SIG Coordinator: Aditya Ghose
- Biography can be found at www.uow.edu.au/%7Eaditya.
- The study of services and IT-enabled services has important, but frequently under-emphasized, connections with efforts to understand and manage the environmental footprint of humankind.
- There is growing recognition that we need sophisticated decision support services for carbon-mitigation.
- SOAs are likely to provide the technological infrastructure necessary for environmental monitoring
- Services in support of environmental science are likely to become important.
- Studies on how we might reduce the environmental impact of service execution will become increasingly important.
In the near-term, the SRII Environmental Services SIG will seek to:
- Generate thought leadership on the application of service science in the study of the natural environmental and the impact of human activity on it.
- Report these at the SRII Global Conference
- Disseminate these through the SRII website
- Provide a forum for a joint dialogue between academia and industry on these questions.
- Facilitate pilot projects highlighting the opportunities for leveraging services thinking in the environmental domain.
- Engage in proactive advocacy with governments, international and multi-lateral agencies as well as the NGO sector.
- Institute for Computational Sustainability: http://www.cis.cornell.edu/ics/
- Carbon-Centric Computing Initiative: www.ccci.uow.edu.au
- Green IT Observatory: http://greenit.bf.rmit.edu.au/