September 22-27, 2013, Dubrovnik, Croatia
The local organizing committee wishes to thank all participants for a very successfull conference!

You can find some of the images in the gallery. Additionally, you can also download plenary lectures' presentations as well as all the presentations from the panels.

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You can find the SDEWES2013 digital proceedings in the download zone of the conference system.
Panel: How to write an archival paper that will be accepted in journals?

Publish or perish is a crucial rule of life in researchers carriers, same for PhD students as well as for senior researchers searching for research funding. It may be especially difficult to publish first paper in a leading journal, since apart from having some really exciting research results, writer must also know how to present it properly, while taking into account also the research community around the particular journal.

Often submissions get rejected only because a proper literature review is missing, or if methodology and results are mixed throughout the paper, not allowing the methodology to be reused for some other but similar case study. Authors often only cite those references that have been used to reach the results, but forget to cite all those other similar work, especially in the immediate topic of research, which will show that their results are truly a new contribution.

The panel made of editors-in-chief of leading partner journals to the SDEWES Conference, will try to highlight what are the most important things that authors have to take into account when submitting their papers to journals.

Chair: Prof. Neven Duić

  • Archival papers from the point of view of an Editor-in-chief
    Simeon Oka*
  • Validation of simulation models in scientific papers
    Henrik Lund*
  • Interactions among editors, reviewers, authors and readers
    Jinyue Yan*
  • Issues to be dealt with for young and not yet experienced authors
    Jiří Jaromír Klemeš*
  • Processing Reviewer's Comments and Inputs
    Walter Leal Filho, Ireneusz Zbicinski*
Panel: Smart Grids or Smart Systems

100 % electricity supply by renewable energies is content of several scientific studies and aim of communities, regions, or even countries. The role of “smart grids” is often used as a mean to achieve this aim. Whereas the first 50 %, 60 % or even 80 % seem to be achievable with not too high expenditures, the 100 % aim seems to become very costly and technology approaches are required reaching far beyond of nowadays state-of-the-art. It is discussed whether we will require transnational and even transcontinental so-called overlay grids in order to distribute electricity adequately. Or it is discussed that we then require immense electricity storage capacities.

Broadening the perspective towards the complete energy supply – not only electricity – but also supply with heat and cold and including transport sector the 100 % aim not necessarily becomes more difficult and more complex but synergies might evolve supporting the aim to be reached easier than a separate consideration of historically separated energy supply chains. The panel will discuss these synergies and approaches in different countries will be discussed.

Chair: Prof. Ingo Stadler

  • Smart energy systems - a holistic and integrated approach to 100 % renewable energy
    Brian Vad Mathiesen*
  • Recreating the Energy Supply Chain up and beyond 2050
    Aoife Mary Foley*
  • Modelling and optimization of renewable energy supply for eVehicle fleet
    Torsten Schwan*
  • Smart Grid vs. Smart Systems: A difference?
    Ingo Stadler*
  • Smart grids or smart solutions?
    Reinhard Haas*