"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

The Report of the U.N. Brundtland Commission, Our Common Future, 1987
"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."

Buckminster Fuller, philosopher, futurist and global thinker (1895 - 1983)
"Then I say the Earth belongs to each generation during its course, fully and in its right no generation can contract debts greater than may be paid during the course of its existence"

Thomas Jefferson, September 6, 1789
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LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Prof. Antonio Piacentino
University of Palermo
Palermo, Italy

CHAIR
Prof. Neven Duic
University of Zagreb
Zagreb, Croatia

CO-CHAIR
Prof. Andrea Cipollina
University of Palermo
Palermo, Italy

Dr. Fabio Cardona
University of Palermo
Palermo, Italy

Dr. Marko Ban
SDEWES Centre
Zagreb, Croatia

Francesco Giacalone
University of Palermo
Palermo, Italy

Pietro Catrini
University of Palermo
Palermo, Italy

Domenico Curto
University of Palermo
Palermo, Italy

Maria Anna Cusenza
University of Palermo
Palermo, Italy

Antonino D'Amico
University of Palermo
Palermo, Italy

Laura Cirrincione
University of Palermo
Palermo, Italy

Alessandro Buscemi

Palermo, Italy

Fabrizio Vassallo
University of Palermo
Palermo, Italy

Nevena Grubelić
SDEWES Centre
Zagreb, Croatia

Iva Gavran
SDEWES Centre
Zagreb, Croatia

Romano Grbić
SDEWES Centre
Zagreb, Croatia





CONFERENCE PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE

Prof. Antonio Piacentino
University of Palermo
Palermo, Italy

CHAIR
Prof. Daniel Rolph Schneider
University of Zagreb
Zagreb, Croatia

Prof. Mário Costa
Instituto Superior Técnico
Lisboa, Portugal

Prof. Eduardo Serra
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Dr. Petar Varbanov
Brno University of Technology - VUT Brno
Brno, Czech Republic





SPECIAL SESSION PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE

Prof. Daniel Rolph Schneider
University of Zagreb
Zagreb, Croatia

SSPC Secretary
Prof. Neven Duic
University of Zagreb
Zagreb, Croatia

Prof. Henrik Lund
Aalborg University
Aalborg, Denmark

Prof. Jiří Jaromír Klemeš
Brno University of Technology - VUT Brno
Brno, Czech Republic

Prof. Aleksander Zidanšek
Institute Jozef Stefan
Ljubljana, Slovenia





KEYNOTE AND PANEL PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE

Prof. Ingo Stadler
Cologne University of Applied Sciences
Cologne, Germany

CHAIR
Prof. Maria da Graça Carvalho
Instituto Superior Técnico
Lisbon, Portugal

Prof. Neven Duic
University of Zagreb
Zagreb, Croatia





AWARD COMMITTEE

Prof. Natasa Markovska
Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Skopje, Macedonia

CHAIR




POSTER EVALUATION COMMITTEE

Dr. Petar Varbanov
Brno University of Technology - VUT Brno
Brno, Czech Republic

CHAIR




SPECIAL ISSUE PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE

Prof. Neven Duic
University of Zagreb
Zagreb, Croatia

CHAIR
Prof. Poul Alberg Ostergaard
Aalborg University
Aalborg, Denmark

Prof. Simeon Oka
Institute Vinca
Novi Beograd, Belgrade, Serbia

Prof. Aoife Foley
Queen’s University Belfast
Belfast, United Kingdom

Prof. Henrik Lund
Aalborg University
Aalborg, Denmark

Prof. Jiří Jaromír Klemeš
Brno University of Technology - VUT Brno
Brno, Czech Republic

Dr. Subhas K. Sikdar
United States Environmental Protection Agency
Cincinnati, United States






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