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Sustainability is the capacity to endure. In ecology, the word describes how biological systems remain diverse and productive over time. Long-lived and healthy wetlands and forests are examples of sustainable biological systems. (Wikipedia.org)






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2014 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)

The Frontiers in Education (FIE)Conference is the major international conference about educational innovations and research in engineering and computing. FIE 2014 continues a long tradition of disseminating results in these areas. It is an ideal forum for sharing ideas; learning about developments in computer science, engineering, and technology education; and interacting with colleagues in these fields.

  • 2013 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)

    The Frontiers in Education (FIE)Conference is the major international conference about educational innovations and research in engineering and computing. FIE 2013 continues a long tradition of disseminating results in these areas. It is an ideal forum for sharing ideas; learning about developments in computer science, engineering, and technology education; and interacting with colleagues in these fields.

  • 2012 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)

    The Frontiers in Education (FIE)Conference is the major international conference about educational innovations and research in engineering and computing. FIE 2012 continues a long tradition of disseminating results in these areas. It is an ideal forum for sharing ideas; learning about developments in computer science, engineering, and technology education; and interacting with colleagues in these fields.

  • 2011 Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)

    The Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference is the major international conference about educational innovations and research in engineering and computing. FIE 2011 continues a long tradition of disseminating results in these areas. It is an ideal forum for sharing ideas; learning about developments in computer science, engineering, and technology education; and interacting with colleagues in these fields.

  • 2010 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)

    (FIE) Conference is a major international conference devoted to improvements in computer science, engineering, and technology (CSET) education. FIE 2008 continues a long tradition of disseminating educational research results and innovative practices in CSET education. It is an ideal forum for sharing ideas, learning about developments in CSET education, and interacting with colleagues.

  • 2009 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)

    FIE is a major international conference devoted to improvements in computer science, engineering and technology (CSET) education. FIE continues a loong tradition of disseminating educational research results and innovative practices in CSET education. It is an ideal forum for sharing ideas, learning about developments in CSET education, and interacting with colleagues.

  • 2008 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)


2014 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics - SMC

SMC2014 targets advances in Systems Science and Engineering, Human-Machine Systems, and Cybernetics involving state-of-art technologies interacting with humans to provide an enriching experience and thereby improving the quality of lives including theories, methodologies, and emerging applications.

  • 2013 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics - SMC

    SMC 2013 targets advances in Systems Science and Engineering Human-machine Systems and Cybernetics involving state-of-the-art technologies interacting with humans to provide an enriching experience and thereby improving the quality of lives including theories, methodologies and emerging applications.

  • 2012 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics - SMC

    Theory, research and technology advances including applications in all aspects of systems science and engineering, human machine systems, and emerging cybernetics.

  • 2011 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics - SMC

    Theory, research, and technology advances including applications in all aspects of systems science and engineering, human machine systems, and emerging cybernetics.

  • 2010 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics - SMC

    The 2010 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC2010) provides an international forum that brings together those actively involved in areas of interest to the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society, to report on up-to-the-minute innovations and developments, to summarize the state-of-the-art, and to exchange ideas and advances in all aspects of systems science and engineering, human machine systems, and cybernetics.

  • 2009 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics - SMC

    The 2009 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC2009) provides an international forum that brings together those actively involved in areas of interest to the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society, to report on up-to-the-minute innovations and developments, to summarize the state-of-the-art, and to exchange ideas and advances in all aspects of systems science and engineering, human machine systems, and cybernetics.


2013 IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC)

VGreen Car - Electric Propelled System 1. HEV, Plug-In HEV, BEV System Design 2. Fuel Cell and FCEV/FCHEV System Design 3. Electronic Actuator and Electric Machinery for Vehicle Applications 4. Power Electronics and Converter for Vehicle Applications 5. Motor Drives for Vehicle Applications 6. Battery, Energy Storage System and their Management Systems for xEVs 7. Renewable Energy and Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) 8. Advanced Powertrain Controls for xEVs 9. Charging System including Interface Couplers 10. Smart Grid and Electrical Infrastructure for xEVs 11. Other Applications Intelligent Car 12. Intelligent Vehicle for Safety (included V2V) 13. Telematics (included V2I) 14. Network and Imbedded System for Vehicle 15. Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) in xEVs 16. Other Applications High Efficiency Transportation 17. Conventional Vehicle System Design 18. Advanced Automotive Power and Propulsion 19. Railway, Ship, Air, and Space Vehicles 20. Mechanical, Hydraulic

  • 2012 IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC)

    Topic 1: HEV, BEV, FCEV and Plug-In EV System Design. Topic 2: Automotive Actuator and Electric Machinery Topic 3: Power Converter for Automotive Applications Topic 4: Motor Drives for Vehicle Applications Topic 5: Energy and Power Management for xEVs Topic 6: Charging System including Interface Couplers Topic 7: Smart Grid and Electrical Infrastructure Topic 8: Intelligent Vehicle for Safety (included V2V) Topic 9: Telematics (included V2I) Topic 10: Imbedded System for Vehicle Topic 11: Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) in xEVs Topic 12: Conventional Vehicle System Design Topic 13: Advanced Automotive Power and Propulsion Topic 14: Railway, Ship, Air, and Space Vehicles Topic 15: Mechanical, Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems Topic 16: Modeling, Simulation, Emissions and Control

  • 2011 IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC)

    Vehicular Power Electronics, Motor Drives, and Electric Machines; Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles; Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Smart Grid, and Electrical Infrastructure; Energy Storage; Fuel Cell and Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicles; Land Vehicles; Sea, Undersea, Air, and Space Vehicles; Mechanical, Hydraulic, and Pneumatic Systems; Modeling, Simulation, Emissions, and Control.

  • 2010 IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC)

    Power Electronics, Electric Drives, Electric Vehicles, Hybrid vehicles, motion control, transportation systems

  • 2009 IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC)

    The 2009 IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC09) will be held in Dearborn, Michigan, USA. The conference is co-sponsored by IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) and IEEE Vehicular Technology (VT). This year the conference will feature the theme of Sustainability: hybrid, plug-in, fuel cell and battery technology. The conference also features keynote speakers from top executives from the major automotive companies, and a banquet at the Henry Ford Museum.


2012 IEEE 6th International Conference on Management of Innovation & Technology (ICMIT 2012)

Research & Development as well as business applications in innovation and technology management across a global network of diverse platforms.


2012 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON)

The conference will provide an interdisciplinary forum for academic, research, and industrial collaboration on global engineering education.


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Periodicals related to Sustainability

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Power Electronics, IEEE Transactions on

Fundamental technologies used in the control and conversion of electric power. Topics include dc-to- dc converter design, direct off-line switching power supplies, inverters, controlled rectifiers, control techniques, modeling, analysis and simulation techniques, the application of power circuit components (power semiconductors, magnetics, capacitors), and thermal performance of electronic power systems.


Systems Journal, IEEE

This publication provides a systems-level, focused forum for application-oriented manuscripts that address complex systems and system-of-systems of national and global significance.


Transactions on Sustainable Energy

The IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy is a cross disciplinary and internationally archival journal aimed at disseminating results of research on sustainable energy that relates to, arises from, or deliberately influences energy generation, transmission, distribution and delivery. The journal will publish original research on theories and development on principles of sustainable energy technologies and systems.This journal will cover the following ...




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The development of a sustainable perception index regarding gender and diversity aspects

Sandra Krause-Steger; Melanie Roski 2014 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON), 2014

Sustainable development is getting an increasing importance in different educational programs, due to the fact that on the one hand, it is an interdisciplinary research and teaching field. On the other hand, the complexity of sustainable development as a comprehensive approach, considering the ecological, economic and social dimensions, makes new ways of creating educational programs etc. necessary. Unfortunately, there is ...


A web platform for the assessment of competences in Mobile Learning Contexts

Alex Rayon Jerez; Mariluz Guenaga; Asier Núñez 2014 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON), 2014

Society demands new competences from professionals, who require having specific skills and abilities. Universities, accordingly, have changed from a content-based towards a competency-based educational model. However, the assessment of these competences is not a scalable task, has a subjective nature and must consider data from many different sources. This paper describes the model, architecture and objectives of an on-going research ...


Architecture for optimization of generator scheduling under ABT regime using intelligent agents

B. R. Parekh; Shivani Sharma; Priyanka Sharma 2012 IEEE International Conference on Power System Technology (POWERCON), 2012

Information technology played an important role in information and knowledge dissemination in the last decade in the almost all the domains through the development of internet, wireless, satellites and mobile based intelligent knowledge based information system. These systems need timely expert advice to make them more productive and competitive. By implementing them as knowledge servers, it becomes economically feasible, profitable, ...


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Andrew Lichnowski 2008 IET 3rd Annual Seminar on Power Generation Control - Building Flexibility and Sustainability into Plants, 2008

Since it was first published in 1999, the EEMUA Publication 191 has become globally accepted as the de-facto standard to good practice for alarm management. The presentation will summarise the key principles of EEMUA 191, what constitutes a good alarm system, the metrics against which performance is measured and the techniques for improvement. The methods of interfacing with the operator ...


Session list

2007 Third International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability, 2007

Provides a schedule of conference events and a listing of which papers were presented in each session.


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Adaptive Dynamic Programming and Reinforcement Learning (ADPRL), 2014 IEEE Symposium on, 2014

The following topics are dealt with: approximate dynamic programming method; reinforcement learning; function approximation; optimal control; stochastic multiobjective environments; cognitive control; cognitive dynamic systems; sustainability; energy storage problem; online learning control algorithms; uncertain dynamic systems; differential dynamic programming; and adaptive dynamic programming.


Internal Structure and Semantic Web Link Structure Based Ontology Ranking

Information and Automation for Sustainability, 2008. ICIAFS 2008. 4th International Conference on, 2008

The semantic Web is an extension of the World Wide Web with new technologies and standards that enable interpretation and processing of data and useful information for extraction by a computer. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) recommends XML, XML schema, RDF, RDF schema and Web Ontology Language (OWL) as standards and tools for the implementation of the semantic Web. ...


A research of process innovation with a focus on sustainable hygienic tissue paper production case

Technology Management for Emerging Technologies (PICMET), 2012 Proceedings of PICMET '12:, 2012

Hygienic tissue paper category refers to a wide range of products of which each one is formed with various processes from the first step of production through delivery to the end-user. This paper focuses on possible process and mini product development innovations acknowledging foremost end-user insights along with improving environmental quality standards, production technologies. Resulting from changing perception and tendency ...


Using swarm Intelligence to perceive the Semantic Web

Information and Automation for Sustainability, 2008. ICIAFS 2008. 4th International Conference on, 2008

Semantic Web comes with heterogeneous sources of knowledge including texts, graphics, blogs, animations, audios, and videos. However, there have been limited researches conducted to present semantic web information in the form suitable to individuals. This paper reports on the design and implementation of `Divon', a swarm of agents that emulate a user profile driven approach to the present semantic Web ...


Quality-of-service-aware multicast routing in heterogeneous networks with ad hoc extensions

Computer and Information Sciences, 2008. ISCIS '08. 23rd International Symposium on, 2008

A growing number of users communicate on the move with each other utilising wireless network technologies. The heterogeneity level of networks is increasing with various wired and wireless parts as well as access technologies. Mobile ad hoc communications can fill the connectivity gaps in such networks. However, the increasing amount of multimedia content shared over the wireless medium makes quality ...


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IEEE-USA E-Books

  • No title

    The world of scholarship is changing rapidly. Increasing demands on scholars, the growing size and complexity of questions and problems to be addressed, and advances in sophistication of data collection, analysis, and presentation require new approaches to scholarship. A ubiquitous, open information infrastructure for scholarship, consisting of linked open data, open-source software tools, and a community committed to sustainability are emerging to meet the needs of scholars today. This book provides an introduction to VIVO, http://vivoweb.org/, a tool for representing information about research and researchers -- their scholarly works, research interests, and organizational relationships. VIVO provides an expressive ontology, tools for managing the ontology, and a platform for using the ontology to create and manage linked open data for scholarship and discovery. Begun as a project at Cornell and further developed by an NIH funded consortium, VIVO is now being established as an open ource project with community participation from around the world. By the end of 2012, over 20 countries and 50 organizations will provide information in VIVO format on more than one million researchers and research staff, including publications, research resources, events, funding, courses taught, and other scholarly activity. The rapid growth of VIVO and of VIVO- compatible data sources speaks to the fundamental need to transform scholarship for the 21st century. Table of Contents: Scholarly Networking Needs and Desires / The VIVO Ontology / Implementing VIVO and Filling It with Life / Case Study: University of Colorado at Boulder / Case Study: Weill Cornell Medical College / Extending VIVO / Analyzing and Visualizing VIVO Data / The Future of VIVO: Growing the Community

  • Conclusions: Transient Workspaces in Times of Crisis

    In this book, Clapperton Mavhunga views technology in Africa from an African perspective. Technology in his account is not something always brought in from outside, but is also something that ordinary people understand, make, and practice through their everyday innovations or creativities -- including things that few would even consider technological. Technology does not always originate in the laboratory in a Western-style building but also in the society in the forest, in the crop field, and in other places where knowledge is made and turned into practical outcomes. African creativities are found in African mobilities. Mavhunga shows the movement of people as not merely conveyances across space but transient workspaces. Taking indigenous hunting in Zimbabwe as one example, he explores African philosophies of mobilities as spiritually guided and of the forest as a sacred space. Viewing the hunt as guided mobility, Mavhunga considers interesting questions of what constitutes techno ogy under regimes of spirituality. He describes how African hunters extended their knowledge traditions to domesticate the gun, how European colonizers, with no remedy of their own, turned to indigenous hunters for help in combating the deadly tsetse fly, and examines how wildlife conservation regimes have criminalized African hunting rather than enlisting hunters (and their knowledge) as allies in wildlife sustainability. The hunt, Mavhunga writes, is one of many criminalized knowledges and practices to which African people turn in times of economic or political crisis. He argues that these practices need to be decriminalized and examined as technologies of everyday innovation with a view toward constructive engagement, innovating with Africans rather than for them.

  • Index

    All design is situated -- carried out from an embedded position. Design involves many participants and encompasses a range of interactions and interdependencies among designers, designs, design methods, and users. Design is also multidisciplinary, extending beyond the traditional design professions into such domains as health, culture, education, and transportation. This book presents eighteen situated design methods, offering cases and analyses of projects that range from designing interactive installations, urban spaces, and environmental systems to understanding customer experiences. Each chapter presents a different method, combining theoretical, methodological, and empirical discussions with accounts of actual experiences. The book describes methods for defining and organizing a design project, organizing collaborative processes, creating aesthetic experiences, and incorporating sustainability into processes and projects. The diverse and multidisciplinary methods presented inc ude a problem- and project-based approach to design studies; a "Wheel of Rituals" intended to promote creativity; a pragmatist method for situated experience design that derives from empirical studies of film production and performance design; and ways to transfer design methods in a situated manner. The book will be an important resource for researchers, students, and practitioners of interdisciplinary design.

  • Position Statement: A Gameful Mind

    What if our whole life were turned into a game? What sounds like the premise of a science fiction novel is today becoming reality as "gamification." As more and more organizations, practices, products, and services are infused with elements from games and play to make them more engaging, we are witnessing a veritable ludification of culture. Yet while some celebrate gamification as a possible answer to mankind's toughest challenges and others condemn it as a marketing ruse, the question remains: what are the ramifications of this "gameful world"? Can game design energize society and individuals, or will algorithmicincentive systems become our new robot overlords? In this book, more than fifty luminaries from academia and industry examine the key challenges of gamification and the ludification of culture -- including Ian Bogost, John M. Carroll, Bernie DeKoven, Bill Gaver, Jane McGonigal, Frank Lantz, Jesse Schell, Kevin Slavin, McKenzie Wark, and Eric Zimmerman. They o tline major disciplinary approaches, including rhetorics, economics, psychology, and aesthetics; tackle issues like exploitation or privacy; and survey main application domains such as health, education, design, sustainability, or social media.

  • Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate in the Anthropocene

    Humans are changing critical environmental conditions in many ways. Here, the important changes in atmospheric chemistry and climate are discussed. The most dramatic examples of major human impacts are the increase of the "greenhouse" gases, especially carbon dioxide (CO2), in the atmosphere and the unpredicted breakdown of much of the ozone in the lower stratosphere over Antarctica during the months of September to November, caused by the emissions of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). Other, more regional but ubiquitous examples include photochemical smog and acid rain. Industrial activities are not alone in causing air pollution and in changing the chemical composition of the atmosphere. Biomass burning, which takes place largely in the developing world, also contributes in major ways. In the future, climate warming due to CO2 emissions will continue to increase over present levels and pose a major problem for humankind. Current radiative forcing by "greenhouse gases" can, to a substantial degree (up to half), be dampened by increased backscattering of solar radiation, either directly by aerosol particles or indirectly through their influence on cloud albedo, or also by cloud feedbacks independent of anthropogenic aerosols. Cloud and hydrological cycle feedbacks provide major challenges. It is unlikely and undesirable that aerosol emissions will continue to increase, as greater emphasis will be placed on air quality, also in the developing world. However, due to its long atmospheric lifetime and expected growth in global emissions, CO2 will continue to accumulate, exacerbating climate warming and related problems in the future. Drastic measures are thus needed at the international level to reduce the emissions, in particular, of CO2 through energy savings, alternative energy sources, and sequestration.

  • Green IT: An Overview

    Enterprises, governments, and societies at large have a new important agenda: tackling environmental issues and adopting environmentally-sound practices. While many people consider IT is part of the problem to environmental pollution, it can be saviour too. IT is both a solution and a problem for environmental sustainability. We can exploit the power of IT in innovative ways to address mounting environmental issues and make our IT systems  -  and their use  -  greener. Green IT refers to environmentally sound information technologies and systems, applications, and practices. This chapter examines environmental impacts of IT and explains what Green IT is. It presents a holistic approach to greening IT and highlights how IT could help businesses in their environmental initiatives and reduce their carbon emissions

  • Approaches

    What if our whole life were turned into a game? What sounds like the premise of a science fiction novel is today becoming reality as "gamification." As more and more organizations, practices, products, and services are infused with elements from games and play to make them more engaging, we are witnessing a veritable ludification of culture. Yet while some celebrate gamification as a possible answer to mankind's toughest challenges and others condemn it as a marketing ruse, the question remains: what are the ramifications of this "gameful world"? Can game design energize society and individuals, or will algorithmicincentive systems become our new robot overlords? In this book, more than fifty luminaries from academia and industry examine the key challenges of gamification and the ludification of culture -- including Ian Bogost, John M. Carroll, Bernie DeKoven, Bill Gaver, Jane McGonigal, Frank Lantz, Jesse Schell, Kevin Slavin, McKenzie Wark, and Eric Zimmerman. They o tline major disciplinary approaches, including rhetorics, economics, psychology, and aesthetics; tackle issues like exploitation or privacy; and survey main application domains such as health, education, design, sustainability, or social media.

  • Front Matter

    This chapter contains sections titled: Half Title, Title, Copyright, Contents, Dahlem Workshops, List of Participants

  • Women and Cybercafés in Uttar Pradesh

    The study was conducted in two mid-sized towns in India, namely, the Bhadohi and Ferozabad districts of Uttar Pradesh. We analyzed the outcome of structured in-depth interviews with 100 women users and 100 women nonusers of cybercafes. We identify the user profiles, usage patterns, and reasons for the low rate of cybercafe usage by women in northern India. Our study reveals that cybercafe usage by women is most common among female students, followed by educated women from the upper socioeconomic class. They access information mostly relating to education, employment, and entertainment. Users usually go to cybercafes during the afternoon and evening when they are relatively free from other duties. Overall, we observed that few women use cybercafes, and those who do have many socioeconomic restrictions placed on on them; these obstacles are tied to social, cultural, structural (time, location, illiteracy), and environmental issues. Women users, however, found cybercafes very useful. To close the gap between the value women perceive from cybercafe usage and actual usage, several suggestions can be made: (1) enhance literacy and awareness among women, (2) sensitize cybercafe operators to genderspecific issues and environment, (3) make content on gender issues available in local languages, (4) increase emphasis on English in schools, and (5) implement gender-specific welfare programs more thoroughly. These initiatives will not only enhance the sustainability of cybercafes but will provide wider Internet access to disadvantaged people in developing areas.

  • Assessing and Simulating the Altered Functioning of the Earth System in the Anthropocene

    The current human-dominated era or "Anthropocene" has been a time of unprecedented rates of change within the Earth system. As such the Anthropocene poses a no-analogue situation in which evidence of past Earth system changes cannot, on their own, tell us of how the system will respond in the future. Instead, we need to develop mechanistic and phenomenological models based on robust underlying principles to extrapolate our knowledge of the past Earth system into projections of the future. This requires an entire spectrum of Earth system models that can be related to each other in a more rigorous way than has been achieved to date. It also requires new integrated models of the two-way coupling between the biophysical and human aspects of the Earth system. Only then will we be able to approach all of the paleodata constraints on Earth system dynamics (which requires long simulations), while also providing regionally specific Earth system projections and spatially specific human development paths for policy makers (which requires, in both cases, high-resolution comprehensive models as well as models that can bridge spatial and temporal scales). Such a spectrum of models offers a solution to the tension between "simulation," which inevitably leads to increasing model complexity, and "understanding," which often involves reducing the system to its bare necessities.



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