PhD Workshop “Environmental Informatics – envision concepts, present approaches and discuss implementations”

The EnviroInfo is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year in September 2016 in Berlin and invites new researchers and PhD students, to share their current research or research proposals with a community that always thrived on new ideas, concepts and research questions. The PhD workshop will focus on bringing PhD students from similar fields together and provide them with a platform where they can network, discuss approaches and challenges as well as present their current state of work. In addition, there will be opportunities to obtain feedback from the established research community.


Topics related to the workshop are:

  • ICT for environmental protection
  • ICT for climate change and scarce resources
  • ICT for ecological system modeling and simulation
  • ICT for power grids/smart grids
  • Environmental impacts of ICT
  • Energy aware software development
  • Energy informatics
  • Green IT and green by IT
  • Green software engineering
  • Renewable energy
  • Resource and energy efficiency
  • Sustainability dimensions and indicators
  • Sustainability reporting
  • Sustainable manufacturing applications
  • Sustainable mobility
  • Carbon footprinting tools and applications
  • Environmental modeling, visualization, simulation and optimization
  • Multi-Criteria-Analysis/Optimization for environmental applications
  • Information modeling and interoperability for sustainability applications

Workshop objectives

The PhD Workshop is an opportunity for PhD students to

  • share and discuss approaches, challenges and open questions of their individual projects
  • receive feedback, new ideas and fresh perspectives for their own work
  • learn from and exchange with other researchers, working in the same research field
  • obtain an overview of other research activities belonging to environmental informatics
  • promote the development of a supportive community of PhD students and a spirit of collaborative research
  • contribute to the conference goals through interaction with other researchers and conference events


The participants of the workshops should be PhD candidates or those who are about to start their PhD studies. In order to arrange and cluster the presentations in a meaningful way, please describe briefly the state of completion of your thesis in your submission (i.e., research proposal, data collection, finished models, programs or thesis, etc.).

Presentation of research papers:

  • Aggregation and Measurement of Social Sustainability and Social Capital with a Focus on Human Health by Andi Widok, Volker Wohlgemuth (15 min presentation, 10 min discussion)
  • Adaptive Day-Ahead Planning for PCU-supported Electric Vehicles by Dominik Schöner (15 min presentation, 10 min discussion)
  • Communicating Environmental Issues of Software: Outline of an Acceptance Model by Eva Kern (15 min presentation, 10 min discussion)
Location: Building G Auditorium 001 Date: Wed, Sep 14, 2016 Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Eva Kern Andi Widok