Computing for a sustainable future

    • silicon_chips1:30 pm on Monday 30 September 2013 – 12:30 pm on Tuesday 01 October 2013
    • Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester

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    Scientific discussion meeting organised byProfessor Steve Furber CBE FREng FRS, MrIan Osborne, Mr Simon McIntosh-Smith and Dr Andrew Rice

    Event details

    As business, academia and wider society globally all become increasingly reliant on computer systems, software and applications, how can we ensure that this growth is sustainable?

    More efficient computing – from smarter algorithms, better chip design, more energy-aware software, and improved power management – offers opportunities to reduce energy consumption, improve mobile computing function, increase large data use, encourage sustainable behaviour, and lower the cost. From developing countries to global business, the benefits will be felt by all.

    Computing has the capacity to make a crucial contribution to ensuring a sustainable future for society and the planet. Bringing together computer scientists, electronic engineers, business leaders, and industrial researchers, this meeting examines how that will be achieved.

    draft outline programme is now available, which is subject to change. The programme includes the opportunity to network at an evening reception in partnership with the ICT Knowledge Transfer Network.

    Biographies of the organisers and speakers are available below. Recorded audio of the presentations will be available on this page after the event.

    Part of the year of science and industry.

    Attending this event

    This event is intended for staff and researchers in relevant fields of business, academia and the public sector, and is free to attend. There are a limited number of places and registration is essential.

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  • Organisers

    Professor Steve Furber CBE FREng FRS, University of ManchesterOrganiser

    Ian Osborne, ICT Knowledge Transfer NetworkOrganiser

    Simon McIntosh-Smith, University of BristolOrganiser

    Dr Andrew Rice, University of CambridgeOrganiser

  • Session 1: Setting the scene

    The Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities and ScienceOpening remarks

    Simon Wardley, CSC’s Leading Edge ForumSituation normal everything must change

  • Session 2: Computing at the small – energy efficiency in individual devices

    Professor Bashir Al-Hashimi FREng, Southampton UniversityChair of Session 2. Panel member for Session 5.

    Professor Martin Curley, Vice President, Intel Labs and Director, Intel Labs Europe, Intel CorporationSpeaker

    Dr Kerstin Eder, University of BristolSpeaker

  • Session 3: Computing at the large – exascale computing and datacentres

    Professor Erol Gelenbe, Imperial College LondonChair of session 3. Panel member for session 5.

    Kate Craig-Wood, MemsetSpeaker

    Liam Newcombe, CTO, Romonet LtdSpeaker

    Dr Alex Ramirez, Barcelona Supercomputing CenterEnergy efficiency and next-generation supercomputers

  • Session 4: Computing for green – technology to enable sustainability

    Professor Andrew Hopper CBE FREng FRS, University of CambridgeChair of session 4. Panel member for session 5.

    Jamil Appa, Zenotech LtdSpeaker

    Dr Adrian Friday, Lancaster University1000%: highs and lows of entertainment and IT in the home

    Professor David Robertson, University of EdinburghSustainability, Ubiquity and Social Computation

  • Session 5: Future outlooks on computing for a sustainable future

    Professor Bashir Al-Hashimi FREng, Southampton UniversityChair of Session 2. Panel member for Session 5.

    Professor Erol Gelenbe, Imperial College LondonChair of session 3. Panel member for session 5.

    Professor Andrew Hopper CBE FREng FRS, University of CambridgeChair of session 4. Panel member for session 5.

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