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“Sustainability... it’s just not important.”: The Challenges of Academic Engagement with Diverse Stakeholders

Remy, Christian; Bates, Oliver Emile Glaves; Thomas, Vanessa; Broadbent, Matthew Harold

Authors

Christian Remy

Oliver Emile Glaves Bates

Vanessa Thomas

Matthew Harold Broadbent



Abstract

Research at the intersection of sustainability and computing often engages with external stakeholders, and those engagements can determine success and impact of the sustainable goals as well as the entire research. In this paper, we reflect on various stakeholder en- gagements to derive lessons for the ICT4S community that seeks to broaden its sustainable impact beyond their own field. We briefly describe our experiences with case studies from each of the individual author’s research, and then synthesize across those experiences to reflect on similarities and differences. The resulting discussion highlights what we feel were our important lessons learned, as well as some of our thoughts on how to approach collab- orations or deployments with external stakeholders in sustainable computing projects.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name ICT4S2018. 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for Sustainability
Start Date May 14, 2018
End Date May 18, 2018
Online Publication Date May 10, 2018
Publication Date 2018
Deposit Date Mar 10, 2022
Pages 316-331
Series Title EPiC Series in Computing
Series Number 52
Series ISSN 2398-7340
Book Title ICT4S2018. 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for Sustainability
DOI https://doi.org/10.29007/kln5
Keywords case study, data demand, decision support, Domestic energy, network services, policymakers, reflection, Stakeholders, Sustainability, Sustainable Interaction Design
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2844177
Publisher URL https://easychair.org/publications/paper/1MvB