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Sep 292009

From Green Right Now Reports

Organizers of the second IEEE Green Technology Conference are seeking technical papers on topics related to current and emerging renewable energy sources and energy-reduction technologies.

Accepted papers will be presented during the conference  April 15-16 at the Gaylord Texan Hotel and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. They will also be published in a conference proceedings CD and available through the digital library IEEE Xplore.

Contributed papers in the following areas are solicited:

  • Alternative energy sources for homes, businesses and communities, including wind, solar and bio-fuels
  • Energy resource usage reduction, conservation and efficiency, including electric grid, home automation and commercial building energy management
  • Alternative energy choices, large and small, and their effects in product development
  • Green requirements, specifications and emerging standards and certifications
  • Architectural and engineering sustainable designs, including the use of green building components
  • Environmental, economic, political and social impacts of “going green”
  • Indoor and outdoor environmental use, impacts and quality

To submit a paper, which must be received by Nov. 2, 2009, go to Submissions must describe original work not previously published or currently under review for publication in another conference or journal. Instructions can be found online.  Authors will be notified by Dec. 15, 2009, whether their papers are accepted. For questions regarding paper submissions, contact Edward L. Safford, technical program chair, at

Proposals for workshops, panels and tutorials are also welcome.

With increasing concerns about fossil fuel costs, supplies and emissions, scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs are more closely examining the commercial viability of renewable energy sources. These include solar, wind, nuclear, geothermal, hydro and biomass, among others, as well as alternative vehicle power sources such as fuel cells, gasoline and liquid natural gas electric hybrids and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. The conference aims to look at these technologies.

The 2010 IEEE Green Technology Conference is sponsored by IEEE Region 5, the IEEE Financial Advantage Plan, the IEEE Fort Worth Section and IEEE-USA.

IEEE-USA advances the public good and promotes the careers and public policy interests of more than 210,000 engineers, scientists and allied professionals who are U.S. members of IEEE. IEEE-USA is part of IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional society with 375,000 members in 160 countries.