10th International Conference on Energy and Climate Change

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Call for Papers
October 11, 2017 to October 13, 2017
Subject Fields: 
Environmental History / Studies, Political History / Studies, Political Science, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology

The 10th International Conference on “Energy and Climate Change will take place at the Kostis Palamas of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens – NKUA on 11-13 October 2017, in Athens, Greece and is set under the auspices of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization (BSEC).

The Conference is divided into three (3) main parts.

The first is devoted to the 2ndGreen Energy Investments” Forum aiming to bring together policy and decision makers to explore opportunities for investment that promote the transition to a low carbon economy.

The second "Scientific Sessions" is devoted to peer – viewed presentations and discussions on relevant to energy and climate change research topics, as in all previous years.

Finally, the third is shaped as a “Brokerage session” that will bring together scientists, policy makers and market stakeholders and facilitate them to present their activities (projects and programs), discuss about funding opportunities, especially in the context of Horizon 2020 calls and finally to increase the cross-interaction on innovative ideas and cooperation on common importance topics.

The PROMITHEAS Conference started as an activity of a FP6 funded project and has developed as an annual Conference for scientists and researchers working in energy and climate change policy issues. The 1st PROMITHEAS Conference titled “Energy Investments and Trade Opportunities” in 2008 was a two-day event focused on political and scientific topics.

All events are hosted by the oldest university of Greece, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA); organized by the Energy Policy and Development Centre (KEPA) of the NKUA, coordinator of the “PROMITHEAS Network”, the “BSEC-Green Energy Network” and set under the auspices of the BSEC organization.

 The Energy Policy and Development Centre (KEPA), coordinator of the “PROMITHEAS Network” and the “BSEC-Green Energy Network”, is an academic research institute (within the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens). The PROMITHEAS Network includes members from sixteen (16) countries of S.E. Europe, Black Sea, Caspian Sea and Central Asia. KEPA is a member of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) since December 2011. 

The “BSEC-Green Energy Network” that functions under the supervision of the BSEC – PERMIS receives members not only from the BSEC member states but also from the BSEC Observers and Sectoral Dialogue Partners, as well.

The activities of KEPA although cover a wide range of topics, starting from energy geopolitics, regional energy markets, the promotion of energy investments and trade, during the last years they are focused on Climate Change with emphasis on knowledge transfer and capacity building for Energy Efficiency, the development of low carbon policy mixtures among the countries of S.E. Europe, Black and Caspian Seas and Central Asia.

During the last years KEPA has expanded its relations to partners from Asia Pacific, Mediterranean and Africa.

 The contact details of KEPA are the following:

Energy Policy and Development Centre (KEPA)

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA)

Panepistimiopolis, KEPA Building

157-84 Athens, Greece

Tel.: (+30) 210-7275732, (+30) 210-7275809

Fax: (+30) 210-7275828

E-mail: epgsec@kepa.uoa.gr

Website: www.kepa.uoa.gr

Contact Info: 

Day 1: Green Investments Forum

Intended speakers need to provide their name, title, name of institution/ organization and the subject of the speech. Participation at the Forum requires no submission of paper or abstract. The speaker should provide the presentation so as to be included in the proceedings.

All intended speakers need to send their intended contribution electronically at: promitheas@kepa.uoa.gr. Contact person: Eleni-Danai MAVRAKI, M.Sc.


Day 2: Scientific papers

Abstracts (for the scientific part) should be approximately 250 words in length and should clearly quote the scientific contribution of the proposed presentation, the used methodology/approach and the expected outcomes. Authors should include at the end of the abstract five (5) scientific bibliographic references. Abstracts that do not fulfill the technical requirements will not be forwarded for review.

Abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee before acceptance for presentation. The authors are kindly requested to indicate their affiliation, contact details and at which of the following themes and topics their work refers to. A template for the abstracts is at the last page and attached. An author whose abstract is accepted and intends to present that work is kindly requested to register the latest before September 11th, 2017.

The book of abstracts (abstracts that are accepted and whose author has registered) will be published and distributed with the Conference Program. The Conference Proceedings (ISSN number provided for hardcopy and electronic version) will include the material that was presented during the Conference. Upon registration authors agree that their presentation will be included in the Conference proceedings.

Authors should submit the full paper once informed that their abstract is accepted and are provided with the necessary guidelines. All presentations will be uploaded at the web-site of the Conference. The size of the presentation or of the full paper should not be more than 5MB. Research papers presented at the Conference, after the written expression of interest of their authors, will be reviewed for publication at the PROMITHEASnet Journal titled “Euro-Asian Journal of sustainable energy development policy”. The submitted paper is required to be a more detailed and elaborated version of the full paper included in the Conference Proceedings.

Abstracts should be submitted electronically only at: promitheas@kepa.uoa.gr - (Contact person Dr. Popi KONIDARI) 

 Day 3: Brokerage event

Abstracts (for the brokerage part) should be approximately 250 words in length and should concern presentation of: i) already funded projects and their outcomes; ii) projects that are still on going or just completed; iii) proposals for research and innovation under Horizon 2020 or any other funding scheme. The topics need to fall within those of the presented themes. No bibliographic references are required.

After acceptance of the abstract authors will prepare a two-page informative document about their project/proposal. The template is available at the web-site of the event. Expression of interest for cooperation, after completion of the registration, can be disseminated through the PROMITHEAS newsletter, if received before the end of July 2017.

Abstracts should be submitted electronically only at: promitheas@kepa.uoa.gr   - (Contact person Aliki-Nefeli MAVRAKI, M.Sc.)

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