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Focus on green, calm technologies at IEEE event

Green, ubiquitous and calm technologies were discussed at an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers event to mark the 50th anniversary of the IEEE Region 8, which includes Malta.

Numerous members attended the event hosted by the Malta Council for Science and Technology at Villa Bighi, Kalkara. Two speakers presented emerging technologies and concepts in ICT and Engineering. Prof. Fabrizio Granelli, the IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer for 2012/13, gave a presentation on the design of green networking. He gave an overview of the current status of the internet in terms of energy efficiency, focusing on the backbone, wireless access and data centre design methodologies required to enter the era of the green internet.

In the second presentation, John N.A. Brown gave a very interesting and engaging presentation on ubiquitous computing and calm technology. In particular, his presentation focused on the advances in the evolution of human-computer interaction through a truly human-centred endeavour, and the development of a new empirical tool to measure the calm in our technology.

The IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional society, and involves more than 360,000 members who conduct and participate in its activities in 150 countries. The IEEE Region 8 was established in April 1962 and consists of all European countries.

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