Green ICT Research and Challenges

Roberto Verdecchia, Fabio Ricchiuti, A.C. Hankel, P. Lago, G. Procaccianti

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Green ICT is a young and pioneering field. Therefore, as often pointed out in the literature, studies evaluating the main research activities and the general direction of this new and continuously evolving research field are scarce and often incomplete. This study presents a quantitative analysis, through a systematic literature review, of the main activities, trends and issues that can be found in the Green ICT literature. The research reports the analysis of various characteristics of the studies gathered for this review, such as addressed type of effect and year of publication. It also led to the identification of the most recurrent issues of the research and development of Green ICT strategies. Finally, this study proposes a new category of effect (people awareness) that, even if often addressed by the field, is not included in current Green ICT frameworks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances and New Trends in Environmental Informatics
Subtitle of host publicationStability, Continuity, Innovation
EditorsVolger Wohlgemuth, Frank Fuchs-Kittowski, Jochen Wittmann
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783319447117
ISBN (Print)9783319447100, 9783319831176
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventEnviroInfo 2016 -
Duration: 14 Sept 201616 Sept 2016

Publication series

NameProgress in IS


ConferenceEnviroInfo 2016


  • software engineering
  • sustainability
  • green ICT

VU Research Profile

  • Connected World
  • Science for Sustainability


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