The IASTED International Conference on Solar Energy ~SOE 2009~ (SOE 2009)

Venue: Phuket

Location: Phuket, Thailand

Event Date/Time: Mar 16, 2009 End Date/Time: Mar 18, 2009
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The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED)
* Technical Committee on Energy and Power Systems


The rising price of oil, the diminution of cheap energy sources, and growing global environmental concerns have induced greater interest in alternative sources of energy. The purpose of SOE 2009 is to bring together international researchers and practitioners working at the cutting edge of solar energy, as well as related areas such as renewable energy and clean energy.

All papers submitted to this conference will be double-blind peer reviewed by at least two members of the International Program Committee and related technical committees. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality, significance, technical soundness, presentation, and references. The conference chair makes the final decision on the acceptance or rejection of the paper.

SOE 2009 will be held in conjunction with the IASTED International Conferences on:

* Web-based Education (WBE 2009)
* Advances in Computer Science and Engineering (ACSE 2009)


Originally an important trading post between China and India that allowed merchants to anchor and avoid the monsoons that passed nearby, Phuket has grown into a modern tropical getaway for people looking to relax and enjoy the many unique treasures the island has to offer. At the centre of Thailand's tourist industry, Phuket has the absolute most variety for its visitors, and everything that you could ever look for in a vacation is available on this island. The tough part is deciding what type of paradise you are looking for! Five Star resort or authentic beach hut? Patong beach, famous for its lively crowd and atmosphere, or Mai Kao beach, a private hideout away from it all? Dance and laugh at a vibrant pub and disco or enjoy a quiet meal at a waterfront restaurant? Red curry with chillies, lemon grass, and coconut milk or fresh caught barracuda, shark, and tuna roasted over an open fire? Even once you decide what kind of vacation you are looking for, Phuket will keep you guessing about what to do next. You could spend your days travelling the west coast of the island and enjoying stunning ocean views, organize a trek to the jungle and ride an elephant, shop for local handicrafts at the Patong beach street market, visit a local Buddhist Wat, or learn more about Phuket at the Thalang National Museum. No matter what you choose, you will always get to experience the famous Thai hospitality that will help make your trip to Phuket one that you will never forget!

The topics to be covered include, but are not limited to:

* Nanotechnologies for Solar Energy
* Photovoltaic Energy
* Solar Fuel Cells
* Solar-powered Vehicles
* Solar Thermal Energy
* Thin Film Batteries
* Desalination Systems
* Solar Cooling
* Clean Energy
* Renewable Energy
* Biomass Energy
* Sustainability
* Flexible Solar Cells
* Hybrid Power Generation
* Organic Solar Cells
* Remote Sensing of Solar Radiation
* Solar Thermal Conversion
* Sustainable Buildings
* Thin Film Silicon Solar Cells

Applications in:

* Agriculture
* Environment
* Economics
* Home Construction


* B. Abu-Hijleh – British University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
* D. Adikaari – University of Surrey, United Kingdom
* J. Agee – University of Botswana, Botswana
* N.A. Ahmed – College of Technological Studies, Kuwait
* B. Akash – King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
* I. Al-Bahadly – Massey University, New Zealand
* M. Al-nimr – Jordan University of Technology, Jordan
* L. Aye – University of Melbourne, Australia
* G. Bakos – Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
* H. Barshilia – National Aerospace Laboratories, India
* G. Calogero – National Research Council, Italy
* D. Carroll – Wake Forrest University, USA
* L. Chang-Chien – National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
* J. Choi – Chungbuk National University, Korea
* M. Cordeiro – University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Portugal
* C. Cristofari – University of Corsica, France
* D. Dionysiou – University of Cincinnati, USA
* P. Fleming – De Montfort University, United Kingdom
* A. George – University of Botswana, Botswana
* Ö. Göl – University of South Australia, Australia
* C. Grimes – Penn State University, USA
* Z. Hanzelka – AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
* A. Harb – University of Central Florida, USA
* M. Ikura – CANMET Energy Technology Centre, Canada
* S.H. Jangamshetti – Basaveshwar Engineering College, India
* S. Jia – Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
* S. Kaplanis – Technological Educational Institute Of Patras, Greece
* C. Karunakaran – Annamalai University, India
* A.M. Khambadkone – National University of Singapore, Singapore
* J.L. Kirtley – MIT, USA
* A.J. Lennon – University of New South Wales, Australia
* D.C. Martins – Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
* M. Matei – University Valahia Targoviste, Romania
* S.K. Mazumder – University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
* S. Meo – University of Naples Federico II, Italy
* I. Nagy – Hungarian Academy of Science, Hungary
* J. Pasupuleti – Taylor's College, Malaysia
* J. Peracaula – Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
* S. Pietruszko – Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
* A. Pigazo – University of Cantabria, Spain
* J. Rizk – University of Western Sydney, Australia
* Z. Salameh – University of Massachusetts - Lowell, USA
* H. Salehfar – University of North Dakota, USA
* E. Santini – University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
* S. Santoso – University of Texas at Austin, USA
* R. Schropp – Utrecht University, Netherlands
* K. Sheng – Rutgers University, USA
* I. Shim – Chung-Ang University, Korea
* P. Shipkovs – Latvian Academy of Sciences, Latvia
* O. Soares – Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal
* S. Soulayman – Higher Institute for Applied Sciences and Technology, Syria
* E. Stathatos – University of Patras, Greece
* N. Tansu – Lehigh University, USA
* Z.A. Vale – Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
* E. van Dyk – Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
* P. Vivo – Tampere University of Technology, Finland
* S. Wilkinson – University of South Florida, USA
* K. Yang – Chinese Academy of Science, PR China
* L. Zhang – Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA


Initial Papers
Submit your paper via our website at:

All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. The IASTED Secretariat must receive your paper by November 15, 2008. Receipt of paper submission will be confirmed by email.

Complete the online initial paper submission form designating an author who will attend the conference and provide four key words to indicate the subject area of your paper. At least one of the key words must be taken from the list of topics provided under Scope. Initial paper submissions should be full papers with approximately six pages. Formatting instructions are available at:

All papers submitted to this conference will be double blind reviewed by at least two reviewers. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality and contribution.

All papers submitted to IASTED conferences must be previously unpublished and may not be considered for publication elsewhere at any time during IASTED's review period. Authors are limited to a maximum of three paper submissions. Authors are responsible for having their papers checked for style and grammar prior to submission to IASTED. Papers may be rejected if the language is not satisfactory.

Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by December 19, 2008. Final manuscripts are due by January 15, 2009. Registration and final payment are due by February 2, 2009. Late registration fees or paper submissions will result in the papers being excluded from the conference proceedings.

Final Papers
Send your final manuscripts via email to: The subject line for the final manuscript submission must include your six-digit paper number. The formatting instructions can be found at: and must be strictly followed. The page limit for final papers is six single-spaced pages in 10 point Times New Roman font. Only one paper of up to six pages is included in the regular registration fee. There will be an added charge for extra pages and additional papers.

Proposals for three-hour tutorials should be submitted online by November 15, 2008. Tutorials are to be submitted via the following website address:

A tutorial proposal should clearly indicate the topic, background knowledge expected of the participants, objectives, time allocations for the major course topics, and the qualifications of the instructor(s).

Persons wishing to organize a special session should email a proposal to by November 15, 2008. Proposals should include a session title, a list of the topics covered, and the qualifications and brief biography of the session organizer(s). Papers submitted to the special session must be received by November 15, 2008, unless otherwise stipulated by the Special Session Organizer. A minimum of five papers must be registered and fully paid in order for this session to be included in the conference program. More information on special sessions is available at:


Expanded and enhanced versions of papers published in the conference proceedings can also be considered for inclusion in one of the IASTED journals. Information on the submission of papers to journals is available at:

Whole proceedings as well as single papers can now be purchased online. Please visit ACTA Press:

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Submissions Due
November 15, 2008

Notification of Acceptance
December 19, 2008

Final Manuscripts Due
January 15, 2009

Registration Deadline
February 2, 2009

For more information, or to be placed on our mailing list, please contact:

IASTED Secretariat – SOE 2009
B6, Suite 101, Dieppe Avenue SW
Calgary, AB, Canada T3E 7J9
Tel: 403-288-1195
Fax: 403-247-6851
Web site:


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