Call for papers – 8th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems – Dubrovnik2013

by ayanendu1

The Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES) Conference is an event devoted to scientists, engineers, policy makers, students and other interested parties in the field of sustainable development. The first six SDEWES Conferences were successfully held in Dubrovnik, organized by the University of Zagreb and Instituto Superior Tecnico – Lisbon and under the patronage of UNESCO – Paris, European Commission, DG RTD, FP INCO Programme – Brussels and other partner institutions, organisations and networks.

The scientific quality of the conferences is confirmed by the fact that leading international archival scientific journals, "Energy – The International Journal", "Applied Energy", "Journal of Water Resource Management", "Thermal Science", "Journal of Environmental Sciences and Health", "Waste Management & Research", "Management of Environmental Quality" and "Journal of Cleaner Production" have in the past dedicated and published special issues for selected and reviewed papers from the conferences, and some intend to do that also for the next SDEWES conference. The past publications resulting from the Conferences can be found on: http://www.sdewes.org/journals.php.

Due to huge interest in the topic we moved to yearly conference, odd year conferences being organised in Dubrovnik, and even year conferences organised in new and dazzling locations. The 7th SDEWES Conference was thus organised in Ohrid. The next conference is back to Dubrovnik, continuing the success of the 6th conference (drawing more than 400 participants from 55 countries, and 400 full papers).

The SDEWES Conference is dedicated to the improvement and dissemination of knowledge on methods, policies and technologies for increasing the sustainability of development by for example de-coupling growth from natural resources and replacing them with knowledge based economy, taking into account its economic, environmental and social pillars, as well as methods for assessing and measuring sustainability of development, regarding energy, transport, water, environment and food production systems and their many combinations. Sustainability being also a perfect field for interdisciplinary and multi-cultural evaluation of complex system, the SDEWES Conference has during the first decade of the 21st century become a significant venue for researchers in those areas to meet, and originate, discuss, share, and disseminate new ideas.

We are pleased to invite you to the 8th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES2013) which is going to be held in Dubrovnik – Croatia from September 22-27, 2013. The details about the Conference (important dates, conference fee, accommodation, contact addresses, etc.) can be found on the web site:

http://www.dubrovnik2013.sdewes.org

We would highly appreciate your attendance, as well as promotion of this event among your colleagues and co-workers that might be interested in our conference. Please, forward this Call for Papers!

The scope of the Conference will continue to successfully cover the following areas (with examples in parentheses, but not confined to these examples only):

  • Sustainability comparisons and measurements methodologies (metrics and indices, multi-criteria analysis, external costs, exergy analysis, footprint methods, emergy)
  • Sustainable development as a driver for innovation and employment
  • Green economy and better governance (Green New Deal, energy and environment for jobs and regional development, poverty eradication, macroeconomic analysis, financial and regulatory mechanisms, trends and predictions, models and tools, rebound effects, gender issues)
  • Decoupling growth from resources (potentials, models, costs and benefits, macroeconomic analysis, financial and regulatory mechanisms, trends and predictions, models and tools, rebound effects, de-growth)
  • Decarbonisation (policies, potentials, models, costs and benefits, macroeconomic analysis, financial and regulatory mechanisms, trends and predictions, models and tools, wedges, rebound effects)
  • Energy policy (security of supply, climate change mitigation, renewable energy support schemes, energy efficiency, employment generating, agriculture and forestry, financial mechanisms, tax, cap and trade, feed-in tariffs, green certificates)
  • Transport policy (urban sprawl management, traffic management, congestion and road pricing, dynamic road pricing, modal management, alternative fuels, social aspects, rail vs. air, autonomous mobility)
  • Water policy and the energy-water interaction (water management, wastewater management, water reuse, water pricing)
  • Environmental policy (waste management, wastewater management, climate change, air pollution policy, water pollution policy, land management, biomass management, social aspects, emission tax, cap and trade, cap and trade vs. pollution tax)
  • Agricultural policy (energy use in agriculture and food processing, food vs. biofuels, sustainability of biofuels production, sustainability of food subsidies, subsidies vs. free trade, new green revolution, R&D in agriculture, sustainability of GMO(Genetically Modified Organisms) vs. Terroir)
  • Environment and corporate social responsibility (quality management systems, environment management systems, eco management and audit sheme, occupational health and safety assessment systems, hazard analysis and critical control point, integrated management systems)
  • Employment and energy, transport, water and environment systems (technology development, equipment production, installation, maintenance, macroeconomic analysis, financial and regulatory mechanisms, national, regional and municipal policy)
  • Technology transfer and development (emerging markets, developing countries, least developed countries, clean development mechanism, new opportunities)
  • Social acceptance (reform, NIMBY, nuclear, wind, biofuels, hydrogen, hidden and special interests)
  • Sustainable resilience of systems (resilience of energy systems, resilience of water systems, resilience of environmental systems, resilience of agricultural systems, resilience of social systems, resilience of engineering systems )
  • Sustainable tourism (energy systems, transport systems, water systems, environment systems, green hotels, certification, labelling proliferation)
  • Urbanism (urban planning, zoning, transport, modal shift, zero energy buildings and energy system planning, district heating, district cooling, Civitas, Concerto)
  • Regional planning and cooperation (energy and environment for jobs and development, financial and regulatory mechanisms, obligations and standards, energy and resource flow optimisation, 100% renewable regions, regional cooperation and networking, sustainable development across international borders)
  • Sustainable islands (energy and environment for jobs and development, financial and regulatory mechanisms, obligations and standards, energy and resource flow optimisation, 100% renewable islands, islands networking)
  • Research, innovation and development (demand side funding, supply side funding, researchers mobility, intrasectorial mobility, industry-academia partnership, knowledge based society, knowledge management)
  • Education in Sustainable Development (Governance, Environmental Awareness, Higher Education in SD, Engineering Education in SD)
  • Cooperation for Development (International Development Mechanisms, Clean Development Mechanisms, emerging markets, least developed countries, etc.)
  • Energy system analysis (Energy system analysis models, tools and methodologies, Energy system analysis surveys and results)
  • Water system analysis (models, tools and methodologies, surveys and results)
  • Transport system analysis (models, tools and methodologies, survey and results)
  • Life cycle assessment, Environmental impact assessment, Eco-design and Eco-labelling, Product cycle assessment
  • Energy planning (power system planning, smart energy networks, natural gas system planning, 100% renewable energy systems, high penetration of renewables, island energy systems, development of energy planning tools, internalizing environmental externalities, electrification of transport)
  • Transport management (modelling, optimisation, tracking, GPS/mobile systems, dynamic road pricing system implementation, electrification of transport)
  • Renewable energy resources (forest and agricultural biomass, biofuels, second generation biofuels, biogas, hydro, wind, solar, geothermal, wave and ocean, technical and economic potentials, barriers, cost and benefits)
  • Primary energy resources (oil, gas, coal, uranium, thorium, oil peaking, scarcity)
  • Water resources (surface, ground, desalination, etc.)
  • Food and agriculture (energy and water use, environmental impact, financial mechanisms, subsidies, free trade, impact of biofuels, new green revolution, R&D, GMO, biogas, using renewables in agriculture, solar and wind energy in agriculture)
  • Renewable electricity generation systems (biomass, grid and fluidized bed, biofuels, biogas, hydro, wind, offshore wind, high altitude wind, photovoltaic, concentrated solar thermal power, geothermal, wave, tide, ocean thermal)
  • Thermal power plants (clean coal, fluidized bed, combined cycles, advanced cycles, flexible operation, cycling)
  • District heating and/or cooling infrastructures in future energy systems (Integration of renewable energy heat supply, Cogeneration, waste incineration and CHP, heat pumps, integration of CHP with district heating and electricity markets).
  • Nano and micro technologies and science for sustainable development of energy, water, and environment systems
  • Carbon capture and storage/sequestration (oxy-fuel combustion, pre-combustion capture, post-combustion capture, CO2 transport, enhanced oil/gas recovery, enhanced coal bed methane recovery, chemical fixation, aquifer storage, bedrock storage, ocean storage, leakage)
  • Nuclear energy (new power plant designs, waste, proliferation, fusion, transmutation, sustainability, policies, social acceptance)
  • Advanced sustainable energy conversion systems (fuel cells, thermoelectric, thermionic, organic, ORC, waste heat recycling)
  • Pyrolisis
  • Renewable heat systems (biomass, biofuels, biogas, solar, geothermal)
  • Biofuels and biorefineries (biodiesel, bioethanol, second generation biofuels, anaerobic digestion, BTL, biorefineries, vehicles, infrastructure, combustion modeling, sustainability assessment, pyrolisis, torrefaction)
  • Hydrogen production and use technologies (stationary, mobile, small applications, electrolysis, reforming, nuclear hydrogen, infrastructure)
  • Hybrid and electric vehicles (first generation, plug in, charging, batteries, infrastructure)
  • Other alternative fuels (BTL, DME, CNG, resources, production, vehicles, infrastructure)
  • Water treatment (methods, health issues, standards, grey water)
  • Water Desalination (distillation, reverse and forward osmosis, electrodialysis, energy recovery, discharge management)
  • Wastewater treatment (municipal, industrial, agricultural)
  • Waste treatment (composting, incineration, landfill, anaerobic digestion, gasification, mechanical biological treatment, mechanical heat treatment, plasma arc waste disposal, pyrolysis, recycling)
  • Waste to energy (incineration, landfill gas capture, biogas, RDF/SRF, cement industry, tyres, combustion modelling)
  • Recycling waste (glass, paper, metals, containers, tyres, textiles, batteries, biodegradable waste, electronic waste, separation, financial schemes)
  • Pollution modelling (CFD models, air pollution spreading, water pollution spreading, combustion modelling)
  • Heat and mass transfer modelling (CFD models, energy efficiency)
  • Cogeneration (heat and power, water and power, biofuels and power, transport and energy, food and energy, waste to energy)
  • Trigeneration, polygeneration
  • Storage (heat storage, hydrogen storage, hydropower as storage, pump storage, compressed air storage, batteries, water storage, biofuels storage, storage optimisation modelling, financial support mechanisms, maximising renewables, optimising load, power market arbitrage)
  • Electricity transmission (grid extension and robustness, long distance transmission, automation)
  • Smart energy networks (smart meters, dynamic electricity pricing, ICT, network-user interface)
  • Energy efficiency in industry and mining (cement and lime, construction material, glass, pulp and paper, food industry, metallurgy, chemical industry, process optimisation, kilns, boilers, heat exchangers, pinch analysis, exergy and exergoeconomic analysis, energy audits, waste minimisation, ecoinnovation)
  • Energy efficiency in agriculture and aquaculture
  • Energy efficient appliances (smart appliances, labelling and standards, user interfaces, user behaviour)
  • Buildings (zero energy buildings, passive buildings, smart buildings, smart metering, ICT, load and demand side management, green buildings, building standards, heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, cooling, insulation, renewables, heat pumps, storage, sustainable architecture, buildings certification)
  • Energy markets (liberalisation, deregulation, spot markets, pools, storage, renewables, merging and acquisitions, modelling)
  • Emission markets (Emission trading system, carbon taxing, carbon markets, GHG, SOx, CER, ERU, AAU, EUA, certification standards, VER, air transport participation)
  • Political aspects of sustainable development (long term planning, the role of political leaders and of voters, international conflict vs. sustainable development)

Authors willing to present a paper should submit an abstract in English, up to one page, using web form:
http://www.dubrovnik2013.sdewes.org/call.php

These abstracts will then be reviewed by the International Scientific Committee. The full archival papers will be peer-reviewed. The full papers will be directly submitted via electronic submission system.

Please, submit your abstract before the February 15, 2013 deadline.

Sincerely yours,
Prof. Neven Duic (Chair of the Local Organising Committee)
Prof. Zvonimir Guzovic (Secretary of the Conference)

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