The IASTED International Conference on Environmental Management and Engineering ~EME 2009~ (EME 2009)

Venue: Banff

Location: Banff, Alberta, Canada

Event Date/Time: Jul 06, 2009 End Date/Time: Jul 08, 2009
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The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED)


With steady population growth and increasing energy demand around the world, the prudent management of the world's dwindling resources has become an issue of utmost importance. Concomitantly, the areas of greatest population growth -- and insatiable energy demand -- are found in nations with high levels of pollution. The IASTED International Conference on Environmental Management and Engineering aims to convene scholars, researchers and individuals in government to discuss the challenges posed by the confluence of finite energy supplies, demographic trends and political considerations, and possible solutions thereto. The resulting threats to the environment, food and water supplies will be of particular interest.

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.

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

* Wireless and Optical Communications (WOC 2009)
* Antennas, Radar and Wave Propagation (ARP 2009)
* Modelling and Simulation (MS 2009)


Nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies and spanning 6,641 square kilometres of valleys, mountains, glaciers, forests, meadows, and rivers, Banff National Park is truly one of the world's premier destination spots. Banff was Canada's first national park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Summer in Banff means time to put away the skis and bring out the hiking boots. Banff National Park is a hiking wonderland, containing over 1,600 kilometres of trails. Even in July, the warmest month, the Rockies will fill you with awe as you fish, golf, camp, horseback ride, go whitewater rafting, or take a helicopter ride. Visitors can tour historic sites, soak in hot springs, stroll along the shores of Lake Louise, and enjoy many first class accommodations. Drive the Icefields Parkway into adjoining Jasper National Park and you have an excellent chance of seeing elk, deer, moose, and black bears along the roadside. Take a ride on the Banff gondola or spend just one night camping under the diamond-lit sky and you will be convinced that this is the most beautiful place on earth.

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

* Water resources management
* Air quality
* Conservation
* Ecological Restoration
* Pollution Reduction
* Habitat Rehabilitation
* Land Management
* Wastewater Treatment
* Natural Resource Management
* Remote Sensing
* Carbon Sequestration
* Sustainable Development
* Waste Management
* Soil Erosion
* Biomonitoring
* Environmental Impact Assessment
* Clean Energy
* Biodegradable Materials


* J. Anthony – University of Leeds, UK
* I. . Buchanan – University of Alberta, Canada
* P. Champagne – Carleton University, Canada
* M. Elhassan – Lakehead University, Canada
* L. Hatch – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA
* N. Hilal – University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
* D.P. Loucks – Cornell University, USA
* M. McDonald – University of Southampton, UK
* M. Pourkashanian – University of Leeds, UK
* C. Xu – Lakehead University, Canada


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 February 16, 2009. 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 March 16, 2009. Final manuscripts are due by May 1, 2009. Registration and final payment are due by May 15, 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 February 16, 2009. 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 February 16, 2009. 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 February 16, 2009, 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:
Submissions Due February 16, 2009
Notification of Acceptance March 16, 2009
Final Manuscripts Due May 1, 2009
Registration Deadline May 15, 2009

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

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