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SusTech 2016 Proceedings Available on IEEE Xplore

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017


The SusTech 2016 Committee is pleased to announce that the conference proceedings are now available on IEEE Xplore®.


Proceedings of earlier SusTech conferences can be found at the SusTech Xplore portal at:


Student Poster Contest Winners

Monday, October 10th, 2016


SusTech 2016 is  pleased to announce the winners of the Student Poster Contest.

3rd Place: US$250

Multimodal Biometrics in Consumer Mobile Device: a Step Toward IoT Security

Jacob Biloki, Karthik Karunanithi, Yu Liu, Daniel Kim, California State University Fullerton

2nd Place: US$500

Addressing global water scarcity with a novel hydrogel based desalination technique using saponified starch-g-polyacrylamide’s hydrophilic properties to harvest fresh water

Chaitanya Karamchedu, Jesuit High School/Portland State U

1st Place: US$750

An Environmentally Friendly Method of Sensor Production using Electron Beam Lithography

Ammon Johnston, Paul Weber, Ephraim Nielsen, Reza Kamali, Utah Valley University

Congratulations to the winners!


Student Poster Contest Expanded and Extended

Monday, September 12th, 2016


IEEE SusTech 2016 Student Poster Contest Abstract Submission Deadline Extended to Friday, September 23, 2016 – Both Undergraduate and Graduate Students are Eligible

The fourth IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech), October 9-11, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona at the Phoenix Airport Marriott, explores the development and application of science, engineering, and technology to promote sustainability. To meet present needs without compromising our future, advances in sustainable technology, policy and social behavior are essential.

IEEE’s Technologies for Sustainability Conference (SusTech) brings together individuals and organizations who want to promote and apply advances in sustainable technology that allows:

  • Eliminating or reducing dangers such as pollution, global warming, electronic waste and negative impacts to overall health;
  • Minimize the impact of agriculture, energy production, transportation and electronics’ manufacturing and recycling on the environment;
  • Increase operating efficiency by reducing the waste stream; and
  • Use fewer resources to produce the same or better outcomes

The conference explores the development and application of science, engineering and technology to promote sustainability. SusTech brings together technologists and scholars from multiple disciplines to learn about and collaborate on improving sustainable technologies. The program features workshops, keynotes and presentations of contributed papers and invited speakers on research, technologies, methodologies, tools and case studies. SusTech strives to provide attendees the tools, connections and proactive solutions to take their sustainability programs to the next level.

Topics covered at the SusTech 2016 Conference include Internet of Things, Smart Grid, eWaste, Renewable Energy, Water, Electronics, Energy Efficiency, Transportation, and Societal Implications of Technology.

SusTech 2016 invites undergraduate and graduate students to submit abstracts for the Student Poster Contest. Additional information is available here. (Download Poster Contest Updated PDF Flyer here.)


Call for Participation SusTech 2016

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016



Call for Participation SusTech 2016 – Preliminary Program Announced

PHOENIX (Arizona) (7 September 2016) – The 4th IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech) has announced its preliminary program and keynote speakers

The fourth IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech), on October 9-11, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona at the Phoenix Airport Marriott, explores the development and application of science, engineering, and technology to promote sustainability. Environmental Sustainability is a major issue facing humanity. To meet present needs without compromising our future, advances in sustainable technology, policy and social behavior are essential. Registration information is here. Early registration and hotel reservation deadlines are 14-Sep.


Announcing Makers & Sustainability Workshop

Monday, August 29th, 2016


SusTech 2016 will feature a ‘Makers & Sustainability’ Workshop on Sunday, October 9, from noon-4:00 pm.

The workshop is available to both SusTech attendees and local audience. See the Registration page for details.

Workshop attendees will receive hands on experience with the Arduino 101, sensors, and Bluetooth LE. In this four hour workshop, you will learn the basics of using maker platforms and tools to create proof of concept solutions to sustainability problems.

The first half of the course will cover the basics of the popular Arduino environment and its use for simplified embedded programming. We will then incorporate an air quality sensor and explore the integrated features of the Arduino 101 microcontroller, including data collection, on-board computation, and connectivity.

Materials (Arduino, cables, sensors; approx. cost $50) are included with the course fee and kept by participants.

See the workshop page for details.

Due to the hands-on nature of the workshop, registration is limited to the first 15.


SusTech 2016 Keynotes

Friday, August 26th, 2016


The SusTech 2016 Keynoters are:

Mark Goldstein Headshot

Mark Goldstein

Mark Goldstein, President, International Research Center
Opening Keynote: Internet of Things — Transformative Megatrends for Sustainability
Monday, October 10, 2016; 8:00 am

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Karin Harris

Karin Harris, President, eGreen-IT Solutions, LLC
Lunch Keynote: Navigating the challenges created by constant innovation on the used electronics industry: The need for collaboration and communication between electronics designers and e-waste recyclers and refurbishers
Monday, October 10, 2016; 1:00 pm

Grady Gammage

Grady Gammage

Grady Gammage, Jr.
Dinner Keynote
Monday, October 10, 2016; 8:00 pm


Announcing Student Poster Contest at SusTech 2016

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

Update on submission deadline and eligibility – see here.

SusTech 2016 invites undergraduate students to submit abstracts for the Student Poster Contest.
(Download Poster Contest PDF Flyer here.)

Students are invited to send in ideas or designs for developing projects/products supporting the sustainability topics areas of the Conference. The selected posters will be displayed during the SusTech 2016 Student Poster Session, on Sunday October 9, being held in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

The deadline to submit poster abstracts is midnight US Mountain Time, September 11,2016.

Notification of acceptance will be September 20.

Poster authors must be undergraduate students at the time of submission and may be members of a team comprising of up to four students.  At least one student author must be an IEEE student member at the time of the submission of the poster to the Contest. The poster should be fully the work of the student or students and completed before they have received the engineering or scientific degree. (more…)

Registration is now Open

Friday, August 12th, 2016

SusTech 2016 Registration is now OPEN.

Early registration deadline is Sept. 14. Hotel reservations deadline is also Sept. 14.
We urge you to register NOW to ensure you can reserve accommodations.

Use the SusTech registration:
The registration system direct URL is
If you are an author/speaker, please be prepared to provide your paper ID(s) when you register so we can track that all papers are registered.

The SusTech hotel is the Phoenix Airport Marriott: Hotel reservations can be made by using the website: SusTech has reserved a block of rooms for $149 group rate.

Note that it may take several weeks to procure a travel Visa to the US.
To request a Visa support letter, use the request form on this page: NOTE: We only issue Visa letters upon paid registration.

Details on the Program and schedule of events can be found here: This will be updated periodically as we get closer to the start of the Conference.

Additional events
We have two workshops planned on Thursday afternoon:
• Makers & Sustainability
• Cleantech Entrepreneurship

Access to the hotel from the airport is easy. The hotel offers a 24 hour complimentary hotel shuttle service to and from Sky Harbor Airport.


Submission Date Extended

Friday, June 3rd, 2016


The submission deadline for the SusTech 2016 Call for Papers abstracts has been extended from June 3 to June 24. Acceptance notification period has been extended to July 15. The deadline for submitting Full papers is unchanged at August 15. Note that the early registration deadline will be August 15.

Note: Abstracts submitted by the June 3 deadline are being reviewed and notification of acceptances will be sent by June 30 or as soon as the individual abstract reviews are completed. Abstracts submitted after June 3 are intended to be reviewed as they come in, with notification made once review is s complete.

We recommend you submit as soon as possible to maximize your time to develop your full paper.


Announcing SusTech 2016 Call for Papers

Thursday, April 21st, 2016


The SusTech 2016 Organizing Committee is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the 4th Annual IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability which is being held in Phoenix, AZ. on  October 9 – 11, 2016.

SusTech 2016 will feature technical papers, posters and workshops. A number of prominent experts will be giving keynotes and invited talks. Best Posters and Papers in the conference will be eligible for an award. Full papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings. Papers accepted in the conference proceedings and presented during the conference will be submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore® and other Abstracting & Indexing (A&I) databases.

Proposals are solicited for both oral and poster presentations from industry, government and academia (including students) covering relevant research, technologies, methodologies, tools and case studies. Topics with policy implications are also welcome. Poster presentations this year will be limited to students.

SusTech will focus of these topics of interest:

  • Internet of Things – IOT
  • Smart Grid
  • eWaste
  • Renewable Energy
  • Water
  • Electronics
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Transportation
  • Societal Implications of Technology

Authors should submit, in PDF form, an up to two page abstract of the poster or oral presentation in via the SusTech 2016 website. For details including information for authors, please visit the conference website at Select the Authors tab and follow the instructions there.

Key Dates June 3, 2016 Submission deadline for paper and poster abstracts.
June 30, 2016 Notification of acceptance.
August 15, 2016 Final manuscript submission deadline.


SusTech 2016 General Chair:                    Gopi Krishnan (
SusTech 2016 Program Chair:                   Vivek Gupta (
SusTech 2016 Program Co-Chair:             Ed Perkins (

SusTech 2016 is co-sponsored by the IEEE Phoenix and Oregon Sections, IEEE Region 6 and IEEE-USA, with technical sponsorship by IEEE SSIT.