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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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2019 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC)

The conference program will consist of plenary lectures, symposia, workshops andinvitedsessions of the latest significant findings and developments in all the major fields ofbiomedical engineering.Submitted papers will be peer reviewed. Accepted high quality paperswill be presented in oral and postersessions, will appear in the Conference Proceedings and willbe indexed in PubMed/MEDLINE & IEEE Xplore


2019 IEEE 46th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC)

Photovoltaic materials, devices, systems and related science and technology


2019 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)

International Geosicence and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) is the annual conference sponsored by the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (IEEE GRSS), which is also the flagship event of the society. The topics of IGARSS cover a wide variety of the research on the theory, techniques, and applications of remote sensing in geoscience, which includes: the fundamentals of the interactions electromagnetic waves with environment and target to be observed; the techniques and implementation of remote sensing for imaging and sounding; the analysis, processing and information technology of remote sensing data; the applications of remote sensing in different aspects of earth science; the missions and projects of earth observation satellites and airborne and ground based campaigns. The theme of IGARSS 2019 is “Enviroment and Disasters”, and some emphases will be given on related special topics.


2019 IEEE International Systems Conference (SysCon)

addresses the discipline of systems engineering,including theory, technology, methodology, andapplications of complex systems, system-of-systems,and integrated systems of national and globalsignificance.

  • 2018 Annual IEEE International Systems Conference (SysCon)

    The Conference addresses the discipline of systemsengineering, including theory, technology, methodology,and applications of complex systems, system-of-systems,and integrated systems of national and globalsignificance. It focuses on Systems Engineering for Complex Systems; and the conference caters to both practitioners andacademics, providing a forum to exchange ideas andexperiences on technology, methodology, applications,study cases, and practical experiences.

  • 2017 Annual IEEE International Systems Conference (SysCon)

    The IEEE International Systems Conference facilitates interactions among communities of interest on system-level problems andapplications. System-level thinking is essential in the worldtoday, not only for technical systems, but also for societyat large. The Conference addresses the discipline of systemsengineering, including theory, technology, methodology,and applications of complex systems, system-of-systems,and integrated systems of national and globalsignificance.

  • 2016 Annual IEEE Systems Conference (SysCon)

    The theme of the IEEE International SystemsConference is Engineering of Complex Systems, to includeSystems-of-systems, Systems Engineering, Systems Integration,and Systems Thinking

  • 2015 Annual IEEE Systems Conference (SysCon)

    The theme of the IEEE International Systems Conference is Engineering of Complex Systems, to include Systems-of-systems, Systems Engineering, Systems Integration, and Systems Thinking.

  • 2014 8th Annual IEEE Systems Conference (SysCon)

    This conference seeks to create an interactive forum forthe advancement of the practice of systems engineeringacross the multiple disciplines and specialty areasassociated with the engineering of complex systems. Theconference will provide a venue for systems engineeringpractitioners, managers, researchers, and educators toexchange innovative concepts, ideas, applications, andlessons learned addressing: Applications-oriented topics on large-scale systemsand system-of-systems in topics noted below

  • 2013 7th Annual IEEE Systems Conference (SysCon)

    Conference addresses systems, complex systems, systems-of-systems, critical systems, and the systems engineering disciplines needed to implement such large-scale or complex systems in the international arena.

  • 2012 6th Annual IEEE Systems Conference (SysCon)

    The IEEE Systems Conference is Engineering Complex Integrated Systems and Systems-of-Systems Implications for Systems Engineering, Systems Integration, and Systems Thinking.

  • 2011 IEEE International Systems Conference (SysCon)

    IEEE International Systems Conference Scope is Engineering of Complex Systems, to include Systems-of-systems, Large-scale Systems Integration, and Systems Engineering and Systems Thinking.

  • 2010 4th Annual IEEE Systems Conference

    The theme of the IEEE Systems Conference is Engineering Complex Integrated Systems and Systems-of-systems Implications for Systems Engineering, Systems Integration, and Systems Thinking.

  • 2009 3rd Annual IEEE Systems Conference

    Engineering Comles Integtared Systems and Systems-of-Systems - Implications for Systems Engineering, Systems Integration, and Systems Thinking

  • 2008 2nd Annual IEEE Systems Conference

    The theme of the IEEE Systems Conference is Engineering Complex Integrated Systems and Systems-of-systems- Implications for Systems Engineering, Systems Integration, and Systems Thinking.

  • 2007 1st Annual IEEE Systems Conference

    The theme of the IEEE Systems Conference is Engineering Complex Integrated Systems and Systems-of-systems - Implications for Systems Engineering, Systems Integration, and Systems Thinking.


2019 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM)

The Annual IEEE PES General Meeting will bring together over 2900 attendees for technical sessions, administrative sessions, super sessions, poster sessions, student programs, awards ceremonies, committee meetings, tutorials and more


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Periodicals related to Sustainability

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Antennas and Propagation, IEEE Transactions on

Experimental and theoretical advances in antennas including design and development, and in the propagation of electromagnetic waves including scattering, diffraction and interaction with continuous media; and applications pertinent to antennas and propagation, such as remote sensing, applied optics, and millimeter and submillimeter wave techniques.


Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on

The theory, design and application of Control Systems. It shall encompass components, and the integration of these components, as are necessary for the construction of such systems. The word `systems' as used herein shall be interpreted to include physical, biological, organizational and other entities and combinations thereof, which can be represented through a mathematical symbolism. The Field of Interest: shall ...


Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE Transactions on

The IEEE Transactions on Automation Sciences and Engineering (T-ASE) publishes fundamental papers on Automation, emphasizing scientific results that advance efficiency, quality, productivity, and reliability. T-ASE encourages interdisciplinary approaches from computer science, control systems, electrical engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, operations research, and other fields. We welcome results relevant to industries such as agriculture, biotechnology, healthcare, home automation, maintenance, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, retail, ...


Communications Letters, IEEE

Covers topics in the scope of IEEE Transactions on Communications but in the form of very brief publication (maximum of 6column lengths, including all diagrams and tables.)


Communications Magazine, IEEE

IEEE Communications Magazine was the number three most-cited journal in telecommunications and the number eighteen cited journal in electrical and electronics engineering in 2004, according to the annual Journal Citation Report (2004 edition) published by the Institute for Scientific Information. Read more at http://www.ieee.org/products/citations.html. This magazine covers all areas of communications such as lightwave telecommunications, high-speed data communications, personal communications ...


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Xplore Articles related to Sustainability

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Towards industrial sustainability

Manufacturing Engineer, 2003

Being sustainable means more than simply producing a 'green' product. The article looks at how logistics, energy use, and corporate lifestyle all play a part


Curriculum development for the sustainability PhD program at RIT

Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, 2010

The typical disciplinary approach that underlies most research areas is fragmented. Consequently, advances in science and technology are often disconnected from and uninformed of the potential sustainability implications of new technologies. The PhD program in Sustainability at RIT establishes a program of study that links discipline-specific science with an understanding of the integrative sciences of sustainability, such as industrial ecology, ...


Assessing social sustainability for biofuel supply chains: The case of aviation biofuel in Brazil

2017 IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech), 2017

Aviation fuels derived from biomass are generally perceived as sustainable alternatives compared with their fossil counterparts. However, the production of jet biofuels will have impacts on environment, economy and society simultaneously. Despite that a large number of studies have evaluated environmental impacts or techno-economic feasibility of aviation biofuels, very few studies took social aspects into consideration. Thus, this study seeks ...


Fuzzy Logic Approach for Sustainability Assessment Based on the Integrative Sustainability Triangle

2016 World Congress on Sustainable Technologies (WCST), 2016

The energy revolution's goal is to transform the current energy system into a sustainable system based on renewable energy technologies (RET). Even though RET are generally acknowledged as low-emission technologies with positive connotations, there are also negative impacts on ecological, economic and social environments throughout their life cycle. In order to support decision makers in building a sustainable energy system, ...


Interoperable toolchains in cyber-physical systems with a sustainability perspective

2017 IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech), 2017

The development of cyber-physical systems (CPS) requires various engineering disciplines, artifacts, and areas of expertise to collaborate. Powerful software tools are used during this development process, but while successful in one individual discipline, it is often challenging to integrate with other tools. Several studies have been done on integration solutions for these toolchains. However, the possibility of including the sustainability ...


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Educational Resources on Sustainability

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  • Towards industrial sustainability

    Being sustainable means more than simply producing a 'green' product. The article looks at how logistics, energy use, and corporate lifestyle all play a part

  • Curriculum development for the sustainability PhD program at RIT

    The typical disciplinary approach that underlies most research areas is fragmented. Consequently, advances in science and technology are often disconnected from and uninformed of the potential sustainability implications of new technologies. The PhD program in Sustainability at RIT establishes a program of study that links discipline-specific science with an understanding of the integrative sciences of sustainability, such as industrial ecology, ecological economics, risk analysis, energy policy, and ethics. Ultimately, the proposed program will transform the graduate experience by making it highly collaborative, team-based, and embedded in the broader context of economic, environmental and social understanding.

  • Assessing social sustainability for biofuel supply chains: The case of aviation biofuel in Brazil

    Aviation fuels derived from biomass are generally perceived as sustainable alternatives compared with their fossil counterparts. However, the production of jet biofuels will have impacts on environment, economy and society simultaneously. Despite that a large number of studies have evaluated environmental impacts or techno-economic feasibility of aviation biofuels, very few studies took social aspects into consideration. Thus, this study seeks to provide a social sustainability evaluation for aviation biofuels with a supply chain perspective. Three potential jet biofuel supply chains, based on different feedstocks, i.e. sugarcane, eucalyptus and macauba, were analyzed in the context of Brazil. The assessment is performed mainly with a process- based approach combined with input-output analysis. A set of social sustainability issues, including employment, working condition, labor right, gender equity and social development, were evaluated in a quantitative manner. The results show the three supply chains lead to differentiated levels of social effects. The macauba-based supply chain generates the highest number of jobs and highest GDP value, whereas the eucalyptus-based supply chain offers more employment opportunities for women. In comparison, the sugarcane-based supply chain has relatively moderate social effects. For future work, the assessment of social sustainability needs to cover a wider range of social issues, in order to extend the comprehension of social sustainability regarding biofuels. Additional research is suggested to bridge the methodological gaps in social sustainability assessment.

  • Fuzzy Logic Approach for Sustainability Assessment Based on the Integrative Sustainability Triangle

    The energy revolution's goal is to transform the current energy system into a sustainable system based on renewable energy technologies (RET). Even though RET are generally acknowledged as low-emission technologies with positive connotations, there are also negative impacts on ecological, economic and social environments throughout their life cycle. In order to support decision makers in building a sustainable energy system, comprehensive and easily understandable sustainability assessment-tools are required. Current approaches based on methods like Life Cycle Assessment or Multi-Criteria- Decision-Analysis have weaknesses in terms of comprehensiveness, processing of uncertainty and subjectivity, and visualization of results. In this paper, the holistic Fuzzy Logic Approach for Sustainability Assessment Based on the Integrative Sustainability Triangle (Fuzzy-IST) is proposed in order to resolve these weaknesses. Quantitative and qualitative Basic Sustainability Indicators of all sustainability dimensions and life cycle stages are hierarchically processed in a multi-stage fuzzy system. This results in seven crisp Sustainability Dimension Indices and a General Sustainability Index. The crisp values are then visualized in a color-coded Integrative Sustainability Triangle to provide an easy and intuitive interpretation of the results. This allows for the identification of deficits in all dimensions and the deduction of fields of action to improve the overall sustainability of RET.

  • Interoperable toolchains in cyber-physical systems with a sustainability perspective

    The development of cyber-physical systems (CPS) requires various engineering disciplines, artifacts, and areas of expertise to collaborate. Powerful software tools are used during this development process, but while successful in one individual discipline, it is often challenging to integrate with other tools. Several studies have been done on integration solutions for these toolchains. However, the possibility of including the sustainability concept to the interoperability strategies is rarely studied. This paper discusses an approach to include sustainability aspects while improving the interoperability of toolchains in CPS manufacturing. To this end, an automobile manufacturing process has been studied as a use case, and relevant sustainability metrics for each stage of the process are identified. Life cycle sustainability assessment methodology is used to identify the sustainability metrics, and the use case is employed to exemplify how some of these metrics can be integrated with interoperable toolchains to illustrate the applicability of the approach.

  • The Sustainability Consortium update: Type III product declaration development for laptops

    One of the goals of The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) is to bridge the divide between rigorous scientific analysis of the life cycle of consumer goods and the ability of the purchaser/ consumer to absorb and act on the environmental impact information provided from such an analysis. TSC has approached this issue through the development of the Sustainability Measurement and Reporting System (SMRS), which describes a process that facilitates the communication of environmental impacts derived from life cycle analysis to a broader lay audience. Based on ISO 14025 Type III environmental declarations, the SMRS provides the common rules for reporting impacts and creates a product declaration that can underpin any number of consumer communication modes. This paper presents the SMRS methodology and its application to laptop computers.

  • A New Sustainability Index for Evaluating the Sustainability Performance of Mining Companies

    This paper develops a new sustainability index for evaluating the sustainability performance of mining companies. The index indicates a mining company's overall performance level, relative to other companies in terms of its sustainability performance. To facilitate the use of the index as a sustainability performance management tool, three most important criteria for measuring the sustainability-related performance of mining companies are identified. With the use of linguistic terms, subjective assessments of qualitative performance measures are represented with fuzzy numbers. Based on the concept of optimality, a fuzzy multicriteria decision making approach is developed to obtain a sustainability performance index for each company. This sustainability performance index helps mining companies to understand their strengths and weaknesses in terms of sustainability performance criteria, and identify relevant areas for sustainability improvement.

  • SuSoftPro: Sustainability Profiling for Software

    The paper presents a SuSoftPro tool for requirement engineers to analyse the requirements' impacts on system sustainability. To perform the analysis of system sustainability, the tool provides quantitative questionnaires for rating high-level requirements within sustainability dimensions via a Fuzzy Rating Scale method. Stakeholders' responses are analysed by applying Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution. The tool presents sustainability as a five-star rating label, a visualisation of the degree for sustainability dimensions, and a bar graph that illustrates the sustainability level.

  • The Software Sustainability Institute: Changing Research Software Attitudes and Practices

    To effect change, the Software Sustainability Institute works with researchers, developers, funders, and infrastructure providers to identify and address key issues with research software.

  • Understanding the implications of a thermoeconomic perspective on sustainability

    No two sciences have been more directly informative of sustainability than thermodynamics (the science of energy and material resources) and economics (the science of how those resources are allocated for production, distribution, and consumption). Both disciplines share a preoccupation with understanding efficiency, which is critical to many interpretations of sustainability and so it is not surprising to discover that investigative approaches to sustainability in one discipline can be analogous to the other. However, there are significant differences as well, such as the difference between price and value, the importance of time, the necessity of reference states and analysis of ecological systems. Both perspectives have important implications for understanding sustainability, including strong vs. weak formulations, and aggregation of data flows with different qualitative characteristics.



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