International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings (SEB09)

Venue: University of Brighton

Location: Brighton, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Apr 29, 2009 End Date/Time: May 01, 2009
Registration Date: Mar 13, 2009
Early Registration Date: Mar 13, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 31, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Jan 31, 2009
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Hosted by the University of Brighton, UK, and organised by the
KES International research and knowledge transfer organisation,
SEB'09 will be a major opportunity for researchers in subjects
related to sustainability, renewable energy technology, and
applications in the built environment to report on recent
research and mix with stakeholders in the field.

The conference will explore two main themes:-
-- The application of intelligent sensing, control, optimisation and
modelling techniques to sustainability;
-- The technology of sustainable buildings;
as well as more mainstream renewable energy and sustainability-related

Consisting of plenary keynote talks by experts, oral and poster
presentations, invited sessions and workshops, SEB'09 will provide
an exciting forum for the presentation of the results of new and
original research on the subject, and discussions on this important

-- Call for papers -------------------------------------------------

Authors are invited to submit papers on the conference topics and
related subjects.

All contributions must be of high quality, original and not
published elsewhere or submitted for publication during the review
period. Papers must be submitted following the instructions that
will be made available on the web site. All papers will be reviewed
and if of a high enough standard, accepted for presentation orally
or by poster. The conference proceedings will be published by
Springer-Verlag in their Engineering Series and indexed in ISI
conference publications, EI, INSPEC, etc. Authors of selected papers
will be invited to submit extended versions for publication in
special editions of various journals.

-- Conference Topics -----------------------------------------------

The following topics are relevant to SEB'09, however this list
is not intended to be exclusive:-

* 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.

* 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.

* High efficiency power storage systems: battery systems;
reversible fuel cells; flywheel systems; super-capacitors.

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

* 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 modelling schemes: life cycle analysis methodologies;
tools and life cycle analysis; triple-bottom-line analysis.

-- Call for Invited Session & Workshop Chairs -----------------------

We invite senior scientists to organise invited sessions of 6 or more
papers on a specific sub-topic within the scope of the conference to
be presented as a half or full day session or workshop. See for more details.

-- Industrial Round Table and Exhibition ----------------------------

Round table discussions will provide a forum for stakeholders to
discuss matters of interest. An exhibition for trade suppliers of
equipment relevant to the conference will be held. Manufacturers
and retailers are invited to contact the
conference organisers for details of opportunities to exhibit to
the international audience that will attend the conference.

-- Programme Committee ----------------------------------------------

An international programme committee is currently being formed.
If you would like to be involved in the organisation of the
conference please contact us.

-- Dates and Deadlines ----------------------------------------------

Submission of papers: 27 October 2008
Notification of Acceptance: 8 December 2008
Upload of Final Publication Files: 5 January 2009
Early Registration: 19 January 2009
Conference: 30 April - 1 May 2009

-- Organisation -----------------------------------------------------

SEB'09 is being organised by the KES International research
organisation and hosted by the University of Brighton.

-- Conference General Chairs --
Professor Andrew Miller, Centre for Sustainability in the Built
Environment, University of Brighton and
Dr Bob Howlett, Centre for Smart Systems, University of Brighton

-- Programme Committee Chair --
Prof Lakhmi C.Jain, University of South Australia

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