Preliminary Papers by Track

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SusTech 2017 Papers by Track with Authors (Preliminary)

Program Track # Papers Sessions Invited
Ecological Sustainability and Conservation 10 2 (5+5)
Energy Efficiency 8 2 (5+3) 1
Internet of Things – IOT for sustainability 3 1
Intelligent Transportation Systems 4 1
Renewable / Alternate Energy 10 2 (5+5) 3
Smart Grid 7 2 (3+3) 2
Societal Implications / Quality of Life 6 2 (4+3) 1
Water Resources Management 3 1 1


Ecological Sustainability and Conservation

Track(s) # Title Authors with affiliation and country
ECO 1570357281 Use of Time-varying Carbon Intensity Estimation to Evaluate GHG Emission Reduction Opportunities in Electricity Sector Imran Khan, Michael Jack and Janet Stephenson (University of Otago, New Zealand)
ECO 1570356632 A Study of the Monthly Insolation in Libya Abdulmunim Guwaeder and Rama Ramakumar (Oklahoma State University, USA)
ECO 1570356870 Assessment of the Technical Effectiveness of SIRES in a Rural Setting Zeel Maheshwari and Rama Ramakumar (Oklahoma State University, USA)
ECO 1570359198 Sustainable Development Through Climate Change Mitigation and Biomass Agriculture: India’s Perspective Adil Usman (Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, India)
ECO/EWS 1570366669 A Novel Integration of Hyper-spectral Imaging and Neural Networks to Process Waste Electrical and Electronic Plastics Alimohammad Tehrani and Hamid Karbasi (Conestoga College, Canada)
ECO/IOT 1570357179 Support of Distributed Ecological Experiments via Closed-loop Environmental Control Jonathan Knapp (Northern Arizona University & Real-Time Intelligent Systems Lab, USA); Michael Middleton, Paul G. Flikkema, Paul Heinrich and Amy Whipple (Northern Arizona University, USA)
ECO/IOT 1570382497 Structural Health Monitoring of Existing Concrete Bridges with AASHTO Type IV Girder Using SmartBridge Sensor Nodes Francis Aldrine Uy and Jan Aldrich R Gaviña (Mapua Institute of Technology, Philippines); John Paul Carreon (Mapua University, Philippines)
ECO/IOT 1570382501 Data Calibration of the Actual Versus the Theoretical Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) Based Accelerometer Reading Through Remote Monitoring of Padre Jacinto Zamora Flyover John Mark Payawal and Francis Aldrine Uy (Mapua Institute of Technology, Philippines); John Paul Carreon (Mapua University, Philippines)
ECO/SOC 1570366793 Strike-Alert: Towards Real-time, High Resolution Navigational Software for Whale Avoidance Benedicte Madon (Université de Bretagne Occidentale, France); René Garello (IMT Atlantique & CNRS LabSTICC, France); Romain David (IMBE, France); Linwood Pendleton (UBO, France); Ronan Fablet (IMT Atlantique, France)
ELEC 1570355973 Sustainability Models for 3D Printed Woodwinds Charles Jackson (Northrop Grumman, USA)


Energy Efficiency

EFF 1570349974 Progression of Energy Efficiency Requirements in the EU Debbie Horn (IBM, USA)
EFF 1570352821 A PID Inspired Feature Extraction Method for HVAC Terminal Units Maitreyee Dey (London South Bank University); Manik Gupta, Soumya Prakash Rana, Mikdam Turkey and Sandra Dudley (London South Bank University, United Kingdom (Great Britain))
EFF 1570356552 Occupant Engagement Leads to Substantial Energy Savings for Plug Loads Moira Hafer and Wes Howley (Stanford University, USA); Kristin Ho, Jennifer Tsau and Hedi Razavi (Keewi Inc., USA)
EFF 1570362460 Applying Innovations in Circulator Pump Technology for Commercial Building Applications Baskar Vairamohan and Marek Samotyj (EPRI, USA); Nick Pournaras (Southern Company Services, Inc., USA); Brian Harrison (Southern Company, USA)
EFF 1570363123 Simulation of Retrofitting of Ligthing System of an Academic Building for Energy Savings Daniel Fernando Espejel-Blanco, Jose Hoyo-Montano, Jesús Tarín-Fontes, Hilario Mayboca-Araujo, Diego Schurch-Sanchez and Diana González-Guerrero (Instituto Tecnológico de Hermosillo, Mexico)
EFF 1570363460 Reliability Analysis of Power System Using a Frequency Domain Analytical Method Salman Kahrobaee (ETAP, USA); Bamdad Falahati (SEL, USA); Sohrab Asgarpoor (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA); Ali Halimi (ETAP, USA)
EFF 1570363465 Valuation Diagramming and Accounting of Transactive Energy Systems Atefe Makhmalbaf and Donald Hammerstrom (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
EFF 1570364124 The Occupant Comfort Challenge of Building Energy Savings Through HVAC Control Alexander Brissette (ABB Inc., USA); Joseph Carr (ABB, USA); Philip Juneau (ABB Inc., USA)
EFF/RNW 1570366824 Power Management Strategy for Residential Housing Connected to the Rooftop Solar PV Youngil Kim (Ajou University, Korea), Junda Zhao (The George Washington University, USA); Sungjin Kim (Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT), Korea); Robert Harrington (The George Washington University, USA)


Internet of Things – IOT for sustainability

IOT 1570363479 Wireless Power Transfer Integrated Board for Low Power IoT Applications Colin Pardue, Anto Davis and Mohamed Bellaredj (Georgia Tech, USA); Madhavan Swaminathan (, USA)
IOT 1570357529 Evaluating the Differences Between Direct and Indirect Interdependencies and Their Impact on Reliability in Cyber-Power Networks Bamdad Falahati (SEL, USA); Salman Kahrobaee (ETAP, USA); Omid Ziaee (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA); Pedram Gharghabi (Mississippi State University, USA)
IOT/ECO 1570355517 Cloud-based Smart Device for Environment Monitoring Biao Jiang (The City University of New York, USA); Christian Huacón (CUNY Hostos Community College, USA)


Intelligent Transportation Systems

IV 1570357516 Examining the Impact of PHEVs on GHG Emissions Based on Various Objectives Bamdad Falahati (SEL, USA); Masood Shahverdi (California State University, USA); Saeed Mohajeryami (University of North Carolina, USA); Poria Fajri (University of Nevada, Reno, USA)
IV 1570362692 Design and Implementation of a Bootloader in the Context of Intelligent Vehicle Systems Daniel Bogdan (Continental Automotive Romania, Romania); Razvan Bogdan (Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania); Mircea Popa ("Politehnica" University from Timisoara, Romania)
IV 1570363139 MPC-Based Power Management Strategy to Reduce Power Loss in Energy Storage System of a HEV Morgan Cook and Justin Bower (California State University Los Angeles, USA); Masood Shahverdi (California State University, USA); Bamdad Falahati (SEL, USA); David Blekhman (California State University Los Angeles, USA)
IV 1570363150 Automation of Ultra-light Vehicles Tyler Folsom (University of Washington, USA); Rob Cotter (Organic Transit, USA)


Renewable / Alternate Energy

RNW 1570356386 Assessing Social Sustainability for Biofuel Supply Chains: The Case of Jet Biofuel in Brazil Zhizhen Wang (Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands)
RNW 1570358122 Investigating Time Varying Drivers of Grid Project Emissions Impacts Emily L Barrett, Brandon Thayer, Seemita Pal and Karen Studarus (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
RNW 1570358131 The Emissions Impacts of Varied Energy Storage Operational Objectives Across Regions Emily L Barrett, Brandon Thayer, Karen Studarus and Seemita Pal (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
RNW 1570360818 Adequacy Assessment Considerations in Concentrated Solar Thermal Integrated Electric Power System Ahmad Alferidi and Rajesh Karki (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
RNW 1570362944 Increasing Economic Viability and Safety Through Structural Health Monitoring of Wind Turbines Daniel Schwahlen (University of Applied Sciences Ruhr West, Germany); Jens Fey and Christoph Nieß (Hochschule Ruhr West, Germany); Martin Reimann and Uwe Handmann (University of Applied Sciences Ruhr West, Germany)
RNW 1570363400 Load-match-driven Design Improvement of Solar PV Systems and Its Impact on the Grid with a Case Study Hadia Awad and Mustafa Gul (University of Alberta, Canada); Haitao Yu (Landmark Group of Companies, Canada)
RNW 1570363453 Cost Analysis of an Improved Z-Source-Based Power Processing System for Photo-Voltaic Applications Arash Torkan (Megger Company, USA); Mehrdad Ehsani (Texas A&M University, USA)
RNW 1570363461 Using Earth’s Magnetic Field as a Power Source Dennis McCrady (Dynaspot, USA)
RNW 1570363542 Solar Playgrounds: A Design Feasibility Study Jordan Ellsworth, Ivyann Oveson and John Salmon (Brigham Young University, USA)
RNW 1570363556 Sustainable Maximum Power Extraction from Urban Solid Waste Incineration Matias Munoz (UFPR, Brazil); Jose Vargas (Federal University of Parana, Brazil); Wellington Balmant (UFPR, Brazil); Juan Ordonez (Florida State University, USA); Andre Mariano (Federal University of Parana, Brazil)


Smart Grid

SG 1570359473 Estimating the Impacts of Direct Load Control Programs Using GridPIQ, a Web-Based Screening Tool Seemita Pal, Brandon Thayer, Emily L Barrett and Karen Studarus (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
SG 1570363470 Hierarchical Droop Controlled Frequency Optimization and Energy Management of a Grid-Connected Microgrid Poria Fajri, Sima Aznavi and Mohammed Ben-Idris (University of Nevada, Reno, USA); Bamdad Falahati (SEL, USA)
SG 1570363526 Development of Smart Microgrid Research and Educational Testbed Cris Sicat and Kourosh Sedghisigarchi (California State University, Northridge (CSUN), USA)
SG 1570363588 A Highly-Efficient DC-DC Buck-Boost Converter with Cascode GaN FET and SiC Schottky Diode Salah S. Alharbi, Saleh S. Alharbi, Ali M. S. Al-bayati and Mohammad Matin (University of Denver, USA)
SG 1570363591 Performance Evaluation of a DC-DC Boost Converter with Wide Bandgap Power Devices Saleh S. Alharbi, Ali M. S. Al-bayati, Salah S. Alharbi and Mohammad Matin (University of Denver, USA)
SG 1570366991 A Novel Distributed Approach Based Reactive Power Support in Microgrids Bharat Chetry (University of Porto & Tribhuwan University, Portugal); Adriano Carvalho (University of Porto, Portugal); Rui Brito (Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal)
SG 1570375271 3D Model of Dispatchable Renewable Energy for Smart Microgrid Power System Fred Chiou and Richard Fry (Weber State University, USA); Jake P. Gentle (Idaho National Laboratory & DOE, USA); Timothy McJunkin (Idaho National Laboratory, USA)
SG (INVITED) 1570362715 Draft IEEE Standard for DC Microgrids Joseph Decuir (IEEE Seattle Section, USA)


Societal Implications / Quality of Life

SOC 1570362291 Assessing Government’s Solutions for Urban Growth Within a Sustainable Development Approach, the Case of Portland, Oregon M. Oussama Laraichi and Tugrul Daim (Portland State University, USA)
SOC 1570363439 The TripleRM Global Health Model: Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Models for Risk Management of Vector Borne Infectious Diseases in Building Sustainable, Adaptable and Resilient Communities Suraj Sheth and Anuradha Krishnaswamy (Magnova Global, USA)
SOC 1570383735 A System Dynamics Model of the Auto Industry: Case Study on Sustainability of Iran’s Car Market Babak Barazandeh (Virginia Tech, USA); Mohammadhussein Rafieisakhaei (Texas A&M University, USA)
SOC 1570383738 A Data Analytics Based Approach for Modeling the Effects of a Carbon Market on the Sustainable Control of CO2 Emissions in Latin America Babak Barazandeh (Virginia Tech, USA); Mohammadhussein Rafieisakhaei (Texas A&M University, USA)
SOC/IV 1570363584 Evaluating the Environmental Impact of Traffic Congestion Based on Sparse Mobile Crowd-sourced Data Peng Hao (Center for Environmental Research & Technology, University of California, Riverside, USA); Chao Wang (University of California, Riverside & CE-CERT, USA); Guoyuan Wu, Kanok Boriboonsomsin and Matthew J Barth (University of California, Riverside, USA)
SOC/UNK 1570353394 Interoperable Toolchains in Cyber-physical Systems with a Sustainability Perspective Didem Gürdür and Katja Gradin (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)


Water Resources Management

WTR 1570363471 Development of a Laser-Based Water Level Sensor for Fine-Scale Ecohydrological Measurements Joshua Benjamin (University of Florida & University of South Florida, USA); David Kaplan (University of Florida, USA)
WTR 1570363532 A Spatially Explicit Assessment of Water Use by the Global Semiconductor Industry Kali Frost and Inez Hua (Purdue University, USA)
WTR/IOT 1570364412 Automated Real-time Monitoring System (ARMS) of Hydrological Parameters for Ambuklao, Binga and San Roque Dams Cascade in Luzon Island, Philippines Cris Edward Monjardin (Mapua University, Philippines); Francis Aldrine Uy and Fibor Tan (Mapua Institute of Technology, Philippines); Febus Reidj G. Cruz (Mapua Institute of Technology, Philippines & Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan)


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