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NGInfra 2010 : 3rd International Conference on Infrastructure Systems and Services 2010 - Next Generation Infrastructure Systems for Eco-Cities

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Link: http://www.infrastructuresforecocities.com/
 
When Nov 11, 2010 - Nov 13, 2010
Where Shenzhen, China
Submission Deadline Jun 1, 2010
Categories    infrastructures   eco-cities   global cities   infrastructure systems
 

Call For Papers

Full call for papers can be found here:
http://www.infrastructuresforecocities.com/call/

The third annual conference on Next Generation Infrastructures will deal with infrastructures for eco cities. Shenzhen is a city in the position and with the ambition to become a global eco city and is open to a wide range of ideas.

Eco-cities are cities designed with consideration of environmental impact, inhabited by people dedicated to minimisation of required inputs of energy, water, food and waste
output to create the smallest possible ecological footprint. There is an enormous surge of academic and professional attention devoted to eco-cities, but what types of infrastructures do they require to become viable in practice? Developing a new
generation of energy, transport, ICT, water and waste disposal infrastructures is a complex and challenging task that requires creativity, perseverance, audacity and dedication. This is even more true when we consider the trend for different types of
infrastructures to converge in terms of practical applications, such as with mobile smart grids where energy, IT and transport networks are connected. Generating such new opportunities requires important conceptual and organisational efforts, since
these will not come about automatically.

AUDIENCE & SESSION TOPICS
This conference aims to bring leading academics and professionals together who have the ability and desire to contribute to this promising development. Under the sections scope and topics of this website, more can be found on the keynotes and panels of this conference.

Panels and roundtables will be organised on the subjects of global city regions, eco city concepts, comparative planning styles, sustainable transport and energy infrastructure, water management, asset management, public values, regional innovation systems, strategic Hong Kong - Shenzhen collaboration, modelling complex systems, gaming-simulation, infrastructure regulation and governance around the world, mega-projects and special sessions on the Shenzhen districts of Guangming and Nanshan.

KEYNOTES & FIRMS
Keynote speakers will include:
Saskia Sassen, Columbia University
Philip Cooke, Cardiff University
Yuval Portugali, University of Tel Aviv
Mee Kam Ng, University of Hong Kong
Geert Deconinck, Leuven University
Lan Zhiyong, Renmin University
Peter Newman, Westminster University
Vladan Babovic, NU of Singapore
Hugo Priemus, Delft University of Technology
Jin Guangjun, Harbin Institute of Technology
Pablo Lazo, Arup
The following engineering and consultancy firms will also present their views and concepts in infrastructures for eco cities.
Arup, www.arup.com
DHV, www.dhv.nl
KEMA, www.kema.com
Accenture, www.accenture.com

LOCATION AND CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
The conference will be held in Shenzhen, China, situated directly North of Hong Kong and in the heart of the Pearl River Delta of Guangdong province. It will be hosted by Harbin Institute of Technology’s Shenzhen Graduate School and take place in the University Town Library. Candidates for participation are encouraged to send in six-page papers following the official IEEE format (please find details under www.infrastructuresforecocities.com). The deadline for paper submission is June 1st 2010. There will also be a limited number of places available for professionals in the field, with PPT-presentations.

Foreign participants who present a paper pay 2.000 Yuan (approx. 200 Euros), Chinese nationals pay 1.000 Yuan (100 Euros), while students from anywhere pay 500 Yuan.

Participants who do not present a paper pay 4.000 Yuan (about 400 Euros), Chinese pay 2.000 Yuan (200 Euros). For more information see our website at http://www.infrastructuresforecocities.com or contact Martin de Jong

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