Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE credits
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.
2014. , 81 p.
Smart Cities, Global Warming, Carbon Footprint, CO2, Incentive Systems, Quantified Self, CO2 Tracking, Self-Tracking, Telerik AppBuilder.