[LINK] Green ICT Symposium 2008, ANU, 14 November 2008
Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au
Fri Nov 7 13:29:45 AEDT 2008
All are invited to a free
<http://tomw.net.au/moodle/course/view.php?id=10>Green ICT Symposium
I have organised at the ANU in Canberra on 14 November 2008. This
Middleton who is in Australia researching broadband policy for the
Canadian Government and the
regional data centre, which was opened by the Minister for Broadband
Green ICT: Learning to be Sustainable with Computers and Broadband
9am to 12:30 pm, Friday 14th November 2008
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Room N101, Building 108
The Australian National University
North Road ANU ACT 0200
A free half day event bringing together people from academia,
industry and government who are interested in environmentally
sustainable uses of ICT. Facilities for Participation via Video
Conference will be made available if there is sufficient demand.
RSVP to: Rachel.Allen at aph.gov.au
In 2007 a report commissioned by the Australian Computer Society
estimated that Australian computers and telecommunications were
responsible for a similar level of greenhouse gas emissions as the
civil aviation industry. In late 2008 Sir Peter Gershon recommended
consolidating the Australian Government's data centers and developing
a whole-of-government ICT sustainability plan to manage the carbon
footprint of the Government's ICT activities.
Questions to Consider:
1. How can the ICT industry reduce its own carbon footprint?
2. How can use of ICT help reduce Australia's Carbon footprint?
3. What role could/should ICT Professionals play in reducing
Australia's Carbon Footprint?
9.00am Welcome and Introduction
By Senator Kate Lundy
9:30am Tom Worthington, "Teaching Sustainable ICT to Professionals Online"
Tom will outline the Green ICT course commissioned for the Australian
Computer Society's postgraduate program and how it may be delivered
at ANU to federal government staff.
* Resource Educating ICT Professionals on Energy Efficiency
* Resource Educating ICT Professionals on Energy Efficiency:
10am Setting up a data centre in regional Australia
Video link with Mach Technology, part of the Noosa Clever Networks
project, launched 31 October by the Minister for Broadband,
Communications and the Digital Economy and the Arts.
10.30 am coffee break.
At the (buy your own). Located in the ANU sports centre opposite the
College of Engineering and Computer Science.
11am Dr Peter Strazdins, ANU. How much energy can you save with a
multicore computer for government web applications?
In order to make a new phase of teaching and research in multicore
computing at the ANU, the Computer Systems Group of ANU are hosting a
and Sun Microsystems T2 multicore computer. This state-of-the-art
server will become an integral part of the teaching program in
computer systems at the ANU.
11:30am Catherine Middleton Associate Professor, Ryerson University,
Are Users Up to Speed? The Demand Side of Sustainable Broadband
Despite widespread adoption of broadband technologies, many people
use broadband networks in very simple ways. In order to realize
sustainability benefits from investment in broadband infrastructure,
efforts are needed to get users 'up to speed', so that broadband
networks are more fully integrated into their daily activities. The
talk draws on data from the Canadian Internet Use Survey, and
implications for Australia are discussed.
Catherine Middleton is in Australia until mid December 2008 to
explore what can be learned from the ongoing Australian experience
for the future development of broadband infrastructure in Canada. She
is keen to contact those involved in the development of broadband
infrastructure in Australia and can be contacted by email
Catherine holds a Canada Research Chair studying Communication
Technologies in the Information Society. Her research investigates
consumer adoption of broadband and mobile technologies, and the
development of broadband infrastructure. She is the Principal
Investigator on a new project examining the organizational impacts of
Blackberry adoption. Catherine is a faculty member at the Ted Rogers
School of Management at Ryerson University in Toronto.
12:00 noon Dr. Idris F. Sulaiman, CEO, Computers Off Australia.
General, technical, policy and action streams of an ICT energy saving campaign.
12:30 pm Lunch.
At the Purple Pickle Cafe (buy your own).
* ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
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Tom Worthington FACS HLM tom.worthington at tomw.net.au Ph: 0419 496150
Director, Tomw Communications Pty Ltd ABN: 17 088 714 309
PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617 http://www.tomw.net.au/
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Australian National University
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