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KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Industrial Information and Control Systems.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Global warming has increased significantly over the past decades and at its

center, there are human factors which have the greatest impacts on productions of

carbon dioxide which is considered as a primary greenhouse gas in development of

global warming. Greenhouse gas emissions and, in particular, carbon dioxide emissions

are growing significantly to the extent that if no initiatives are taken, it can have dramatic

consequences for our future generations and in

general for human’s life on Earth,

therefore we need means by which we can control and maintain the levels of greenhouse

gas emissions and in particular carbon dioxide emissions.

One of the efficient solutions that can significantly decrease the levels of carbon dioxide

emissions is the construction and development of smart cities. In this context (smart

city), individuals can play an important role in reducing the CO2 emissions.

By considering the new opportunities that can result from development of Smart Cities

and the essential role of information and communication technology (ICT) in such

cities, this thesis work tries to introduce the idea of a self-tracking Carbon Footprint

mobile application which

enables users to keep track of their individual’s carbon dioxide

emissions occurred as a result of their daily activities such as eating, transportation,

shopping, energy consumption, and etc. in real time.

Being able to measure the generated carbon footprint with respect to each of the user’s

activities, users will be able to monitor and control it. This monitoring and controlling

of one’s carbon footprint can have significant influences in reducing those human

factors which result in production of more carbon dioxide gases and consequently more

global warming effects.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 81 p.
EES Examensarbete / Master Thesis, XR-EE-ICS 2014:007
Keyword [en]
Smart Cities, Global Warming, Carbon Footprint, CO2, Incentive Systems, Quantified Self, CO2 Tracking, Self-Tracking, Telerik AppBuilder.
National Category
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-152820OAI: diva2:751876
Educational program
Master of Science - Engineering and Management of Information Systems
Available from: 2014-10-02 Created: 2014-10-02 Last updated: 2014-10-02Bibliographically approved

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