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IEEE Technologies for Sustainability Conference Announces Call for Technical Papers

posted Mar 4, 2014, 3:49 PM by Yan BT

PORTLAND, ORE. (2 December 2013) -- Organizers of the second IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech) announce the Call for Papers. The deadline for 2-page (extended) abstracts is 1-March.

The United Nations defines sustainability as “the pursuit of environmentally sound development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the future.” The intent of the SusTech conference is to explore the comprehensive nature of sustainability and to emphasize the role of technology in achieving a sustainable life style for humanity. The conference is designed to explore the comprehensive nature of sustainability and emphasize the role of technology in achieving a sustainable lifestyle.

The topic listings below are meant to indicate the breadth of the area and are definitely not to be considered exhaustive.

  • Alternative Energy (e.g. solar, wind, tidal, fuel cells, energy harvesting, nuclear, thermal)

  • Energy Efficiency (e.g. sensors and measurement, energy saving controls, auto electronics & fuel economy, data centers, power saving, Smart Environment)

  • Transportation Electrification (e.g. electric vehicles, aviation, motors, drive controls, batteries, sensors, environmental & power distribution impacts)

  • Smart Grid (e.g. communications, control, power electronics, industrial and home applications, energy storage, demand control and response)

  • Sustainable Electronics (e.g. sustainable manufacturing, components, global materials supply, hardware life-cycle, nanotechnology & health/environment, reuse and repair of consumer electronics, materials harvesting from electronic waste, Open repair manuals and on-line repair and electronics sustainability resources, best practices

  • Quality of Life (e.g. EM spectrum allocation, global warming, autonomous vehicles, health & medical electronics, global education & human resources, risk management, remediation, purification, public policy)

Tutorials, Workshops and Papers are solicited for both oral and poster presentation from industry, government and academia (including students) covering relevant research, technologies, methodologies, tools and case studies.

In addition, we are seeking proposals for tutorials and workshops on Certifications & Standards (e.g. verification, standards, regulations, compliance).

SusTech will feature contributed papers and distinguished invited speakers in each track. Full papers will be published in the Proceedings and IEEE Xplore. Topics with policy implications are welcome, in both technologies for sustainability and sustainable technologies.

To submit a two-page abstract by 15 March, go to,select the “Conference” tab and follow the instructions. Authors will be notified if their abstracts have been accepted 15 April. The final paper deadline is 30 May.

Accepted papers will be published by IEEE and presented at SusTech ’14 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland (Ore.), 24-26 July 2014. At least one author of an accepted paper is required to register for the event and pay the conference fee.

Papers and posters are solicited covering research, technologies, methodologies, tools and case studies. Topics with public policy implications are particularly welcome.

SusTech is sponsored by IEEE-USA, IEEE Region 6 and the IEEE Oregon Section.