User:Tom Worthington

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I am an independent ICT consultant and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the Research School of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology at the Australian National University (ANU), in Canberra. In 2007 I announced that I had given my last lecture and someone put a reference to it in the Wikiversity, sparking my interest.

The Australian Computer Society commissioned me to design an e-learning course on Green ICT for their Computer Professional Education Program. The ACS CPeP program is accredited by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), created under the auspices of UNESCO. There is a free open access version of the course materials available an an e-Book: ICT Sustainability: Assessment and Strategies for a Low Carbon Future.

At ANU, as well as sustainable computing, I teach the design of web sites, e-commerce and professional ethics (most of my lecture notes are available free online). As well, I have an interest in architecture and environmental design and have been invited as a guest lecturer on the effects of ICT on urban design for the Bauhaus Dessau and on smart apartment design at the University of Canberra.

I have been an expert witness in several court cases involving international patent, computer, web and Internet issues, as well as advising governments and companies on ICT problems. Best known is Maguire v SOCOG, concerning the accessibility of the Sydney 2000 Olympic web site for disabled people.

My book Net Traveller is available on-line. I am a past president, Fellow and Honorary Life Member of the Australian Computer Society, a voting member of the Association for Computing Machinery and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.