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    SusTech 2020

    April 23 @ 8:00 am - April 25 @ 1:00 pm
March 23rd, 2020

 

After careful consideration of the COVID-19 situation, it is now clear and we have decided, we must go virtual for the SusTech 2020 Conference.

While countries, states, and counties are working to control the outbreak and keep communities healthy and thriving, with the recent official classification of COVID-19 as a pandemic by WHO, international, national and local travel and gathering restrictions and the unknown future prognosis of COVID-19 has made travel and planning difficult.

Authors of Papers:

It has become clear that we cannot hold a live SusTech conference in April. We have received many requests from authors for online presentations. Therefore, SusTech 2020 will become a virtual conference held over two days – Friday & Saturday April 24-25th 2020. We feel this is the best decision based on the current situation. After all we are the Sustainable conference!

Related Events:

The SusTech Sustainability Forum and the Automated Vehicle Workshop will be postponed, currently to July 31 and August 1; these will be best as face-to-face and hands on meetings. And we are looking at options for the Student Poster Contest. Watch for announcements.

Paper presentations:

Our Technical Program Committee will be exploring the best technology option for authors for delivering their conference paper presentations in timeslots that are least inconvenient for our international authors.

ALL paper presentations will be by prerecorded Voice over PPT with online (live) Q&A. We will announce how to upload these recordings. Recordings will need to be uploaded by April 20. If you want a template you can download one here: SusTech2020 PPT Template

Each time-slot for paper presentations will be 20 minutes max. We strongly recommend that authors create their recorded presentations for 12-15 minutes. There will be an up-to 5-minute live Q&A session after each paper presentation. If you have questions regarding how to record your presentation, comments and/or concerns please email the Technical Program Chair at isayan@ieee.org.

Virtual Program Schedule:

We have scheduled all the papers into sessions a single-track for this online event. The schedule of the sessions for paper presentations has been posted on the website at https://site.ieee.org/sustech/conference/program/

Please note that it is imperative to confirm your spot in the program that you have completed these steps: a) filing your copyright; b) naming the presenter and submitting your final manuscript (at this point by email) if the reviews had requested revisions; and c) registering to attend. Early registration runs until April 15. At that time we will publish the final schedule based on which papers have a registered presenter.

Please check the SusTech website for additional posts on the program.

 

Having spent the past year preparing for the show with our technical planning committee, speakers, exhibitors, and event partners, we’re genuinely upset and disappointed not to be able to host a face-to-face conference but having a virtual conference is best for all. We want to thank all our customers and partners for their support, open discussions and encouragement. As everyone has been reminding us, great things happen when the community, government and industry comes together and connects at SusTech.

 

March 11th, 2020

 

Dear SusTech 2020 Authors & Attendees:

These are uncertain times, especially with the COVID-19 virus.  The SusTech 2020 steering committee wants to share our plans for the conference on April 23-25, and our backup plans.  The goal of this note is to assure authors that their accepted papers will be entered into IEEE Xplore. We will post updates if there are any significant developments.

First make these considerations for your travel plans:
1) Book travel on an airline that will let you change for no fee.
2) And/or consider purchasing ticket/trip insurance
3) Don’t prepay the hotel (The conference hotel, the Doubletree, has a policy that cancellations before 48 hours do not have a charge)

The plan as of this date, is to hold the conference.  For a paper to go into IEEE Xplore, an author needs to pay full registration, and present the paper. Sometimes a colleague will need to present the paper for the author or authors.  We expect that there will be a few cases of travel restrictions and visa issues.  This has happened in the past.

If travel issues become much more pronounced, we will work with the authors on a case by case basis to present voice over power point presentations, or other ways to present the paper; so the paper would be submitted into IEEE Xplore.

If travel becomes highly restricted, the steering committee will request all authors to submit a voice over powerpoint presentations.  The steering committee will look into the best options to share the files.  Including potential virtual conference. And the papers will be entered into IEEE Xplore.

SusTech 2020 https://site.ieee.org/sustech/
Register:  https://site.ieee.org/sustech/register/

 

SusTech 2020 Committee

 

February 6th, 2020

 

The Automated Vehicle Workshop is a hands-on complement to SusTech that details applying open-source software and hardware to building your very own automated vehicle. The focus is on automating micromobility, providing SOV (single-occupancy vehicle) urban transportation that matches automotive performance, but using 45 times less energy.  This one-day event features background on the opportunity and technologies, followed by hands-on experiments.

Date: April 25, 2020, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The Automated Vehicle Workshop is included with Full SusTech conference registration and is also available as a stand-alone registration.

Transportation is a major challenge for energy sustainability. However, two-thirds of the 3T vehicle miles Americans travel annually are urban, typically at speeds of 60 km/h or less. Automated micromobility could handle many of these trips. An electric bike can provide the same service while using 45 times less energy. The Elcano Project is an open-source hardware and software effort to prototype an autonomous covered tricycle controlled by Arduinos. Participation in the project has been limited by the need to obtain and modify a vehicle. This workshop introduces an interface kit that runs the Elcano software on the open-source CARLA driving simulator.

This is a hands-on workshop:

  • Introduction to Arduino programming in C++
  • Automotive architecture, CAN bus and automation
  • Architecture of the Elcano system
  • Introduction to the Carla simulator
  • Participants modify code and observe the effects in simulation
  • Selected modified code is then run on a physical autonomous vehicle

 

View complete details about the workshop here.

Standalone Registration Rates:
IEEE Member: $150
Non-Member: $200
Student: $65

Standalone Registration: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/212777

Download Workshop Flyer (PDF)

February 6th, 2020

 

The Sustainability Forum is a unique conference track at SusTech 2020 that focuses on the aspirations and goals of industry practitioners and technical professionals.  This one-day event features a unique blend of experts in leadership, institutions, and technology.  The Sustainability Forum is the first day of SusTech 2020, April 23.  It will feature industry experts giving talks on Autonomous Vehicles, Power Electronics and the Smart Grid, Nuclear Power, Space Based Solar Power, and Climate Change. There will be a panel on “The New Norm? Drought and Water Supply Resiliency for California” and another discussing “Challenges for Sustainability Programs at SoCal Universities”.

Each session is designed for innovators, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs who face the challenges of excelling in a dynamic and constantly changing technical world of sustainability.

The Forum is available as a one-day stand-alone registration. Lunch is included, and a separate ticket to the evening banquet can be purchased.  The banquet talk will be about a sustainable company, Farmwise.

The Sustainability Forum and Banquet are included with a full conference registration.

View the complete Forum agenda here.

To register see the Registration page for information on SusTech and Sustainability Forum registration options.

 

January 29th, 2020

 

Registration for SusTech 2020 is now open!

See our 1-page flyer. (PDF)

For details on Registration options and fees see the Registration page.

Hotel reservations can be made directly with the hotel, see the location page.

Early Registration ends April 15.
Note: If you will need a Visa, register early. Visa letters are issued upon full payment.

Registration options this year include Author/Presenter, Attendee, Sustainability Forum Only (Thursday) & Student Poster Competition contestants.

  • Full Conference Registration (Author/Attendee) Includes: Welcome Reception (Wednesday), Sustainability Forum (Thursday), Technical Program (Friday), Proceedings, Thursday Banquet, and access to workshops/tutorials on Saturday.
  • Sustainability Forum Only is one-day (April 23); Banquet Ticket for Thursday dinner is extra.
  • Student Poster Competition (Saturday) covers team of up to four students [one must be IEEE Student Member]. See Student Poster Competition for details.

The process is: chose your category (IEEE member, non-member, Student etc) then provide your name and contact info. Then select your registration option. If you are an Author, Sustainability Forum Only, or you are Poster contestant. If Author, you will be asked how many papers you are presenting (up to three) and the paper ID and title for each and your fee will be adjusted accordingly. You will then have the opportunity to purchase one or extra Banquet tickets for Thursday. Full registration includes one ticket. Sustainability Forum Only and Poster Competition do not include the banquet.

The Full Conference Program schedule (subject to change) can be found here.

The Sustainability Forum is a unique conference track at SusTech 2020 that focuses on the aspirations and goals of industry practitioners and technical professionals.  This one-day event features a unique blend of experts in leadership, institutions, and technology.  The Sustainability Forum is the first day of SusTech 2020, April 23.  It will feature industry experts giving talks on Autonomous Vehicles, Power Electronics and the Smart Grid, Nuclear Power, Space Based Solar Power, and Climate Change. There will be a panel on “The New Norm? Drought and Water Supply Resiliency for California” and another discussing “Challenges for Sustainability Programs at SoCal Universities”.

Each session is designed for innovators, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs who face the challenges of excelling in a dynamic and constantly changing technical world of sustainability.

The Forum is available as a one-day stand-alone registration option. Lunch is included, and a separate ticket to the evening banquet can be purchased.

The Automated Vehicle Workshop is a hands-on complement to SusTech that details applying open-source software and hardware to building your very own automated vehicle. The focus is on automating micromobility, providing SOV (single-occupancy vehicle) urban transportation that matches automotive performance, but using 45 times less energy.  This one-day event features background on the opportunity and technologies, followed by hands-on experiments.

The Automated Vehicle Workshop (all day Saturday) is included with Full registration.  If you want to attend only the Workshop, and not the conference, you can register for it separately here.

 

January 15th, 2020

 

SusTech 2020 will host a technical talk on February 10, 2020, from 6 – 8 PM at the conference Hotel, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Santa Ana – Orange County Airport.

Dr. Vasilios I. Manousiouthakis of UCLA, will speak on “Analysis and Synthesis of Sustainable Systems

The field of sustainability has traditionally suffered from a lack of specificity, that leads to misinterpretations regarding a system’s sustainability status. The newly introduced concept of “Sustainability Over Set” (SOS) is presented. The SOS concept readily allows the incorporation of human input into system sustainability assessment, by requiring the sustainability practitioner to develop/employ a mathematical model of the studied system, such as for example a set of ordinary differential equations whose solution captures the system’s dynamic behavior.

Speaker:

Dr. Vasilios I. Manousiouthakis is a Distinguished Professor, UCLA Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department, and the Director, Hydrogen Engineering Research Consortium (HERC).

Dr. Manousiouthakis received his Diploma, M.S., and Ph.D. degrees all in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (1981) and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1985, 1986) respectively. Dr. Manousiouthakis has over 100 refereed journal publications, 2 patents, numerous conference publications and presentations, and has supervised 16 PhD students, many of which are in academic positions. He has received the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award (1988), the Northrop Outstanding Junior Faculty Research Award (1989) the AIChE Ted Petersen Best Student Paper Award (Co-author 1998, Co-author 2001), a UCLA/AIChE Student Chapter Award (2007), the AIChE Environmental Division Cecil Award (2010), the UCLA/AIChE Student Chapter Professor of the Year Award (2011), AIChE Fellow (2012), and the AIChE Sustainable Engineering Forum Research Excellence in Sustainable Engineering Award (2014).

He has been at UCLA since 1985, where he currently holds the rank of Professor. He has served as Department Vice-Chair and Chair, Chair of the UCLA Academic Senate Committee on Committees, Co-Chair of the UCLA Teaching Assessment Committee, Co-Director of the UCLA Process/Control Systems Engineering Consortium, and Director of the UCLA Hydrogen Engineering Research Consortium. He is considered the father of mass integration (mass exchange network synthesis) and of the globally optimal process network synthesis conceptual framework termed IDEAS. He is an expert on Green-Engineering/Sustainability, Systems Engineering, and the Hydrogen Economy.

For more information, and to register,  https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/214489

Agenda

6:30 PM- Social hour

7:00 PM- Talk

8:00 PM- Meeting ends

 

December 3rd, 2019

 

Submission deadline extended to 15-February

SusTech 2020 invites undergraduate and graduate students to submit abstracts for the Student Poster Contest.

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 2020 Student Poster Session, on Saturday April 25, 2020 being held in Santa Ana, California, USA.

The deadline to submit poster abstracts is midnight US Pacific Time, January 30, 2020 February 15, 2020.

Notification of acceptance: February 15, 2020 February 28, 2020.

Accepted posters must register for the contest and pay a $50 submission fee.

Download 1-page flyer Call for Posters Presentation (PDF).

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

Poster authors must be either undergraduate or graduate 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. At least one author must attend the Contest to present the poster.

TOPICS OF INTEREST

Topics of interest are listed on the website. Posters must cover a topic relevant to the conference.

PRIZES

Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places as determined by the judges. First place $750; second $500; third $250. Information on the winners will be posted on the SusTech and IEEE Region 6 websites.

 

If you have any questions or problems submitting your abstract, contact the SusTech 2020 Poster Contest Chair, Prof. Sean Monemi, ssmonemi@cpp.edu. Contestants will need to prepare a poster of no larger than 48 x 36 inches and on a tri-fold board.

 

October 2nd, 2019

Technologies that improve Air, Water, Energy, Food and Human Life

April 23-25, 2020 at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel,  Santa Ana, CA, USA.

http://ieee.org/sustech

There is still time to submit your abstracts!

We Have Extended Our Abstract Deadline to October 22, 2019

The SusTech Conference is designed to explore the development and application of science, engineering and technology that improve Sustainability of Air, Water, Energy, Food and Human Life. It brings together scientists, engineers, technologists and scholars from multiple disciplines to hold a dialogue on environmental issues and collaborate on ideas to develop and utilize innovative tools and intelligent systems to address them.

Growing List of Our Esteemed Invited Speakers:

  • Marty Waldman, Space Information Labs – “Small Modular Reactors and Microgrids for Military Use”
  • Kay Das – “Challenges of the Connected Vehicle Revolution”
  • Seth Potter – “Space Based Solar Power”
  • Paul Schultz, LADWP – Power Challenges for Southern California
  • Dong Tan, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems – “Power Electronics, Smart Grid and Grid Modernization”

 

SusTech 2020 is soliciting papers for verbal presentations from industry, government, and academia (including students) covering relevant research, technologies, methodologies, tools and case studies. Topics with policy implications are also welcome.

Suggested Topics of Interest: 

Renewable/Alternative Energy –
Solar/Wind/Other
Energy Efficiency Internet of Things ( IOT) for Sustainability
Smart Grid Connected Vehicles Sustainable Electronics
eWaste Agriculture and Food Technology Ecological Sustainability and Conservation
Water Resources Management Ocean Waste & Pollution Management Societal Implications/ Quality of life

 

Web: http://site.ieee.org/sustech
Linked-In: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8594589/

 

July 13th, 2019

Call for Papers

Orange County, CA. — April 23-25, 2020

http://ieee.org/sustech

Download CFP (PDF)

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 22

The 7th IEEE Technologies for Sustainability Conference (SusTech 2020) is designed to explore the development and application of science, engineering and technology in achieving a sustainable lifestyle for humanity. It brings together scientists, engineers, technologists and scholars from multiple disciplines to hold a dialogue on environmental issues and collaborate on ideas to develop and utilize innovative tools and intelligent systems to address them. Attendees will learn about the tools, connections and proactive solutions to take their sustainability programs to the next level.

SusTech 2020 will feature technical papers, posters and workshops.
Prominent experts will be giving keynotes addresses, plenary presentations 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.

Conference content that meets IEEE quality review standards will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore® as well as other Abstracting & Indexing (A&I) databases.

 

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March 21st, 2019

 

The SusTech 2018 Proceedings have been published in IEEE Xplore® at:

https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?punumber=8666013

The SusTech Proceedings portal page in Xplore to access all SusTech Proceedings is:

https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome.jsp?punumber=1802857