ECOISLAND: A system for persuading users to reduce CO2 emissions

Chihiro Takayama, Vili Lehdonvirta, Miyuki Shiraishi, Yasuyuki Washio, Hiroaki Kimura, Tatsuo Nakajima

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Abstract

A significant portion of the carbon dioxide emissions that have been shown to cause global warming are due to household energy consumption and traffic. EcoIsland is a computer system aimed at persuading and assisting individual families in changing their lifestyle patterns in a way that reduces CO 2 emissions. The system builds on our earlier work on persuasive ubiquitous computing applications and applies ideas from behaviorism, social psychology and emissions trading to attempt to motivate changes in users' behavior. In this paper, we briefly describe the concept and the theories behind it, and provide preliminary results from a user study measuring its effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 1st International Workshop on Software Technologies for Future Dependable Distributed Systems, STFSSD 2009
Pages59-63
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Event1st International Workshop on Software Technologies for Future Dependable Distributed Systems, STFSSD 2009 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2009 Mar 172009 Mar 18

Publication series

NameProceedings - 1st International Workshop on Software Technologies for Future Dependable Distributed Systems, STFSSD 2009

Conference

Conference1st International Workshop on Software Technologies for Future Dependable Distributed Systems, STFSSD 2009
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period09/3/1709/3/18

Keywords

  • Environment Sustainability
  • Persuasive Technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems

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    Takayama, C., Lehdonvirta, V., Shiraishi, M., Washio, Y., Kimura, H., & Nakajima, T. (2009). ECOISLAND: A system for persuading users to reduce CO2 emissions. In Proceedings - 1st International Workshop on Software Technologies for Future Dependable Distributed Systems, STFSSD 2009 (pp. 59-63). [4804573] (Proceedings - 1st International Workshop on Software Technologies for Future Dependable Distributed Systems, STFSSD 2009). https://doi.org/10.1109/STFSSD.2009.8