustainable?

More efficient computing – from smarter algorithms, better chip design, more energy-aware software, and improved power management – offers opportunities to reduce energy consumption, improve mobile computing function, increase large data use, encourage sustainable behaviour, and lower the cost. From developing countries to global business, the benefits will be felt by all.

Computing has the capacity to make a crucial contribution to ensuring a sustainable future for society and the planet. Bringing together computer scientists, electronic engineers, business leaders, and industrial researchers, this meeting examines how that will be achieved.

A draft outline programme (pdf) is available, which is subject to change. The programme includes the opportunity to network at an evening reception held in partnership with the ICT Knowledge Transfer Network.

Biographies of the organisers and speakers are available below. Recorded audio of the presentations will be available on this page after the event.

Part of the year of science and industry.

Attending this event

This event is intended for staff and researchers in relevant fields of business, academia and the public sector, and is free to attend. There are a limited number of places and registration is essential.

Enquiries: Contact the events team

Organisers

Session 1: Setting the scene

Session 2: Computing at the small – energy efficiency in individual devices

Session 3: Computing at the large – exascale computing and datacentres

Session 4: Computing for green – technology to enable sustainability

Session 5: Future outlooks on computing for a sustainable future

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