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Guest Editors' Introduction: Special Section on Computational Sustainability: Where Computer Science meets Sustainable Development

Authors: 

Michela Milano, Barry O'Sullivan, Martin Sachenbacher

Publication Type: 
Refereed Original Article
Abstract: 
COMPUTATIONAL sustainability is concerned with the development and application of computational methods for balancing environmental, economic, and societal needs for a sustainable future [1]. Specifically, it considers the major problem domains that impact global sustainability, those technologies and processes that offer the greatest opportunity to increase sustainability in these domains, and the fundamental computational methods that support these technologies and processes. The literature demonstrates that key sustainability issues translate into decision and optimization problems that fall within the realm of computing and information science, but generally they have not been studied by computer scientists. Computational sustainability encompasses problems in disciplines as diverse as ecology, natural resources, atmospheric science, materials science, renewable energy, and biological and environmental engineering.
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): 
10.1109/TC.2014.4
ISSN: 
0018-9340
ESSN: 
http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/TC.2014.4
Publication Status: 
Published
Date Accepted for Publication: 
Friday, 3 January, 2014
Publication Date: 
03/01/2014
Journal: 
IEEE Transactions on Computers -Special Edition
Volume: 
63
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
88-89
Institution: 
National University of Ireland, Cork (UCC)
Open access repository: 
Yes