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Schahram Dustdar: Building Intelligent & Sustainable Internet-based Ecosystems

  • 2023-11-06
  • Sustainability

Join our online public lecture series on sustainability in computer science this winter semester.

Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/F_DT9juNjDM

  • This is an online-only event.
    See description for details.

On November 6, 2023, the public lecture series “Sustainability in Computer Science” sheds light on the new subject.

Schahram Dustdar, head of the Research Unit Distributed Systems at TU Wien, will give a talk on “Building Intelligent & Sustainable Internet-based Ecosystems”.


Modern distributed systems deal with many uncertain scenarios, where environments, infrastructures, and applications are widely diverse. In the scope of IoT-Edge-Fog-Cloud computing, sustainability issues for designing energy-efficient distributed systems arise. Leveraging neuro-inspired principles and mechanisms could aid in building more flexible solutions able to generalize over different environments. A captivating set of hypotheses from the field of neuroscience suggests that human and animal brain mechanisms result from few powerful principles. In this talk, we discuss some fundamental research activities with the goal to make progress in the design and execution of sustainable digital ecosystems.


About Lecture Series “Sustainability in Computer Science”

The Public Lecture Series is the first of its kind in Austria, with all Austrian computer science departments and faculties participating, under the auspices of Informatik Austria. We want to raise awareness for the utmost importance of sustainability in CS, demonstrating research solutions to various problems, and triggering developments for a sustainable future.

The lecture series will be held online every Monday from 17:00-18:00. One hybrid session takes place on January 8, 2024, on-site at TU Wien and online.

Students from participating universities can register to get credits for the series. Please refer to your respective institution for registration.

TU Wien students can register for VU 194.155 “Sustainability in Computer Science” via TISS. Depending on your study program, the lecture series is a free elective or a “Wahlpflichtfach”, please refer to TISS for further information.

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