Digital sustainability

We live in a world where digital transformation is happening everywhere . How can we ensure that progressive digitalisation also generates sustainable benefits for our society?

The principle of digital sustainability offers an answer to this question. Digital sustainability describes how digital knowledge assets (data, content, software) need to be created and made accessible in order to create the greatest possible benefits for society and the environment. In concrete terms, this concerns current political challenges around digitalisation in, in innovation and research, in data protection, copyright, but also in technical topics such as open data, linked data or bitcoin/blockchain.


The DINAcon conference aims to provide insights into projects, initiatives and technical solutions that contribute to digital sustainability.

For this purpose, the conference offers different companies, administration and the community the opportunity to present their ideas and solutions in the context of a variety of one-hour sessions.

Possible topics for a DINAcon session are:

  • Linked Data: DBpedia, Wikidata, LINDAS, Linked Open Data etc.
  • Internet of Things: Hardware, Infrastructure, LoRaWan, etc.
  • Digital identities: Open eID solutions, etc.
  • Open Data: Open Government, Transportation, Budget, Food, Aid etc.
  • Open Source Software: Open source projects and communities etc.
  • 3D Printing: Basics 3D printing, use of Thingiverse etc.
  • Artificial Intelligence: Open applications and developments, etc.
  • Smart Contracts/Blockchain: Latest developments, concrete application examples, etc.
  • Online Commons: Open content platforms, licensing issues, etc.
  • Legal: Copyright, Net Neutrality, Data Protection Act, etc.
  • Open Government: Citizen sourcing, Civictech, transparency and participation, etc.
  • Open Education: Computer science in schools, free learning content, programming with kids, etc.
  • Security: encryption technologies, data protection, etc.
  • Collaboration / Participation: Wikis, Community Building, User Generated Content, etc.