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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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.
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.
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.
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.
- Sustainable Security
by Daniel Gruss, TU Graz
- Carbon Footprint of Social Media
by Andreas Uhl, PLUS
- AI and Optimization for Sustainable Applications
by Nysret Musliu, TU Wien Informatics
- Green HPC: Paving the Way for Sustainable Supercomputing
by Philipp Gschwandtner, Universität Innsbruck
- Building Intelligent and Sustainable Internet-based Ecosystems
by Schahram Dustdar, TU Wien Informatics
- Sustainable Blockchains
by Krzysztof Pietrzak, ISTA
- Computational Sustainability
by Ivona Brandic, TU Wien Informatics
- Sustainability in Explainable AI
by Moritz Grosse-Wentrup, Universität Wien
- Electric Load Disaggregation
by Wilfried Elmenreich, Universität Klagenfurt
- Computer Science Between Energy Savings and Waste
by René Mayrhofer, JKU Linz
- More Supercomputing with Less Energy
by Dieter Kranzlmüller, Leibniz Rechenzentrum München
- Harnessing Untapped Potentials in the Internet of Things
by Kaspar Lebloch, Universität Wien
- Sustainability in Software Engineering
by Franz Wotawa, TU Graz
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