Impact of ICT on world energy consumption

21 Oct Impact of ICT on world energy consumption

National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF) 2015 How does ICT impact on worldwide energy consumption and greenhouse-gas emissions? This is what NATF went to find out when auditioning French and foreign experts to evaluate the overall energy and environmental balance that is due to...
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21 Oct Big Data: a change of paradigm can hide another – Opportunities and threats related to the emergence of new ecosystems

National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF) 2015 Big Data implies a revolution in IT, reaching from technology to applications and practices, enabling the analysis of vast pools of « digital traces » to know customer intentions with unmatched precision. Data manipulation from smartphones and connected objects...
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21 Oct Large Socio-Technical Systems

National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF) 2013 Large, networked Socio-Technical Systems (or LSTSs), often continental or even global in scale, such as railroad-, air traffic-, electric-, and telecommunications systems, and the internet, have modified life-styles and society. Citizens see them as combining sciences and...
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21 Oct National Broadband Plan Ireland – Policy Advisory

Irish Academy of Engineering (IAE) 2016 Advisory prepared to assist in developing a national policy in providing an internationally competitive, ubiquitous, high speed broadband service based on long term planning (30yrs).
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21 Oct Autonomous Systems: Social, Legal and Ethical Issues

Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) (RAEng) 2009 Autonomous systems are likely to emerge in a number of areas over the coming decades. These technologies can promise great benefits, replacing humans in tasks that are mundane, dangerous and dirty, or detailed and precise. They also have...
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21 Oct The proper use of the Precautionary Principle

National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF) 2011 The Precautionary Principle (PP), introduced into the French Constitution in 2004, is the epicentre of a passionate debate involving the whole of society. Is it then possible to identify the “proper use” of this principle which would...
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21 Oct Guidelines for a German Aerospace Policy

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) 2010 This position paper describes the guidelines for a future German aerospace policy. It is the result of the analysis conducted by a group of authors under the aegis and significant involvement of acatech members. Its predominant purpose...
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21 Oct Innovation plan Sweden

Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering (IVA) 2011 – A basis for a Swedish innovation strategy INNOVATION FOR GROWTH – from talk to action The key to Sweden’s future prosperity is renewal – innovation. The objective of Innovation for Growth is to use concrete proposals and...
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21 Oct Strategic performance assessment for ESA’s MELiSSA Project

Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering (IVA) 2011 The Micro Ecological Life Support System Alternative (MELiSSA) was first initiated by Claude Chipaux at Matra’s Space Branch in 1986 as a potential life support system project for the French Space Agency, CNES. An initial MELiSSA experiment was...
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21 Oct Philosophy of Engineering (Vol II)

Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) (RAEng) 2011 This is the second volume of a series of papers presented at The Royal Academy of Engineering, for its series on philosophy and engineering. The first part of this volume tackles some deep philosophical issues on which engineering...
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