"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

The Report of the U.N. Brundtland Commission, Our Common Future, 1987
"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."

Buckminster Fuller, philosopher, futurist and global thinker (1895 - 1983)
"If there are to be problems, may they come during my life-time so that I can resolve them and give my children the chance of a good life."

Kenyan proverb
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LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Prof. Antonio Piacentino
University of Palermo
Palermo, Italy

CHAIR
Prof. Neven Duic
University of Zagreb
Zagreb, Croatia

CO-CHAIR
Prof. Andrea Cipollina
University of Palermo
Palermo, Italy

Dr. Fabio Cardona
University of Palermo
Palermo, Italy

Dr. Tomislav Pukšec
University of Zagreb
Zagreb, Croatia

Dr. Marko Ban
SDEWES Centre
Zagreb, Croatia

Francesco Giacalone
University of Palermo
Palermo, Italy

Pietro Catrini
University of Palermo
Palermo, Italy

Domenico Curto
University of Palermo
Palermo, Italy

Maria Anna Cusenza
University of Palermo
Palermo, Italy

Antonino D'Amico
University of Palermo
Palermo, Italy

Laura Cirrincione
University of Palermo
Palermo, Italy

Alessandro Buscemi

Palermo, Italy

Fabrizio Vassallo
University of Palermo
Palermo, Italy

Giuseppe Battaglia
University of Palermo
Palermo, Italy

Hrvoje Dorotić
University of Zagreb
Zagreb, Croatia

Nevena Grubelić
SDEWES Centre
Zagreb, Croatia

Iva Gavran
SDEWES Centre
Zagreb, Croatia

Romano Grbić
SDEWES Centre
Zagreb, Croatia





CONFERENCE PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE

Prof. Antonio Piacentino
University of Palermo
Palermo, Italy

CHAIR
Prof. Daniel Rolph Schneider
University of Zagreb
Zagreb, Croatia

Prof. Mário Costa
Instituto Superior Técnico
Lisboa, Portugal

Prof. Eduardo Serra
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Dr. Petar Varbanov
Brno University of Technology - VUT Brno
Brno, Czech Republic





SPECIAL SESSION PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE

Prof. Daniel Rolph Schneider
University of Zagreb
Zagreb, Croatia

SSPC Secretary
Prof. Neven Duic
University of Zagreb
Zagreb, Croatia

Prof. Henrik Lund
Aalborg University
Aalborg, Denmark

Prof. Jiří Jaromír Klemeš
Brno University of Technology - VUT Brno
Brno, Czech Republic

Prof. Aleksander Zidanšek
Institute Jozef Stefan
Ljubljana, Slovenia





KEYNOTE AND PANEL PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE

Prof. Ingo Stadler
Cologne University of Applied Sciences
Cologne, Germany

CHAIR
Prof. Maria da Graça Carvalho
Instituto Superior Técnico
Lisbon, Portugal

Prof. Neven Duic
University of Zagreb
Zagreb, Croatia





AWARD COMMITTEE

Prof. Natasa Markovska
Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Skopje, Macedonia

CHAIR
Prof. Simeon Oka
Institute Vinca
Novi Beograd, Belgrade, Serbia

Prof. Ingo Stadler
Cologne University of Applied Sciences
Cologne, Germany

Prof. Aleksander Zidanšek
Institute Jozef Stefan
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Dr. Brian Vad Mathiesen
Aalborg University
Aalborg, Denmark

Prof. Antonio Piacentino
University of Palermo
Palermo, Italy





POSTER EVALUATION COMMITTEE

Dr. Petar Varbanov
Brno University of Technology - VUT Brno
Brno, Czech Republic

CHAIR
Prof. Poul Alberg Ostergaard
Aalborg University
Aalborg, Denmark

Prof. Mário Costa
Instituto Superior Técnico
Lisboa, Portugal

Prof. Viacheslav Kafarov
Industrial University of Santander
Bucaramanga, Colombia

Prof. Zvonimir Guzović
University of Zagreb
Zagreb, Croatia

Prof. Zainuddin Abdul Manan
School of Chemical and Energy Engineering
Johor, Malaysia

Dr. Goran Krajačić
University of Zagreb
Zagreb, Croatia

Dr. Jiri Pospisil
Brno University of Technology - VUT Brno
Brno, Czech Republic

Yee Van Fan
Brno University of Technology - VUT Brno
Brno, Czech Republic





SPECIAL ISSUE PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE

Prof. Neven Duic
University of Zagreb
Zagreb, Croatia

CHAIR
Prof. Poul Alberg Ostergaard
Aalborg University
Aalborg, Denmark

Prof. Simeon Oka
Institute Vinca
Novi Beograd, Belgrade, Serbia

Prof. Aoife Foley
Queen’s University Belfast
Belfast, United Kingdom

Prof. Henrik Lund
Aalborg University
Aalborg, Denmark

Prof. Jiří Jaromír Klemeš
Brno University of Technology - VUT Brno
Brno, Czech Republic

Dr. Subhas K. Sikdar
United States Environmental Protection Agency
Cincinnati, United States






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