Preprint Open Access
Mian, I.S; Twisleton, D.; Timm, D.
<?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?> <resource xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns="http://datacite.org/schema/kernel-4" xsi:schemaLocation="http://datacite.org/schema/kernel-4 http://schema.datacite.org/meta/kernel-4.1/metadata.xsd"> <identifier identifierType="DOI">10.5281/zenodo.884492</identifier> <creators> <creator> <creatorName>Mian, I.S</creatorName> <givenName>I.S</givenName> <familyName>Mian</familyName> <affiliation>University College London</affiliation> </creator> <creator> <creatorName>Twisleton, D.</creatorName> <givenName>D.</givenName> <familyName>Twisleton</familyName> <affiliation>University College London</affiliation> </creator> <creator> <creatorName>Timm, D.</creatorName> <givenName>D.</givenName> <familyName>Timm</familyName> <affiliation>University College London</affiliation> </creator> </creators> <titles> <title>What is the resource footprint of a computer science department? Place, People and Pedagogy</title> </titles> <publisher>Zenodo</publisher> <publicationYear>2017</publicationYear> <dates> <date dateType="Issued">2017-09-04</date> </dates> <resourceType resourceTypeGeneral="Text">Preprint</resourceType> <alternateIdentifiers> <alternateIdentifier alternateIdentifierType="url">https://zenodo.org/record/884492</alternateIdentifier> </alternateIdentifiers> <relatedIdentifiers> <relatedIdentifier relatedIdentifierType="DOI" relationType="IsVersionOf">10.5281/zenodo.884491</relatedIdentifier> <relatedIdentifier relatedIdentifierType="URL" relationType="IsPartOf">https://zenodo.org/communities/dfp17</relatedIdentifier> </relatedIdentifiers> <rightsList> <rights rightsURI="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International</rights> <rights rightsURI="info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess">Open Access</rights> </rightsList> <descriptions> <description descriptionType="Abstract"><p>Our goal is formulating policies and developing guidelines that create a more resilient and healthier Department of Computer Science at University College London: a living laboratory for teaching and learning about resource constrained computing, computation and communication. Here, we outline a roadmap and propose high-level principles to aid this effort. We focus on how, when and where resources – energy, (raw) materials including water, space and time – are consumed by the building (place), its occupants (people) and their activities (pedagogy). We describe practical difficulties associated with identifying, acquiring and analysing relevant data. Beyond technical challenges, we find a need to rematerialise the information society: to reveal the full costs of Internet and Communication Technology and electrical and electronic equipment by, for example, undertaking life cycle analyses of end-user paraphernalia such as smartphones and demonstrating the corporeal nature of seemingly immaterial entities such as the “cloud.” We outline routes to realising three interlinked aims: cap the power consumed and greenhouse gas emitted per person per year, become a zero waste institution, and rejuvenate and (re)integrate the natural and built environments. We propose two maxims to aid policy making and guideline preparation: resource use needs to be minimised and minimal (reduced in relative as well as absolute terms), and responsible research and innovation encompasses decreasing the Department’s resource footprint and considering non-technological solutions to complex real-world problems. Keywords: resource footprint; energy; water; internet and communication technology; electrical and electronic equipment; e-waste; resource constrained computing, computation and communication; rematerialise the information society. </p></description> </descriptions> </resource>