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SEB17 2017 : Sustainability in Energy and Buildings 2017


When Jul 5, 2017 - Jul 7, 2017
Where Chania, Crete, Greece
Submission Deadline TBD
Final Version Due Mar 31, 2017

Call For Papers

9th International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings (SEB17)
5th – 7th July 2017
Location: Chania, Crete, Greece
We are pleased to invite contributions for SEB17 taking place in Chania, Crete, Greece organised by KES International
and Cardiff Metropolitan University.
SEB-17 invites participation and paper submissions across a broad range of sustainability and energy related topics relevant
to the main theme of Sustainability in Energy and Buildings.
Applicable areas include sustainable design and of buildings, neighbourhoods, cities and rural conurbations
(built and natural environment); optimisation and modelling techniques; smart energy systems for smart cities and smart
rural conurbations; green information communications technology; and well as a broad range of solar, wind, wave and other
renewable energy topics.

Keynote Speakers

Prof Paul Cooper
Sustainable Buildings Research Centre, University of Wollongong, Australia
Low Income Households: Improving Energy Efficiency for Improved Quality of Life

Prof Chris Gorse
Leeds Beckett University, UK
Thermal Performance and Comfort: Addressing the Need to Upgrade in the UK

Prof Denia Kolokotska
Technical University of Crete Kounoupidiana, Greece
How Smart Grids will affect the Built Environment

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, rural conurbations 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, cities, and rural conurbations: sustainable behaviour and ICT in homes and premises, sustainable
practices in intelligent buildings.
Energy and Environmental Assessment in buildings, cities and rural conurbations: 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.

Call for Papers
Submissions are invited to be considered for the conference on topics relating to Sustainability in Energy and Buildings, including:-
Sustainable Buildings for Smart Cities and Rural Conurbations
Smart Cities and Smart Districts
Renewable Energy Technologies
All contributions should be of high quality, original and not published elsewhere or under consideration for publication during the
review period.

Call for Invited Sessions

An invited session consists of a presentation session of 6 to 12 or more papers on a specific conference topic, organised as
half or full day mini-conference. We invite senior scientists who have a special interest in a specific conference topic to take
responsibility for an invited session, gathering papers from a range of research expertise around the world. Researchers who
would like to organise one or more Invited Sessions on topics falling within the scope of the conference are invited to submit a
proposal for consideration.


For details of the sessions accepted so far see here:-

IS01: Design and Assessment of the Built & Natural Environment for Societal Health & Well-being, in Smart Cities and
Smart Rural Conurbations
IS02: Advance Insulation Materials (AIMs) for achieving energy efficiency in smart buildings
IS03: Building and District Interaction for sustainable energy networks and effective urban climate control
IS04: Zero Energy Buildings and Communities and the role of Smart Grids
IS05: Measuring and mitigating the Urban Heat Island effect
IS06: Cool and green solutions for urban heat island mitigation and energy efficiency in buildings
IS07: Smart strategies for existing and historic building retrofitting
IS08: Photovoltaic and water: design, construction and performance analysis
IS09: Power Electronics Systems for Renewable Energy Systems
IS10: Industrial Energy Management
IS11: Building integrated photovoltaic technology solutions for future zero energy buildings

Dates and Deadlines

-- General Sessions, Invited Sessions and Workshops --
Submission of papers: 3 March 2017 (EXTENDED TO THE 31st MARCH 2017)
Notification of acceptance: 28 April 2017
Upload of camera ready publication files: 26 May 2017
Authors and Early registration: 26 May 2017
-- General Tracks and Invited Sessions --
Early / Authors Registration Deadline: 26 May 2017

The SEB17 conference will be held in the City of Chania on the Island of Crete in Greece at the Akali Hotel.
Chania is one of the most beautiful cities on Crete and thought by many to be the most picturesque in Greece.
Chania is a bustling city with both old and modern sections famed for the Venetian Harbour, the old port, the narrow
shopping streets and waterfront restaurants.
The Old Town is a major attraction with its twisting narrow lanes and its mainly pedestrianised alleys.
There is a variety of old stone villas and houses, many of which have been converted into comfortable hotels, popular restaurants
and tavernas, bars, and shops offering a wide variety of gift items.
The port and harbour section, boasts impressive Venetian walls that protected the old Firkas Fortress,
a Venetian lighthouse, and an ancient Turkish mosque. Chania is the location of one of the island's major airports,
and it is also an important port both for cruise ships and ferries.

Further Information

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