Sunday, December 28, 2014

Event - World Engineers Summit on Climate Change (WES) 2015: Call for Technical Papers

The World Engineers Summit on Climate Change (WES) will take place from 21 to 24 July 2015 at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. The theme is ‘Sustainable Urban Development for Global Climate Resilience’.

After its inaugural success in 2013. WES has become an anticipated platform by the global community to exchange insights and ideas to address the effects of climate change.

Triggered by rapid urbanisation and industrialisation activities, global warming is unleashing undesirable effects across the globe, increasing average temperature, rising seawater levels, causing unpredictable weather patterns and destroying food crops, properties and lives. No country is immune to climate change and the variability it brings to the weather. There is a mounting necessity to place sustainability at the core of urban and industrial development.

With their intellectual and problem-solving capacity, engineers are best placed to lead the transition to a sustainable future, by analysing problems and developing cost-effective technological solutions, bringing knowledge about the problem of climate change and the urgency for resolving it to the community-at-large and working with other stakeholders to bring about real progress.

To harness the collective thinking and expertise of engineers to build climate resilience, The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) will hold WES. Convening engineers from multiple disciplines, urban planning specialists, energy specialists, environmental and water specialists, academia, financiers, policy makers, and business leaders of corporations from across industries around the world, WES 2015 will see the discussion of innovative solutions and sharing of best engineering practices to help realise milestones in the journey to a sustainable and resilient future.

The WES 2015 Organising Committee invites the submissions of technical papers in the following tracks:
  • Clean Environment & Water Resources
  • Sustainable Development & Infrastructure
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Resilience & Adaptation Against Climate Change

The authors of the abstracts selected by the Abstract Review Committee, comprising various field experts, will be invited to submit full papers for presentation at the Summit. Final acceptance will be made upon registration of at least one author for each paper at special rate of $800 (Usual rate: $1,000). The rate is valid for Full Programme including WES Sessions, Expo, Welcome Reception, Gala Dinner and technical site visits, applicable to one author per paper selected and subjected to prevailing Goods & Services Tax (GST).

Accepted papers will be reviewed for publication in an international journal.

Timeline for Abstract Submission 27 February 2015
Notification of Abstract Acceptance/Commencement of Author Registration 3 April 2015
Full Paper Submission 15 May 2015

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