"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
"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)

Gold sponsors:


Sponsorship, Marketing, Advertising, Recruiting, Teaching&Training&Tutoring

SMART3 is a set of services offered by the International Centre for Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems - SDEWES Centre, a non-governmental and a non-profit organization whose multidisciplinary research and development innovation teams provide comprehensive R&D activities, assessment and consultation on the research subjects that represent the most important challenges of sustainable development. SDEWES Centre is also the organizer of leading series of conferences in the region and on a global scale as well - SDEWES Conferences and the SEE SDEWES Conferences (focused on South East Europe).

Sponsorship services are focused on the benefits for companies and institutions can achieve by becoming a SDEWES corporate member through one of special sponsorship packages.

Marketing&Advertising presents the possibilities of marketing and advertising campaigns designed by SDEWES Centre.

Recruiting services focus on ”headhunting” services. SDEWES Centre research group is a leading group with over 20 years of experience in sustainable development covering numerous areas. Through its international network the group can bring added value to various types of projects and project consortiums. SDEWES centre is preparing a database with CVs of PhD students and Postdocs as well as other SDEWES Centre members.

Teaching&Training&Tutoring covers services such as organization of summer schools, trainings and lectures on the various topics of sustainable development and also specialized tutoring for companies and institutions.

For more information contact pr@sdewes.org.

+ Additional special SDEWES product - COMET system

COMET (COnference Management and EdiTorial) system is a fully customizable and adaptable editorial system for your conference or journal. It was derived from a successful online application developed for our conference and in recent instances used to run several journals and periodical special issues.

What can Comet do for me?

It can comply with every one of your special needs. It can be used to setup a small meeting, but it can handle also large conferences with over 500 or 1000 participants (we haven't seen the limit yet :). Use it to get abstracts/papers, distribute them amongst a variable types of users, handle multiple uploads and we will help you define the complete workflow. Send notification emails to late reviewers, edit templates for emails that are sent automatically. We'll help you keep everything under your control. For more information contact comet@sdewes.org.

Basic package - FREE (limited offer)
  • Basic system is currently free of charge. It allows two user levels (editor, author) and no document upload (only online abstract submission).

Full package - journal/conference
  • 15 EUR per published article/paid fee (includes full support).


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