Minor ICT and Environment

Coordinators

Luc Deneire and Guillaume Urvoy-Keller

FORMAT / Location

Classroom, Campus SophiaTech and some sessions in hybrid mode

Prerequisites

Be able to install and run software on your computer. Basic programming (Python, Web) is a plus.

Capacity

25 students

Summary

Learning Outcomes

  • Good understanding of the environmental challenges
  • Good understanding of the impact of ICT on the environment
  • Ability to evaluate and to reduce the ICT impact

Contents

  • Session 1 - The Anthropocentric age
    • Carbon emission origin
    • Geographic and sector breakdown
    • The Paris agreement
  • Session 2 - Background on Energy and ICT
    • Energy, power, types of energy (primary, secondary)
    • Computers, Servers, Data centers, applications, smartphones, virtualization
    • Internet rapid history, current actors and business model
  • Sessions 3+4 - Measuring ICT and Internet Footprint
    • Production vs. Usage
    • Ecological impact (minerals, air, water)
    • LCA, STERM Model – Smart Technologies Energy Relevance Model
    • Measuring IT devices and Internet electrical consumption
    • Practical Assessment of Internet Browsing CO2 footprint
    • Hands-on session
  • Session 5 - Green Algorithm Design
  • Session 6 - Eco-friendly software design
    • Impact of programming language
    • Web sites eco-design
    • Hands-on session
  • Session 7 - Law, Environment and Digital world
    • Disruptive Technology and their ecological impact
    • Compliance with Law
  • Session 8 - Oral presentation of personal projects
Lecturers
  • Luc Deneire
  • Frédéric Giroire
  • Dino Martin Lopez-Pacheco
  • Marina Teller
  • Guillaume Urvoy-Keller
Evaluation
  • Nov 18: Lab/Hands-on session (12,5 %)
  • Dec 2: Lab/Hands-on session (12,5 %)
  • Dec 16: Oral presentation of personal projects (50%) and QCM (25%)

SCHEDULE

Autumn 2021 (updated Sept 8th)

Date

Time slot

Course title Lecturer

Room

Oct 14 9h00-12h00 The Anthropocentric age Luc Deneire O+108, Templiers 1, Campus SophiaTech
Oct 21 9h00-12h00 Background on Energy and ICT Guillaume Urvoy-Keller O+108, Templiers 1, Campus SophiaTech
Oct 28 9h00-12h00 Measuring ICT and Internet Footprint Guillaume Urvoy-Keller O+108, Templiers 1, Campus SophiaTech
Nov 18 9h00-12h00 Measuring ICT and Internet Footprint Guillaume Urvoy-Keller O+108, Templiers 1, Campus SophiaTech
Nov 25 9h00-12h00 Green Algorithm Design Frédéric Giroire O+108, Templiers 1, Campus SophiaTech
Dec 2 9h00-12h00 Eco-friendly software design Dino Lopez-Pacheco O+108, Templiers 1, Campus SophiaTech
Dec 9 9h00-12h00 Law, Environment and Digital world Marina Teller Hybrid: Room 14, Villa Passiflore on Campus Trotabas and online
Dec 16 9h00-12h00 Evaluation: Oral presentation of personal projects and QCM Guillaume Urvoy-Keller O+108, Templiers 1, Campus SophiaTech