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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)






Conferences related to Sustainability

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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 ...




Xplore Articles related to Sustainability

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Energy Harvesting-Aided Spectrum Sensing and Data Transmission in Heterogeneous Cognitive Radio Sensor Network

Deyu Zhang; Zhigang Chen; Ju Ren; Ning Zhang; Mohamad Awad; Haibo Zhou; Xuemin Shen IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 2016

The incorporation of Cognitive Radio (CR) and Energy Harvesting (EH) capabilities in wireless sensor networks enables spectrum and energy efficient heterogeneous cognitive radio sensor networks (HCRSNs). The new networking paradigm of HCRSNs consists of EH-enabled spectrum sensors and batterypowered data sensors. Spectrum sensors can cooperatively scan the licensed spectrum for available channels, while data sensors monitor an area of interest ...


Risk based Uncertainty (RibUt) Assessment of a Power System Using Bootstrap Technique

M. M. Othman; S. R. Kasim; N. A. Salim; I. Musirin Power Engineering and Optimization Conference (PEDCO) Melaka, Malaysia, 2012 Ieee International, 2012

There are various approach used to prevent from the occurrence of power system blackout in order to ensure the sustainability and efficiency of energy supply. Generally, power system blackout can be mitigated by referring to the risk assessment of a power system. This paper presents the risk assessment of a power system performed by using the proposed bootstrap technique and ...


Direct current distribution grids and the road to its full potential

J B Woudstra; P. van Willigenburg; B B J Groenewald; H. Stokman; S. De Jonge; S. Willems Industrial and Commercial Use of Energy Conference (ICUE), 2013 Proceedings of the 10th, 2013

Electricity consumption worldwide is continuously on the rise due to the load requirements for the electrification of transportation, houses, offices, factories and many other facilities. However, the use of sustainable electricity in urban surroundings is on the rise: for example, solar panels on roofs of buildings. These loads and sustainable electricity sources have one thing in common - Direct Current. ...


A multi-level inverter system design with multi-winding transformer

Tü rev Sarı kurt; Ceyhun Sezenoğ lu; Abdulkadir Bahkç &#x0131 International Aegean Conference on Electrical Machines and Power Electronics and Electromotion, Joint Conference, 2011

Because of environmental factors and sustainability concerns, renewable energy sources are the state-of-art today. In energy conversion it is important, the output of the system to be suitable with standard applications, for both economical and compatibility issues. To fit the system output voltage and frequency with the international standards, battery packs and transformers are widely used. For modularity the major ...


Modelling of Baltic Sea inflow events and deep water currents

S. Miladinova; A. Stips Baltic International Symposium (BALTIC), 2010 IEEE/OES US/EU, 2010

Both medium and strong intensity inflow events into the Baltic Sea contribute to the ventilation of the Baltic Sea deep water. The present study is an attempt to perform realistic model simulations of the Baltic Sea in order to quantify natural mixing of dense bottom flows. The numerical simulations are carried out using the General Estuarine Transport Model (GETM) for ...


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Educational Resources on Sustainability

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Energy Harvesting-Aided Spectrum Sensing and Data Transmission in Heterogeneous Cognitive Radio Sensor Network

Deyu Zhang; Zhigang Chen; Ju Ren; Ning Zhang; Mohamad Awad; Haibo Zhou; Xuemin Shen IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 2016

The incorporation of Cognitive Radio (CR) and Energy Harvesting (EH) capabilities in wireless sensor networks enables spectrum and energy efficient heterogeneous cognitive radio sensor networks (HCRSNs). The new networking paradigm of HCRSNs consists of EH-enabled spectrum sensors and batterypowered data sensors. Spectrum sensors can cooperatively scan the licensed spectrum for available channels, while data sensors monitor an area of interest ...


Risk based Uncertainty (RibUt) Assessment of a Power System Using Bootstrap Technique

M. M. Othman; S. R. Kasim; N. A. Salim; I. Musirin Power Engineering and Optimization Conference (PEDCO) Melaka, Malaysia, 2012 Ieee International, 2012

There are various approach used to prevent from the occurrence of power system blackout in order to ensure the sustainability and efficiency of energy supply. Generally, power system blackout can be mitigated by referring to the risk assessment of a power system. This paper presents the risk assessment of a power system performed by using the proposed bootstrap technique and ...


Direct current distribution grids and the road to its full potential

J B Woudstra; P. van Willigenburg; B B J Groenewald; H. Stokman; S. De Jonge; S. Willems Industrial and Commercial Use of Energy Conference (ICUE), 2013 Proceedings of the 10th, 2013

Electricity consumption worldwide is continuously on the rise due to the load requirements for the electrification of transportation, houses, offices, factories and many other facilities. However, the use of sustainable electricity in urban surroundings is on the rise: for example, solar panels on roofs of buildings. These loads and sustainable electricity sources have one thing in common - Direct Current. ...


A multi-level inverter system design with multi-winding transformer

Tü rev Sarı kurt; Ceyhun Sezenoğ lu; Abdulkadir Bahkç &#x0131 International Aegean Conference on Electrical Machines and Power Electronics and Electromotion, Joint Conference, 2011

Because of environmental factors and sustainability concerns, renewable energy sources are the state-of-art today. In energy conversion it is important, the output of the system to be suitable with standard applications, for both economical and compatibility issues. To fit the system output voltage and frequency with the international standards, battery packs and transformers are widely used. For modularity the major ...


Modelling of Baltic Sea inflow events and deep water currents

S. Miladinova; A. Stips Baltic International Symposium (BALTIC), 2010 IEEE/OES US/EU, 2010

Both medium and strong intensity inflow events into the Baltic Sea contribute to the ventilation of the Baltic Sea deep water. The present study is an attempt to perform realistic model simulations of the Baltic Sea in order to quantify natural mixing of dense bottom flows. The numerical simulations are carried out using the General Estuarine Transport Model (GETM) for ...


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IEEE-USA E-Books

  • Sustainable Information Systems and Green Metrics

    Sustainability information is needed at both the macro and micro levels, it will require a multi-level approach that provides information and metrics that can drive high-level strategic corporate/regional sustainability plans, to low-level actions such as improving the energy efficiency of an office worker. This chapter provides an overview of multi-level sustainable information, and introduces the wider context of sustainability frameworks, principles, and tools. The information requirements of Green and Sustainable practices are examined at multiple levels including organisation (regional sustainability plan, greenhouse gases emission reporting), business function (data centre energy efficiency), product/service (life cycle assessment), and individual (commute tracking). The chapter also examines how the sustainability capability of an organisation can be examined to determine its effectiveness.

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    A response of the engineering profession to the challenges of security, poverty and under-development, and environmental sustainability is described. Ethical codes, which govern the behavior of engineers, are examined from a historical perspective linking the prevailing codes to models of the natural world.Anewethical code based on a recently introduced model of Nature as an integral community is provided and discussed. Applications of the new code are described using a case study approach. With the ethical code based on an integral community in place, a new design algorithm is developed and also explored using case studies. Implications of the proposed changes in ethics and design on engineering education are considered.

  • Sustainable IT Services: Creating a Framework for Service Innovation

    IT organizations are under increasing pressure to adopt sustainable business practices as the societal costs of IT have become more apparent. Initial efforts to address the environmental impact of IT have focused on minimizing energy costs and the ecological footprints of IT products and operations. However, this green IT orientation does not address the potential for IT to become a key enabler, and indeed a primary driver, of overall corporate sustainability strategy. As IT departments embrace a more strategic role, future success will be determined by the ability to meet market requirements, governmental regulations, and societal expectations. To address this opportunity, IT managers will need to move beyond narrow operational requirements and harness IT's ability to develop innovative new services that will define the future of corporate sustainability and social responsibility efforts. Sustainable IT services, applications that provide innovative solutions for corporate ecological and societal issues, represent an excellent opportunity for IT organizations to become indispensable players in the development of essential new markets.

  • Methods for Aesthetic Experiences

    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.

  • References

    Cyberspace is widely acknowledged as a fundamental fact of daily life in today's world. Until recently, its political impact was thought to be a matter of low politics--background conditions and routine processes and decisions. Now, however, experts have begun to recognize its effect on high politics-- national security, core institutions, and critical decision processes. In this book, Nazli Choucri investigates the implications of this new cyberpolitical reality for international relations theory, policy, and practice. The ubiquity, fluidity, and anonymity of cyberspace have already challenged such concepts as leverage and influence, national security and diplomacy, and borders and boundaries in the traditionally state-centric arena of international relations. Choucri grapples with fundamental questions of how we can take explicit account of cyberspace in the analysis of world politics and how we can integrate the traditional international system with its cyber venues. After establishing the theoretical and empirical terrain, Choucri examines modes of cyber conflict and cyber cooperation in international relations; the potential for the gradual convergence of cyberspace and sustainability, in both substantive and policy terms; and the emergent synergy of cyberspace and international efforts toward sustainable development. Choucri's discussion is theoretically driven and empirically grounded, drawing on recent data and analyzing the dynamics of cyberpolitics at individual, state, international, and global levels.

  • Position Statement: Losing Is Fun

    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.

  • How Humankind Came to Rival Nature

    Humankind is axiomatically tied to environmental change and was party to some forms of global-scale change reaching as far back as the Holocene. The capacity to induce environmental change, however, has increased throughout human history. This change follows a long-term, global-scale trajectory that tracks well with a logarithmic-logistic function describing human population growth. The model is applicable to technological and socioeconomic conditions as well. This review briefly describes the multiple steps of the resulting curve. Case-study examples illustrate the successive or stair-step changes in the human-environment condition. As these changes increase in variety, magnitude, pace, and spatial scale, they threaten the structure and function of the biosphere. Broad lessons are drawn from this history, with the caveat that the environmental changes underway today and the human-environment relationships precipitating them have no adequate analogues in the past.

  • Position Statement: Games and the World

    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.

  • No title

    Water and energy are fundamental elements of community well-being and economic development, and a key focus of engineering efforts the world over. As such, they offer outstanding opportunities for the development of socially just engineering practices. This work examines the engineering of water and energy systems with a focus on issues of social justice and sustainability. A key theme running through the work is engaging community on water and energy engineering projects: How is this achieved in diverse contexts? And, what can we learn from past failures and successes in water and energy engineering? The book includes a detailed case study of issues involved in the provision of water and energy, among other needs, in a developing and newly independent nation, East Timor.

  • Multiobjective Decision-Making for Solid Waste Management in a Carbon-Regulated Environment

    Both short-term and long-term planning of solid waste management (SWM) requires the inclusion of multiscale sustainability criteria such as cost- benefit-risk consideration, recycling effect, and global-warming potential (GWP). This chapter demonstrates a holistic integration of these criteria to optimize system planning in a typical SWM system using comparative multiobjective decision analyses. The GaBi software package was used to estimate the possible greenhouse gas emissions throughout the scenario-based design process. The chapter examines the GWP impact in a real-world SWM system to demonstrate that the traditional cost-effectiveness principle and cost- benefit analysis cannot permit sustainable development related to SWM. Thus, the case study in the chapter is designed to explore the potential impact to an SWM system under a global-scale, carbon-regulated environment with local- scale material/energy recycling considerations. To achieve the study goals, five management scenarios were configured and compared to demonstrate the importance of sustainability concerns in an SWM system.



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