WCST. The World Congress on Sustainable Technologies

WCST

WCST-2014

Technical Co-Sponsored by
IEEE UK/RI Computer Chapter

 

 

World Congress on Sustainable Technologies (WCST-2014)

December 8-10, 2014, London, UK

Free Post-Conference London Tour (Travel Information)


 

Notification and Preliminary Call for Papers

The World Congress on Sustainable Technologies (WCST-2014) is a multidisciplinary congress, pending Technical Co-Sponsored by IEEE UK/RI Computer Chapter. The WCST bridging efforts across the natural, social and engineering sciences, the environment and development of communities. The congress covers a wide spectrum of topics that relate to sustainability, which includes technical and non-technical research areas. It also encourages sharing new knowledge in the field of sustainable technologies and the environmental impacts.

The objectives of WCST are to provide the opportunities for collaboration and reflection that have the potential to greatly enhance the infrastructure and capacity for conducting and applying art, science and technology for sustainability. The WCST-2014 bridges the gap between academia and industry by creating awareness of current development in sustainable technologies.

The topics in WCST-2014 include but are not confined to the following areas:

Carbon and Emission

  • Biomass and Biofuel
  • Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
  • Ground and Air Source Heating
  • Hydroelectric Power
  • Nuclear and Radioactive Materials
  • Offshore Oil
  • Pipelines
  • Pollution Control
  • Power and Utilities
  • Power from the Sun (Photovoltaics)
  • Rainwater Harvesting
  • Recycling and Sewage Treatment
  • Solar Heating
  • Wave and Tidal Power
  • Wind Power

Education

  • Environmental Education
  • Education and Training
  • E-Society (e-Learning, e-Health, e-Medicine, e-Governance, e-Business, e-Art, e-Science)

 

Environmental Challenges, Fuel Options and Distributed Generation

  • Biotechnologies
  • Balancing Supply/Demand
  • Carbon Capture and Storage
  • Climate Change and Environment
  • Distributed Generation and Onsite Power
  • Emissions Legislation and Regulation
  • Emissions Trading
  • Emissions Control Technologies
  • Energy Storage
  • Flexible Power Generation
  • Fuel Trends, Pricing and Availability
  • Fuel Mix Choices
  • Grid Interconnections
  • Landfill Management
  • Security of Fuel Supply
  • Smart Grid Developments
  • Transmission System Integration Optimization
  • Towards Zero Carbon Technology

 

Green Computing

  • Advanced IT energy-aware technologies
  • Green Computing Geo-energy
  • E-Cycling
  • E-Inclusion
  • Electronic waste
  • Energy Efficient Ethernet
  • IT energy management
  • Power-aware software
  • Power-efficient architectures and chip designs
  • Component level power management, e.g., memory, disk.
  • Power aware networking
  • Smart Grids applications
  • Technology as Green Enablers (Grid, Cloud, Data Centers, Virtualization)

Operation, Optimization and Servicing

  • Automation, monitoring, control and electrical systems
  • Boiler Upgrades
  • Competitive Market Operation
  • Diagnostics, Condition Monitoring and Optimization
  • Environmental Performance Optimization
  • Fleet Management and Performance Optimization
  • Improving Prime Mover Economics
  • Maintenance Strategies
  • Plant Operating Experiences
  • Refurbishment, Repowering and Life Extensions
  • Servicing, Inspection and Outage Management

 

Power Plant Technologies

  • Boilers and HRSGs
  • Clean Coal Technology
  • Cogeneration
  • Coal Co-Firing
  • Combined Cycle Technology
  • Gas Turbine Technology
  • Hybrid Power Technologies
  • Microturbines
  • Reciprocating Engines
  • Steam Plant Technology
  • Supercritical Steam Technology
  • Waste to Energy

 

Renewable Energy Managements, Economics and Environmental Impact

  • Climate Change
  • Energy from waste
  • Environmental assessments
  • Environmental issues
  • Environmental policies and planning
  • Hazardous Chemical
  • Innovative use of Renewable Raw Materials
  • Offshore pollution and oil spills
  • Pollution prevention
  • Sustainable waste management technologies
  • Sustainability impact assessments and tools

 

Sustainable Building Design

  • Building Design and System
  • Creative Industries
  • Industrial Developments
  • Low and zero energy houses and buildings
  • New Insulation materials and techniques
  • New building materials and recycling
  • Photovoltaics and Solar Thermal

 

Research in Progress

  • Ongoing research from undergraduates, graduates/postgraduates and professionals
  • Collaborative Research

Sustainable Energy Technologies

  • Bio-energy and Geo-energy
  • Energy
  • Energy in Transportation Systems
  • Energy Efficiency in Utilization
  • Environmental Issues
  • Energy Harvesting
  • Energy Storage Systems
  • Energy Market, Management and Economics
  • Energy Resources for Portable Electronics
  • Energy Efficiency in Utilization
  • Geothermal energy
  • Intelligent Energy, Power Transmission Distribution, Interconnects and Protection
  • Materials for Energy Resources
  • Nanotechnology in Energy
  • New Enabling Technologies
  • New Materials for Energy Resources
  • Magnetic Field Energy Devices
  • Off-grid Isolated Energy Systems
  • Policy Issues on Renewable Energy
  • Power Electronics and Energy Conversion
  • Renewable Energy and Biofuels

 

Sustainability and Policy

  • Sustainable Applications
  • Sustainable Development Policy
  • Sustainable Innovations
  • Sustainable Technology Programme

 

Trends, Finance and Planning

  • Aviation
  • Asset Management
  • Carbon Markets and Finance
  • Contracts and Legal Issues
  • Global and Regional Market Trends
  • Independent Power Producer Frameworks
  • Notable Project Case Studies
  • Nuclear Power
  • Power Generation
  • Power Project Financing and Capital markets
  • Power Policy, Forecasts and Planning
  • Privatization Developments
  • Project Risk Management and Asset Insurance
  • Regulatory Issues
  • Security of Supply
  • Skills Resource Issues

 

Waste Management

  • Agricultural wastes
  • Industrial waste management
  • Medical wastes
  • Nuclear and hazardous waste
  • Mining and mineral wastes
  • Waste from electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE)
  • Water Treatment and Management

 

Panel Discussion

Proposals from those who would like to facilitate a panel discussion are welcomed. The proposals may address any of the topics falling within the scope of the conference themes.

Panel Discussions provide an opportunity for public discussion amongst a selected group of panelists. Central to the success of a panel discussion is the choice of a good topic as the focus for discussion and panellists who bring differing perspectives and are confident in making clear arguments in a live situation. Panels should comprise of three to five scholars who present their arguments; a discussant offers critical comment on the arguments made and the discussion is opened up to the participating audience.

The proposal must include:

  • Title
  • Panel Chair(s) (if necessary)
  • Speakers Name, Affiliation and Email
  • Scope
  • Objective and motivation

The WCST-2014 will set aside space for those who wish to pursue discussion of a particular topic or issue. Interested individuals should submit a proposal not more than 400 words, on or before the 30th of September, 2014. In addition, the proposal should indicate the duration of the panel discussion (preferred duration is 90 minutes).

All accepted Panel Discussion proposal will be published in the Conference Proceedings. If you are interested in organising Panel Discussion for the WCST-2014, please email your proposal to the pandis@wcst.org. Submissions should be in MS Word format.

 

Virtual Presentation (Video Conferencing)

We understand that some presenters will not be unable to make the trip to UK to present their research paper, case study, work in progress and report, mainly due to financial and/or political restrictions on travel. The WCST-2014 has therefore instituted a virtual presentation system to allow the authors of accepted papers the same publication opportunities as regular presenters. A research works submitted without the participant attending the conference in person, but presented via video conferencing are refereed and published (if accepted) in the conference proceedings.

You can submit a research paper, case study, work in progress and report for virtual presentation under the open call for papers via email to papers@wcst.org

 

Sessions Speakers Participation

The WCST-2014 invites speakers to share their knowledge on issues or subject matters of the research work. To be a session speaker, you need to emial:

  • Presentation Title
  • Scope (300 words)
  • Objective and Motivation (200 words)
  • Name, Affiliation and Email

If you are interested in giving a talk without submiting a paper, please email your proposal to the speakers@wcst.org. The proposal will be reviewed by the Steering Committees. After acceptance, you will recieve a feedback on any modification required. All accepted proposals will be published in the proceedings.

 

Proceedings, Journals and Book Chapters

All the accepted papers will appear in the proceedings and modified version of selected papers will be published in special issues peer reviewed journals and book chapter with Springer.

 

 

Pending

IEEE Technical

Co-sponsorship

 

Sponsor

Infonomics Society

 

Media Partners

 

Canadian Teacher Magazine
 

Previous Conference

WCST-2006

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WCST-2008

WCST-2009

WCST-2010

WCST-2011

WCST-2012

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