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Refactoring Society: Systems Complexity in an Age of Limits
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KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Media Technology and Interaction Design, MID. KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Centres, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Centres, Centre for Sustainable Communications, CESC.
2016 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

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 [14]. 

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ACM Digital Library, 2016.
Keyword [en]
Sustainability, refactoring, complexity
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Engineering and Technology
Research subject
Information and Communication Technology; Human-computer Interaction; Media Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-196933DOI: 10.1145/2926676.2926677OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-196933DiVA: diva2:1049950
Conference
Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Computing within Limits
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QC 20161129

Available from: 2016-11-27 Created: 2016-11-27 Last updated: 2016-11-29Bibliographically approved

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