Conference Tracks

Theme1: Renewable Energy Sources, Applications, Management, and Economics

This theme covers topics closely related to Renewable Energy sources, applications, management, and economics as seen by Renewable Energy specialists. It seeks to discuss current Renewable Energy sources and state-of-the-art in Renewable Energy processes and systems technologies. It also discusses future trends for developing cost-effective Renewable Energy sources for essential applications and high power consumption systems. It also explores new concepts, means, and methodologies for developing efficient Renewable Energy system management and financing.


Renewable Energy Power Generation Sources

This track seeks to promote and disseminate knowledge of various sources and technologies of Renewable Energy. It aims at assisting academicians, researchers, professionals, decision makers, economists, manufacturers, world agencies and societies to keep abreast of new developments in their specialist fields, and to work together to find alternative energy sources and solutions. The track encompasses the following topics: solar and photovoltaic technology conversion, osmotic energy, wind energy, geothermal, tidal, wave, and ocean thermal energies, hydropower and hydrogen production technology, bio-mass and bio-fuel conversion.

  • Solar and photovoltaic energy
  • Osmotic energy
  • Wind energy
  • Geothermal energy
  • Tidal, wave, and ocean energy
  • Hydropower and hydroelectricity
  • Bio-mass and bio-fuels

Renewable Energy Applications

This track discusses the applications of Renewable Energy in essential and high power consumption applications, such as electricity generation, water desalination, water heating and cooling, and air-conditioning. Furthermore, it discusses transmission and grid integration as they are key ingredients for the continued growth of the Renewable Energy applications. Power transmission infrastructure may need to be upgraded and expanded to accommodate the increased use of the abundant Renewable Energy resources as well as serving existing power generation systems. This track also explores the measures for evaluating the transmission infrastructure capacity and effectiveness to reliably and cost-effectively support the economic growth and consumer needs.

  • Electricity generation, transmission, and grid integration
  • Water desalination systems
  • Water heating and cooling
  • Air-conditioning systems

Renewable Energy Management and Economics

Many countries are moving Renewable Energy development into the mainstream through national, sub-national, economic, political or trade mechanisms. This track covers issues related to management and economics of Renewable Energy, such as economic efficiency of Renewable Energy systems, politics and legal issues, investment and financing, foreign investor trends and drivers, facilitation of international investment and project development, and globalization.

  • Economic efficiency of renewable energy systems
  • Politics and legal issues
  • Investment and financing
  • International trade and marketing
  • Standardization and interoperability


Theme2: Applications of IT in Developing Renewable Energy Processes & Systems

Information Technology can play a big role in developing efficient, reliable, and cost-effective Renewable Energy processes and systems. This theme discusses and demonstrates how Renewable Energy processes and systems design benefit from the implementation of the latest development in the different Information Technology fields.


Intelligent Systems & Soft Computing for Renewable Systems

This track tackles issues related to renewable energy requiring problem solving techniques that can deal with imprecision, uncertainty, partial truth, and approximation to achieve low cost solutions that are robust and traceable.  It includes topics such as Fuzzy Logic (FL), Neural Computing (NC), Evolutionary Computation (EC), Machine Learning (ML), and Probabilistic Reasoning (PR).  Applications in this area may include modeling and simulations, diagnosis, Control, and monitoring of renewable energy process and systems. 

  • Modeling and simulation methodologies and tools
  • Advanced computational methods
  • Fuzzy Logic
  • Intelligent algorithms
  • Evolutionary algorithms
  • Machine Learning
  • Neural networks
  • Probabilistic Reasoning

Software Engineering for Renewable Energy Systems

This track presents an important step in the future of software development for sustainability and renewability of energy.  As Renewable Energy needs and requirements get complicated, Software Engineering methodologies and techniques become more important for the development of successful renewable energy software.  On the other hand, the software development life cycle must incorporate important issues relevant to sustainability and renewability of energy such as sustainability requirements, energy and environmental standards, integration and interoperability issues, quality and safety issues, best practices issues, economical feasibility issues. 

  • Capturing sustainability requirements
  • Software requirements
  • Computer-aided design tools
  • Software testing and validation tools
  • Software quality assurance
  • Embedded programming
  • Integration and interoperability of software
  • Human Computer Interface for renewable energy

Smart Systems for Renewable Energy

This track explores the many areas of Information Technology necessary for the development of Smart Grids and Smart Cities. It focuses on achieving social sustainability as well as environmental sustainability for smart cities.  The track considers issues related to Infrastructure, communications, networking, sensors, monitoring, measurement, smart meters,   Smart control, scheduling, Fault tolerance, security and interoperability of smart grids.  Information Technology topics covered in this track includes: 

  • Pervasive computing
  • Intelligent  & Expert systems
  • Embedded systems
  • Smart scheduling systems
  • Control/Remote control systems
  • Data acquisition systems
  • Internet and Web applications
  • Cloud computing
  • Grid computing
  • Mobile computing
  • Parallel and distributed systems
  • Wireless data communication systems
  • Mobile Ad Hoc networks
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Green cellular networks
  • Green communication devices
  • Green networks

IT Support for Renewable Energy

This is an open track to explore the support of different Information Technology fields in the Renewable Energy area.  Topics include but are not limited to: Management Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, Database Systems and Data Mining, Data Visualization, Knowledge discovery and dissemination, Microprocessor-based systems, Signal processing, Operating systems, Electronic/mobile learning. 

  • Management information systems
  • Decision support systems
  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • Database systems
  • Data mining
  • Data visualization
  • Security systems
  • Knowledge discovery and dissemination
  • Microprocessor-based systems
  • Signal processing
  • Operating systems
  • Electronic/mobile learning
Last modified: Wednesday, 18 July 2012, 03:38 PM