World Congress on Sustainable Technologies (WCST-2011)

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The World Congress on Sustainable Technologies (WCST-2011) is a multidisciplinary congress, Technical Co-Sponsored by IEEE UK/RI Computer Chapter. The WCST bridging efforts across the natural, social and engineering sciences, the environment and development of communities. The congress covers a wide spectrum of topics that relate to sustainability, which includes technical and non-technical research areas. It also encourages sharing new knowledge in the field of sustainable technologies and the environmental impacts.

The mission of WCST-2011 is to provide the opportunities for collaboration and reflection that have the potential to greatly enhance the infrastructure and capacity for conducting and applying art, science and technology for sustainability. The WCST bridges the gap between academia and industry by creating awareness of current development in sustainable technologies.

The topics in WCST-2011 include but are not confined to the following areas:

Sustainable Energy Technologies:

Bio-energy and Geo-energy
Energy in Transportation Systems
Energy Efficiency in Utilization
Environmental Issues
Energy Harvesting
Energy Storage Systems
Energy Storage Systems
Energy Market, Management and Economics
Energy Resources for Portable Electronics
Energy Efficiency in Utilization
Geothermal energy
Intelligent Energy, Power Transmission Distribution, Interconnects and Protection
Materials for Energy Resources
Nanotechnology in Energy
New Enabling Technologies
New Materials for Energy Resources and RF and Magnetic Field Energy Devices
Off-grid Isolated Energy Systems
Policy Issues on Renewable Energy
Power Electronics and Energy Conversion
Renewable Energy and Biofuels

Renewable Energy Managements,
Economics and Environmental Impact:

Climate Change
Energy from waste
Environmental assessments
Environmental issues
Environmental policies and planning
Hazardous Chemical
Innovative use of Renewable Raw Materials
Offshore pollution and oil spills
Pollution prevention
Sustainable waste management technologies
Sustainability impact assessments and tools


Environmental Education
Education and Training
E-Society (e-Learning, e-Health, e-Medicine, e-Governance, e-Business, e-Art, e-Science)

Green Computing:

Advanced IT energy-aware technologies
Green Computing Geo-energy
Electronic waste
Energy Efficient Ethernet
IT energy management
Power-aware software
Power-efficient architectures and chip designs
Component level power management, e.g., memory, disk.
Power aware networking
Smart Grids applications
Technology as Green Enablers (Grid, Cloud, Data Centers, Virtualization)

Sustainable Building Design:

Building Design and System
Creative Industries
Industrial Developments
Low and zero energy houses and buildings
New Insulation materials and techniques
New building materials and recycling
Photovoltaics and Solar Thermal

Sustainability and Policy:

Sustainable Applications
Sustainable Development Policy
Sustainable Innovations
Sustainable Technology Programme

Waste Management:

Agricultural wastes
Industrial waste management
Medical wastes
Mining and mineral wastes
Nuclear and hazardous waste
Waste from electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE)
Waste water treatment