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ICT4S 2018: The Fifth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Sustainability

Call for Participation

ICT4S 2018: The Fifth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Sustainability

Hart House, University of Toronto, May 13-19, 2018

Detailed program available here:

Early bird registration deadline: April 20, 2018
To register:

Highlights of the conference include:

Keynote Talks:
• William Rees, the originator of the concept of the ecological footprint;
• Lisa Nathan, an expert in first nations, social justice and environmental resilience;
• John Robinson, expert in regenerative buildings and university campuses as living laboratories for sustainability.

Invited Talks from industry, government and academia:
• Rohit Aggarwala, Head of Urban Systems at Sidewalk Labs
• Alex Miller, President and Founder of Esri Canada
• Elyse Parker, Director of the Public Realm Section, Transportation Services at the City of Toronto
• David Hulchanski, professor of housing and community development at the University of Toronto
• Lauren Baker, Food Systems Consultant with the Global Alliance for the Future of Food
• Tim Frick, CEO of Mightybytes, and author of “Designing for Sustainability: A Guide to Building Greener Digital Products and Services”
• Sanjay Khanna, Resident Futurist at Massey College, University of Toronto
• Yasmin Glanville, founder and chief strategist for CTR Inc, and a director and founder of Re-think Sustainability Initiatives

Research results from the international ICT4S research community:
• 27 research papers presented in an innovative ConverStations format featuring round table discussion with the authors
• Full list of accepted papers:
• 24 research posters featuring new research and late breaking results
• Full list of accepted posters:

An ICT4S technology showcase featuring exhibits by:
• Autodesk
• Community Resilience to Extreme Weather (CREW Toronto)
• Ecobee
•The Environmental Data & Governance Initiative (EDGI)
• Esri Canada
• Imagine My City
• Ontario Centres of Excellent TargetGHG program
• Screaming Power
• TOMesh
• TransPod Hyperloop

The Fourth International Workshop on Computing with Limits (ACM Limits, see

The ICT4S Green Hackathon (see

ICT4S Workshops on:
• Live Sketching;
• Sustainability Education;
• Sidewalk Labs' vision for developing a smart sustainable city;
• International guidebooks for ICT4S in industry and government;

Social Events including dinner at the Second City Theatre and a comedy improv show!