6th International Scientific Conference on Energy and Climate Change

Start/Stop Date:
09–11 Oct 2013
The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens - Athens, Greece.
Focus Areas:
Energy efficiency, renewables, policy
Type of Event:

The History
The PROMITHEAS Conference started as an activity of a FP6 funded project and has developed as an annual Conference for scientists and researchers working in energy and climate change policy issues. The 1st PROMITHEAS Conference titled “Energy Investments and Trade Opportunities” in 2008 was a two-day event focused on politicaland scientific topics.

All events are hosted by the oldest university of Greece, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA); organized by the Energy Policy and Development Centre (KEPA) of the NKUA, coordinator of the PROMITHEAS Network and set under the auspices of the Black Sea.The PROMITHEAS Conferences titled “Energy and Climate Change” that followed were also two-day events, but were dedicated exclusively on research issues.

The Conference
This year the 6th International Scientific Conference titled “Energy and Climate Change” of the PROMITHEASnet will take place at the premises of NKUA on October 9-10-11, 2013 in Athens, Greece.

The Energy Policy and Development Centre (NKUA-KEPA), coordinator of the PROMITHEAS Net is an academic research institute (within the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens). The PROMITHEAS network includes so far twenty five (25) members from sixteen (16) countries of S.E. Europe, Black Sea, Caspian Sea and Central Asia.

The activities of the Centre are related to energy geopolitics, regional energy markets, energy investments and trade, design and evaluation of climate change policy instruments and their interactions, development and assessment of Mitigation/Adaptation policy portfolios.

The contact details of KEPA are the following:
Energy Policy and Development Centre (KEPA)

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Panepistimiopolis, KEPA Building

157-84 Athens, Greece

Tel.: (+30) 210-7275732, (+30) 210-7275809

Fax: (+30) 210-7275828
E-mail: epgsec@kepa.uoa.gr
Website: www.kepa.uoa.gr

Abstracts and papers
The Conference Language is English. Intending contributors should submit initially only abstracts. Electronic submission (in MS Word format) through e-mail is strongly recommended. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee before their acceptance for presentation.

To submit an abstract - more information here

Themes and Topics
PROMITHEAS network invites scientists, researchers, PhD candidates and engineers from the academic, scientific, engineering and industrial sectors to participate and contribute in promoting and disseminating scientific knowledge. Participants are welcomed to submit abstracts relevant to the following themes/ topics or to combinations of them:

A. Environmental – Climate Change Policy

General topics

  • Environmental protection policies (water, noise, health, pollution, ecosystems, biodiversity)
  • Environmental – climate change economics
  • Decision support systems
  • Comparative analysis of policies

These general topics concern also the following themes and topics.

A1: Climate change

  • Climate change forecasting models and simulations
  • Measuring and evaluating climate change impacts (water cycle, forests, ecosystems, biodiversity, land regions, agriculture, health and cultural heritage)
  • Carbon dioxide capture and storage
  • Climate change and ozone layer depletion

A2: Mitigation/Adaptation policy portfolios

  • Mitigation policies (Kyoto protocol mechanisms – ETS, CDM and JI – green markets, post-Kyoto regimes).
  • Adaptation policies
  • Development of Mitigation and adaptation policy mixtures
  • Assessing climate change policies through models and methods
  • Mitigation/Adaptation policy portfolios for emerging economies
  • Policy interactions (synergies, conflicts) for energy and climate change policy instruments

A3: Energy efficiency and conservation

  • Energy conservation measures and their implementation
  • Optimal use of energy resources
  • Mathematical models
  • Techniques and technologies for energy consumption measuring and monitoring
  • Optimization of day lighting and artificial lighting (green lighting)
  • Energy networks and decentralized production (heat and electricity)

B. Energy Policy

General topics

  • Energy supply and geopolitics
  • Strategic energy planning
  • Energy interconnections
  • Transcontinental energy corridors
  • Environmental, social and economic impacts of energy policies and usage
  • Analysis and optimization of energy processes
  • Energy scenarios, modeling and forecasting
  • Energy security and risk assessment
  • Energy management systems
  • Energy system analysis and modeling
  • Decision support systems for energy sector management
  • Energy Economics

These general topics concern also the following themes and topics.

B1: Conventional fuels (oil, gas, coal, lignite)

  • Reserves estimation technologies and methodologies Exploration – Geological, geochemical and geophysical methods and technologies
  • Production and transportation
  • Improved recovery
  • Socio-economics of reserves exploitation and fossil fuel transportation
  • Design, construction and operations of pipelines
  • Hydrocarbons maritime and rail transportation

B2: Electricity

  • Generation, transmission & distribution planning and protection
  • Power systems reliability and security
  • Corporate system planning and management
  • Market policies, structures and rules
  • Market deregulation
  • Markets modeling and simulation
  • Pricing and transactions
  • Optimization Techniques
  • Demand and/or Load Management/Forecast
  • Plant and equipment operation, maintenance, control and condition monitoring
  • Modern technology and computation techniques and applications
  • Online Monitoring and Diagnosis
  • Distributed Generation, Co-generation
  • Power Generation – Conventional and Renewable
  • Smart Grid Technologies

B3. Renewable Energy Sources (solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, biomass, tidal wave, hydrogen)

  • Obstacles for the promotion of renewable energy
  • Competitiveness and cost efficiency
  • Renewable energies in rural areas
  • Emissions cuts and the promotion of RES
  • Vulnerability of RES

B4. Biofuels

  • New BioTechnologies
  • Policies for promoting the use of biofuels
  • Global trading and pricing

Further information

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