IFAC Conference on Control Methodologies and Technology for Energy Efficiency (IFAC CMTEE 2010)

Venue: Tivoli Marinotel Congress Center

Location: Vilamoura, Portugal

Event Date/Time: Mar 29, 2010 End Date/Time: Mar 31, 2010
Registration Date: Mar 29, 2010
Early Registration Date: Jan 15, 2010
Paper Submission Date: Oct 15, 2009
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Due to the shortage of fossil fuel resources and to the increase of world energy demand, energy is one of the most important challenges that the world is facing. Regardless of the increasing use of renewable sources, and of the rates of fossil fuel resources decrease and of demand increase, the solution to the global energy problem will require to promote efficiency in all steps within the energy flow, from conversion from primary sources to secondary sources to consuming systems passing through storage, transmission and distribution systems. Control methodologies and technologies are key elements for improving systems efficiency, and as such, their use is spread through all the actors in this global
energy realm. This conference, which is the first control conference specically devoted to the theme of energy, invites control and
automation contributions in the supplier area, in the consuming area, in storage transportation and distribution systems, and in co-distributed and micro-generation systems.

The Conference topics include control, modeling, management and automation applications in:

- Power plants: fossil fuel (coal, oil/petroleum, gas based), nuclear, geothermal, ocean-wave, tidal, biomass, solarthermal,
solar-photovoltaic, wind, hydro, bio-mechanical)
- Co-distributed and micro-generation systems
- Energy storage systems (fuel cells, hydrogen production)
- Intelligent energy/power transmission and distribution
- Grid Integration of renewable power plants and energy storage systems
- Energy efficiency in transportation, HVAC, buildings,equipment, lighting, agriculture, industries
- Economics of renewable energy sources
- SCADA and Integrated Energy Management Systems
- Intelligent and remote sensing and metering
- Forecasting of environmental variables, of energy produced,and its use in control and management
- Environmental issues, including waste management, recycling systems and pollution control
- Energy harvesting for autonomous and biomedical applications
- Green data centers