ESG 2017:The 2017 International Conference on
Environmental Science and Geoscience

Athens, Greece, April 9-11 2017

About the Conference

* Invited and Regular Papers will be published in various Indexed Journals (ISI, SCOPUS, EBSCO, DBLP, ACM, IET/INSPEC, Proquest, Copernicus etc...) based on quality and reviewers' recommendations or in our Books in Springer Verlag. Click here


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 (Previous Conference: ESG 2016, Vienna, Austria, January 15-17, 2016)

PLENARY SPEAKERS:


Prof. Mihai Cruceru, Engineering Faculty, University "Constantin Brancusi" of Targu Jiu, ROMANIA, e-mail: cruceru@utgjiu.ro
Title: "Coal Ash - From Polluting Waste to Raw Material"
Abstract: Romania has the largest and most stable power system in the Balkans area and it is synchronously interconnected to the European grid. The lignite-fired power plants proved to be crucial for covering the Romanian electricity consumption especially during winters and extended periods of drought. They also contributed with a significant share to the stability of the power system throughout the entire region. During the latest years this role has become increasingly prominent.
Although Romania has developed electricity generation technologies, the lignite-fired power plants still play a significant role, covering approximately 25% from electricity consumption in Romania. For many years in the past, the lignite-fired power plants used to cover over 40% of power consumption. The ash and slag resulted from lignite combustion were dumped in huge landfills (tens of million cubic meters storage capacity). These landfills, even if they were closed, continue to impact negatively the environment by: modifying the composition and quality of the soil in the vicinity due to deposition of ash particles, pollution of ground water by infiltration, accumulation of heavy metals in local flora and damage to human health. Although various measures to diminish the environmental impact are available, the use of ash as a potential raw material could be considered as a better solution.
In response to recent demand increase caused by emerging technologies, the European Commission (EC) established the Raw Materials Initiative to limit the impact that material supply shortages may have on the European economy. In the study released by the EC assessing materials in critical demand, natural graphite and some heavy metals were identified as exhibiting a high supply risk and high economic importance.
Based on this finding, my research team is currently working in two ERANET projects, the main aims being: recovery of carbonaceous residue (char) from coal ash as a substitute for graphite based materials, separation of heavy metals from coal ash, and identifying solutions for recycling the remaining inorganic matter after separation as granular aggregate - ceramic binder - for manufacturing construction materials.
The methodology used, the laboratory tests performed and the results are presented in detail.

Prof. Cornelia Aida Bulucea, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Craiova, ROMANIA, e-mail: abulucea@em.ucv.ro
Title: "Integrating Technical and Ecological Aspects in the Sustainability Approach to Electric Power Systems"
Abstract: It is widely accepted that sustainable development is a key concept that empowers two complementary aspects, namely the energy savings and the environmental impact of anthropogenic activities. In line with this idea, integrating technical and ecological aspects should represent a significant challenge to humanity within the present industrial world. Many feel that redefining the processes of human activities within the framework of industrial ecology refers to a commitment towards a sustainable industrial metabolism. Nowadays the electrical power is used all over the world, and standards of life and civilization are unfortunately too often interpreted in correlation with the use of electricity. Taking a holistic view, this lecture focuses on highlighting that industrial ecology permits an alternate view of safe and sustainable operation of electric power equipment and systems, related both to technical and environmental reference systems. Sustainability concepts linked to mathematical models could optimize the efficiencies of electric power systems, and modelling of an electric power system according to an industrial ecosystem pattern enhances thinking that anthropogenic activities can and should be viewed in concert with the entire system on Earth.




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Paper Submission

Papers must be written in the correct format:  MS Word.doc  or LaTeX  or LaTeX2   and must be uploaded using the following form as .doc, or .pdf file. Invited and Regular Papers will be published in various Indexed Journals based on quality and reviewers' recommendations. Only full papers will be promoted to reviewers for thorough peer review. The deadline for paper submission expired. We do not accept papers any longer.

 

Organizing Committee

General Chairs (Editors of Proceedings)

  1. Prof. Vladimir Sokolov, University of Karlsruhe,
    Karlsruhe, Germany
  2. Prof. Rui Pedro Juliao,
    Universidade Nova De Lisboa
    Lisbon, Portugal
  3. Prof. Aida Bulucea,
    University of Craiova, Romania

Senior Program Chair

  1. Prof. Shoji Arai, Kanazawa University,
    Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture,
    Japan

Program Chairs

  1. Prof. Filippo Neri
    Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica
    University of Naples "Federico II"
    Naples, Italy
  2. Prof. Constantin Udriste,
    University Politehnica of Bucharest,
    Bucharest
    Romania
  3. Prof. Sandra Sendra
    Instituto de Inv. para la Gestión Integrada de Zonas Costeras (IGIC)
    Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
    Spain

Tutorials Chair

  1. Prof. Pradip Majumdar
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Northern Illinois University
    Dekalb, Illinois, USA

Special Session Chair

  1. Prof. Hing-Ho Tsang,
    Swinburne University of Technology,
    Melbourne, Australia

Workshops Chair

  1. Prof. Ryszard S. Choras
    Institute of Telecommunications
    University of Technology & Life Sciences
    Bydgoszcz, Poland

Local Organizing Chair

  1. Assistant Prof. Klimis Ntalianis,
    Tech. Educ. Inst. of Athens (TEI), Athens, Greece

Publication Chair

  1. Prof. Gen Qi Xu
    Department of Mathematics
    Tianjin University
    Tianjin, China

Publicity Committee

  1. Prof. Reinhard Neck
    Department of Economics
    Klagenfurt University
    Klagenfurt, Austria
  2. Prof. Myriam Lazard
    Institut Superieur d' Ingenierie de la Conception
    Saint Die, France

International Liaisons

  1. Prof. Ka-Lok Ng
    Department of Bioinformatics
    Asia University
    Taichung, Taiwan
  2. Prof. Olga Martin
    Applied Sciences Faculty
    Politehnica University of Bucharest
    Romania
  3. Prof. Vincenzo Niola
    Departement of Mechanical Engineering for Energetics
    University of Naples "Federico II"
    Naples, Italy
  4. Prof. Eduardo Mario Dias
    Electrical Energy and Automation
    Engineering Department
    Escola Politecnica da Universidade de Sao Paulo
    Brazil

Steering Committee

  • Prof. Aida Bulucea, University of Craiova, Romania
  • Prof. Zoran Bojkovic, Univ. of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Prof. Metin Demiralp, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
  • Prof. Imre Rudas, Obuda University, Budapest, Hungary

Program Committee

A) Program Committee for ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

  • Prof. Bharat Doshi, John Hopkins University, Mayrland, USA
  • Prof. Gang Yao, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, USA
  • Prof. Lu Peng, Luisian State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
  • Prof. Y. Baudoin, Royal Military Academy, Brussels, Belgium
  • Prof. F.Rigas, School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece.
  • Prof. S. Sohrab, Northwestern University, IL, USA
  • Prof. A. Stamou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  • Prof. A. I. Zouboulis, Dept. of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Prof. Z. A. Vale, ISEP - Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto Rua Antonio Bernardino de Almeida, Portugal
  • Prof. M. Heiermann, Dr., Department of Technology Assessment and Substance Flow, Potsdam, Germany
  • Prof. I. Kazachkov, National Technical University of Ukraine (NTUU KPI ), Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Prof. A. M.A. Kazim, UAE University, United Arab Emirates
  • Prof. A. Kurbatskiy, Novosibirsk State University, Department of Physics, Russia
  • Prof. S. Linderoth, Head of Research on Fuel Cells and Materials Chemistry at Riso National Laboratory. Denmark
  • Prof. P. Lunghi, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale, University degli Studi di Perugia, Italy
  • Prof. J. Van Mierlo, Department of Electrotechnical Engineering and Energy Technology (ETEC) Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  • Prof. Pavel Loskot, Swansea University, UK
  • Prof. N. Afgan, UNESCO Chair Holder, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Prof. F. Akgun, Gebze Kocaeli, Turkey
  • Prof. Fernando Alvarez, Prof. of Economics, University of Chicago, USA
  • Prof. Mark J. Perry, Prof. of Finance and Business Economics, University of Michigan-Flit, USA
  • Prof. Biswa Nath Datta, IEEE Fellow, Distinguished Research Prof., Northern Illinois University, USA
  • Prof. Panos Pardalos, Distinguished Prof. Director, Center for Applied Optimization, University of Florida, USA
  • Prof. Gamal Elnagar, University of South Carolina Upstate,Spartanburg, SC, USA
  • Prof. Luis Tavares Rua, Cmte Guyubricht, 119. Conj. Jardim Costa do Sol. Atalaia, Brazil
  • Prof. Igor Kuzle, Faculty of electrical engineering and computing, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Prof. Maria do Rosario Alves Calado, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
  • Prof. Gheorghe-Daniel Andreescu, "Politehnica" University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Prof. Jiri Strouhal, University of Economics Prague, Czech Republic
  • Prof. Morris Adelman, Prof. of Economics, Emeritus, MIT, USA
  • Prof. Germano Lambert-Torres, Itajuba,MG, Brazil
  • Prof. Jiri Klima, Technical faculty of CZU in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Prof. Goricanec Darko, University of Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia
  • Prof. Ze Santos, Rua A, 119. Conj. Jardim Costa do Sol, Brazil
  • Prof. Ehab Bayoumi, Chalmers University of Technology,Goteborg, Sweden
  • Prof. Robert L. Bishop, Prof. of Economics, Emeritus, MIT, USA
  • Prof. Glenn Loury, Prof. of Economics, Brown University, USA
  • Prof. Patricia Jota, Av. Amazonas 7675, BH, MG, Brazil
  • Prof. S. Ozdogan, Marmara University, Goztepe Campus, Kuyubasi, Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey

    B) Program Committee for GEOSCIENCE
  • Prof. Prof. Jian Wang, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, USA
  • Prof. Bruno Capaccioni, Universita di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
  • Prof. Ernst D. Schmitter, University of Applied Sciences Osnabrueck, Germany
  • Prof. Corina Carranca, University of Algarve, Portugal
  • Prof. Hing-Ho Tsang, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
  • Prof. Paolo Budetta, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
  • Prof. Rui Pedro Juliao, Universidade Nova De Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
  • Prof. Victor M. Castano, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexioc City, Mexico
  • Prof. S. V. Dinesh, Siddaganga Institute of Institute of Technology, Tumkur, India
  • Prof. C. C. Sorrell, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  • Prof. Efthimios Karymbalis, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
  • Prof. Belkheir Hammouti, Mohammed Premier University, Oujda, Morocco
  • Prof. Ismail Rakip Karas, Karabuk University, Turkey

 

Topics of Interest

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE: Environment and sustainable development, Sustainable management, Indoor Air Quality in Offices and Houses, Quality of water, Global change, climate and biodiversity, Sustainable marine ecosystems, Climate and global change, Advanced Marine research, Research on Natural hazards, Green Transportation, Green Buildings, Cleaner energy systems, Renewable energy Systems, Combined Heat and Power Systems, Combustion and gasification, Energy Storage, Materials Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Hydrogen energy production, storage and transmission, Fuel Cells, Electrolysis, Hydrides, Biomass an Bio-energy, Wind energy and wind resources, Solar Energy Systems, Cogeneration Systems, Distributed generation systems, Energy conservation and generation, Distributed generation, embedded generation, Industrial Gas Turbines and Microturbines, Energy conservation in Industry, Economic and efficient energy systems, Socio-economic aspects of energy, Energy technology transfer, Oceanographic laser remote sensing, Applied thermodynamics and Eco-informatics, Thermodynamics of Ecosystems, Environmental management, Biodiversity, Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering, Air pollution and its effects on ecosystems, Cost reduction and less emission, Coasts and Seas, Sustainability indicators, Environmental risk, Recovery of damaged areas, Brownfields, Forestation, Science and the humanities, Soil and agricultural issues, Landscapes, The city of tomorrow and cultural heritage, Impact on society, the economy and employment, Sustainable Process Model, Strategic Management, Natural resources management, Feasibility Analysis, Refurbishment Investment Appraisal, Governance, urban design and cultural heritage, Nuclear Energy and Environmental Protection, Socio-economic and infrastructure issues, International strategy for energy, development and environment, Design and nature, Systems Theory for Environment and Ecosystems, Mathematical Biology, Simulation, Computational and Applied Mathematics for Energy, Environment, Development and Ecosystems, Others...

GEOSCIENCE: Mineralogy and Petrology, Historical Geology, Stratigraphy, Palaeontology, Physical Geography, Climatology, Geophysics, Economic Geology, Geochemistry, Geochemical Environmental Pollution, Laboratory of Remote Sensing, Structural Geology and Tectonics, Features and Processes of Deformation in Rocks, Folds, Fractures and Fabrics, Structural Associations in Orogenic Belts, Strike-Slip Zones and Extensional Regimes, Strain Analysis, Experimental Rock Deformation, Rock Mechanics, Geodynamics and Geology, Dynamic Tectonics, Tectonics and Geological Mapping, Earthquake Engineering, Investigation of Specific Earthquakes, Earthquake Hazard and Risk Estimation, Seismotectonics, Rock Mechanics applied to Seismology, Theoretical and Experimental Modelling, Educational Topics on Seismology, Others

Location and Venue

Conference Publications

* Invited and Regular Papers will be published in various Indexed Journals based on quality and reviewers' recommendations.

* Authors will be informed about the title of the Journal before their registration.