A Green-by-design methodology to increase sustainability of smart city systems

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Abstract

Smart Cities are increasingly cited as a solution to decrease CO2 emissions within cities. However, the technology that supports Smart City systems may in turn cause direct, indirect and rebound environmental impacts, including greenhouse gas emissions. Recent studies assessing the positive environmental impact of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tend to focus on direct effects, thus giving little attention to indirect and especially rebound effects. The goal of our thesis is to propose an evaluation methodology to assist Smart City systems designers in assessing all possible environmental impacts of candidate Smart City systems designs. To design and validate the proposed methodology, the research scope will be narrowed on a subcategory of Smart City systems, chosen according to its relevance in terms of risk to produce rebound effects. The research process will follow the guidelines defined by Wieringa for conducting design science in ICT.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - RCIS 2019 - IEEE 13th International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science: Towards a Design Science for Information Systems
EditorsManuel Kolp, Jean Vanderdonckt, Monique Snoeck, Yves Wautelet
PublisherIEEE Computer society
ISBN (Electronic)9781728148441
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2019
Event13th IEEE International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science, RCIS 2019 - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 29 May 201931 May 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science
Volume2019-May
ISSN (Print)2151-1349
ISSN (Electronic)2151-1357

Conference

Conference13th IEEE International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science, RCIS 2019
CountryBelgium
CityBrussels
Period29/05/1931/05/19

Keywords

  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Greenhouse Gas
  • Rebound effects
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Smart City

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    Voisin, A. (2019). A Green-by-design methodology to increase sustainability of smart city systems. In M. Kolp, J. Vanderdonckt, M. Snoeck, & Y. Wautelet (Eds.), Proceedings - RCIS 2019 - IEEE 13th International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science: Towards a Design Science for Information Systems [8877075] (Proceedings - International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science; Vol. 2019-May). IEEE Computer society. https://doi.org/10.1109/RCIS.2019.8877075