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4TU.NIRICT @ICT.OPEN 2024, April 11, 2-3pm

Thursday, 14 March 2024

4TU.NIRICT session: Research Highlights on Sustainable ICT in the Netherlands 

4TU-NIRICT will participate in NWO ICT.OPEN 2024 and will organize a presentation session on ‘Research Highlights on Sustainable ICT in the Netherlands’. 

ICT.OPEN brings scientists from all ICT research disciplines and industries together, to learn, share ideas and network. There will be many interesting presentations, posters and demos that showcase the best and most exciting ICT developments. Moreover, NWO ICT.OPEN2024 has three inspiring keynote speakers during the two days and on Thursday 11 April the scientific program closes with an award ceremony. The conference will take place on 10 & 11 April 2024 at the Beatrix Theater, Jaarbeurs Utrecht. Registration for ICT.OPEN 2024 is open! 

NIRICT presentation session will start with a brief introduction of NIRICT, followed by 4 interesting talks by inspiring speakers; Ivona Brandic (TU Wien), Aaron Ding (TU Delft), Sujith Raman (University of Twente) and Ljupco Jorguseki (TNO).  The talks provide highlights on some of the ongoing research activities on Sustainable ICT in the Netherlands, covering topics from sustainable sensors to sustainable AI and next generation wireless networks. 

After the talks, there will be room for an interactive part such as a Q&A. 
We invite everyone to participate in the session and hope to see many of you on April 11, 14:00hrs: 

More information on the talks: 

The Role of Digital Twins in Sustainability Research 
Ivona Brandic, TU Wien 
Abstract: Digital twins are powerful methodologies for representing biological, human, social, or technical objects and performing data-driven analysis to represent their behavior. A typical use case for digital twins is to perform different What-if-Analysis that cannot be performed on real systems. In this talk we will present a digital twin of a data center and a digital twin of a river and discuss how they can be utilized for sustainability research in data center maintenance and in environmental protection. 

What's Missing Toward Sustainable Edge AI 
Aaron Ding, TU Delft 
Abstract: Similar to the progression from cloud computing to cloud intelligence, we are witnessing a fast evolution from edge computing to edge intelligence (aka Edge AI) in recent years. As a rising research branch that merges distributed computing, data analytics, embedded and distributed ML, Edge AI is envisioned to provide adaptation for data-driven applications and enable the creation, optimization and deployment of distributed AI/ML pipelines for future computing. 
Despite of huge promises, the path to realize Edge AI is far from straightforward. This talk will highlight one major concern of Edge AI from the sustainability perspective, since critical building blocks are still missing. Besides practical lessons, this talk will share an envisioned Edge AI roadmap to call for more community contributions. 

Green Sensors; towards a biodegradable network of sensor 
Sujith Raman, University of Twente 
Abstract: Population growth, climate change, resource depletion and soil degradation are placing huge challenges on agriculture. Bringing advanced sensing and communication techniques into agriculture is urgently needed. Successful agriculture decision making requires characterization of soil heterogeneity (e.g. soil compaction, moisture, phosphorus, nitrogen) in real-time in order to optimize precisely time, location and degree of agricultural operation (e.g. sowing, irrigating, fertilizing and harvesting). The necessity of sustainable development and environmental friendly electronic devices forces manufactures to use green sensors and networks. These green sensor networks are biodegradable and fit naturally into the cycle of nature, with a period of life followed by death and a natural recycling process, which are safe for soil, plants and groundwater.  

Sustainable Wireless Networks – Challenges, Status, and Outlook towards 6G 
Ljupco Jorguseki, TNO 
Abstract: The digitization of the modern societies unfolds in our everyday lives enabled by the pervasiveness of wirelessly connected devices. As these wireless systems are widely blended in our surroundings their sustainable design, deployment, and utilization is becoming increasingly important. This talk focuses on the sustainability challenges that need to be addressed by current and future wireless systems, the status of the industry/standardization activities towards green wireless networks and also provides an outlook towards sustainability goals for the upcoming 6th Generation (6G) wireless cellular systems. 

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