September 22-27, 2013, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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SPECIAL SESSION: Energy and Water Efficiency for Sustainable Future: Knowledge Development and Transfer
Session resume:

In July 2012 this session received a considerable attention, which resulted in an even higher number of invited lectures and participants than before, as well as authors invited to publish the extended manuscripts in dedicated Special Issues of journals with a high Impact Factor. 

Due to the high demand it has been decided to organise this session again in 2013. The main focus of the session is on research and demonstration in the field of energy and water efficiency for improving the sustainability in industrial and other activities. However, this year the topic has been extended with knowledge management. This is prompted by the overwhelmingly increasing number of research works, books and other publications, with ever more strengthening complexity and multidisciplinarity. 

Dr. Petar Varbanov
Brno University of Technology
Brno, Czech Republic
Dr Varbanov worked for the Institute of Chemical Engineering, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, where he still acts as a Consultant. After a spell in the industry in Bulgaria he got a scholarship at a prestigious British University – UMIST, Manchester. He got PhD in Process Integration from UMIST with distinction and won another prestigious EC Marie Curie grant for 2-year research at Technische Universität Berlin, followed by another EC grant for coming to the University of Pannonia - Hungary, where he is a Deputy Head of the Centre for Process Integration and Intensification CPI2.

His experience covers energy saving, water and waste water minimization, optimization of energy supply networks, Systems Modelling, Process Synthesis and Process Operation. His research has been successfully implemented in collaboration with industrial partners: BP-Coryton, BP-Grangemouth, MOL Százhalombatta. Presently he has been contributing to 7 EC co-funded research projects. He has published more than 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He is a co-author of two books and several chapters in books. Dr Varbanov acts as a scientific secretary of the PRES series of conferences and editor of the related Special Issues in respected journals such as Applied Thermal Engineering, Journal of Cleaner Production, Cleaner Technologies and Environmental Policy, Theoretical Foundations of Chemical Engineering. Dr Varbanov is Subject Editor for ENERGY, for the topic of Energy Planning Tools.
Prof. Jiří Jaromír Klemeš
Brno University of Technology - VUT Brno
Brno, Czech Republic
Head of “Sustainable Process Integration Laboratory – SPIL”, NETME Centre, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology - VUT Brno, Czech Republic and Emeritus Professor at “Centre for Process Systems Engineering and Sustainability”, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest, Hungary.
Previously the Project Director, Senior Project Officer and Hon Reader at Department of Process Integration at UMIST, The University of Manchester and University of Edinburgh, UK. Founder and a long term Head of the Centre for Process Integration and Intensification – CPI2, University of Pannonia, Veszprém, Hungary. Awarded by the EC with Marie Curies Chair of Excellence (EXC). Track record of managing and coordinating 91 major EC, NATO and UK Know-How projects. Research funding attracted over 21 M€.
Co-Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Cleaner Production. The founder and President for 20 y of PRES (Process Integration for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction) conferences. Chairperson of CAPE Working Party of EFCE, a member of WP on Process Intensification and of the EFCE Sustainability platform. He authored and co-authored nearly 400 papers, h-index reaching 42. A number of books published by Elsevier, Woodhead, McGraw-Hill; Ashgate Publishing Cambridge; Springer; WILEY-VCH; Taylor & Francis).
Several times Distinguished Visiting Professor at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and University Technology Petronas, Malayisa; Xi’an Jiaotong University; South China University of Technology, Guangzhou and Tianjin University in China; University of Maribor, Slovenia; Brno University of Technology and the Russian Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology, Moscow. Doctor Honoris Causa of Kharkiv National University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute” in Ukraine, the University of Maribor in Slovenia, University POLITEHNICA Bucharest, Romania. “Honorary Doctor of Engineering Universiti Teknologi Malaysia”. Awarded with “Honorary Membership of Czech Society of Chemical Engineering", "European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE) Life-Time Achievements Award" and "Pro Universitaire Pannonica" Gold Medal.

Invited papers (17)
SPECIAL SESSION: Energy and Water Sustainability in Industry Sectors and their Measurement Needs
Session resume:

Although an overwhelming fraction of freshwater withdrawn from natural sources is used for agricultural purposes, a significant fraction is used in industry for processing of materials, cleaning of raw materials and products, and heat removal. Industrial wastewater is largely responsible for the pollution we see in our waterways and the environment that poses human health and ecological threats. Managing industrial water sustainably is very important in alleviating water shortages in urban areas. Energy is the essential driver for processing of materials and chemicals for producing useful goods of commerce. A natural water-energy nexus exists in industrial manufacturing regardless of the sector, which can be chemicals, pharmaceuticals, semiconductor, automotive, aviation, fertilizer, appliances, foodstuff, biofuels or perfumery. This session takes a critical look at the magnitude of the problems in several sectors and provides state-of-the-art technological information on means of achieving sustainability in these sectors for water and energy. Technological innovation for water and energy use minimization, multi-objective optimization for minimizing environmental impact and cost through mathematical modeling are some of the means that are being developed and practiced in modern times. In order to ascertain the positive outcomes of necessary interventions, reliable metrology for water and energy use and indicators of progress also need to be established. This session will feature invited speakers with credible research accomplishments to address these issues.

Dr. Subhas K. Sikdar
Cincinnati, United States
Dr. Subhas K. Sikdar is now retired from the US EPA. He retired from his position as the Associate Director for Science at the National Risk Management Research Laboratory

Invited papers (4)
SPECIAL SESSION: Biofuels and Co-products Sustainability
Session resume:

Biofuels gain market as an energy source that can increase security of supply, significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions as compared to fossil fuels and provide a new profits flow for farmers. However, many of the biofuels that are currently being supplied have been criticized for their unfavorable impacts on the environment, food security, and land use.

Sustainability of a biofuel needs to be guaranteed in a transparent way; this includes aspects such as the social and economic development of local, rural communities, land use, agricultural practices, competition with food, air quality, water resources, agricultural practices, labor conditions, energy efficiency and GHG emissions, life cycle analysis (LCA), etc.

Prof. Viacheslav Kafarov
Industrial University of Santander
Bucaramanga, Colombia
Viatcheslav V. Kafarov is the Director of the Center for Sustainable Development in Industry and Energy, the Professor at the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and the Director of Post Graduate Programs of the Industrial University of Santander, Colombia. He obtained a PhD. in Chemical Engineering from Russian University of Chemical Technology - D.I. Mendeleyev - Moscow, Russia in 1985, and Dr.-Ing. habil. in Technical Science at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg , Germany in 1993. Since he entered at Industrial University of Santander in 1995 he develops research in the field of bio-diesel, bio-hydrogen, second and third generation biofuels production, sustainable development and Life Cycle Assessment for biofuels production, process integration and exergy analysis. He has been involved in a number of national and international research projects in biofuels and in sustainable development, most recently in international networks CYTED 306RTO279 - New technologies for biofuels production - UNESCO code 330303,332205,530603,330399 and CYTED 307RT0324 - Hydrogen: Production and Purification; Storage and Transport - UNESCO code 332202. He is author and co-author of more than 80 papers and 7 books.

Invited papers (21)
SPECIAL SESSION: Sustainable development, energy prices and household behavior
Session resume:

The energy prices for households, especially the tariffs for electricity, natural gas and crude oil, are steadily increasing as calculated by Eurostat for the European countries. The IEA expect that fossil fuel import prices will increase constantly up to 2035. In Germany, the price of heating oil has increased by about 309% in the time between 1991 and 2011 , the price of electricity by about 169% and of gasoline by about 239%. The annual energy cost growth rate is higher than the cost of living index. A similar development is observed by Eurostat for the European countries. This development has social consequences for German and European societies. In Germany, more than 200,000 people on a low income or who are dependent on social security are unable to pay their electricity bills, and this number is increasing fast.

It is expected that the transformation of energy systems into “sustainable energy systems” based on renewables, which is currently taking place in several countries after the Fukushima accident [3-5], will also increase energy prices , as the German Ethics Commission determined: “The energy transition will contribute to the increase in prices for energy and CO2 emissions certificates that has already been observed.” The rise in energy costs can cause economic and social inequalities, which may lead to social divisions, and these social divisions may destroy relationships between individuals and could become a driving force for the destabilization of societies [6-9], because as Stiglitz put it: “Widely unequal societies do not function efficiently and their economies are neither stable nor sustainable.”

Dr. Holger Schlör
Forschungszentrum Jülich (Research Centre Jülich)
Jülich, Germany
Holger Schlör studied economics at the University of Heidelberg and went on to complete his PhD in Economics at the Free University in Berlin. His interest in economics and the idea of sustainable development has remained with him throughout his career. He has conducted research at several institutions and is currently working at Forschungszentrum Jülich in the Institute of Energy Research -- Systems Analysis and Technology Evaluation (IEF-STE). His research here focuses on the fields of sustainable development, economics and energy systems analysis.
He was member of the Scientific Committee for Social Sciences and Humanities of the Croatian Science Foundation. He was an invited speaker at the Food-Energy-Water Nexus Conference 2016 of the National Council for Science and the Environment in Washington.
He is a member of the “Sustainable Management” and “Sustainable Assessment” Committees of the Association of German Engineers (VDI) and supporting member of the International Centre for Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES Centre).

Invited papers (3)
SPECIAL SESSION: Sustainable Energy Recovery of Waste
Session resume:

As quantities of waste are increasing each year an efficient waste management system becomes one of preconditions for sustainable development of any country. Avoiding and reducing of waste generation has the highest priority in the hierarchy of waste management, but pure zero waste concept is not probable. Reuse and recovery of produced waste offer the ability to exploit material and energy potentials of waste, within the boundaries set by technical, ecological and economic possibilities.

An increase of standard of living causes a steady growth (not considering last few years of economic recession) of production of municipal solid waste (and all other kinds of waste). Increasing quantities of waste are asking for systematic planning and implementation of waste management in a sustainable manner. In spite of increasing share of waste which is separately collected for the purpose of recycling and recovery, the quantity of waste that finishes at the landfills is growing each year. In EU nearly 41 % of total amount of municipal solid waste (MSW) finishes at landfills (only 19 % of total MSW is thermally treated). Large quantities of waste which are being disposed of near major cities and settlements have a negative impact to human health and the quality of life in general. The landfills where such waste is disposed of without previous sorting, mechanical treatment and partial recycling, became long since insufficient. This forced EU and some other countries to prescribe that waste which has not been previously treated will not be allowed to be disposed to landfills. Such treatment could include material and/or energy recovery.

Prof. Daniel Rolph Schneider
FSB, University of Zagreb
Zagreb, Croatia
Dr. sc. Daniel Rolph Schneider is full professor at the Department of Energy, Power
Engineering and Environment at University of Zagreb-Faculty of Mechanical
Engineering and naval Architecture where he has been working from 1993. He was the
Assistant Minister at the Ministry of Environmental Protection of the Republic of
Croatia in the Directorate for Environmental Management, from 2007 to 2009. From
2004 to 2007 he worked at the Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund of
Republic of Croatia. His field of work includes energy conversion technologies, waste
management and waste-to- energy systems, renewable energy, and climate change. In his
present position as a university researcher he has more than 24 years of professional
experience in the energy and environment sector.
Dr. Arne M. Ragossnig
RME ecoconsultants e.U.
Vienna, Austria
Since 2013 Arne M. Ragossnig is Managing Director of the Engineering and Consulting Company ecoconsulttants (formerly "UTC").
As of January 2018 Arne Ragossnig is Managing Director of International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) - the leading global network of the waste management industry.
He is lecturer at various Universities. Before that he was Vice Rector, Professor and Head of Research & Development at the Department of Energy and Environmental Management at the University of Applied Science Burgenland. As programme director he was responsible for the master degree programmes "Sustainable Energy Systems" and "Energy and Environmental Management". He is member of the Scientific Advisory Board of various international conferences as well as Associate Editor of the scientific journal Waste Management & Research.
Previous affiliations include a position in industry at VA TECH WABAG as well as a position as Assistant Professor and Deputy Head of Institute at the University of Leoben, Austria.
Arne M. Ragossnig is author and co-author of more than 100 publications including more than 30 peer reviewed and invited publications.

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SPECIAL SESSION: The crisis: What is the way out?
Session resume:

The current crisis has permeated all areas of human activity and it represents both a danger and an opportunity for achieving sustainable development. The session will be devoted to modelling, analysis, measurement and assessment of activities that can help overcome the crisis in a way to increase human, social and natural capital. Innovative ideas in energy, climate, demography, economy and governance are welcome. This session is organized in cooperation with the World Academy of Art and Science and the Club of Rome - European Support Centre and National Associations. It is dedicated to the memory of Professor Robert Blinc and his optimistic vision that there is a way out of crisis which assures sustainable development.

 The session is planned as follows:

  • Theoretical approaches to crisis and sustainability with a focus on innovative ideas in energy, climate, demography, economy and governance, both on Earth and in space;
  • Technological possibilities and opportunities for a sustainable resolution of the crisis;
  • Opportunities to transform the current crisis toward sustainable knowledge society.
Prof. Aleksander Zidanšek
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Aleksander Zidansek is Professor of Physics at University of Maribor, researcher at Jozef Stefan Institute, and Secretary General of the Jozef Stefan International Postgraduate School. Dr. Zidansek holds Ph.D. in Physics and Master Degrees in Physics and Business Administration, with specialization in sustainable development management. Prof. Zidansek is active in both solid state experimental physics and in research of renewable energy. He has been involved in a number of national and international research and education projects in solid state physics, security and in sustainable development. He received a Fulbright Grant for research at Montana State University with Prof. V. H. Schmidt in 1995/1996. He became associate member of tt30 in 2001, associate member of the Club of Rome in 2005 (, and fellow of the World Academy of Art & Science in 2012.
Prof. Ivo Šlaus
Rudjer Boskovic Institute
Zagreb, Croatia
Ivo Šlaus is Professor of Physics, researcher at R. Bošković Institute and Dean of the University College for International Affairs and Diplomacy, Zagreb. He is also Fellow of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (since 1977) and foreign secretary (1992-1997), Founding Fellow Academia Europaea (since 1988) and former chairman Physics Section (1990-1994), Fellow World Academy of Art and Science (since 1994), from 2005 chairman of WAAS South East European Division (SEED), from 2005 member of The Board of Trustees, fromk Dec 2011 president of World Academy, initiator and President of the international journal Cadmus launched at the occasion of 50th anniversary of WAAS in 2010, member of The Club of Rome (since 1989), member of the International Advisory Council of The Club of Rome (since 2007), member Pugwash Council (since 2002), member of the European Leadership Network (ELN), and Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board for the International Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES) since 2002.

Invited papers (4)
SPECIAL SESSION: Energy System Analysis and Smart Energy Systems (EnergyPLAN)
Session resume:

In recent years a number of new names and definitions of sub energy systems has been promoted to define and describe new paradigms in the design of future sustainable and/or renewable energy systems such as “Smart grid”, “4th Generation District Heating” and “Power to Gas”. Moreover one may add “Smart transportation systems” and “Biomass based synthetic fuel systems”. All such systems are essential new components and an important shift in paradigms in the design for future sustainable energy strategies. However they are also all sub-systems which cannot be fully understood or analysed if they are not properly put into the context of the overall energy system, here defined as a smart energy system. For the same reason future sustainable energy systems (i.e. smart energy systems) call for energy systems analysis tools which include and are capable of analysing the coherency of the whole system. The Advanced Energy Systems Analysis Tools EnergyPLAN is one such tool.

This Special session temps to further the discussion on the design and analysis of smart energy systems by the use of e.g. the EnergyPLAN model and may include contributions within the  following issues:

  • Design and implementation of tools and methodologies to analyse smart energy systems (including relevant sub-systems)
  • Validation of tools and models
  • Regional and/or country specific energy system analyses and strategies
  • Analyses of the role of specific technologies in future sustainable energy systems
Prof. Henrik Lund
Aalborg University
Aalborg, Denmark
Henrik Lund is professor in Energy Planning at Aalborg University and Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier International journal Energy. (
Author of the book: Renewable Energy Systems: (

Architect behind the Advanced Energy Systems Analysis Model EnergyPLAN: (

On the Thomson Reuters list of the most highly cited researches in the world

Former head of department and head of several European and Danish research projects including the 4DH (Strategic Research Centre for 4th Generation District Heating Technologies and Systems) financed by the Danish Council for Strategic Research involving 32 university and industrial partners in Denmark, Sweden, Croatia and China. 2012-2017., the Strategic Research Project CEESA (Coherent Energy and Environmental System Analysis, 2007-2011) and the EU 6th framework program DESIRE (Dissemination Strategy on Electricity Balancing for Large Scale Integration of Renewable Energy). 2005-2007.

Co-chairs: Prof. Brian Vad Mathiesen, Prof. Bernd Möller, Prof. Poul Østergaard, Dr. David Connolly

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SPECIAL SESSION: Integration of energy and water in future energy systems in dry climates
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Renewables are becoming viable energy sources and will continue to grow in countries that do not have abundant fossil fuel sources until its intermittency limits the growth. Water systems in dry climates are energy intensive, either because water has to be pumped from afar or it has to be desalinated. Water and energy demand are growing quickly. Integrating water and energy systems could help to significantly increase the penetration of intermittent renewables thereby improving the energy security of supply of countries in dry climates. The session will address issues of integration of energy and water systems, flexible operation of pumps and desalination units, water storage, integration of desalination and pumped hydro storage systems. In addition in some countries, integration of low-quality energy sources such as oil shale will compete with renewable energy sources to meet immediate growing demand for energy.

Prof. Amer Ababneh
Hashemite Uinversity of Jordan
Zarqa, Jordan
Dr. Ababneh is a professor at the Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan in the thermal-fluids branch of the Mechanical Engineering Department. He got MSME from the University of Houston, Texas and PhD from the George Washington University, DC/USA. Previous to the Hashemite University he was a professor at AlBalqa' University from 2003 through 2007. Before joining the academic institutions, he worked at Lockheed Martin supporting NASA/USA Extravehicular activities in the area of thermal-fluids and also worked for General Dynamics/USA where he was a project lead responsible for the development and integration of an Environmental Control System into ground vehicles. His research activities has been in the area of optimization of integrated energy and renewable energy systems that are focused on power generation, cooling and heating; thermal–fluids efficient systems as well basic fluid problems involving pressure exchange mechanisms.
Prof. Mousa Mohsen
American University of Ras Al Khaimah
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
Mousa Mohsen is professor of Mechanical Engineering and Dean of the School of Engineering at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah, he is the Editor-in-Chief of Jordan Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and the International Journal of Sustainable Water and Environmental Systems. Also he is on the editorial board of different international journals. He held many administrative positions such as the dean of scientific research and graduate studies, Vice dean of College of engineering, chairman of mechanical engineering department. Prof. Mohsen holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering (1991) from Wayne State University, USA. His area of expertise has for more than 20 years been energy system analysis, energy planning, renewable energy, desalination and water treatment and the integration of renewable energy and water systems. In 2009 he was awarded the National Research Leader Award by Elsevier Scopus. He has been involved in a number of international, regional and national research projects. He is on the directors board of the International Association of Sharing Knowledge and Sustainability, Canada and on the Scientific board of the Sharing Knowledge Foundation, Geneva. He is a member of International Scientific Committee of many International conferences.
Prof. Poul Østergaard
Aalborg University
Aalborg, Denmark
Poul Alberg Østergaard is professor in energy planning at the Department of Planning at Aalborg University, Denmark.
Poul Østergaard holds a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in energy planning – the latter with particular focus on integrated resource planning and the organisational structure of the energy sector.
He has conducted research and authored publications on energy planning since 1995 and has been project manager, work package leader or participants in a series of research projects mostly centred around large scale integration of renewable energy sources and the development of renewable energy scenarios.
He is the programme director of the M.Sc. programme in Sustainable Energy Planning and Management at Aalborg University and has been involved in various other teaching and training activities notably energy systems analyses work-shops in Denmark, Nicaragua, Jordan and Malaysia.

He is also the editor-in-chief of the Int Journal of Sustainable Energy Planning and Management
Prof. Neven Duić
University of Zagreb
Zagreb, Croatia
Neven Duic is a Professor in Energy Planning, Policy and Economics since 2001, at Power Engineering and Energy Management Chair, Department of Energy, Power Engineering and Environment, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb. He is member of International Scientific Committee of Dubrovnik Conference on Energy, Water and Environment Systems since 2003 and chair of its Local Organising Committee since 2007. He is co-Editor of Energy Conversion and Management, subject Editor of Energy, Editorial Board member of Applied Energy, member of regional editorial board of Thermal Science Journal and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems. His research covers areas of energy planning of energy systems with high penetration of renewables, sustainable communities, energy policy, energy economics, mitigation of climate change, energy efficiency and combustion engineering.

Invited papers (14)
SPECIAL SESSION: Integration of Electric Vehicles into Energy Systems with a high share of Renewable Energy Sources
Session resume:

Due to the intermittent nature of renewable energy sources (RES), the related energy systems need to include significant backup in terms of traditional energy sources or a significant electric storage capacity. This increases the cost of electrical energy and the overall energy system and hinders the RES proliferation. The growing presence of electric vehicles (EV) including plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) brings a substantial amount of distributed and fast-response battery storage capacity that is connected to the grid during long vehicle-parking intervals, thereby opening new opportunities for the RES integration. This relates to appropriate time-distributing EV-battery charging (so-called smart charging) aimed at the grid load levelling including absorption of excess production from the RES, as well as to the vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technologies associated with bidirectional charging for grid regulation and spinning reserve purposes. However, the overall transport and energy system (TES) becomes more complex and it can be optimally managed only by way of a widespread involvement of information and communication technologies (ICT) in (i) TES modelling, simulation and optimisation processes; (ii) EV fleet modelling based on realistic EV energy management control strategies and naturalistic driving cycles; (iii) energy system strategic planning; and (iv) supporting services such as those related to smart charging.

The main objective of this special session is to provide a forum for disseminating and discussing recent research efforts in the propulsive area of integration of electrified transport into future greener energy systems.

Prof. Josko Deur
University of Zagreb
Zagreb, Croatia
Prof. Joško Deur ( received Ph.D. Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Zagreb in 2000. In 2000, he spent a year with the Ford Research Laboratory in Dearborn as a postdoctoral scholar, where he was working on different aspects of automotive powertrain modelling and control. Subsequently, he has led numerous research projects supported by Ford Motor Company and Jaguar Cars and a number of domestic R&D projects including the Croatian Science Fondation-supported project "ICT-aided integration of Electric Vehicles into the Energy Systems with a high share of Renewable Energy Sources” (i-RESEV). He was coordinating research activities on a couple of work packages within the EU FP7 FET cooperation project "High Altitude Wind Energy". Prof. Deur was recognised domestically by an Annual National Science Award for Exceptional Scientific Achievements in 2006, and he received the Best paper awards at the XIX IAVSD Symposium held in Milan in 2005, 10th ICBGM meeting held in Genoa in 2012, and the 2013 and 2014 SDEWES conferences. His research interests include: modelling and control of vehicle mechatronic systems, electrical vehicles and their grid integration, optimal control, electrical energy storage systems, and servosystems. His research efforts in these fields have resulted in one research book and more than 35 journal papers and 90 conference papers.
Prof. Goran Krajačić
University of Zagreb
Zagreb, Croatia
Goran Krajacic, Ph.D., ( received Ph.D Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Zagreb in 2012. Since 2004 he has been working as researcher at Department of Energy, Power Engineering and Environment at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb. In 2007 he spent 6 months as a guest researcher in the Research Group on Energy and Sustainable Development, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal where he investigated application of small decentralized power generation and energy storages.
From 2004 to 2007 he worked on the FP-6 project ADEG - “Advanced Decentralised Energy Generation Systems in Western Balkans”. The most of his work on the ADEG project was connected to development of H2RES computer program for energy planning. From 2007 to 2010 he was involved in the Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) project STORIES – “Addressing barriers to storage technologies for increasing the penetration of intermittent energy sources”. He also helped preparation and implementation of the FP-6 project WEB-MOB, five IEE projects (GERONIMO, STORIES, SMART, BIOSIRE, FLICK THE SWITCH), two FP-7 projects JoRIEW and DISKNET and 4DH project coordinated by AAU. In 2011 he helped the team of Prof. Joško Deur in the successful preparation of HRZZ project ICT-aided integration of Electric Vehicles into the Energy Systems with a high share of Renewable Energy Sources.
Since 2007 he has been working on the national scientific project: Smart Energy Storage for Sustainable Development of Energy Systems, financed by Ministry of Science, Education and Sport of Republic of Croatia. Results of his work have been published in 14 papers in CC/SCI database and have been cited more than 100 times. He reviews papers for Energy Policy and Applied Energy. He participates in teaching the courses Introduction to Energy Management and Energy Planning.

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SPECIAL SESSION: Sustainability in a data rich world
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How to establish a mutually beneficial relationship between the data richness and sustainability? An increasing number of research centres, public administrations and industries is committed to developing capabilities to manage accurate and reliable information on this multi-disciplinar domain. Despite that, the current knowledge about this expanding field is still far to be complete. Beside the proliferation of metrics, indicators and elaboration and reporting models, interest is now turning to the practical task of how to widely and fairly enable the generation of added-value to the triple bottom line. This Special Technical Session will address issues of policy and business relevance that spans from technical to socio-economic and governance aspects of data rich challenges of sustainability.

Dr. Francesco Rizzi
Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies
Pisa, Italy
Francesco Rizzi graduated cum laude at University of Pisa in Civil Engineering. Holds a Master Degree in Environmental Management and Control at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa, Italy. Since 2003 he is a member of the research team on sustainability of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, where he coordinates national and international projects in field of energy and waste management. Since 2011 he is also assistant professor of Management. He is lecturer in Environmental Management at the PhD “Innovation, Sustainability and Healthcare” and at several masters. Since 2006 is partner and project manager in ERGO, an University Spin Off that provides services to transfer research outcomes in field of environmental management to operational levels. He has expertise as advisor to several public authorities and industrial organisations for energy and waste management. He is expert evaluator for the European Commission for FP7 and FSE programmes in field of environmental management.

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