Advances in Energy Studies - 6th Biennial International Workshop


Allgemeine Information

Datum: 29.06. – 02.07.2008
Ort: (A) Graz, Steiermark
Adresse: Technische Universität Graz, (A) Graz

Advances in Energy Studies
Towards a holistic approach based on science and humanity

June 29 to July 2, 2008
Graz University of Technology, Austria

This series of workshops – now at its 6th edition – aims at bringing together experts from different disciplines for the discussion of the latest results in research regarding energy technologies, energy systems and their political, social and economical impacts. We aim at sharpening the scientific focus and building a critical mass and collaborative network among scientists researching energy issues. We will discuss the question of future energy scenarios and their implications in a circle of open minded people representing different approaches in order to gain new momentum in these years as societal attention once again shifts toward policy debates and decisions concerning sustainable use of energy and resources and their relationship to the economics of humanity and the future of the plant as a convenient habitat.

Main topics will be:
• New, energy efficient strategies for energy services
• Design and evaluation of sustainable energy systems
• Interaction of various energy sources in networks
• Social and environmental aspects and assessments
• Future potentials of energy sources
• Energy, international relations and global economic developments
• Research and innovation strategies
• Global competition of food, energy and biodiversity for land areas
• Innovative technologies

More workshop themes will be included if proposed by participants or if appropriate because oft the papers submitted.

The organisers of the workshop will do their best to concentrate the discussion on needs and energy services for medium and long term developments within the framework of a sustainable regional scale economic and social development. The workshop will be a platform for those who take the energy issue as a serious challenge to our and the next generations and we are aware that a great number of scenarios have to be discussed. This is why we invite acknowledged experts for presentation of papers but also anyone who is interested to contribute to the workshops. The event will be complemented with excursions to installation of energy efficiency and renewable energy in the region in order to learn from the day-to-day business.

The workshop is substantially sponsored by the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology. In order to be in consistency with the workshop idea, the workshop will be organized as “Zero Emissions Event”.

Details on previous Workshop editions can be found at

Looking forward to your participation. Please register and submit your abstract and/or proposal for a workshop theme trough !

for the organization:

Sibylle Braunegg
Graz University of Technology,
Institute for Process Engineering
Phone: +43 316 873 7465


Hans Schnitzer
Graz University of Technology
Institute for Resource Efficient and Sustainable Systems
Inffeldgasse 21 b, A – 8010 Graz
Phone: +43 316 873 7464

Sergio Ulgiati
Parthenope University of Naples
Department of Sciences for the Environment
Centro Direzionale – Isola C4
I – 80143 Napoli
Phone: +39 081 547 6666


Graz University of Technology
Institute for Process Engineering
Sibylle Braunegg

Tel.: +43 316/873 7465

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