IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability Nov 11-13 2018

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Call for Papers

Call for Papers

6th Annual IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech 2018)
Long Beach, CA. November 11-13, 2018

(Download SusTech 2018 Call for Papers)

Sustainability: the pursuit of environmentally sound development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the future!

The 6th Annual IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech 2018) is designed to explore the development and application of science, engineering and technology in achieving a sustainable lifestyle for humanity. It brings together scientists, engineers, technologists and scholars from multiple disciplines to hold a dialogue on environmental issues and collaborate on ideas to develop and utilize innovative tools and intelligent systems to address them. Attendees will learn about the tools, connections and proactive solutions to take their sustainability programs to the next level.

SusTech 2018 will feature technical papers, posters and workshops. A number of prominent experts will be giving keynote addresses, plenary presentations and invited talks. Best Posters and Papers in the conference will be eligible for an award. Full papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings.

Conference content that meet IEEE quality review standards will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting & Indexing (A&I) databases.



Abstracts are solicited for both oral and (student) poster presentations from industry, government and academia (including students) covering relevant research, technologies, methodologies, tools and case studies. Topics with policy implications are also welcome. Poster presentations this year will be limited to students.

Topics of Interest

Focus AreaTopics 
Renewable/Alternative Energy(e.g. solar, wind, tidal, fuel cells, energy harvesting, nuclear, thermal, power distribution)
Energy Efficiency(e.g. sensors and measurement, retrofits of existing infrastructure, energy saving controls, data centers, power saving, Smart Environment)
Internet of Things ? IOT for sustainability(e.g.: sensors, computing, control, communication, storage and drive electronics targeted for IOT applications, medical electronics)
Smart Grid(e.g. communications, control, power electronics, industrial and home applications, energy storage, demand control and response)
Intelligent Transportation Systems(e.g. transportation electrification, electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles, aviation/drones, motors, drive controls, batteries, sensors, electronics & fuel economy, environmental & power distribution impacts)
Electronics(e.g. sustainable manufacturing and industrial applications, components and systems, global materials supply, reuse and repair of consumer electronics, Open repair manuals and on-line repair and electronics sustainability resources, best practices)
eWaste(e.g. reduction, conversion, disposal, recycling, materials harvesting, reuse, managing product lifecycle)
Agriculture and Food Technology(e.g. control and production of fertilizers, soil, water conservation, irrigation, fisheries)
Ecological Sustainability and Conservation(e.g. technology to monitor global environmental change, technology for conserving nature on the high and deep seas, technology for nature conservation and management, technology to reduce the spread of invasive species, technologies to reduce the ecological foot print of a growing (blue) economy, technology to measure progress towards the sustainable development goals)
Water Resources Management(e.g. quantity and distribution of water in natural and the built environment, sensors, controls, systems to treat, reclaim, and conserve water)
Ocean Waste & Pollution Management(e.g. engineering solutions for industrial & military dumping in the oceans, CO2 trapping in the oceans effect, acoustic pollution, technologies for managing coastal oceans)
Societal Implications / Quality of Life(e.g. engineering of sustainable solutions, implementation challenges for sustainable technologies, Smart Cities, health & medical electronics, global education & human resources, ethics and professional responsibility, risk management, public policy)


Instructions to Authors: Submit in PDF form, a two page (extended) abstract of the poster or paper for oral presentation via the Sustech 2018 website. For information for authors, please visit the conference website at Select Authors tab and follow the instructions there.

2018 Key Dates

2-page extended abstract submission deadline14-April-2018
Acceptance notification14-May
Early registration opens30-June
Full (review) paper submission deadline1-July
Final Paper submission deadline31-August
Early Registration ends30-September


SusTech General Chair: Sevada Isayan (
SusTech Program Chair: Kourosh Sedghisigarchi (


SUSTECH 2018 is sponsored by the IEEE San Fernando Valley, Coastal Los Angeles, Phoenix and Oregon Sections; IEEE Region 6; IEEE-USA; and co-sponsored by the IEEE Environmental Engineering Initiative, CES and SSIT.