The 2014 Symposium on Computational Sustainability (SoCS'14) brings together researchers, users, and practitioners interested in different aspects of sustainability and IT.

The vision, formulated by Carla Gomez at Cornell University is, that computer scientists can — and should — play a key role in increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the way we manage and allocate our natural resources, while enriching and transforming Computer Science. SoCS '14 wants to build on this. 

Computational Sustainability is an emerging area that aims to apply techniques and methods from computer science and related disciplines (e.g., information science, applied mathematics, operations research, and statistics) to help manage the growing need of sustainable processes and products in the globalized economy. The focus of Computational Sustainability is on developing computational and mathematical models, techniques, methods, and tools for a broad range of sustainability related applications: from decision making and policy analysis concerning the management and allocation of resources to the design of new sustainable techniques, practices and products. 

SoCS’14 will take place in Görlitz, Germany, November 26-28, 2014. The scope of SoCS’14 is broad and encompasses diverse topics in the sustainability context such as:
  • Sustainability in Enterprise IT Solutions
  • Cloud Computing and Sustainability
  • Privacy and Social Computing
  • IT solutions for Carbon Foot-printing and Climate Issues
  • Energy Informatics and Resource Management
  • Sustainable IT Services
  • Smart Data, Business Intelligence
  • Data Mining, Big Data
  • Machine Learning
  • Efficiency and Sustainability in Logistics and Supply
SoCS’14 will host following events:

 Technical Talks, 4th SITA meeting, Social Event November 26, 2014
 Technical Talks, Industry Seminar on Corporate Sustainability November 27, 2014
 PhD Workshop on Sustainable IT Services November 28, 2014
       
Keynote Speech Slides
By: Prof. Michael Jischa - TU Clausthal
Title: The End of the World We Have Known
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Organizers
Jörg Lässig 
 Symposium Organization Chair, University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz
Markus Ullrich   Administration, University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz
Waheed Aslam Ghumman    Administration, University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz