Report on the 1st ESF Exploratory Workshop on the Internet of Things for a Sustainable Future

Ellie D'Hondt, Matthias Stevens

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Abstract

The goal of this workshop was to lay the basis for a research programme which puts the Inter- net of Things at the service of the sustainability effort. The Internet of Things (IoT) naturally lends itself to many of environmental sustainability's core challenges: monitoring the state of the physical world, managing the direct and indirect impacts of large-scale human enterprises, and informing individuals' personal choices in consumption and behaviour. While a very ac- tive domain of research in itself, as reflected in the existence of academic actors focusing on the topic worldwide, the implementation of new and powerful IoT technologies in the sus- tainability effort is much less explored, in particular in the European research arena. This workshop formed the basis for a European research programme which puts the IoT at the service of the sustainability effort, bringing together the right interdisciplinary expertise to allow for new and better subsequent research actions in this area.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUnknown
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2011

Keywords

  • internet of things
  • sustainability

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