Towards a Sustainable Digital Society: From Clouds to Connected Objects
Our digital society is fragile. It is based on a set of services that appear today indispensable: search engines, social networks, transfer and storage of multimedia content. The needs evolve constantly and impose constant adaptations to infrastructures, equipment and services. In June 2012, the United Nations recognized that access to the Internet is a fundamental right, as is human rights. The Internet has evolved in a few decades from an academic research tool to an operational tool indispensable to our modern world. Internet is built on a triple of 3 major infrastructures: terminal equipment, networks and datacentres.
Users demand information and communication technologies, a guarantee of quality, they want IT services to respond instantly, without a breakdown, without waiting. This digital society is based on abundant, ubiquitous and cheap energy.
This digital society generates multiple environmental impacts at all stages of its life cycle (resource extraction, manufacturing, transportation, use and end of life). There is an urgent need to measure these impacts and to propose sets of solutions to reduce and control them in a sustainable development perspective.
The aim of the symposium is to allow interactions between researchers working on different perspectives in communication networks, terminal equipment, connected object and data centers, that share a common concern about the sustainability of a digital society.
This symposium will be part of the "Digital and Technology" chapter of the Entretiens Jacques Cartier, but also has an impact on the Energy and Sustainable Development aspects.
Harout Chitilian, VP of the Executive Committee, City of Montreal
Pierre Boucher, Head of Research & Innovation, Ericsson Canada
Yann-Gaël Guehenec, Canada Research Chair, Concordia Univesity
Sylvain Paineau, Director, Open Innovation Europe, Schneider, Grenoble
Hervé Rivano, Leader of the Inria/INSA Lyon CITI Agora team
Marco Naveda, Senior Advisor Portfolio Strategy at Ciena
Frédéric Giroire, Université Côte d'Azur/CNRS, France
Stevan Beara, Solutions Architect at AWS, Amazon
Laurent Lefèvre, INRIA, Ecole Normale Supérieure of Lyon
Patrick L’Ecuyer, Cloud Engineer, Google
Frédéric Desprez, Deputy Scientific Director at INRIA
Eyal de Lara, Computer Systems and Networks Group, University of Toronto
Bettina Kemme, School of Computer Science, McGill University
Mark Wolff, CTO Canarie
Lorenz M. Hilty, Department of Informatics, University of Zurich
Imed Othmani, IBM
Mohamed Ibnkahla, Research Chair in Sensor Technology for the Internet of Things, Carleton University
Mohamed Cheriet, NSERC Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Smart echo-Cloud, Ecole de Technologie Supérieure
Jia Yuan Yu, Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering, Concordia University