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Title: Towards low-carbon conferencing : acceptance of virtual conferencing solutions and other sustainability measures in the ALIFE community
Authors : Fellermann, Harold
Penn, Alexandra S.
Füchslin, Rudolf M.
Bacardit, Jaume
Goñi-Moreno, Angel
et. al : No
Proceedings: Alife 2019 : proceedings of the Artificial Life Conference 2019
Pages : 21
Pages to: 27
Conference details: Alife 2019, Newcastle, United Kingdom, 29 July - 2 August 2019
Editors of the parent work: Fellermann, Harold
Bacardit, Jaume
Goñi-Moreno, Angel
Füchslin, Rudolf Marcel
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Issue Date: Jul-2019
License (according to publishing contract) : CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Artificial life; Sustainability; Sustainable conference organization
Subject (DDC) : 004: Computer science
Abstract: The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimated that humanity has a time window of about 12 years in order to prevent anthropogenic climate change of catastrophic magnitude. Green house gas emission from air travel, which is currently rising, is possibly one of the factors that can be most readily reduced. Within this context, we advocate for the re-design of academic conferences in order to decrease their environmental footprint. Today, virtual technologies hold the promise to substitute many forms of physical interactions and increasingly make their way into conferences to reduce the number of travelling delegates. Here, we present the results of a survey in which we gathered the opinion on this topic of academics worldwide. Results suggest there is ample room for challenging the (dangerous) business-as-usual inertia of scientific lifestyle.
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Applied Mathematics and Physics (IAMP)
Publication type: Conference paper
DOI : 10.1162/isal_a_00133
ISBN: 978-0-262-35844-6
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