"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
"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
"History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives"

Abba Eban

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Sunday, September 30
1600 - 1800
1630 - 1800
Renewable Energy Editorial Board meeting (by invitation only) (ROOM F)
1800 - 2000
Monday, October 1
800 - 900
900 - 1015
Opening session (ROOM A)

Welcome addresses:

-          Prof. Antonio Piacentino, Chair of the Conference

-          Prof. Fabrizio Micari, Rector of the University of Palermo


Introductory addresses:

-          Prof. Neven Duic, President of SDEWES

           Sustainable or unsustainable?

-          Dr. Şiir Kilkiş, ISC Member and Lead Author of IPCC

           Role of cities in addressing climate change and perspectives from the       

           SDEWES index

-          Prof. Antonio Piacentino, Chair of the Conference

            Undergoing transitions while staying in the middle of …

1015 - 1045
Award session (ROOM A)
Chair: Prof. Natasa Markovska
  • Honorary award 
  • Best paper award
  • Loyalty award 
  • Most cited JSDEWES paper


1045 - 1100
Group photo (ROOM A)
1100 - 1130
Coffee break
Poster session 1 (POSTER HALL)
1130 - 1230
1230 - 1330
Lunch break
1330 - 1530
Parallel sessions
Special session: Polygeneration: a novel paradigm for an efficient and sustainable use of energy resources 1 (ROOM D)
Chair: Prof. Francesco Calise
Co-chair(s): Prof. Laura Vanoli
Prof. Antonio Piacentino
Sustainable resilience of systems (ROOM F)
    Keynote speaker: Dr. Chen
Chair: Dr. Albana KONA
Co-chair(s): Dr. Ali Altaee
Sustainable technologies (ROOM G)
    Keynote speaker: Prof. Yoshikawa
Chair: Prof. Eugen Rusu
Co-chair(s): Prof. Marzia Traverso
1530 - 1600
Coffee break
Poster session 1 (POSTER HALL)
1600 - 1800
Parallel sessions
Special session: Energy efficiency in industrial processes and systems (ROOM B)
Chair: Prof. Luca Montorsi
Co-chair(s): Prof. Andrea De Pascale
Special session: Polygeneration: a novel paradigm for an efficient and sustainable use of energy resources 2 (ROOM D)
Chair: Prof. Francesco Calise
Co-chair(s): Prof. Antonio Piacentino
Prof. Laura Vanoli
Waste and wastewater treatment and reuse (ROOM F)
    Keynote speaker: Prof. Kumar
Chair: Prof. Sampatrao Manjare
Co-chair(s): Dr. francesco roncallo
Energy and Environment (ROOM G)
    Keynote speaker: Prof. Gunduz
Chair: Dr. Alejandro Arena
Co-chair(s): Dr. Haibo Gao
1800 - 1830
Coffee break
1830 - 2000
Tuesday, October 2
800 - 900
900 - 1100
Parallel sessions
Buildings (ROOM A)
    Keynote speaker: Prof. BECCALI
Chair: Prof. Daniele Testi
Co-chair(s): Dr. Francesco Guarino
Energy efficiency (ROOM B)
    Keynote speaker: Prof. Ulyev
Chair: Dr. Salvatore Vasta
Co-chair(s): Dr. Dario Bottino Leone
Heating and cooling (ROOM C)
Chair: Prof. Antonio Rosato
Co-chair(s): Prof. Fabio Peron
Thermal power plants and environmental impact of power generation systems (ROOM D)
    Keynote speaker: Prof. Kim
Chair: Prof. Alessandro Sorce
Co-chair(s): Prof. Liliana Rusu
Methods and technologies for sustainability (ROOM E)
    Keynote speaker: Prof. Tian
Chair: Dr. Maikel L. Maloncy
Co-chair(s): Dr. Mutiu Amosa
Society and economy (ROOM F)
    Keynote speaker: Prof. Østergaard
Chair: Dr. Nikolas Katsoulakos
Co-chair(s): Dr. Rubén Aldaco
Renewable energy sources (ROOM G)
    Keynote speaker: Prof. Guzović
Chair: Prof. Luca Martinelli
Co-chair(s): Dr. Antonio Marco Pantaleo
1100 - 1130
Coffee break
Poster session 2 (POSTER HALL)
1130 - 1230
1230 - 1300
Poster session 2 (POSTER HALL)
1300 - 1400
Lunch break
1400 - 2000
Wednesday, October 3
800 - 900
900 - 1100
Parallel sessions
Waste and wastewater treatment and reuse 2 (ROOM D)
    Keynote speaker: Prof. Song
Chair: Prof. Alberto Tiraferri
Co-chair(s): Prof. Young-Kwon Park
Energy storage (ROOM F)
Chair: Prof. Ricardo Chacartegui
Co-chair(s): Prof. Andrea De Pascale
Energy and emission markets (ROOM G)
Chair: Prof. Julio Sánchez-Chóliz
Co-chair(s): Dr. Alexandru Botan
Analysis and design of systems towards sustainable energy scenarios (ROOM H)
    Keynote speaker: Prof. Zunino
Chair: Prof. Natasa Markovska
Co-chair(s): Prof. Bernd Möller
1100 - 1130
Coffee break
Poster session 3 (POSTER HALL)
1130 - 1230
1230 - 1330
Lunch break
1330 - 1530
Parallel sessions
District heating and cooling (ROOM C)
    Keynote speaker: Prof. Möller
Chair: Prof. Birol Kilkis
Co-chair(s): Dr. Stefano Mazzoni
Sustainability comparisons and measurements (ROOM D)
    Keynote speaker: Prof. Araujo
Chair: Prof. Andrej Lisec
Co-chair(s): Dr. Cristina Sarasa
Regional planning and cooperation (ROOM F)
    Keynote speaker: Dr. Sahin
Chair: Dr. Tomislav Pukšec
Co-chair(s): Dr. Maryori C. Díaz-Ramírez
1530 - 1600
Coffee break
Poster session 3 (POSTER HALL)
1600 - 1800
Parallel sessions
Buildings 2 (ROOM A)
    Keynote speaker: Prof. Han
Chair: Dr. María Herrando
Co-chair(s): Dr. Ivan Garcia Kerdan
Energy planning (ROOM B)
    Keynote speaker: Prof. Costa
Chair: Dr. Henning Meschede
Co-chair(s): Dr. Hana Gerbelova
Special session: Salinity Gradient Power (SGP) and Sustainable Water Desalination (ROOM C)
Chair: Prof. Giorgio Micale
Co-chair(s): Dr. Jan Post
Prof. Fernando Tadeo
Dr. Alessandro Tamburini
Biofuels, bioenergy and biorefineries (ROOM D)
    Keynote speaker: Prof. Ko
Chair: Prof. Ofelia Araujo
Co-chair(s): Dr. Arash Aghaalikhani
Advanced energy conversion systems (ROOM E)
Chair: Prof. Antonio Gagliano
Co-chair(s): Prof. Vincenzo Mulone
Cogeneration and trigeneration (ROOM F)
    Keynote speaker: Prof. Kilkis
Chair: Prof. Flavio Caresana
Co-chair(s): Dr. Altin MARAJ
Renewable for electricity generation (ROOM G)
    Keynote speaker: Prof. Kafarov
Chair: Prof. Matilde Pietrafesa
Co-chair(s): Dr. Marta Victoria
Water and materials treatment (ROOM H)
    Keynote speaker: Dr. Vocciante
Chair: Prof. Shinji Kambara
Co-chair(s): Prof. Gerald J. Zagury
1800 - 1830
Coffee break
1830 - 2000
Thursday, October 4
900 - 1100
Parallel sessions
Modelling for pollution avoidance and energy efficiency (ROOM A)
    Keynote speaker: Dr. Guarino
Chair: Prof. Chungen Yin
Co-chair(s): Dr. Binfan Jiang
Energy Systems Analysis (ROOM B)
    Keynote speaker: Prof. Vanoli
Chair: Prof. Zeljko Tomsic
Co-chair(s): Dr. Valerie Eveloy
Renewable energy sources 2 (ROOM C)
    Keynote speaker: Prof. Calise
Chair: Prof. Macedon MOLDOVAN
Co-chair(s): Dr. meysam majidi nezhad
Biofuels, bioenergy and biorefineries 2 (ROOM D)
    Keynote speaker: Prof. Park
Chair: Prof. Domenico Borello
Co-chair(s): Dr. Sonia Longo
Research, innovation and development (ROOM E)
    Keynote speaker: Prof. Mo
Chair: Prof. Ignacio Mauleón
Co-chair(s): Dr. Marina Bonomolo
Environmental policy and management (ROOM F)
    Keynote speaker: Prof. Zagury
Chair: Dr. Martin Pavlas
Co-chair(s): Dr. Wenlin Yvonne Lin
Vehicles and transport (ROOM G)
    Keynote speaker: Prof. KNEZ
Chair: Dr. Weronika Radziszewska
Co-chair(s): Dr. Lukáš Režný
1100 - 1130
Coffee break
1130 - 1330
Parallel sessions
Smart energy systems (ROOM A)
    Keynote speaker: Prof. Virtič
Chair: Prof. Aleksandra Krstic-Furundzic
Co-chair(s): Dr. Raffaele Carli
Sustainability comparisons and measurements 2 (ROOM B)
    Keynote speaker: Prof. KILKIŞ
Co-chair(s): Dr. Jean-Nicolas Louis
Waste and wastewater treatment and reuse 3 (ROOM C)
    Keynote speaker: Prof. Yin
Chair: Dr. Andrea Cipollina
Co-chair(s): Dr. Ivan Savic
Storage 2 (ROOM D)
    Keynote speaker: Dr. Le Pierrès
Chair: Prof. Ying Chen
Co-chair(s): Dr. Gilles NOTTON
Energy and Environment 2 (ROOM E)
    Keynote speaker: Prof. CRISTOFARI
Chair: Prof. Songping Mo
Co-chair(s): Dr. Cristina Piselli
Alternative fuels and innovative energy conversion processes (ROOM F)
    Keynote speaker: Dr. Eveloy
Chair: Dr. Abul Hossain
Co-chair(s): Dr. ong hwai chyuan
Energy Policy (ROOM G)
    Keynote speaker: Prof. Mauleón
Chair: Dr. Abdoulmohammad Gholamzadeh Chofreh
Co-chair(s): Dr. Yi Dou
1330 - 1400
Closing session (ROOM A)
  • Loyalty award
  • Award for three best poster papers
1400 - 1500
Lunch break


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