[ASC-media] Call for Participation: WCST-2012

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Call for Participation: WCST-2012

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*World Congress on Sustainable Technologies (WCST-2011)*

*November 7-10, 2011, London, UK, (www.wcst.org/)*


*Notification and Call for Participation*

The World Congress on Sustainable Technologies (WCST-2011) is a 
multidisciplinary congress, Technical Co-Sponsored by IEEE UK/RI 
Computer Chapter. The WCST bridges 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 mission of WCST-2011 is 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 bridges the gap between 
academia and industry by creating awareness of current development in 
sustainable technologies.

The topics in WCST-2011 include but are not confined to the following areas:

*Sustainable Energy Technologies: *

Bio-energy and Geo-energy


Energy in Transportation Systems

Energy Efficiency in Utilization

Environmental Issues

Energy Harvesting

Energy Storage Systems

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 

Materials for Energy Resources

Nanotechnology in Energy

New Enabling Technologies

New Materials for Energy Resources and RF and Magnetic Field Energy Devices

Off-grid Isolated Energy Systems

Policy Issues on Renewable Energy

Power Electronics and Energy Conversion

Renewable Energy and Biofuels

*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


Environmental Education

Education and Training

E-Society (e-Learning, e-Health, e-Medicine, e-Governance, e-Business, 
e-Art, e-Science)


*Green Computing:*

Advanced IT energy-aware technologies

Green Computing Geo-energy



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)

*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

*Sustainability and Policy:*

Sustainable Applications

Sustainable Development Policy

Sustainable Innovations

Sustainable Technology Programme

*Waste Management:*

Agricultural wastes

Industrial waste management

Medical wastes

Mining and mineral wastes

Nuclear and hazardous waste

Waste from electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE)

Waste water treatment

*Keynote Speakers*

*Professor Robert M. Kalin*academic and professional interests are 
focused on Environment Science and Engineering to underpin the global 
sustainability agendas. His work ranges from hydrogeology and 
palaeohydrology of local to regional scale groundwater systems, and 
study of global biogeochemical cycles and climate change, to site 
specific biogeochemistry of water treatment, contaminated land and 
groundwater (including engineering design of sustainable remediation 
methods), development of new enhanced chemical and physical treatments 
of oil and water that manage sustainable risk.

Professor Kalin, as Director of the David Livingstone Centre for 
Sustainability, is working to underpin Sustainable Environmental 
Development including the move to a carbon neutral society. This is a 
core concept that most of the World aims to address in the Decade 2005 
to 2015. Professor Kalin through his scholarship clearly acknowledges 
the Millennium Goals and aims to make a significant impact to help 
humanity achieve sustainability through four complementary topics:

i.Carbon and Water Footprint Management

ii.Water Resource Management

iii.Urban Redevelopment for a Carbon Neutral Society

iv.Environmental Forensics and rebuilding of Environmental Capital

His work on sustainable environmental development is driven by an 
engagement with interdisciplinary focused problem and knowledge 
transfer, drawing in particular on the insights of environmental science 
and engineering and extending research endeavours found in other 
disciplines (e.g. environmental planning, environmental governance, 
paleo-ecology, environmental economics, environmental law, agriculture 
and land use change).

*Nik Bessis *is**Head of DISYS (Distributed and Systems) research group 
and a full Professor of Computer Science (Chair) at the School of 
Computer Science and Mathematics, University of Derby, UK. He is also 
associated with the Department of computer Science and Technology, 
University of Bedfordshire, UK. He obtained a BA (1991) from the TEI of 
Athens and completed his MA (1995) and PhD (2002) at de Montfort 
University (Leicester, UK ). His research interest reside within the 
next generation data technologies and include data integration, data 
push, resource discovery and scheduling, data grids, clouds, web 2.0, 
social networking, crowd sourcing and collective intelligence. Professor 
Bessis has also an interest in disaster management. He has involved in 
(xx2m) and led (xx0.6m) a number of funded research and conferences, 
served as a Conference Chair, Editor of 3 books, editor of several 
issues and the editor-in-Chief of the International journal of 
distributed Systems and Technologies (IJDST).

*Ian Williams*is Professor of Applied Environmental science at the 
University of Southampton. He has published two books and over 90 
peer-reviewed papers on waste and environmental issues, as well as over 
90 commercial projects. He has held position on the scientific and 
organizing committees of several international conferences and has 
extensive experience of managing Research Council, EU, ESF, ERDF and 
Landfill Tax projects, as well as research and commercial projects, and 
is a Trustee of the charity KBT-Waste. His work at Southampton has 
focused on waste issues. Current and recent waste-related projects 
include: Zerowaste in industrial networks; Carbon footprinting of cities 
and waste industry; transport and logistics of WEEE collection and 
disposal; Bulky waste and furniture recycling/reuse; The development of 
waste strategies for medium-sized enterprises; The Environmental impacts 
(especially emissions to air and water) of organic wastes; and Recycling 
behaviours in medium- and high-density housing.

Ian regularly reviews academic papers for a range of journals and is on 
the Editorial Board of Waste Management. He has received three recent 
awards for his research activities: the Institution of Civil Engineers 
Baker Medal in 2010 and two awards from the Charted Institute of Waste 
Management (Waste Regulation Award 2010, James Jackson Award 2006). He 
is a fanatical fan of "the Scarlets" rugby team.




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