We are pleased to invite Colin Pattinson to talk about “Green, sustainable or the right thing to do” on Monday 17th February.
This talk describes the work and experiences of BCS Green IT Specialist Group. The Group was formed in 2009 to bring together end users of computing equipment, SMEs, academics, teachers and all those interested in promoting the sustainable use of computing (e.g. to reduce the use of power and its associated carbon emissions and the use of non-sustainable sources for materials used in manufacture), as well as the wider public. Its aim is to promote green computing and address green issues and the adoption of green practices for information and communication technologies and services across their lifecycle, particularly for end users and home users.
The talk will illustrate the issues facing the IT sector in relation to sustainability, including the legal, social and ethical pressures which apply, and will explore some of the methods and processes which have allowed “quick wins”. It will also consider the question of what happens after the “quick win” opportunities have been exhausted.
Date, Time and Venue
The talk will start at 6pm on Monday, 17th February. It is in Lecture Theatre B, in the Physical Sciences building at Aberystwyth University. There will be light refreshments from 5.30.
About the Speaker
Colin Pattinson is Professor and Head of the School of Computing, Creative Technologies and Engineering at Leeds Metropolitan University. He has a PhD from the University of Leeds which measured the performance of computer communications protocols, and has continued that research with work on the behaviour of network management protocols and platforms. Performance measurement and management form a key element in the quest for sustainability (particularly through the search for efficiency), giving rise to his current research work.
He has been a committee member of the BCS Green IT Specialist Group from its foundation in 2009, and is also a board member of Leeds Met’s “Leeds Sustainability Institute”. He is currently involved in projects to develop Green IT research capability in Russia and Ukraine, and in a pan-EU MSc programme. In addition, he developed one of the first MSc awards in the subject.
This event is free and open to all. Please share details of the talk with anyone who you think might be interested.
This is a joint event, supported by BCS Mid-Wales, the Department of Computer Science at Aberystwyth University, and BCS Green IT SG.