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WCST-2020 conference theme is Sustainability and Policy

The World Congress on Sustainable Technologies (WCST-2020) is Technically Co-Sponsored by IEEE UK/RI Chapter and it will be held from the 8th to 10th of December, 2020. It is a multidisciplinary congress. The WCST-2020 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 COVID-19 has put constraints on our daily life and there is ongoing travel concern in relation to the current pandemic. For this reason, the WCST-2020 Technically Co-Sponsored by IEEE UK/RI Chapter will be held online.

The WCST-2020 invites research papers that encompass conceptual analysis, design implementation and performance evaluation. The topics in WCST-2020 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, Tidal and Wind Power
  • Environmental Education
  • Education and Training
  • E-Society
Environmental Challenges
  • 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 technologiesGreen Computing Geo-energy
  • Green Computing Geo-energyE-Cycling and E-Inclusion
  • E-Cycling and E-InclusionElectronic waste
  • Electronic wasteEnergy Efficient Ethernet
  • Energy Efficient EthernetIT energy management and Power-aware software
  • IT energy management and Power-aware softwarePower-efficient architectures and chip designs
  • Power-efficient architectures and chip designsComponent level power management
  • Component level power managementMemory Server Management
  • Memory Server Management
  • Power aware networking
  • Smart Grids applications
  • Technology as Green Enablers
Operation, Optimization and Servicing
  • Automation, monitoring, control and electrical systems
  • Boiler UpgradesCompetitive Market Operation
  • Competitive Market OperationDiagnostics, Condition Monitoring and Optimization
  • Diagnostics, Condition Monitoring and OptimizationEnvironmental Performance 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
  • 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
  • Sustainable Building and Green Construction
  • Sustainable Housing Development
Food Engineering
  • Emerging Processes
  • Food Safety
  • Mediterranean Diet
  • Products and Packaging in the Food Industry
  • Valorisations of By-Products from Food Industries
Sustainable Energy Technologies
  • Bio-energy and Geo-energyEnergy in Transportation Systems
  • Energy in Transportation SystemsEnergy Efficiency in Utilization
  • Energy Efficiency in UtilizationEnvironmental Issues
  • Environmental IssuesEnergy Harvesting
  • Energy HarvestingEnergy Storage Systems
  • Energy Storage SystemsEnergy Market,
  • Energy Market, Management and Economics
  • Energy Resources for Portable ElectronicsEnergy Efficiency in Utilization
  • Energy Efficiency in UtilizationGeothermal Energy
  • Geothermal EnergyIntelligent Energy
  • Intelligent EnergyPower Transmission Distribution
  • Power Transmission DistributionMaterials for Energy Resources
  • Materials for Energy ResourcesNanotechnology in Energy
  • Nanotechnology in EnergyNew Enabling Technologies
  • New Enabling TechnologiesNew Materials for Energy Resources
  • New Materials for Energy ResourcesMagnetic Field Energy Devices
  • Magnetic Field Energy DevicesOff-grid Isolated Energy Systems
  • Off-grid Isolated Energy Systems
  • Policy Issues on Renewable Energy
  • Power Electronics and Energy Conversion
  • Renewable Energy and Biofuels
  • Renewable Energy and BiofuelsSustainable Energy and Urban Growth
  • Sustainable Energy and Urban Growth
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 and 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
  • Water Treatment and Management
Civil Engineering
  • Construction, Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Buildings and Infrastructures
  • Hydrology and Geotechnics
  • Sustainable Planning and Construction
Water Resources Management
  • Alternative Water Sources
  • Extreme Weather Events
  • Hydropower
  • Ocean and Coastal Technologies
  • Source Water Protection
  • Sustainable Utilities and Infrastructure Resiliency
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Water and the Community
  • Water and Energy Efficiency
  • Water Conservation Programs
  • Water for Ecosystems and Societies
  • Water Resources Planning and Management
  • Water Quality and Pollutant Control
Nano Science
  • Nano-Biometrics
  • Bio Nanotechnology
  • Biological Computing
  • Emerging Trends in Nanotechnology
  • Impact of Nano Biotechnology
  • Nano Biomechanics
  • Nano Biomolecular Engineering
  • Nanothermometry
  • Nano Imaging Devices
  • Nano Materials and Nano Particles
  • Nano Bio Materials
  • Molecular Nanotechnology
  • Nano Electronics
  • Nano Chemistry
  • Nanotechnology Applications
  • Computational Nanotechnology
  • Nano technology in Energy and Environment
  • Nano Biotechnology
  • Nanotechnology in Waste water treatment
  • Nano Medicine
  • Nano Metrology
  • Nano Pharmaceuticals
  • Nano Robotics
  • Nano weapons
  • Self-Assembled Monolayers
  • Nano Technology
  • Quantitative Nanoscale Vortex Imaging
Mechanical Engineering
  • Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
  • Maintenance Management
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Thermo-Fluids Experiments and Modelling
  • Agent-Based Modeling
  • Artificial Immune Systems
  • Artificial Life
  • Biometric Systems and Bioinformatics
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Computational Life Science
  • Cybernetics for Informatics
  • Evolutionary Computation
  • Expert and Knowledge-Based Systems
  • Information Assurance and Intelligent
  • Multimedia Computation
  • Heuristic Algorithms
  • Hybrid models of NN, Fuzzy Systems and Evolutionary Computing
  • Image Processing/Pattern Recognition
  • Fuzzy Systems and Applications
  • Intelligent Internet Systems
  • Knowledge Acquisition in Intelligent
  • Machine Learning
  • Machine Vision
  • Media Computing
  • Medical Informatics
  • Neural Networks and Applications
  • Optimization
  • Self-Organization
  • Swarm Intelligence
Electronics Engineering
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Image and Augmented Reality
  • Intelligent Systems Applications
  • Internet of Things
  • Power Systems and Power Electronics
  • Smart Grids
  • Telecommunications Networks

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 panellists. 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-2020 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 1st of September, 2020. 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-2020, please email your proposal to the Submissions should be in MS Word format.

Virtual Presentation (Video Conferencing)

The COVID-19 has put constraints on our daily life and there is ongoing travel concern in relation to the current pandemic. For this reason, the WCST-2020 Technically Co-Sponsored by IEEE UK/RI Chapter will be held online.

Sessions Speakers Participation

The WCST-2020 invites speakers to share their knowledge on issues or subject matters of the research work. To be a session speaker, you need to email the:

  • Presentation Title

  • Scope (300 words)

  • Objective and Motivation (200 words)

  • Name, Affiliation and Email

If you are interested in giving a talk without submitting a paper, please email your proposal to the before the 30th of June, 2020. The proposal will be reviewed by the Steering Committees. After acceptance, you will receive 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 chapters.

Who should attend the WCST?

Undergraduates, Graduates/Postgraduates, researchers and Professionals who are working or studying any of the topics area within the remit of the WCST.

Professionals and researchers responsible for sustainability and sustainable technologies governance, sustainable security, researchers in organizations that deploy compliance of sustainability standards and guidelines. Developers of sustainability standards and guidelines for a private and public sectors.

The carbon and emission engineers, renewable energy managers, sustainable building designers, green computing specialists, waste management engineers, automation and control project managers, sustainability auditors, compliance officers, critical infrastructure protection specialists; vendors and assessors of sustainable technologies solutions.

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