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DUBROVNIK 2003
DUBROVNIK 2002
ENERGY INT. JOURNAL
 
Organizers

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

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

Sponsors
 
EC, DG RTD, INCO Programme, Bruxelles
UNESCO, Paris, France
 
Companies
HRVATSKA ELEKTROPRIVREDA, Zagreb, Croatia
 
Journals
Management of Environmental Quality
Energy
Scope and Objectives


Sustainability is a new discourse aimed at promoting a new strategy in the development of energy, water and environmental (EWE) systems. International conferences on sustainability development offer the best opportunity for the dissemination, exchange and promotion of new ideas for interdisciplinary, multi-cultural and multi-criteria evaluation of EWE systems.

It is becoming increasingly clear that the quest for sustainable development requires integrating economic, social, cultural, political, and ecological factors. It requires grassroots initiatives, as well as simultaneous consideration of the local and global dimensions, and of the ways by which they interact. It also requires broadening of the space and time horizons to accommodate the need for intra-generational as well as international equity. The behavior and properties of a EWE system arise not merely from the properties of its component elements, but to a large degree also from the nature and intensity of their dynamic interlinkages.

It has become evident that the complexity of these problems requires enhancement and deepening of the understanding of the implications of the different aspects of sustainability. Resources, economy and environment are the key components that affect the quality of life on our planet. It has also been recognized that the social aspect, including information exchange, is of fundamental importance in understanding sustainable development.


Consequently, the Dubrovnik 2005 conference will focus on the following objectives :

  • Development of new methods for the analysis and evaluation of EWE systems (such as emergy and exergy analysis, life cycle assessment, ecological footprint, MIPS, etc.)
  • Analysis of potential scientific and technological processes addressing the interactions between energy, water and environment
  • Promotion of a new field of sustainability science that seeks to understand the fundamental character of interactions between EWE systems and society
  • Development of inter-disciplinary partnerships bringing together leading experts in physical, life, and environmental sciences, engineering, economics, and social sciences and informatics
  • Development of models of energy, water, and environmental systems, and their evaluation
  • Development of energy, water, and environmental system models based on ecological economics.
  • Enhancement of methodologies for assessing the comparative sustainability of different EWE systems options, taking into account economics, environmental resource use, and social validation.

Opening session - Invited lecture:
  • Promoting Best Practice in Energy, water and Biodiversity in Developing Countries
    ( Prof. M. Hassan, Executive Directors of Third World Academy of Sciences, Trieste, Italy )

The Conference will be organized in following sessions:

  • Sustainability Science
  • Energy policy and planning
  • Energy cogeneration
  • NRES
  • Energy efficiency
  • Water Management
  • Water Desalination
  • Water treatment
  • Environment Evaluation
  • Environment Assessment
  • Environment Management

Special Event:
Forum on Environment Sustainability Modelling organised by Prof. M. Bonazountas, EPSILON Project

Invited special sessions:


Round Table on:
"Energy, Water and Environment Analysis for Sustainability"

SIDE EVENT:
Implementation of the Sustainable Development Concept in South East Europe / The Research and Technological Development Perspective
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Conference Program
 
Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9-10.30

Opening session
Prof. Hassan Lecture

Special session
Role of Environment Modeling in Sustainable Development
(with coffee break)
Special Event
Epsylon Project
(with coffee break)
Special session
Energy Cogeneration
Special Session
Croatian Case
10.30-11 Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break
11-13 Special Session
Sustainable Science
Sessions:
EP-3, WD-1, EE-1
Sessions:
EF-1, EC-1, EM-2
LUNCH
15-17 Special Session
Energy Strategy
Special session
Water Management
Social Program Special session
Hydrogen energy strategy
Side event: WEB-ENV closed meeting
(with coffee break)
17-17.30 Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break
17.30-19.30

Sessions:
SS-1, EP-1, NRES- 1

Sessions:
EP-2, WM-1, EA-1
Sessions
EP-4, EP-5, WT-1, EM-1
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Special Events
 
Prof. Markos Bonazountas, project manager of the Epsilon Project, will organize Special Event with presentations of the Environment Sustainability Modelling. He will invite about 20 participants with respective number of papers to be presented at the Special Event sessions.
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Side events
 
WEB-ENV project meeting.
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Call for papers
 

The purpose of papers is to report original, unpublished findings in the fields of energy, water and environment. All papers will be reviewed under the direction of the Scientific Advisory Board. Accepted papers will be required in English only, and will be published in the Conference CD-ROM. This officially registered CD-ROM will be distributed to the participants of the Conference, and will be sold directly by the publisher after the Conference. After the Conference selected number of papers will be published in a reviewed Proceedings book. Authors are required to present their papers personally

If you have any question please send it to dubrovnik2005@fsb.hr.

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Papers Publishing
 
Books from previous conferences
Publication Date: January 2004
Afgan, N.H. / Bogdan, Z. / Duic, N. (eds): Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems - Proceedings of the Conference, 2-7 June 2002, Dubrovnik, Croatia
2004, 25 cm, 380 pp., ISBN: 90 5809 662 9
EUR 129.00 / $ 149.00, A.A.Balkema Publishers, Amazon.com, Table of contents

This work contains a collection of selected, peer-reviewed and state-of-the-art reflecting papers that were presented at the First Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, held in Dubrovnik, Croatia, 2-7 June 2002.

Publication Date: planned for beginning 2005 (papers selected)
Afgan, N.H. / Bogdan, Z. / Guzovic, Z. / Duic, N. (eds): Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems 2 - Proceedings of the Conference, 15-20 June 2003, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Table of contents

Special issues from previous conferences
Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal 14-4 - Special Issue: Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, Special issues of the First Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, held in Dubrovnik, Croatia, 2-7 June 2002 (2003)




Energy, The International Journal 30-8 - Special Issue: Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, Special issue of the First Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, held in Dubrovnik, Croatia, 2-7 June 2002 (published on Science Direct, June 2005)

Energy, The International Journal - Special Issue: Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, Special issue of the Second Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, held in Dubrovnik, Croatia, 15-20 June 2003 (in the review process)
Selected papers




Special issue of the Journal Thermal Science, dedicated to the Dubrovnik 2002 Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems held in Dubrovnik, Croatia, 2-7 June 2002 (in the review process)




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Call for sponsorships
 

During the conference promotional oral and poster sponsors presentations will be organized.
For details contact Organising Secretariat.

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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
N.T. Gavrilov, 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, Chairman

Prof. N. M. Al-Najem, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Prof. B. Bosnjakovic, UN Economic Commission for Europe, Geneve, Switzerland
Prof. R. Blinc, Institute Jozef Stefan, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Prof. M.G. Carvalho, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal
Prof. K. Chi Tran, IOC, UNESCO, Paris, France
Prof. L. Cortez, UNICAMP, Campinas, Brazil
Prof. R.M. Cotta, University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Prof. M. Cumo, University of Roma "La Sapienza", Roma, Italy
Prof. D. Durao, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal
Prof. S. Fatoreli, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
Prof. A. Favorski, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Prof. B. Frankovic, University of Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia
Prof. N. Ghaddar, American University, Beirut, Lebanon
Prof. Th.H. Gulbrandsen, Institute for Energy Technology, Kjellen, Norway
Prof. M. Hassan, Third World Academy of Sciences, Trieste, Italy
Prof. K.R.G. Hein, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Dr. J.Hetland, SINTEF Energiforksning AS, Trondheeim, Norway
Dr. D.E. Hyatt, EPA, USA
Prof. S. Kakac, University of Florida, Miami, Florida, USA
Prof. E. Kakaras, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Dr. M.A. Kasmo, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia
Prof. L. Kazmerski, National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, USA
Prof. O. Kedem, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Prof. N. Koprivanec, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Prof. C.J. Koroneos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
Prof. A. Lekic, University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Prof. H. Lund, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
Prof. N. Markatos, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Mr. M. Mendes, AREAM – Regional Agency for Energy and Environment of Madeira, Madeira, Portugal
Dr. P. Mercier, CEA / GRETH, Grenoble, France
Prof. J.P. Meyer, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
Prof. V. Nakuryakov, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Prof. V. Naso, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy
Prof. F. Orecchini, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy
Prof. P.A. Pilavachi, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
Prof. I. Romey, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany
Prof. V. Semião, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal
Prof. N. Serman, FSB, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Prof. A. Szöllösi-Nagy, UNESCO, Paris, France
Prof. O. Uslu, University of Izmir, Izmir, Turkey
Prof. O. Varis, Helsinki University of Technology, Helsinki, Finland
Prof. N. Veziroglu, University of Miami, Florida, USA
Prof. D. Waddington, University of York, York, UK
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Conference dates

Full paper March 30, 2005
Accepted for CD Proc. April 30, 2005
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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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Conference fee

Early registration:       400 EUR (before April 1, 2005)
Late registration:       500 EUR (after April 1, 2005 to June 1, 2005)

200 EUR - 20 reduced fee grants for authors from Southeastern Europe and Newly Independent States. To be applied for by March 1, 2005, decided on March 15, 2005, and due April 15, 2005.

100 EUR - 20 reduced fee grants for student authors from transitional countries. To be applied for by March 1, 2005, decided on March 15, 2005, and due April 15, 2005.

(Includes entrance to all conference sessions, conference materials, coffee twice a day during coffee breaks, excursion)

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Conference language: English
Second Announcement

Download the Second Announcement document in PDF format. (650 Kb)
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Accommodation and travelling arrangements

The The accommodation and travelling arrangements will be possible to perform directly with The Travel Agency Jammark using the web site www.jammark.hr or e-mail: info@jammark.hr.
The Travel Agency Jammark will provide an acommodation in *****, **** and *** hotels. The prices vary between €50 and €185.

You may arrange your own accomodation directly with the hotels at http://www.dubrovnik-area.com/hoteli.asp or private apartments http://www.dubrovnik-area.com/eng.asp.
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Visas
 
Participants coming from the following countries do not require visas: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China (only holders of documents of Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR), Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Honduras, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Serbia and Montenegro, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United States of America, Uruguay, Vatican, Venezuela. For the up to date information please check the following link:

Visa requirements overview


Participants coming from all countries that require Croatian entry visain which there is an Embassy or Consular Office of Republic of Croatia do generally need to apply for visas there and are advised to do so at least one month earlier. For the details on Embassies and Consular Offices of Republic of Croatia please consult the link given above. Participants from those countries will be sent Invitation letter, with a copy faxed to a closest Consular office, upon the acceptance of the abstract and no later than February 28, 2005 or in the case of participants which are not submitting a paper upon the fee payment.

Participants from countries in which Republic of Croatia has no embassy or consular office will be sent an invitation letter, only upon the acceptance of the abstract and no later than February 28, 2005 or in the case of participants which are not submitting a paper upon the fee payment. It is of outmost importance to start the procedure early, at least two months before the Conference. Participants are advised to check for the Embassy or Consular Office of Republic of Croatia which covers their country. If no such is given, the closest embassy or consular office should be contacted.
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How to get to Dubrovnik?

This part of page will be upgraded in the coming months and weeks - please revisit. What you see here are winter flight timetables, that will change completely in April, with many more direct flights.

Some help in planning your trip to Dubrovnik:

Flights (direct): For summer 2005 please check Airport Dubrovnik searchable schedule and Airport Dubrovnik 3 day arrival schedule, as well as Croatia airlines schedule.

Ship (this is a marvelous experience): Split-Dubrovnik. The ship departs after June 1 on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from Split early morning and arrives to Dubrovnik in afternoon of the same day with a pretty cruising among the beautiful Dalmatian islands. See the June timetable: Timetable for Rijeka-Zadar-Split-Dubrovnik(-Bari) line, Jun 1 - Jun 11 .Timetable for Bari-Dubrovnik line : departs from Bari on Wednesdays and Mondays at 22:00, arrives to Dubrovnik at 6:00 - Jadrolinija ferries). Booking tickets at Jadrolinija agents.

Transfer from airport: Dubrovnik Airport Cilipi is located 22 km from the City. It takes about 30 minutes to reach the Conference venue. The participants can take a bus from the airport to the City (Main bus station). The buses leave the airport after every landing. The price is HRK 25 (EUR 3) and you can buy the ticket on the bus. From the Main bus station you can take a local bus or a taxi to the hotel. From the airport you can also take a taxi. The price is HRK 200 (EUR 25).
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Practical information

Basic information about Croatia

REPUBLIC OF CROATIA AREA: 56,542 sq km (21,829 sq mi). POPULATION (2003): 4,442,000. CAPITAL: Zagreb, pop. 867,700. RELIGION (2001): Roman Catholic 87.8%, Orthodox 4.4%, Muslim 1.3%, Protestant 0.3%, others and unknown 6.2%.
LANGUAGE: Croatian. LITERACY: 97%. LIFE EXPECTANCY: 70 years. ECONOMY: Industry: chemicals and plastics, machine tools, steel manufacturing, aluminum, paper, wood products, construction materials, textiles, shipbuilding, petroleum and petroleum refining, food and beverages; tourism. Food crops: grains, livestock, fish. GDP(PPP)/capita (2001): 8300$. CURRENCY: 1 kuna (HRK).

Weather:

  The expected temperature of air in the first week of June is between 18-28 C, and the sea surface temperature in Dubrovnik is around 18 C. The weather in June is generally pleasant, with relatively small temperature daily variations (5 C), and with little or no rain, though it is possible to have some bad weather.

See more: The CNN weather forecast for Dubrovnik, Monthly temperatures for the current month, Current sea surface temperatures

Dubrovnik city bus lines

Additional links:
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Contact

2005 Dubrovnik Conference on
Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems

Secretariat
Mailing address: 2005 Dubrovnik Conference, FSB, Luciceva 5, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Fax: +385 1 6156940
E-mail: dubrovnik2005@fsb.hr
http://www.dubrovnik2005.fsb.hr

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