Exploring sustainability research in computing:where we are and where we go next

Knowles, Bran and Blair, Lynne and Hazas, Michael and Walker, Stuart (2013) Exploring sustainability research in computing:where we are and where we go next. In: Proceedings of the 2013 ACM international joint conference on Pervasive and ubiquitous computing (UbiComp 2013). ACM, CHE, pp. 305-314. ISBN 9781450317702

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Abstract

This paper develops a holistic framework of questions mo- tivating sustainability research in computing in order to en- able new opportunities for critique. Analysis of systemat- ically selected corpora of computing publications demon- strates that several of these question areas are well covered, while others are ripe for further exploration. It also pro- vides insight into which of these questions tend to be ad- dressed by different communities within sustainable com- puting. The framework itself reveals discursive similarities between other existing environmental discourses, enabling reflection and participation with the broader sustainability debate. It is argued that the current computing discourse on sustainability is reformist and premised in a Triple Bottom Line construction of sustainability, and a radical, Quadruple Bottom Line alternative is explored as a new vista for com- puting research.

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© ACM, 2013. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive Version of Record was published in UbiComp '13 Proceedings of the 2013 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2493432.2493474
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23 Sep 2013 09:36
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