Back in May, the IEEE held its conference on electronics and the environment, which is now known as the International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology. The program lists a number of interesting talks, some with ties to topics discussed here such as using entropy in the development of sustainability criteria, nanotech including environmental appraisal, life cycle assessment, carbon footprinting, energy efficiency in supply chains, etc.
Also, the First International Workshop on Constraint Reasoning and Optimization for Computational Sustainability is coming up on September 20, 2009 in Lisbon, Portugal. This is in part a follow-up to Computational Sustainability 2009, discussed in this post. Here is an excerpt from the announcement:
The goal of this half-day workshop is to bring together interested researchers in order to facilitate the exchange of ideas, presentation of recent or preliminary results, and discussion of promising directions for the use of computational methods to tackle a variety of challenging sustainability problems.
Update: List of accepted papers with links to pdf’s now posted. One interesting-sounding example is Optimizing Fish Passage Barrier Removal Using Mixed Integer Linear Programming by CompSust lead Carla Gomes and Ashish Sabharwal.