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Special Issue "Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) for Sustainability"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Engineering and Science".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Mattias Höjer

Division of Environmental Strategies Research (fms), and Centre for Sustainable Communications, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
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Interests: futures studies for sustainable development; ICT4S; smart sustainable cities; environmental policy
Guest Editor
Dr. Elina Eriksson

Green Leap and CESC, KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
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Interests: Human-Computer Interaction; user-centred design; sustainability; sustainable consumption; education for sustainable development
Guest Editor
Dr. Chris Preist

Department of Computer Science, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1TH, UK
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Interests: computer technology; carbon footprinting techniques

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We invite papers from a broad range of topics connected to Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) for Sustainability to this Special Issue. ICT through digitalization is affecting all parts of society and changes the preconditions for, and opportunities of, sustainability. We are in an era of both digitization and digitalization, with the first focusing on the technical development and the latter on the use of this development. This Special Issue is covering both these changes, and their relation to mainly environmental and social sustainability.

Received papers are expected to include (but are not limited to) the following examples that all ought to discuss ICT and sustainability implications: ICT in a transforming society, changing practices and lifestyles, smart technologies and the environment, ICT applications for decision support in organizations, assessing and reducing the direct environmental impact of ICT, and sustainability assessments of ICT-based solutions.

We are foreseeing contributions covering for example topics related to energy, cities, transport and food and we highly encourage interdisciplinary work.

Prof. Dr. Mattias Höjer
Dr. Elina Eriksson
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • ICT
  • digitalization
  • societal change
  • sustainability

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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