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5–7 June 2019 The 7th Edition of Sustainable Places (SP 2019)

Cagliari, Italy

The 6th annual Sustainable Places (SP) international conference on Energy Efficient Buildings and smart grids was the enabler for this 2nd edition of the Proceedings volume (SP2018 – v2). SP aims to build a community of stakeholders whom will ensure the long-term environmental sustainability of ever-growing, densifying urban areas, in a resource-constrained world. SP2018 was once again an official EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) Energy Day for the 3rd year in a row, and was hosted by CEA, the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, from 27 – 29 June 2018 in Aix-Les-Bains, France.

CEA has positioned itself as a leading key player in building the European research area (ERA) through its involvement in more than 400 European projects running in 2016 (194 FP7 projects and 228 H2020 projects). Low carbon energies (CEA Tech LITEN Institute) and technological innovation in digital systems (CEA Tech LIST Institute) are among its key research and innovation activities. Together with INES, the French national solar-energy research institute, CEA was both the SP2018 organizer and co-host with Savoie Mont Blanc University.

Join us for the 7th edition of Sustainable Places (SP2019) in the “Green Island” of Sardegna from 5 - 7 June 2019. Advancing the built environment at building, district, and urban scales to include our transport and energy infrastructures, SP is renowned for showcasing results coming out of the EU Horizon 2020 Framework Programme. Each year, Sustainable Places features topics that are shaping how we think about buildings and the built environment. The SP2019 call for proposals and registration are open for a limited time now!


22–24 August 2019 Global Conference on Addiction and Behavioral Health

London, UK

On behalf of the organizing committee, we are pleased to announce that the Global Conference on Addiction and Behavioral Health will be held during August 22-24, 2019 in London, UK by Magnus Group.

The theme of the conference is “Unifying the new discoveries and advanced approaches towards Addiction” including the highlights of the conference will be the focusing on the importance and role of different types of Addiction, Substance Abuse and Behavioral Medicine and new tools in therapies and researches.

The target audience includes Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Addiction Scholars, Drug Abuse Researchers, Addiction Doctors, Addiction Scientists, Neurological Disorder Professors, Recovery Managers and Care Advisors and Counsellors in order to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of addiction and behavioral sciences.

A number of the globally distinguished speakers with the proficiency in the fields are invited. They will introduce the leading-edge research and the future perceptions relevant to the themes enclosed in the upcoming meeting. Besides, oral and poster presentations with the attractive symposiums and workshops are included for more precise discussions.

We would like to take this opportunity to invite all researchers and accompanying parties to attend this meeting and to enjoy the rich scientific program and the attractions of London.

Conference Committee is looking forward to meeting you in London in August 2019!


22–23 May 2019 VIII International Scientific Conference "Environmental Engineering – Through A Young Eye"

Bialystok, Poland

ISMO will provide an opportunity for scientists, engineers, managers and professionals from all over the world  to sum up the scientific achievements and to highlight the outstanding problems in the area of environmental engineering. Participation in such a conference would be an excellent possibility to meet colleagues from different universities, to exchange knowledge and experiences, as well as to build up new contacts.

The primary goal of the conference is to promote research and developmental activities in an environmental engineering. It aims to be a field for scientific information exchange between experienced researchers, engineers and young scientists who take their first steps towards innovations. 

ISMO attaches importance to presenting and publishing novel and fundamental achievements in the environmental engineering and protection as well as energy and other related areas. Scholars and specialists on ISMO 2019 will share their knowledge, ideas, experiences and present points of view.  Our conference will be an international stage to present modern and exceptional study theories, results and their practical applications in related fields.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • air, water, soil and ecosystems protection,
  • water and wastewater treatment,
  • municipal and industrial waste utilization and recycling,
  • environmental monitoring,
  • problems of sustainable development,
  • global and local climate changes,
  • water supply and sewage disposal systems,
  • issue of RES renewable energy sources,
  • problems of modern heating networks and systems
  • energy and materials recovery technologies,
  • ventilation and air-conditioning,
  • low emission technologies,
  • circular economy.


27–30 May 2019 Symposium on Novel Efficiency Techniques in Buildings and Industry

Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada

Symposium Chairs: Sergio Croquer and Junior Lagrandeur (Université de Sherbrooke)
Keynote speaker: Ian Beausoleil-Morrison, PhD, P.Eng. (Carleton University)

The most recent reports expect average global temperatures to increase by about 1.5 ◦C over pre-industrial levels by 2040, making climate change one of the most challenging problems presently faced by mankind. Moreover, as density population and energy intensity in urban areas grow at an elevated pace, the energy performances of buildings and industries are key components for addressing climate change and sustainable development, with policies already in place in developed countries to promote the construction of near-zero energy buildings and industrial processes with low environmental impacts.
Since most greenhouse gas emissions come from to combustion of fossil fuels, reducing energy consumption by making a more efficient use of resources is a key approach for reducing global emissions. This symposium focuses on discussing solutions for improving the energy efficiency in the context of both buildings and industrial applications. Special attention will be given to contributions including elements of fluid mechanics (air, water, refrigerant, combustion) or describing the thermodynamics and economics of potential applications of these systems. Below is a non-exhaustive list of potential subjects:

  • Building energy simulation;
  • Refrigeration cycles;
  • Refrigeration equipment (compressors, ejectors, vortex tubes, heat pumps, etc.);
  •  Efficient air distribution and ventilation (air curtain, natural ventilation, cooling using outside air, etc.);
  • Process optimization involving fluid mechanics;
  • Solar thermal systems for heating or cooling;
  • Combined heating and power systems;
  • Advanced experimental or numerical methods dedicated to thermal energy systems

This symposium will conclude with a round table of Canadian experts about prospects and challenges in research on energy efficiency in Canada.


3–7 September 2019 TERRAenVISION 2019: Working towards the Sustainable Development Goals Barcelona, 3-7 September 2019

Barcelona, Spain

TERRAenVISION Environmental Issues Today: Scientific Solutions for Societal Issues


Our Planet suffers from human activities. As scientists we know more and more about our environment, about processes, rates of change, new threats and risks. However, the challenges seem to grow quicker than the solutions we can create.

This conference aims to focus on the scientific research towards finding solutions for the societal issues of our time. TERRAenVISION promotes interdisciplinary collaboration and networking. To bring scientists and stakeholders that have the same goal, work on the same societal issue, but have different scientific backgrounds. By bringing the people and their knowledge together, we may be able to take the steps towards solutions that can bring our society to a more sustainable situation. In this conference we want to link to International policies, and specifically to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Did you miss the first edition in January 2018? Please visit the website to see the program and outcomes of the meeting: www.terraenvision2018.eu

We especially aim to create new formats using interactive methods to facilitate as much discussion as possible. In oral/poster sessions, poster pitches will be standard in each oral session connected to the posters.


15th July 2019: Abstract deadline for oral presentations

15th August 2019: Abstracts deadline for poster presentations 

Abstract fee: free 

The new website has been launched now: www.terraenvision.eu

For inspiration: visit the website of the 2018 event: www.terraenvision2018.eu

Hoping for many enthusiastic contributions! If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]

Organising committee:

Heike Knicker, Ioannis Daliakopoulos, Marc Oliva, Damià Barceló, Zahra Kalantari, Carla Ferreira


25–27 March 2019 Natural Products and the Hallmarks of Chronic Diseases

Park Hotel, Luxembourg

On behalf of the organizing committee, we are pleased to announce that the Natural Products and the Hallmarks of Chronic Diseases will be held during March 25-27, 2019 in Park Hotel, Luxembourg.
Preliminary program:

Session 1. Oxidative stress 

Session 2. Epigenetic alterations 

Session 3. Metabolic alterations 

Session 4. Nanotechnologies and innovative technical approaches 

Session 5. Cancer 

Session 6: Young Scientist presentations 

We are looking forward to meeting you in Luxembourg!


1–4 November 2018 The 2nd International Cell Death Research Congress


Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the organizing committee, we are pleased to announce that the 2nd International Cell Death Research Congress will be held on 01-04 of November 2018 in Izmir/Turkey by Cell Death Research Society of Turkey (CDRS-Turkey).

The main topics of the scientific refereed congress will be the focusing on the importance and role of different types of cell death in oxidative stress, immunity, inflammation, stem cell therapies, genome signatures and new tools in therapies and researches.

The congress aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of cell death and related issues from around the world.

A number of the internationally distinguished speakers with the expertise in the fields are invited. They will introduce the cutting-edge research and the future perspectives relevant to the subjects covered in the present meeting. Besides, oral and poster presentations are included for more scientific discussions.

The congress will be held in Wyndham Grand Izmir Özdilek Hotel, Izmir-Turkey that has warm climate and called as pearl of the Mediterranean with its long beaches.

We would like to take this opportunity to invite all researchers and accompanying parties to attend this meeting and to enjoy the rich scientific program and the beauty of Izmir.

Organization Committee of congress is looking forward to meeting you in Turkey in November 2018.

Best regards,

Semra Koçtürk (Congress chairs)                                                                  

H.Seda Vatansever (Congress chairs)    



9–12 September 2018 Welcome to the EUROSENSORS 2018 Conference scheduled for 9 – 12 September 2018!

Graz, Austria

We are proud to organize the 32nd Edition of this Conference in Graz, Austria´s second largest city with the beautiful historic old town being a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage!

The EUROSENSORS conference was held for the very first time 1987 in Cambridge, UK, and is Europe’s largest Conference in the field of Sensors, Actuators, Micro- & Nanosystems, as well as related materials and fabrication technologies. EUROSENSORS is a most important forum for experienced scientists, engineers and students from academia, research institutes and companies. We are expecting 500 – 600 participants from all over the world to present and discuss their latest R&D results.

The conference venue will be the University of Graz (founded in 1585), which is one of the largest universities in Austria with about 32,500 students. Many excellent scientists, amongst them six Nobel laureates including Erwin Schroedinger, Otto Loewi and Viktor Hess have taught and researched here.

The EUROSENSORS 2018 Conference features two special topics “Photonic & Quantum Sensors” and “Automotive Sensors”, which are of high relevance for academia as well as for research institutes and industry. These special topics are motivated by strong Austrian R&D activities in photonic and quantum technologies as well as the location, since Graz is the centre of Austrian’s automobile industry, producing cars for the major European brands. The EUROSENSORS 2018 School is focused on “Sensors for Autonomous Driving” being the next big thing in automotive applications.

We trust that you will enjoy the EUROSENSORS 2018 Conference in Graz, which is offering a perfect blend of science, technology, art, culture and sightseeing.

We are looking forward to meeting you at the EUROSENSORS 2018 Conference in Graz, Austria!

Yours sincerely,
Your EUROSENSORS 2018 Organisation Team

Anton Köck, Materials Center Leoben Forschungs GmbH - General Conference Chair
Marco Deluca, Materials Center Leoben Forschungs GmbH - Programme Chair
Joachim Krenn, University of Graz - Local Scientific Chair
Alexander Bergmann, Graz - University of Technology - Publiction Chair
Torsten Mayr, Graz University of Technology - Local Organisation Chair
Margit Malatschnig, Techkonnex - High-Tech Promotion - Local Organisation Chair
Daniel Watzenig, Graz University of Technology, Virtual Vehicle Research Center - EUROSENSORS School Chair


7–15 September 2018 Hot Quarks 2018

Texel, Netherlands

The aim of this workshop is to enhance the direct exchange of scientific information among the younger members of the Relativistic Heavy Ion community, both from the experiments and theory. Therefore we especially want to encourage postdoctoral fellows, advanced graduate students, and junior faculty and research staff to apply. Topics that will be addressed include:

  • QCD at high temperature/density and lattice QCD
  • Initial state effects and the Color Glass Condensate
  • Relativistic hydrodynamic and collective phenomena
  • Correlations and fluctuations
  • Jets in the vacuum and in the medium
  • Baryons and Strangeness
  • Heavy Flavor, dileptons and photons
  • Applications of String Theory and AdS/CFT
  • Experimental techniques and future programs apparatus


6–8 August 2018 6th International Symposium on Sensor Science (I3S 2018) and 4th SPINTECH Technology Thesis Award

Kenting, Taiwan

Sensors are vital components of smart manufacturing, artificial Intelligence, Cyber–Physical System (CPS) and Internet of Things (IoT) for industry 4.0. For more advanced creations, biologists, engineers, physicists and chemists are all endeavoring to provide innovative technical sensors. This year, 2018, the well-known journal, Sensors, is going to hold the international conference in Kenting, which is located in the south of Taiwan—taking place in Asia for the first time. I3S embraces all professionals from industry, academia and government to discuss the latest developments and breakthroughs of sensor technology and related subjects. During the conference, attendees, from a range of research areas, will all gather together to share different aspects and establish new mutually beneficial collaborations across different fields.

We sincerely look forward to your participation in I3S2018.


5 June 2018 International Symposium on Rail Infrastructure Systems Engineering (i-RISE)

Brno University of Technology

Dear Colleagues,

Social and economic growth, security, and sustainability, around the globe, are at risk of being compromised due to aging and failing railway infrastructure systems. This partly reflects a recognized skill shortage in railway infrastructure engineering. Emerging risks and their significant consequences, with no sign of early warnings, has been recently evidenced by many extreme events, such as the Nepal Earthquakes, the Madrid train bombing, the Brussels Metro Attack, etc. A great deal of past research has emphasized the applications of technology in solving front-line problems in the railway industry. Although practical knowledge has been developed alongside corporate knowledge, science and technology are still lacking in order to innovate and revolutionize the railway industry from a fundamental principle viewpoint. Many fundamental issues, such as choice of materials, durability, capacity, engineering properties, functionality requirements, and design concepts, remain unchanged. Together with the high turnover rate of technical staff within rail industry worldwide, many incidents have repeated themselves, causing high maintenance costs, service cancellations and delays, and even human lives, due to catastrophic incidents. This 1-day international symposium will address some of the most essential issues currently affecting the safety, reliability and functionality of global rail infrastructure systems. Rebuilding and enhancing urban rail infrastructure faces problems, beyond the search for engineering solutions. These issues resonate with one of the major grand challenges in engineering aiming to restore and improve urban infrastructure and built environments, where it will, not only be necessary to devise new approaches and methods, but also communicate their value and worthiness to society at large.

This symposium will accept various novel and original research topics related to railway infrastructure systems, including, but not limited to:

•Stability and dynamics

•Safety, risks and uncertainty

•Infrastructure engineering

•Structural engineering and materials

•Transportation geotechniques

•Rail transportation

•Mechanics, prognostics and diagnostics

•Health monitoring, inspection, NDT&E (non-destructive testing and evaluation) and signal processing

•Big data analytics and railway operations

•Multi hazards and climate change adaptation

•Train-track interaction and wheel-rail interface

•Drainage, surveying, photogrammetry, remote sensing and drone technology

•Railway and transportation technologies

i-RISE 2018 will be hosted by Brno University of Technology. The extended abstracts will be indexed in MDPI Proceedings and given individual DOI (DOAJ). The participation in the conference is free but a fee of Euro 50 will be charged for breaks and lunch. More information, please contact [email protected] for more information or visit conference website at following link. We hope to see you in Brno, Czech Republic in Summer.

Best regards,

Prof Milan Omasta (Bruno University of Technology) Co-Chair

Dr Sakdirat Kaewunruen (University of Birmingham) Co-Chair


26–29 March 2018 ISEA 2018

Brisbane, Australia

The School of Engineering at Griffith University welcomes you to the 12th Biennial conference on the Engineering of Sport on behalf of the International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA) in Brisbane, Australia from 26 to 29 March 2018 together with Australian Sports Technologies Network.

Today more than ever engineering and technology make valuable contributions to the the way we play, watch and compete in sport. This conference brings world leading researchers, sports professionals and industry organisations, together, in one place and on the eve of the Commonwealth Games.

Hear from the latest progress in design, mechanical, performance, analytics, textiles and wearables and how they are changing sport.

For more information, access our website: http://www.isea2018.com.au. Accepted papers will be published in MDPI Open Access Proceedings.

Proceedings Editors:

Prof. David V. Thiel - Griffith University

Dr. Hugo G. Espinosa - Griffith University

Mr. Jonathan Shepherd - Griffith University


27–28 November 2017 IMMAGINI?


A biunivocal and indissoluble relationship exists between image and imagination, whose multiple manifestations involve heterogeneous, and at the same time contiguous, research path: there are images that embody the imagination of their author (drawing design) and images that try to go back to his original intentions (survey drawing); images deeply rooted in real space (geographical maps and city images) and images acted in one necessarily imagined space (virtual & augmented reality, utopian city or piranesianic spaces); images that intentionally alter the perceived reality (photographic manipulations) and images that result from deception or alteration of perceptual schemes (anamorphic representations and dysperceptive phenomena); images that make narrative paths (visual storytelling) and educational images capable to form the knowledge, the know-how and the knowing how to be (iconography and iconology didactics); images that enhance the narrative experience of the child (illustration for children), and experiential images that integrate space and time (children’s drawings); images that stimulate the imagination of their user (visual design) and interactive images that support the imagination of the urban planner (processing and visualization of territorial data).

The images as visual artefacts, “designed objects”, perfect synthesis between Eidos and Eidolon, represent and contain entire worlds, real or imaginary, in the space of a glance. This glance represents the limit between the pre-perceptual characteristics of the image and its pre-projective characteristics. This glance is the retinal boundary between what an image is and what an image means.

The conference aims to investigate this gaze, through the comparison of contributions from different scientific perspectives, with the intention to shed new light on historical questions and to draw new ideas and applications for the future of the images.


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