International Conference on Harnessing Technology: Challenges & Opportunities in GCC States (Renewab (ICHT 2011)

Venue: Muscat

Location: Muscat, Muscat, Oman

Event Date/Time: Feb 13, 2011 End Date/Time: Feb 14, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Jul 15, 2010
Paper Submission Date: Nov 15, 2010
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Conference Objectives
To focus on practical solutions to emerging sustainability issues in the energy sector through renewable alternatives, for example solar thermal, solar photovoltaic, wind, thermal energy, hydro, renewable heating and clean coal, open and closed loop geothermal heating/cooling systems. The Conference also encompasses the concepts of integrated green communities, energy-efficient buildings, energy audits and surveys. The Conference will also feature deliberations on alternative fuels, biodiesel, ethanol, hybrids, green batteries and more.

The International Conference on Harnessing Technology (ICHT) will aim to incorporate the following themes, as outlined:

• Current status of Renewable Energy Resources and its application in Oman and the region.
• Challenges and opportunities in harnessing Renewable Energy resources and technology
• Environmental impacts and sustainability of technologies
• Economics and efficiency of Renewable Energy systems
• Solar and Wind Energy systems, technology and its application including thermal cooling, EOR, desalination etc
• Case Studies on Solar & Wind renewable energy systems
• Reliability and maintenance of Renewable Energy systems
• Integration of Renewable Energy systems (Hybrid technologies)
• Renewable Energy policy, planning, implementation and management
• New, innovative approaches and clean technologies
• Energy Resources and their efficient use
• Business opportunities in Renewable Energy technologies
• Alternative sources of Renewable Energy

Date & Venue
The International Conference on Harnessing Technology (ICHT): “Challenges & Opportunities in GCC States – Renewable Energy Resources” will take place in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, over two days from 13- 14 February 2011.

Target Audience
Energy Company Strategists, Project Developers, Renewable Energy Associations, Building Architects, Engineers, Entrepreneurs, Government and Regulatory Bodies, Environmental Organizations, Energy Technology Innovators, Educationists, researchers and students.

Important Dates to Remember
Receipt of Abstract: July 2010
Finalization of Abstracts: September 2010
Final manuscripts: November 2010
Final paper ready: December 2010
Conference: 13-14th February 2011

Selected papers will be published in a special edition of the COMADEM International Journal and in the Caledonian Journal of Engineering.

For Further Information

Caledonian College of Engineering
Conference & Events Coordinator
P.O. Box: 2322, CPO Seeb- 111
Sultanate of Oman
Tel: 2453 6165 Ext. 516, Fax: 2453 5675


P.O. Box: 2322, CPO Seeb- 111