TU Wien Informatics

20 Years

Sustainability

Sustainability is not an option, but a must. We strive to educate, develop, research and implement sustainable solutions at all levels, harnessing the power of technology to create a more environmentally conscious and socially responsible future.

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Latest News

  • May 22, 2024 Sustainability, AI, Public Outreach, Education Outreach Ivona Brandic conquers young audiences: Together with FÄKT, she shows how Educational Outreach can work.

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Our Mission

We are committed to fostering a culture of sustainability that extends beyond technological innovations and encompasses the well-being of our planet, our community, and future generations. Our mission is to integrate sustainability principles into every aspect of our academic and operational endeavors, ensuring that our faculty not only pledges, but pushes environmental responsibility and social consciousness.

Gerti Kappel, Dean

Awareness

We’re reducing our environmental footprint by minimizing energy consumption, optimizing resource usage, and promoting eco-friendly practices in our labs, classrooms, and offices. Through research and innovation, we will contribute to sustainable solutions for global challenges such as climate change and resource scarcity.

Education

We are educating our students, faculty members, and staff on the importance of sustainability and its relevance to informatics. Our curricula incorporate sustainability-related issues, enabling our graduates to be not only technically proficient but also environmentally responsible leaders of tomorrow. In 2023, we host the lecture series Sustainability in Computer Science, the first of its kind in Austria – bringing experts from all Austrian CS departments together under the auspices of Informatik Austria.

Research for Sustainable Solutions

We actively engage in research projects that address sustainability challenges. Our faculty collaborates within the field and beyond to develop innovative solutions for renewable energy, conservation, waste reduction, and more. In 2023, the working group “AG Sustainability” was founded to consolidate existing research endeavors at TU Wien Informatics and provide a platform for further synergies.

Lecture Series

Computer Science (CS), and more prominently and recently, Artificial Intelligence (AI), is hailed as the solution to many sustainability problems (and yes, it is!). Still, energy efficiency and CO2 reduction must be considered to ensure fair and ecological use of resources. Hence, dealing with informatics and sustainability involves two faces of the same coin: Sustainability with CS, often referred to as “Computational Sustainability”, and Sustainability for CS, commonly known as “Sustainable CS”.

The Sustainability in Computer Science lecture series is the first of its kind in Austria, with all Austrian Informatics 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.

Keynotes & Talks

2024

  • Jun 3, 2024 / Ivona Brandic: Keynote on “Ist KI der Schlüssel, um die Wirtschaft neu zu sehen?”, EY Leaders Forum, Vienna, Austria / Details

  • May 22, 2024 / Ivona Brandic: Keynote on “KI in der Mobilität”, Parliament, Vienna, Austria

  • Apr 11, 2024 / Ivona Brandic: Keynote on “Computational Sustainability” at ICT.OPEN, Utrecht, Netherlands / Details

  • Apr 11, 2024 / Ivona Brandic: Keynote on “Computational Sustainability” at ICT.OPEN, Utrecht, Netherlands / Details

  • Apr 11, 2024 / Ivona Brandic: Invited talk on “The Role of Digital Twins in Sustainability Research”, ICT.OPEN, Utrecht, Netherlands / Details

  • Apr 2, 2024 / Ivona Brandic: Klimatag 2024, TU Wien / Details

  • Jan 9, 2024 / Ivona Brandic: Panel on Digitale Zukunft des Bahnbetriebs, ÖBB Infrastruktur AG, Future Rail Summit 2024

2023

  • Nov 17, 2023 / Ivona Brandic: Invited talk on “Sustainable Computing”, The Digital Humanism Fellowship Conference
  • Oct 11, 2023 / Ivona Brandic: Keynote “Teil der Lösung oder Teil des Problems: Die ambivalente Rolle von Künstlicher Intelligenz in der Klimafrage”, AI Policy Forum Artificial Intelligence Mission Austria / Details
  • Oct 5, 2023 / Ivona Brandic: Invited talk on “ChatGPT Sustainability”, EY Transformation Talks: KI im Spotlight
  • Sep 26, 2023 / Ivona Brandic: Invited talk “Nachhaltigkeit in der IT”, WienIT
  • Sep 15, 2023 / Ivona Brandic: Keynote “Nachhaltige Nutzung der K.I. in der Mobilität”, Austrian Traffic Telematics Cluster Annual Retreat
  • May 25, 2023 / Ivona Brandic: Invited talk on “ChatGPT Sustainability”, ISACA Austria Trend Talk

Contact

Want to talk to real people about the challenges we face? Here are the leading experts and primary contacts for our Sustainability efforts.

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Gerti Kappel

Gerti Kappel

Dean
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Ivona Brandic

Ivona Brandic

Full Professor
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Nysret Musliu

Nysret Musliu

Associate Professor
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Emanuel Sallinger

Emanuel Sallinger

Associate Professor
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Georg Fuchsbauer

Georg Fuchsbauer

Associate Professor
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Ezio Bartocci

Ezio Bartocci

Full Professor

Highlights

Recent highlights, events, and news from all our Sustainability efforts.
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