Special Track on IT for Environmental Intelligence

as part of the ACM International Conference on Information Technology for Social Good (GoodIT 2021)

9-11 September 2021, Rome, Italy


New synergies between the distant disciplines of environmental modelling, advanced sensor research, social sciences, and Artificial Intelligence can lead to radically new approaches for creating and using dynamic models of the environment, including predictive modelling, scenario testing and real-time tracking. The ultimate goal is to build a systemic understanding of the socio-environmental inter-relationships, for instance, to regulate or design policies and incentives for environmental sustainability and to track their effectiveness over time and to provide intelligible options for adjusting them.

The connection of this special track with the main scope of the GoodIT conference stands in its focus on one or a few critical resources (e.g., water, air) and to establish how, through IT, fundamental advances on the most critical challenges that will underpin a step improvement in monitoring, analysis and management of important social/environmental processes for improving quality of life and environmental sustainability (possibly including aspects of waste, noise, …)

The Environmental Intelligence sector is emerging as one where technology meets real-world challenges, and is set to become more significant as climate change and environmental issues dominate public interest. This track aims also to be a showcase for the results of five European project selected for the call FET Proactive – Boosting emerging technologies (H2020-FETPROACT-2018-2020). Moreover this call received 87 proposals, demonstrating the interest, at least at the level of Europe on the topic.