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The main conference of SDSE 2008 addresses the vision to save the earth with an emphasis on both technologies and strategies by Nobel laureates and world class invited speakers during the plenary session. Four parallel sessions or sub-conferences will be conducted under the umbrella theme of sustainable development to save the earth. These sub-conferences fall within KMUTT's expertise and are co-organized by the various faculties. The final day will include a panel discussion to summarize how the technologies and strategies proposed in these important sub-conferences can be integrated towards a 2050 vision to save the earth. Participants can expect to benefit from all of the sub-conferences, as well as the main conference and the panel discussion on the last day. Poster sessions as well as a major technology exhibition will be held throughout the conference period in specific provided areas.


Best Student Paper Awards in oral and poster presentation will be given to graduate students.
Young Scientist Award will be given to the young researcher who is contributing the most outstanding paper in this conference.

Sub-conference A

Integrated Approach to Sustainable Energy, Environment and Materials:

Sub-conference B
Emerging Trends in Engineering and Technology

Sub-conference C
Integrated Approach in Design and Planning:

Sub-conference D
Pure and Applied Science Approaches to Save the Earth:





Energy  Sub-conference A
Integrated Approach to Sustainable Energy, Environment and Materials

Topic A1: Sustainable Energy
     The theme for this topic is a multi-disciplinary focus on activities relating to the development, assessment and management of energy-related subjects. It is intended to provide some unison in seeking alternative energy solutions in terms of both technology and management to address both current issues and to look beyond to the future effects of energy use, such as the greenhouse effect and depletion of the ozone layer. The following topics are among the areas in which important contributions are solicited:

A 1.1 Clean Energy
. Fossil fuels (clean & cleaner)
. Advanced batteries
. Combustion, cogeneration and gasification
. Hydrogen and fuel cells
. New technologies in power generation and distribution

A 1.2 Renewable Energy Technologies
. Hydropower
. Solar Energy
. Wind Energy
. Bioenergy: Biofuels, Biogas and Biodiesel

A 1.3 Energy Efficiency and Management
. Energy survey and audit
. Electrical power and energy
. Energy efficiency improvement
. Reduction of energy waste
. Energy-intensive process control systems
. Recycling technology
. Energy storage management
. Heat and mass transfer
. Energy education
. Integrated resource management
. Energy policy and environment
. Transportation
. Materials supporting energy and environment
. Materials science technology
. Special topic on closing the energy and environment cycles
. Heating, ventilation and cooling: Issues, application
  and analysis

Topic A2: Atmospheric and Climate Change
     This theme is dedicated to investigation and better understanding of observable change of the atmosphere and climate, and the resultant implications. This theme, together with possible alleviation options will include the following and related topics:
. Local and regional air pollution
. Air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions
  (biogenic, anthropogenic and natural sources)
. Long-range and trans-boundary transport of air pollutants
  (acid deposition, ASEAN trans-boundary haze, etc.)
. Air pollution and climate change (impacts of climate change
  on air quality, impacts of air pollution on climate change, etc.)
. Atmospheric and air quality modelling
  (meteorological modelling,  regional weather modelling, etc.)
. Atmospheric and oceanic modelling (atmosphere-ocean
  interaction, atmosphere-ocean exchange, etc.)
. Climate modelling (global and regional climate modelling)
. Impacts of climate change on local and regional environment
  and economy (agriculture, industry, communities, etc.)
. Air pollution and climate change mitigation options
. Regional environment adaptation to climate change

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Engineering  Sub-conference B
Emerging Trends in Engineering and Technology

Topic B1: Emerging Trends in Engineering and Technology
     All innovative engineering and technologies are invited to join in this session. The theme is dedicated to the novel findings of frontier technology and the integration of multi-disciplinary knowledge, all providing future sustainable development. Topics include, but are not limited to:
. Systems engineering
. Thermal engineering and heat transfer
. Chemical engineering
. Biological/biomedical engineering
. Mechanics and robotics
. Industrial and manufacturing process
. Material science and engineering
. Computer software and applications
. Food engineering and technology
. Electronics and devices technology
. Simulation, computational and modeling
. Civil and infrastructure engineering
. Nanotechnology, smart materials and structures
. Genetic algorithms and evolutionary computation
. Intelligent control, sensor network, microelectronics
. Artificial intelligence, neural networks, image processing

Topic B2: Intelligent Environments
     The Intelligent Environment envisages a location that is equipped with sensors, actuators and computers that are networked with each other and the Internet. Types of Intelligent Environments range from private to public and from fixed to mobile objects. The theme of this topic is not limited to only one discipline, rather the convergence and integration of different skills and technologies, all addressing the requirements for living in an Intelligent Environment. This will include management of resources and the provision of security at all levels, from individuals to the public at large.

. Computer science
. Ambient intelligence
. Knowledge management
. Networking and communications
. Context aware computing
. Software engineering
. Human-computer interaction
. Robotic systems
. Rehabilitation devices and systems
. Smart sensors and actuators
. Virtual environments
. Solutions, information technology
. Transportation

Topic B3: Environmental Protection
     The theme of this topic will feature promising management and technology solutions
incorporating sustainable concepts for environmental protection. The focus will be on practical management, innovative technologies and analytical assessments. Other topics relevant to this theme are also welcome:
. Pollution abatement technology
. Point and non-point source pollution
. Life cycle analysis
. Cleaner production technology
. Impact and risk assessments
. Fate and transport of pollutants
. Contaminated site remediation
. Environmental management systems
. Environment, health and safety technology
. Measurement and analysis in environmental protection

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Architecture  Sub-conference C
Integrated Approach in Design and Planning

     A sustainable future will not be realized with the developments in science and technology alone. It is rather the integration of appropriate technologies with the needs - both physical and emotional - of people and society that will count. Design and planning is a field dedicated to investigating and to better understanding of human needs and behaviour in order to create appropriate media, products, buildings, or an environment that can support people's activities and improve their quality of life. This sub-theme thus focuses on how design and planning educators and practitioners can contribute to sustainable development through design education, design and thinking processes and production. Ranging from the product used, the media viewed and the built environment enjoyed in people's everyday life, thinking processes that can be used in creating the design to make the outcome sustainable.
. Communication design
. Design for humanity
. Design education
. Human centered design
. Design management
. Indoor environment quality
  (acoustics, IAQ, thermal comfort, lighting)
. Design theories and criticism
. Green architecture
. Conservation and preservation
. Innovative building systems design and construction
. Urban management and planning
. Social and public participation
. Remote sensing, geographic information, modelling
  and decision support systems


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Science  Sub-Conference D
Pure and Applied Science Approaches

     Science, both pure and applied knowledge, pays an initial and basic role in all aspects of technology and development. Advances in science create a better living for mankind, however, without thoughtful application they could end up with negative impacts to the earth and its ecology. The main propose of this sub-conference is to initiate and stimulate international discussion on potential sustainable development through the use of knowledge gained from the pure and applied sciences that could contribute towards saving the earth. It is hoped that the conference will generate shared solutions to the SDSE.
. Pure and applied mathematics, computation
. Applied statistics
. Pure and applied chemistry, computational chemistry
. Polymer science and applications
. Environmental science and applications
. Environmental impact assessment, risk assessments
  and LCA
. Pure and applied physics, theoretical and
  computational physics
. Nanoscience and materials
. Pure and applied biology
. Agricultural science and applied microbiology
. Food science and technology
. Science education (all disciplines)

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Second announcement


Selected papers will be proposed to be published in International Journal of Environmental Engineering Sciences, Journal of Sustainable Energy and Environment, and KMUTT Research and development journal.