The 1st International Conference & Exhibition on the Applications of Information Technology in Developing Renewable Energy Processes and Systems
Amman-Jordan, May 29-31, 2013
Organized by Petra University
It is our pleasure inviting you to participate in The 1st International Conference & Exhibition on the Applications of Information Technology in Developing Renewable Energy Processes & Systems (IT-DREPS 2013), which will be held in Amman, Jordan on 29-31 May, 2013. IT-DREPS aims to provide a platform for academicians, researchers, professionals, and decision makers who are working in the areas of Information Technology (IT) and Renewable Energy (RE) to disseminate knowledge and interchange information for better future collaboration on developing more cost-effective, efficient, reliable, and automated renewable energy processes and systems.
IT-DREPS 2013 is divided into two main themes; each theme is divided into a number of tracks, where each track covers a number of related topics, as listed below:
Theme A: Renewable Energy Sources, Applications, Management, and Economics
This theme covers topics closely related to Renewable Energy sources, applications, management, and economics as seen by Renewable Energy specialists. It seeks to discuss current Renewable Energy sources and state-of-the-art in Renewable Energy processes and systems technologies. It also discusses future trends for developing cost-effective Renewable Energy sources for essential applications and high power consumption systems. It also explores new concepts, means, and methodologies for developing efficient Renewable Energy system management and financing.
o Track A-1: Renewable Energy Power Generation Sources
This track seeks to promote and disseminate knowledge of various sources and technologies of Renewable Energy. It aims at assisting academicians, researchers, professionals, decision makers, economists, manufacturers, world agencies and societies to keep abreast of new developments in their specialist fields, and to work together to find alternative energy sources and solutions. The track encompasses the following topics:
Solar and photovoltaic energy
Tidal, wave, and ocean energy
Hydropower and hydroelectricity
Bio-mass and bio-fuels
o Track A-2: Renewable Energy Applications
This track discusses the applications of Renewable Energy in essential and high power consumption applications, such as electricity generation, water desalination, water heating and cooling, and air-conditioning. Furthermore, it discusses transmission and grid integration as they are key ingredients for thecontinued growth of the Renewable Energy applications. Power transmission infrastructure may need to be upgraded and expanded to accommodate the increased use of the abundant Renewable Energy resources as well as serving existing power generation systems. This track also explores the measures for evaluating the transmission infrastructure capacity and effectiveness to reliably and cost-effectively support the economic growth and consumer needs:
Electricity generation, transmission, and grid integration
Water desalination systems
Water heating and cooling
o Track A-3: Renewable Energy Management and Economics
Many countries are moving Renewable Energy development into the mainstream through national, sub-national, economic, political or trade mechanisms. This track covers issues related to management and economics of Renewable Energy, like economic efficiency of Renewable Energy systems, politics and legal issues, investment and financing, foreign investor trends and drivers, facilitation of international investment and project development, and globalization.
Economic efficiency of renewable energy systems
Politics and legal issues
Investment and financing
International trade and marketing
Standardization and interoperability
Theme B: Application of Information Technology Fields in Developing Renewable Energy Processes and Systems
Information Technology can play a big role in developing efficient, reliable, and cost-effective Renewable Energy processes and systems. This theme discusses and demonstrates how Renewable Energy processes and systems design benefit from the implementation of the latest development in the different Information Technology fields.
o Track B-1: Intelligent Systems & Soft Computing for Renewable Systems
This track tackles issues related to renewable energy requiring problem solving techniques that can deal with imprecision, uncertainty, partial truth, and approximation to achieve low cost solutions that are robust and traceable. It includes topics such as Fuzzy Logic (FL), Neural Computing (NC), Evolutionary Computation (EC), Machine Learning (ML), and Probabilistic Reasoning (PR). Applications in this area may include modeling and simulations, diagnosis, Control, and monitoring of renewable energy process and systems.
Modeling and simulation methodologies and tools
Advanced computational methods
o Track B-2: Software Engineering for Renewable Energy Systems
This track presents an important step in the future of software development for sustainability and renewability of energy. As Renewable Energy needs and requirements get complicated, Software Engineering methodologies and techniques become more important for the development of successful renewable energy software. On the other hand, the software development life cycle must incorporate important issues relevant to sustainability and renewability of energy such as sustainability requirements, energy and environmental standards, integration and interoperability issues, quality and safety issues, best practices issues, economical feasibility issues.
Capturing sustainability requirements
Computer-aided design tools
Software testing and validation tools
Software quality assurance
Integration and interoperability of software
Human Computer Interface for renewable energy
o Track B-3: Smart Systems for Renewable Energy
This track explores the many areas of Information Technology necessary for the development of Smart Grids and Smart Cities. It focuses on achieving social sustainability as well as environmental sustainability for smart cities. The track considers issues related to Infrastructure, communications, networking, sensors, monitoring, measurement, smart meters, Smart control, scheduling, Fault tolerance, security and interoperability of smart grids. Information Technology topics covered in this track includes:
Intelligent & Expert systems
Smart scheduling systems
Control/Remote control systems
Data acquisition systems
Internet and Web applications
Parallel and distributed systems
Wireless data communication systems
Mobile Ad Hoc networks
Wireless sensor networks
Green cellular networks
Green communication devices
o Track B-4: IT Support for Renewable Energy
This is an open track to explore the support of different Information Technology fields in the Renewable Energy area. Topics include but are not limited to: Management Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, Database Systems and Data Mining, Data Visualization, Knowledge discovery and dissemination, Microprocessor-based systems, Signal processing, Operating systems, Electronic/mobile learning.
Management information systems
Decision support systems
Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
Knowledge discovery and dissemination
Authors are invited to submit their papers through the conference website (www.it-dreps.org) following the conference submission guideline.
At least one of the authors of any accepted paper is required to register through the conference website (www.it-dreps.org). The registration fees and way of payment are explained on the conference website.
All accepted papers will be published in printed/electronic proceedings that will be available to registered participants during the conference. Papers will be indexed by IEEE Xplore Digital Library.
Several publication opportunities will be available for highly evaluated papers by reviewers. Authors will be required to submit an extended version of the paper for publication consideration. These include the following Journals:
General Chair: Dr. Ghassan F. Issa (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Co-Chair: Dr. Shakir M. Hussain (email@example.com)
Scientific Committee: Dr. Hussein Al-Bahadili, Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Organization Committee: Dr. Ali Maqousi, Chair (email@example.com)
Publication Committee: Dr. Mousa Al-Akhras, chair (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Paper submission deadline 20th of February, 2013
Acceptance notifications: 18th of March, 2013
Camera ready form: 29th of April, 2013
Conference date: 29th - 31st of May, 2013
IT-DREPS 2013 Themes and Tracks
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