International Conference on Sustainability, Technology and Education (STE2016)

The International Conference on Sustainability, Technology and Education (STE2016), 6 – 8 December Melbourne, Australia, aims to address the main issues which occur by assessing the relationship between Sustainability, Education and Technology.

Last call: submissions until 3 October 2016



2nd GInSEnG Workshop @ICT4S2016

During the ICT4S Conference 2016 in Amsterdam the 2nd Workshop "Green IN Software Engineering" has been held. The six presentations covered different aspects of the leitmotiv of the workshop "Converging Research and Practical GInSEng".


Meaningful Identifier Names Lead to a 20% Faster Detection of Defects

Researchers of the universities of Heidelberg and Passau showed in a controlled experiment that meaningful identifier names improve maintainability of source code in contrast to abbreviated or single letter identifiers.


Algorithm Watch

Algorithm Watch is an initiative of journalists, social scientists, and computer scientists who analyze the effects of algorithmic decision making on society.

In addition to private companies, it becomes apparent that also public authorities will employ methods for algorithmic decision making in the near future1.

While algorithmic decision methods can have a beneficial effect, they presumably introduce also substantial risks2.


Environmental Informatics Prize 2016 for Students

The Environmental Informatics Prize 2016 is awarded for students' works in the field of environmental informatics. Projects can be done either as part of a course or for a degree (excluding PhD) at an academic university or a university of applied sciences.

The projects must demonstrate the contribution of methods and technologies of informatics to the solution of environmental problems or dissemination of information supporting sustainable development in general.
There is a prize sum of 2000 Euro that will be divided among three winners.

Further information can be found here: http://www.enviroinfo.eu/de/system/files/Ausschreibung%20Umweltinformatikpreis%202016_0.pdf

Deadline for a suggestion will be the 15th of June.