Refactoring Society: Systems Complexity in an Age of Limits
2016 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Computing systems can be seen as the latest instance in a long chain of sociotechnical developments that have increased social complexity at an accelerated pace [4, 23, 24]. Today global in- dustrial society is particularly dependent upon and highly medi- ated by many computing systems. Over the past several decades, the growth of such systems have by and large been a boon as they have enabled a revolution in the way we communicate, work, and live. During this time, computer scientists in particular have con- tributed much to the development and spread of systems that have subtly, but unmistakably, transformed global society. Computing systems have also amplified sociotechnical complexity and accel- erated previous trends far more than prior technologies because of the inherent complexity of networked systems and the interlinking of previously independent systems .
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ACM Digital Library, 2016.
Sustainability, refactoring, complexity
Engineering and Technology
Research subject Information and Communication Technology; Human-computer Interaction; Media Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-196933DOI: 10.1145/2926676.2926677OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-196933DiVA: diva2:1049950
Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Computing within Limits
QC 201611292016-11-272016-11-272016-11-29Bibliographically approved