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Long-Term Ecosystem Research in Europe

PROMITHEAS 3rd International Scientific Conference "Energy and Climate Change"

The PROMITHEAS Conference started as an activity of the FP6 funded project titled "PROMITHEAS-2" and has become a traditional annual meeting for scientists and researchers working in energy and climate change policy issues.
When 07 Oct, 2010 10:10 AM to
08 Oct, 2010 10:10 AM
Where Athens, Greece
Contact Name
Contact Phone (+30) 210-7275732
Attendees PROMITHEAS network invites scientists, researchers, PhD candidates and engineers from the academic, scientific, engineering and industrial sectors to participate and contribute in promoting and disseminating scientific knowledge.
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The sessions are oriented to energy and environment - climate change. An International Scientific Committee consisted of members from Greece, EU, BSEC and Central Asia countries will ensure the quality of the sessions. All sessions will be hosted at the “New Amfitheatro” of the Central Building of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

The themes tackled by the conference include:

A. Energy Policy

- Energy supply and geopolitics
- Strategic energy planning
- Energy interconnections
- Transcontinental energy corridors
- Environmental, social and economic impacts of energy policies and usage
- Analysis and optimization of energy processes
- Energy scenarios, modeling and forecasting
- Energy security and risk assessment
- Energy management systems
- Energy system analysis and modeling
- Decision support systems for energy sector management
- Energy Economics

These general topics concern also the following themes and topics.

A1: Conventional fuels (oil, gas, coal, lignite)
- Reserves estimation technologies and methodologies
- Exploration - Geological, geochemical and geophysical methods and technologies
- Production and transportation
- Improved recovery
- Socio-economics of reserves exploitation and fossil fuel transportation
- Design, construction and operations of pipelines
- Hydrocarbons maritime and rail transportation

A2: Electricity
- Generation, transmission & distribution planning and protection
- Power systems reliability and security
- Corporate planning and management
- Market policies, structures and rules
- Market deregulation
- Markets modeling and simulation
- Pricing and transactions
- Optimization Techniques
- Demand and/or Load Management/Forecast
- Plant and equipment operation, maintenance, control and condition monitoring
- Modern technology and computation techniques and applications
- Online Monitoring and Diagnosis
- Distributed Generation, Co-generation

A3. Renewable Energy Sources (solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, biomass, tidal wave, hydrogen)
- Obstacles for the promotion of renewable energy
- Competitiveness and cost efficiency
- Renewable energies in rural areas
- Emissions cuts and the promotion of RES

A4. Biofuels
- New BioTechnologies
- Policies for promoting the use of biofuels
- Global trading and pricing

B. Environmental -Climate Change Policy

- Environmental protection policies (water, noise, pollution, ecosystems, biodiversity)
- Environmental -climate change economics
- Decision support systems
- Comparative analysis of policies
These general topics concern also the following themes and topics.

B1: Climate change
- Climate change forecasting models and simulations
- Measuring and evaluating climate change impacts (water cycle, ecosystems, biodiversity, land regions, agriculture, health and cultural heritage)
- Mitigation policies (Kyoto protocol mechanisms - ETS, CDM and JI - green markets, post-Kyoto regimes)
- Carbon dioxide capture and storage
- Climate change and ozone layer depletion

B2: Energy efficiency and conservation
- Energy conservation measures and their implementation
- Optimal use of energy resources
- Mathematical models
- Techniques and technologies for energy consumption measuring and monitoring
- Optimization of day lighting and artificial lighting (green lighting)
- Energy networks and decentralized production (heat and electricity)


Important dates

Deadline for the submission of abstracts: 21 June, 2010
Notification of acceptance: 5 July, 2010
Deadline for submission of full paper: 26 August, 2010

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