Call for papers - 2013 International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology (ISSST)

Start/Stop Date:
15 Dec 2012
The going green initiative
Marriott Kingsgate hotel in Cincinnati, OH
Focus Areas:
Sustianable systems and technologies
Type of Event:

Now in our 20th year, the ISSST is independent of its past affiliation with IEEE.  The 2013 ISSST incorporates a broader spectrum of topics and an improved networking space for engineers, scientists, and business organizations producing and exchanging new knowledge related to sustainable systems and technologies.  Please use the links below to access the on-line resources that will help you participate 15-17 May 2013 at the Marriott Kingsgate hotel in Cincinnati, OH!

Abstracts should be 300-500 words in length and should explain the subject, originality, and relevance to ISSST 2013.  Submit abstract here

Abstract review criteria are:

  1. Importance (i.e., problem statement)
  2. Originality (i.e., differentiation from prior work)
  3. Methods employed
  4. 4) Results

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Call for papers (pdf)

Solicited topics
Authors are invited to submit papers describing research, applications, tools, and case studies addressing the topics below. Proceedings will be distributed exclusively to the conference participants and authors may retain copyrights to the submitted papers, or elect to submit their papers for consideration in a special issue of Environmental Systems and Decisions. Special issues in other sustainability-related journals may also be proposed.

We are soliciting topics for special sessions and pre- or post-conference workshops special sessions. Contact the Chair at or anyone on the Program Committee (below) for more information.

Students are especially encouraged to attend and can participate in special paper and poster competitions, judged by leading academics and researchers from government and industry.

Sustainable Production and Supply Chains including eco-efficiency in manufacturing, materials and waste management, green chemistry, environmentally benign manufacturing, energy and thermodynamic efficiency, end-of-life materials management, and social and environmental justice concerns along supply chains.

Advances in Information Communications Technology
including ICT products and services, data center, e-readers and new digital technologies, distance and on-line education, group collaboration, open organizations, open innovation, and e-work.

Education including novel pedagogical strategies in sustainability science and engineering, cross-disciplinary education, K-12, ethics education, experiential education, and service learning. Policy, Management & Regulation including market-based, incentive-based, and voluntary programs, green labeling, green marketing, sustainability management strategies, innovation and research policies, and global or regional regulatory regimes.

Sustainable Energy Technologies
including advanced batteries, photovoltaics, smart grids, microgrids, wind, geothermal, ocean and other alternative energy sources, exergetic analysis, energy-return-on-investment, and sustainability implications of fracking Infrastructure.

Resilience and Urban Systems including transportation, energy, information, sustainable water technologies buildings, green buildings, other civil structures and the interactions between these systems, particularly with regard to systemic sustainability implications, resilience, and post-disaster reconstruction and recovery

Research Methods including methodological advances in life cycle assessment including impact assessment, multi-criteria decision analysis, materials flow analysis, uncertainty, risk and anticipatory methods, structured stakeholder and public participation processes, earth systems engineering, and dynamic systems modeling.