Department of Informatics – Informatics and Sustainability Research



  • LIMITS 2015 paper accepted

    Lorenz’s paper “Computing Efficiency, Sufficiency, and Self-sufficiency: A Model for Sustainability?” got accepted to LIMITS 2015, the First Workshop on Computing within Limits, June 15-16, Irvine, CA, USA.More...
  • Grüne Software

    Wie kann Software zur Schonung natürlicher Ressourcen beitragen? Das Umweltbundesamt (Deutschland) veröffentlicht eine neue Studie, die wir gemeinsam mit den Berliner Instituten IZT und Borderstep erarbeitet haben.More...

Welcome to the Informatics and Sustainability Research Group

The Informatics and Sustainablity Research (ISR) group conducts research and provides teaching in the interdisciplinary field between Informatics and Sustainability Research. This includes Sustainability by ICT (the design of ICT systems supporting sustainability) and Sustainability in ICT (reducing negative impacts of ICT).

Our research focuses on the principles of collaboration platforms, simulation models and information systems that can support the transition to sustainable patterns of production and consumption.

The ISR group is a cross-institutional team of PhD students and researchers from the Department of Informatics at the University of Zurich and the Technology and Society Lab at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research, headed by Prof. Lorenz Hilty.