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SEB 2016 : Sustainability and Energy in Buildings 2016: Energy, Infrastructure, Landscaping & Resources for Smart Urban Districts (SEB16)


When Sep 11, 2016 - Sep 13, 2016
Where Turin
Submission Deadline TBD

Call For Papers

Sustainability and Energy in Buildings 2016:
Energy, Infrastructure, Landscaping & Resources for Smart Urban
Districts (SEB16)

11th-13th September 2016
Turin, Italy

Following the success of earlier events in the series, SEB-16, the International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings will take place in the vibrant city of Turin, organised by the Politecnico di Torino in partnership with KES International. Submissions are welcomed across a broad range of renewable energy and sustainability-related topics.

Call for Papers

Applicable areas include sustainable design of buildings, neighbourhoods and cities (built and natural environment); optimisation and modelling
techniques; smart energy systems for smart cities; green information communications technology; renewable energy technologies integrated with the built and natural environment; in addition to a broad application and range of solar, wind, wave and other renewable energy topics.

The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers and government and industry professionals to discuss the future of energy in buildings, neighbourhoods and cities from a theoretical, practical, implementation and optimisation perspective. The conference will be an exciting chance to present, interact, and learn about the latest research in sustainability in energy and buildings.

In addition to presentations of full and short papers in general tracks and invited session tracks, SEB-15 will also include expert keynote talks, doctoral and masters student poster sessions and workshops.

Full papers will be reviewed by the IPC and if accepted and presented, they may be published after the conference in Elsevier's Energy Procedia (ISSN: 1876-6102) open access journal, available in ScienceDirect and submitted to be indexed/abstracted in Scopus (subject to confirmation).

Conference Scope

Papers are sought for the conference on a range of renewable energy and sustainability related topics. In addition, the conference will explore innovative themes regarding Intelligent Buildings and cities and their users, as well as, Sustainable Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

The following topics are relevant, however this list is not intended to be exclusive and papers on any topics relevant to the above themes are applicable:-

-Intelligent Buildings: Integration of renewable energy in buildings and cities, Business development and energy services for sustainable buildings and cities.

-Sustainable Building technologies: low energy architectures, energy efficient buildings, highly-efficient insulation, novel sustainable building materials and techniques, passive heating and cooling.

-Control and optimisation of renewable energy systems: sensors and instrumentation technology, virtual sensors; smart monitoring and control using intelligent systems; high-efficiency switching systems; highly-efficient voltage conversion systems; novel high efficiency distribution systems and low voltage busses.

-People in Intelligent Buildings and cities: sustainable behaviour and ICT in homes and premises, sustainable practices in intelligent buildings.

-Energy and Environmental Assessment in buildings and cities: life cycle analysis methodologies; tools and life cycle analysis; triple-bottom-line analysis, environmental management systems, environmental impact assessment systems, Environmental Sustainability and Development.

Other topics of interest for the conference:-

-High efficiency power storage systems: battery systems; reversible fuel cells; flywheel systems; super-capacitors; thermo electricity, bio fuel, Grätzel cells.

-Novel primary sources: bio-mass generation schemes; Stirling cycle engines; bio-fuelled diesel generators.

-Renewable energy technologies: photo-voltaics, solar thermal, biomass, geothermal systems. Micro-wind turbines, horizontal and vertical axis aero-generators. On-site, off-grid, grid-supplemented generation systems; combined heat and power (CHP) and micro-CHP systems.

-Applications to building services: heating and ventilating control systems for reduced energy use; building management systems; low energy building technology; low energy lighting systems; high-output light LED lighting systems; passive solar heating systems.

-Energy and Environmental Assessment in buildings and cities: life cycle analysis methodologies; tools and life cycle analysis; triple-bottom-line analysis,
environmental management systems, environmental impact assessment systems, Environmental Sustainability and Development.

-Green ICT: Green Information Technology (IT), performance, environmentally sustainable computing, energy-efficient systems.

-Intelligent Systems for sustainability: Smart, Sustainable, and Economy systems; processes, cloud computing.

-Governance of Sustainability in energy and buildings: Green economy and governance; Green energy and environment; regional development; financial and regulatory mechanisms, models and tools.

-Policy perspective on Sustainability in energy and buildings: Environmental policy; air pollution policy; water pollution policy; land management; waste management; biomass management; social aspects.

-The future of Sustainability in energy and buildings: trends and predictions.

Other related topics to Sustainability in energy and buildings and ICT.

Invited Sessions

We invite senior scientists and researchers to submit proposals for organised & invited sessions or parallel workshops on specific topics within the field.
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Sunday 11 September
Early Registration at 06:00pm
Drinks Reception

Monday 12 September
Conference Sessions 9:00 – 18:00
Gala Dinner at 8:00 pm

Tuesday 13 September
Conference Sessions 9:00 – 18:00


Turin is a city and an important business and cultural centre in northern Italy, capital of the Piedmont region, located mainly on the left bank of the Po River,
in front of Susa Valley and surrounded by the western Alpine arch. The city has a rich culture and history, and is known for its numerous art galleries, restaurants, churches, palaces, opera houses, piazzas, parks, gardens, theatres, libraries, museums and other venues. Turin is well known for its renaissance, baroque, rococo, neo-classical, and art nouveau architecture.

Further Information

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