Earth Hour 2015

Earth Hour brings together people around the globe to celebrate the beauty of our planet.

Join us at 8:30 pm on Saturday 28th March by turning off the lights for one hour.

Be part of it, use #YourPower and share your #EarthHour experience on social media.


More information:

WWF and Earth Hour

Earth Hour 2015 Official Video

DecarboNet Earth Hour 2014 report


Online survey on behaviour and position towards climate change

We collected responses from 212 Internet users over the UK, Europe, North and South America related to what kind of information people like to see and share on social media related to energy saving and climate change, pro-environmental behaviour, interest on reducing energy consumption, and so on. The survey was promoted online (Intranets and social media) during September and October of 2014 and has been applied to inform the design of an online platform for Decarbonet. The results are available here:  


Best paper award at IHC 2014 in Brazil

The paper “Energy Consumption Awareness in the Workplace: Technical Artefacts and Practices” presented at IHC 2014 in Brazil received the Best Paper Award.

It reports a study executed in the Open University evaluating the role of three different technologies to promote energy awareness in the working environment: a debate tool, smart monitors, and a tangible device to motivate engagement (an energy tree). The study also analysis the content of the online debate, identifying relevant information to be provided to raise energy awareness colectivelly.

This study is the result of a joint effort between DecarboNet and CATALYST.


DecarboNet Editor Presented at IHC-2014

Scharl, A., Reyes, C. and Hubmann-Haidvogel, A. (2014). Supporting the Collaborative Editing of Documents with Real-Time Content Recommendations. 13th Brazilian Symposium on Human Factors in Computer Systems (IHC-2014). Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil: ACM Press: 341-344.

Collective Intelligence for the Common Good

The workshop Collective Intelligence for the Common Good features the CATALYST project. It was organised by the The Open University’s in its London campus on September 28-29, 2014, gathering people with complementary experiences and very keen to establish an Open Research and Action Community Network.

Have a look at the participants:

We contributed to the discussions by presenting our experiments on engagement with energy saving.

CAPS Conference 2014

Arno Scharl presented DecarboNet in a Nutshell” during the CAPS 2014 Conference – The 1st International Event on Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation.

The Conference took place in Brussels  in 1-2 July 2014.


Slides are available  at:

Paper published at WIMS 2014

Weichselbraun, A., Streiff, D. and Scharl, A. (2014). Linked Enterprise Data for Fine Grained Named Entity Linking and Web Intelligence. 4th International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics (WIMS-2014). Thessaloniki, Greece: ACM Press.

1st CAPS Concertation meeting

Happened inBrussels, 3-4 Feb 2014.

Project Meeting in Vienna

P2Pvalue workshop

Walter Rafelsberger participates at a workshop in Madrid on open source distributed platforms for peer production and presents the planned collaborative features of the DecarboNet platform.