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University of Zagreb
Zagreb, Croatia
Instituto Superior Técnico
Lisbon, Portugal
In cooperation with:

National Technical University of Athens
Athens, Greece
Delft University of Technology
Delft, The Netherlands
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia ,USA
Institut National Polytechnique
de Grenoble
, Grenoble, France
University of Rome "La Sapienza"
Rome, Italy
University of Zaragoza
Zaragoza, Spain

UNESCO, Paris, France
EC, DG RTD, INCO Programme, Bruxelles
Scope and Objectives

Throughout history Dubrovnik has been the place where prominent individuals and luminaries in different fields have come to exchange ideas, money, and merchandise. In modern times, it has hosted many distinguished guests attending different gatherings. In particular in the field of energy and environment, Dubrovnik has become known as a center of excellence and its many Conferences have produced new ideas and scientific, as well as technological, breakthroughs. The "Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water, and   Environment Systems" is devoted to the ultimate goal of modern society: sustainable development of energy, water and environment systems.

Energy, water and environment are commodities essential for continuous development of human society. The concept of "sustainable resource use" is a challenge that we must meet, if the present development of modern society is not to compromise the rights of future generations to   natural resources. The Conference will focus on the following objectives:

  1. To promote a new field of sustainability science that seeks to understand the fundamental character of interactions between nature and society
  2. To discuss sustainability concept of energy, water and environment and its relation to the global development
  3. To analyze potential scientific and technological processes reflecting energy, water and environment exchange
  4. To present energy, water and environment system models and their evaluation
  5. To present multi criteria assessment of energy, water and environment systems taking into a consideration economic, social, environmental and resource use aspects.

The conference will be organised in following sessions:
  • Sustainability science of Interactions between Nature and Society
  • Sustainability Concept of Energy, Water and Environment Systems
  • Thermo-economic Analysis of Energy, Water and Environment Systems
  • Space-time Analysis of Energy, Water and Environment Systems
  • Models, Simulation and Expert Systems Related to Sustainable Development
  • Societal Aspect of Energy, Water and Environment Systems
  • New and Renewable Energy Sources for Water and Energy Cogeneration
  • Sustainability Assessment of Energy, Water and Environment Systems

Round Table on:
"Policy and macro-economic framework conditions for promoting sustainable energy, water and environment systems"
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Conference Program
FINAL conference program
(You can download FINAL conference program here (MS Word document, 150 Kb)).
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Side events
LIFECroCHP Side Event (Presentation of EC LIFE Project "Sustainable Development of Croatian CHP Capacity", June 18, 10:00, room A, Hotel Excelsior, Dubrovnik.
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Local organising committee
Prof. Zeljko Bogdan, FSB, University of Zagreb
Dr. Neven Duic, FSB, University of Zagreb
Prof. Nikola Ruzinski, FSB, University of Zagreb
Dr. Zvonimir Guzovic, FSB, University of Zagreb
M. Ban, FSB, University of Zagreb
G. Krajacic, FSB, University of Zagreb
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The Secretary of the Conference
Dr. Zvonimir Guzovic, FSB, University of Zagreb
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Scientific Advisory Board
Prof. I. Slaus, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Zagreb, Croatia, Chairmen

Prof. R. Blinc, Institute Jozef Stefan, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Prof. B. Berkovski, World Solar Summit, Paris, France
Prof.M. Combarnous, University of Bordeaux, France
Prof. L. Cortez, UNICAMP, Brazil
Prof. R.M. Cotta, University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Prof. M. Cumo, University of Roma "La Sapienza", Roma, Italy
Eng. P. Dietze, Langensendenbach, Germany
Prof. D. Durao, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal
Prof. A. Favorskiy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Prof. Ch.A. Frangopoulos, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Prof. B. Frankovic, University of Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia
Prof. N. Ghaddar, American University, Beirut, Lebanon
Prof. K.R.G. Hein, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Dr. J.Hetland, SINTEF Energiforksning AS, Trondheeim, Norway
Prof. M. Hirata, Scibaura Inst. Of Technology, Ohmiya, Japan
Dr. D.E. Hyatt, EPA, USA
Prof. S. Kakac, University of Florida, Miami Florida, USA
Dr. M.A. Kasmo, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia
Prof. L. Kazmerski, National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, USA
Prof. N. Koprivanec, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Prof. J.P. Launay, Commission Europeenne, Belgium
Prof. A. Lekic, University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Prof. H. Lund, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
Prof. A. Marafie, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Prof. N. Markatos, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Prof. J.P. Meyer, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
Prof. V. Naso, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy
Prof. T. Ohta, Yokohama National University, Japan
Prof. P.A. Pilavachi, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
Prof. N. Serman, FSB, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Prof. P. Stehlik, Brno Univerity of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic
Prof. B. Sunden, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
Mr. A. Szollasi-Nagi, UNESCO, Paris, France
Dr. H. Vandenborre, Vandenborre Technologies, Turnhout, Belgium
Prof. N. Veziroglu, University of Miami, Florida, USA
Prof. B.X. Wang, Tsinghua University, Peking, China
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Conference venue : Dubrovnik
"Those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik and see Dubrovnik." (George Bernard Shaw).

Dubrovnik is situated in the southernmost part of the Republic of Croatia. Founded in the 7th century, Dubrovnik is rich with cultural and historical monuments and is included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. The city is surrounded with the walls built between the 11th and 17th century.  Its cultural and scientific institutions include Museum at Rector's Palace, Cathedral Treasury, Pinacotheca, Franciscan monastery and cloister, with one of three oldest pharmacies in Europe (14th c.), the Cathedral (initial funds given by King Richard the Lionheart), one of the European oldest Synagogues, Marin Drzic Theatre, Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, Interuniversity Center. Nature lovers can find here true Mediterranean landscape, and "enjoy the cleanest sea in the Mediterranean" (Jean Jacques Cousteau). Dubrovnik International Airport is situated 22 km from the city center.

Hotel Excelsior, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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