Workshop - Assessing the indirect effects of ICT: a review of some existing methodologies and frameworks and way forward | ICT4S23

ICT4S 2023

Workshop - Assessing the indirect effects of ICT: a review of some existing methodologies and frameworks and way forward

Date: June 5, 2023, 9-17.30 (tentative)

Place: ICT4S-conference in Rennes, exact location to be decided

Deadline for input: May 12, 2023 (see below)


Pernilla Bergmark, Ericsson Research, Ericsson,
Mattias Höjer, KTH Royal Institute of Technology,
Reid Lifset, University of Yale,
Vlad Coroamă, Technische Universitat Berlin,

Registration: Mail to to register for the workshop.

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Access to input material: Access to the participant´s folder will be granted after registration. Material of interest will be added before the workshop and participants will be encouraged to pre-read recommended items.


Inputs are not required but participants are welcome to contribute analyses or proposals related to specific methodological aspects as input for the discussions. Such inputs could either be based on theoretical and conceptual analysis of challenges and solutions, on practical experiences from applying these or similar methodologies or refer to associated policy challenges. Any input should be provided by the 12th of May.

Any input will be evaluated with respect to relevance, but no formal peer review will be performed.

Contributors may be asked to present at the workshop.


The interest for the indirect effects of ICT – in particular their positive effects whether referred to as enabling effects, abatements, avoided emissions or second and higher order effects – has perhaps never been more widespread. The methodological basis for these claims, however, is often underdeveloped or problematic, and indirect negative effects are often ignored.


We thus invite researchers, practitioners and policy makers to a day where we get up to date with the methodologies and frameworks that have been published since last ICT4S conference (by actors such as the International Telecommunication Union, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, the Mission Innovation Framework and the European Green Digital Coalition), review their content to provide feedback based on our collective experience and engage in discussions on specific methodological considerations.

We will also reserve a slot for ideation regarding what could be done to optimize ICT towards positive impacts while suppressing any negative impacts. We hope this will be an opportunity to further advance the understanding of this complex topic and provide guidance for way forward.

Input format

Papers should be submitted in the 1 column CEUR Article format. The template is available on Overleaf or you can download the DOCX or ODT version of the template.

Please be aware that the template uses a 1 column format