Proceedings Information | Guidelines for Authors | Contact
The 2012 Pacific Rim Energy & Sustainability Congress invites scholarly interactions among academics, researchers, doctoral students, and representatives from industry, as well as think tanks, non-profit / non-governmental organization professionals to submit research abstracts and research papers.
As the fields of energy and sustainability cross over into multiple disciplines, authors are welcome to submit from a range of topics, perspectives, and disciplines. The range of research submissions may include conceptual, empirical, experimental, and case studies.
PRESCO 2012 TRACKS
Alternative energy technology
Biomass, wind and solar energy resources and technologies
Black swan: nuclear energy
Black swan: off shore drilling
Carbon footprints and carbon offsetting
Climate change policy
Consumption of resources
Corporate social responsibility
Distributed energy systems
The economics of energy generation
Energy and automation
Energy conversion and management
Energy education in the classroom
Energy efficiency improvement
Energy and environmental quality
Energy storage techniques
Ethics of sustainability
Fuel cells and hydrogen energy
Green buildings and the built environment
Greenhouse gases mitigation technologies
The intersection of energy and environmental policy
Kyoto Protocol: looking back on 15 years
Life cycle assessment
Market and finance of renewable energy resources
Policy making for sustainable energy
Pollutant emission control and abatement
The triple bottom line: people, planet, profit
Other (please specify)
The future of electricity generation in a post-Fukushima world:
Are we on track to return to coal and oil with parallel CO2 emissions?
What might the economics of power generation look like in the 5-10 year time frame? 50 years?
Renewable energy? Safety? Conservation? Societal implications?
- Abstracts must be sent through the online system provided here. Submission through the system is free. Proposals sent by email attachment will not be considered.
- Abstracts must be a maximum of 300 words and include the following items, (1) Full name, academic rank or job title, contact information, name of institution; (2) Full name, academic rank or job title, name of institution of co-authors; (3) Title of abstract/research paper; (4) a university or institution registered E-mail address.
- Submitting full papers is optional. The deadline for full papers is June 10, 2012.
- Abstracts must focus on scientific results or their application. The Program Committee may decline to consider abstracts with other focus.
- Submitted papers may be placed in a different, more appropriate session than the one to which it was submitted. Final decisions regarding placement of individual papers and sessions rests with the Program Committee.
- Oral presentations are decided by the Program Committee and cannot be requested, although you may request a poster presentation.
- Submission of an abstract or acceptance of an abstract does not register you for the Congress. Separate registration fees apply.
- Co-authors also wishing to present must register separately for the Congress; in other words, a single registration does not permit all authors to present.
- Submission of an abstract carries with it the obligation to give a presentation in the designated manner assigned by the Program Committee. It also grants the Congress permission to publish the abstract.
- To make either an oral or a poster presentation, the presenter must be listed on an abstract at the time of electronic publication. An individual cannot present another person’s paper, if their name is not listed as an author on the abstract.
- ALL oral and poster presenters must pay the registration fee to be given a presentation slot and included in the proceedings.
- The review committee will not consider research abstracts or research papers that are derived from plagiarized or copyrighted research.
- If the submitted research abstract or research paper has been previously published in another journal, it will not be accepted.
- Oral presenters will be allotted 30 minutes to present. If two or more co-authors will present together, the allotted time is still only 30 minutes. The session chair will field questions after all panel members have presented.
- The session chair is expected to handle three tasks, (1) briefly introduce each panelist; (2) serve as a time moderator to ensure equal presentation times; and (3) to field questions and stimulate discussion after the final presentation.
- Seating arrangement for oral presentations will be theater style with a table at the front.
- Each room will be equipped with a projector and a screen. If you are using an Apple computer, please be sure to bring the proper adapter for connecting to the projector.
- Computers will not be provided for presenters. We kindly ask that you bring your own computer, or to bring a flash memory USB drive with your presentation on it.
- The session rooms are not equipped with Internet; however, other areas of the Congress main room and the hotel should have Internet access.
- Poster presenters will be allotted 30 minutes to present. If two or more co-authors will present together, the allotted time is still only 30 minutes. The session chair will field questions after all panel members have presented.
- Poster sessions will be held in the registration area. Poster boards mounted on stands will be provided.
- Posters may be set up 15 minutes before the start of the session. Presentations should be taken down within 30 minutes after the session ends. Display materials not removed following the conclusion of the session will be discarded.
- Poster materials should include the title of the presentation and the list of authors. Bring all illustrations needed — figures, tables, color photographs, charts.
- Common dimensions for posters are 42 x 42 inches (107cm x 107cm); 42 x 48 inches (107cm x 122cm); or 42 x 52 inches (107cm x 132cm).
- Poster material should be well labeled and easy to read from a distance of 6 feet (1.8 meters). Lettering should be bold. If you will be posting typed material, use a large font size (20 to 24 pt) on white, pale yellow or cream-colored non-glossy paper. Use 1-inch margins. Avoid use of fancy fonts. Use upper and lowercase letters. “Times New Roman” is easier to read than sans (without) serif fonts such as “Geneva”.
- No audiovisual equipment is permitted for poster presentations.
- Oral and poster presenters shall be included in the Congress Proceedings.
- The Congress Proceedings will be given to participants attending the Congress from August 6-9, 2012 at the Hiroshima Crowne Plaza.
- Submitting full papers for inclusion the Congress Proceedings is optional.
- The deadline for submitting full papers is June 10, 2012.
- All submissions to the Congress will undergo a blind review process. In support of environmental sustainability, the Proceedings will be published in electronic format only.
Authors wishing to have their full paper included in the Congress Proceedings must submit their paper electronically to the Submissions Coordinator by June 10, 2012. Unfortunately, hard copy submissions cannot be accepted.
PRESCO 2012 Paper Guidelines
In an effort to assist the author in preparing and formatting the paper, these instructions present the specifications for formatting the elements of the paper. All papers must follow these guidelines. All artwork, tables, and graphs must be correctly inserted into the final paper.
Click below to access the PRESCO 2012 Full Paper Template:
QUALIFYING FOR SPECIAL EDITION OF JOURNAL PUBLICATION: ‘CHALLENGES’
Arrangements have been made with the journal “Challenges” (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/challenges) for a special issue on “Challenges in Industrial Ecology”.
Papers should be submitted in accordance with the journal’s format. For fullest consideration papers should be submitted to the editorial office no later than September 1, 2012.
“Challenges” (ISSN 2078-1547), an open access, peer-reviewed scientific journal for research proposals and open problems, is published online by MDPI biannually.
In order to qualify for the issue on “Challenges in Industrial Ecology” papers must address an issue related to the main themes of this area of study:
- Material and Energy Flow Studies
- Industrial Metabolism
- Dematerialization and Decarbonization
- Technological Change and the Environment
- Design for the Environment
- Extended Producer Responsibility (Product Stewardship)
- Eco-industrial Parks (Industrial Symbiosis)
- The Rebound Effect
- Product Stewardship
- Product-oriented Environmental Policy
Do you have a question about PRESCO 2012?
Contact us at email@example.com