I am a master student at ETH Zurich and writing my semester thesis in the distributed systems group of the computer science department (Prof. Friedemann Mattern), supervised by Dr. Vlad Coroama.
The goal of my thesis is to calculate the grey energy imported and exported in Switzerland, which is generated by the data traffic of the internet. Today it is already done for consumer products such as clothes or cars, but not for the internet. For the internet our approach is to map the total traffic and its energy consumption along the route. A more detailed view on the energy consumption and therefore the greenhouse gas production will be achieved by splitting the traffic by country and its sources for energy production.
It would be great to get the possiblity to present the topic of my semester thesis at the event. Since certain aspects are still unclear it would help alot to get inputs from industry experts. Would this be possible?