Dear doctoral student, dear researcher,
Do you often wonder if our increasing numbers of electronic devices, gigantic data centers, and ubiquitous global networks support or endanger a future that is a sustainable and just world for everyone to live in?
Are you interested in rethinking how we research, design, deploy, use Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for a world within planetary boundaries?
Are you curious to look beyond the established ways to do things and excited about a place to learn, discuss, and reimagine ICT research with fellow curious minds from different academic fields?
If these questions made you curious, we are inviting you to register for the 3rd Doctoral Summer School on Sustainable ICT (SICT) that is discussing the question:
Rethinking the Roles of Information and Communication Technologies in the Anthropocene: Towards a Post-Growth World?
SICT 2022 will take place in-person from August 29 to September 02, 2022, at the Université Grenoble Alpes in Grenoble, France. All details are available on our website: https://www.sictdoctoralschool.com.
During SICT 2022, we aim to rethink the roles we grant Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to play for a future within planetary boundaries. Among all our technologies across the individual, collective, and industrial level, ICT are particularly striking in their duality of societal enablers (e.g., connectivity, access to data, and automation) and planetary damages from their lifecycles as well as political inaction due to green growth and decoupling illusions. We are far away from bringing the impacts of ICT (and technologies in general) into balance with our planetary boundaries, yet time is running out on us. Against this backdrop and with a post-growth mindset, we are setting out to question the road ahead for ICT and their roles in humanity’s necessary transition to sustainable societies in the 2022 edition of our doctoral summer school on sustainable ICT.
We engage you as PhD students from diverse fields in an inter- and transdisciplinary setting with talks, debates, and collective works to take on this challenge and rethink how we will research and use ICT in the future. For further information on the theme of SICT 2022, please take a look at our abstract:
Registrations are open at the following link:
The registration fee for SICT 2022 is:
- If you register up until and including July 15 (early bird):
- EUR 250 for SICT 2022,
- EUR 285 for SICT 2022 and banquet with fellow participants and team.
- If you register after July 15:
- EUR 300 for SICT 2022,
- EUR 335 for SICT 2022 and banquet with fellow participants and team.
This registration fee covers SICT 2022 organizational costs, lunches, a social event, caffeinated breaks, and snacks in the morning. Please mind that transportation and accommodation are not covered by this registration fee, and you will need to make your own arrangements for this. We list accommodation options on our website: https://www.sictdoctoralschool.com/venue-grenoble. SICT 2022 will be an in-person event at Université Grenoble Alpes in Grenoble, France.
We have a limited number of scholarships available. If registration is not affordable for you, please reach out to us at email@example.com and we will see what we can do.
If you need to cancel, the following rules apply: We refund 50% of your registration fee if you cancel up until and including July 15. After July 15, your registration fee will not be refunded.
COVID-19 considerations: It goes without saying that SICT 2022 will adhere to the COVID-19 measures in effect at the time at which it will take place. Should the pandemic situation force us to abandon our in-person concept, we will switch SICT 2022 to a 2-day remote-only event. You will be refunded 80% of your registration fee in such event.
If you have any other question, feel free to contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see many of you there!
SICT 2022 Organizing Team
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