[LINK] Green ICT Symposium 2008, ANU, 14 November 2008

Tom Worthington 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 
will feature 
Middleton who is in Australia researching broadband policy for the 
Canadian Government and the 
<https://mach.com.au/web/cooroy-data-centre.html>Mach Technology 
regional data centre, which was opened by the Minister for Broadband 
last week:

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: 
Presentation Slides

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).


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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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