Information Waste, the Environment and Human Action: Concepts and Research

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Abstract

Information technology is powered by electricity. Although its impact on Green House Gasses (GHG) is still rather limited, the next decade will show an explosion of its impact because technological innovations on data communication, information retrieval and datacenter operation will not compensate the increased need for energy of information technology. This paper approaches the problem not from a technical perspective, but from the perspective of information value and the opportunities to detect and remove information waste. For this we identify several indicators of information waste and we then propose some key ideas for researching the topic
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICT Critical Infrastructures and Society
Subtitle of host publication10th IFIP TC 9 International Conference on Human Choice and Computers, HCC10 2012, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 27-28, 2012. Proceedings
EditorsMagda David Hercheui, Diane Whitehouse, William J. McIver Jr., Jackie Phahlamohlaka
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherIFIP
Pages134-142
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-33331-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Sep 2012
Event10th IFIP TC 9 International Conference on Human Choice and Computers, HCC10: ICT Critical Infrastructures and Society - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 27 Sep 201228 Sep 2012
Conference number: 10

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
PublisherIFIP
Volume386
ISSN (Print)1868-4238

Conference

Conference10th IFIP TC 9 International Conference on Human Choice and Computers, HCC10
Abbreviated titleHVV
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period27/09/1228/09/12

Keywords

  • METIS-295293
  • IR-80993
  • information value
  • information waste
  • file retention
  • web site quality

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    Wijnhoven, F., Dietz, P., & Amrit, C. (2012). Information Waste, the Environment and Human Action: Concepts and Research. In M. D. Hercheui, D. Whitehouse, W. J. McIver Jr., & J. Phahlamohlaka (Eds.), ICT Critical Infrastructures and Society: 10th IFIP TC 9 International Conference on Human Choice and Computers, HCC10 2012, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 27-28, 2012. Proceedings (pp. 134-142). (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; Vol. 386). Amsterdam: IFIP. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-33332-3_13