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The Fourth International Conference on Bioenvironment, Biodiversity and Renewable Energies


March 24 - 29, 2013 - Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Papers

The initially separated events under the BIOGREEN, BIOINVASION, and BIOENVIRONMENT conferences are now grouped in a consolidated event covering the three mentioned areas (environment, biodiversity and invasion, and renewable and sustainable energies) 

Area A: Bioenvironment (climate, global warming, hydrology, wind science, pollution, economics)

Environmental change awareness is a key state of spirit and legislation for preventing, protecting, and ultimately saving the planet biodiversity. Technical and practical methods for applying bio-agriculture for the public’s health and safety are primary targets. The goal is the use of ecological economic stimuli in tandem with social and governmental actions preventing deforestation, pollution, and global warming. To cope with the climate and landscape changes advanced technical inventory of tools and statistics on lessons learned are needed to derive appropriate measure and plan accordingly.

Area B: Biodiversity and invasion control

The biologic equilibrium on its vast immensity is a challenge for both knowledge gathering and its understanding. Preserving the existing species under rapid economy, one the one side, and using the diversity of environmental species for industrial purposes is a very week balance. There is a risk of for ever damaging the existence of thousands of species, or miss the opportunity of using them for the benefit of humanity. Therefore, measuring and interpreting the impact of human actions on the diversity on marine and oceanic life, on Arctic and Antarctic bio-climate, or on forest ecosystems represent one way to prevent ecological disasters and predict possible environmental changes. The event deals with such ecosystem diversity, and the use of their existence for humanity in terms of industrial products, drug production, but also in terms of studying and modeling the ecological degradation, such loss of Poles’ ice, food-chain dependency survival, wildlife endurance, or ozone holes. It also bring to the stage different disruption side-effect of the landscape changes, detection and warning systems, invasion of alien species, and the need for public awareness and education.

Area C: Renewable and Sustainable Energies

Replacing the classical energy with alternative renewable energy (green energy), such as bioenergy, eolian energy, or solar energy is an ecological and economic trend that suggests important socio-economic advantages: using native renewable resources, increasing of self-sufficiency rate of energy and promoting use of clean energy, and that way, polluting emissions to the air will be reduced.  Bioenergy is renewable energy derived from biological sources, to be used for heat, electricity, or vehicle fuel. Biofuel derived from plant materials is among the most rapidly growing renewable energy technologies. In several countries corn-based ethanol is currently the largest source of biofuel as a gasoline substitute or additive. Recent energy legislation mandates further growth of both corn-based and advanced biofuels from other sources. Growing biofuel demand has implications for U.S. and world agriculture.  Eolian energy is currently used throughout the world on a large scale. In the past decade, its evolution shows its acceptance as a source of generation, with expressive growth trends in the energy matrices in the countries where this source is used Eolian energy is renewable and has very low environmental impact. To generate it, there are no gas emissions, no effluent refuse, and no other natural resources, such as water, are consumed.  Photovoltaic technology makes use of the energy in the sun, and it has little impact on the environment. Photovoltaics can be used in a wide range of products, from small consumer items to large commercial solar electric systems.  The event bring together the challenging technical and regulation aspects for supporting and producing renewable energy with less or no impact on the ecosystems. There are several technical integration barriers and steps for social adoption and governmental legislation to favor and encourage this kind of energy.

We solicit both academic, research, and industrial contributions. We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.

Industrial presentations are not subject to the format and content constraints of regular submissions. We expect short and long presentations that express industrial position and status.

Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.

All topics and submission formats are open to both research and industry contributions.

A. Bioenvironment (climate, global warming, hydrology, wind science, pollution, economics)

  • Climate (Climate change; Global warming; Greenhouse gases; Deforestation; Bio-safety and occupational health, sea level rise, climate adaptation);Global temperature assessment; Ocean acidification; Climate indicators
  • Hydrology (Stream flow and river discharge; precipitations; snow; flood; drought; hydropower; waterways; glacier melting, soil moisture; Extreme hydrology; Groundwater; Water resources)
  • Wind science (wind streams; wind-driven seed invasion; wind forecasts; tornados; in-land and off-shore winds, soil moisture, hurricanes)
  • Cryosphere (Results from International Polar Year, Arctic sea ice reduction and environmental impacts, Sea ice forecast and prediction, ice sheet mass balance, permafrost, snow cover, lake and river ice, atmospheric chemistry)
  • Public health (Pollution; Acid rains; Pollution impact (light, air, drinking water, earth, respiratory health, planetary oceans); Pollution factors (toxins, chemical, nuclear, garbage, noise); Carbon dioxide pollution; Biological pollution (invasion); Pollution prevention, control and engineering); Natural and man-made disasters
  • Economics (Ecological economics; Bio-agriculture; Environmental impacts of aquaculture; Bio-industry, Urban change, Mega urban, Population dynamics, Rural-urban transformation)
  • Responsibility (Social responsibility; Corporate responsibilities; Government responsibilities, Carbon footprint, Oil spill, Global mercury treaty)

B. Biodiversity and invasion control (marine, oceanic, Arctic(Antarctic, forests, bioinvasion)

  • Marine & oceanic bio-technologies (Marine science; Microbiology am marine eco-systems; Measuring impact of organic pollutants; Marine-derived drugs; Drug discovery sand marine -derived compounds; Cosmetics; Nutritional Supplements; Artificial bones; Glues for mussels; Heat resistant enzymes)
  • Oceanic bio-diversity (Coastal health; Measurement and predictions; Environmental change predictions; Reef and marine ecosystems; Microscopic plankton; Diagnostic and therapeutic agents; Bio-mineralization and nano-technologies; Aquaculture; Algology, Ocean acidification)
  • Arctic and Antarctic bio-pulse (Resource exploitation and large-scale eco- perturbations; Under-ice ecosystems; Adaptation and survival strategies; Food-chain dependence survival; Aeronomy; Monitoring ozone holes; Polar stratospheric clouds; Glaceology; Loss of ice modeling; Ice shelves’ move prediction; Wildlife and endurance in cold eco-systems, Bromine explosion, Mercury deposition)
  • Forest landscape (Monitoring landscape changes; Methods and tools to assess and manage changes; Conservation criteria; Restoration planning; Patterns and processes in changing landscapes; Scaling in landscape analysis; Disruptions in landscape changes; Biodiversity conservation during landscape planning and changing; Management and sustainability of changing landscapes, Wildland-urban interface, Wetland change, Land cover/land use, Wildfire)
  • Bioinvasion (Detection and warning systems; Control and sustainable management; Risk assessment; Invasive species; Ecological adaptation; Fragmentation and scale effect; Biological invasions and climate change; International conventions on biological invasions; Public awareness and education)

C. Renewable and Sustainable Energies

  • Energy sustainability (Big consumers; Small consumers; Active consumers; Passive consumers; Energy-intensive technologies; Energy-intensive devices; Energy-intensive services and applications; Energy-intensive mission-critical applications; Energy-intensive safety applications; Home appliance consumption; Smart grid solutions; Telecommunications energy efficient solutions; Energy control and optimization in data centers; Interfaces for energy interchange; Alternative energy sources)
  • Energy bioscience (Bioenergy, biopower, biofuels; Bioprocessing solutions; Physical biosciences; Photosynthetic systems; Energy transduction systems; Ultrasonic technologies; Geothermal energy; Ocean thermal energy; Ocean waves energy; Ocean tides energy; Vibration based, piezoelectric, and nanogenerators; Body pulse; Hybrid energy)
  • Eolian Energy (Wind energy turbines; Wind farms; Eolian production systems; Storage for eolian energy; Integration between eolian systems and classical energy systems; Independent and corporate producers; Feed-in tariffs)
  • Photovoltaic solar energy (Solar energy; Solar collector; Collector systems; Solar energy utilization; Solar Photochemistry; Energetic potential; Storage for eolian energy)
  • Biomass energy (Plant and non-medical microbial systems; Thermo-chemical conversion of biomass fuels; Feedstock development (switchgrass, miscanthus, etc.); Biomass depolymerization; Biofuels production; Fossil fuel bioprocessing; Cleaner energy from renewable plant materials; Ethanol plants and bio-refineries)
  • Green energy technologies and economic models (Chemistry and nanotechnology to improve biodiesel production; Potential of mitigation of atmospheric change through the development of herbaceous energy crop; Development of accessible mechanistic mathematical models; Environmental effects on photosynthesis to plant productivity; Social acceptability of energy crops; Legislation and standards; Economic, environmental, and social challenges for renewable energy)



Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to one of the IARIA Journals.

Publisher: XPS (Xpert Publishing Services)
Archived: ThinkMindTM Digital Library (free access)
Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.
Articles will be submitted to appropriate indexes.

Important deadlines:

Submission (full paper) October 29, 2012 November 21, 2012
Notification December 17, 2012 December 21, 2012
Registration January 1, 2013 January 17, 2013
Camera ready January 1, 2013 January 24, 2013

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received submissions will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Regular Papers (up to 6-10 page article)

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11", not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page. Helpful information for paper formatting can be found on the here.

Your paper should also comply with the additional editorial rules.

Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided by the publisher an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.

We would recommend that you not use too many extra pages, even if you can afford the extra fees. No more than 2 papers per event are recommended, as each paper must be separately registered and paid for. At least one author of each accepted paper must register to ensure that the paper will be included in the conference proceedings.

Work in Progress (short paper up to 4 pages long)

Work-in-progress contributions are welcome. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as work in progress.  Authors should submit a four-page (maximum) text manuscript in IEEE double-column format including the authors' names, affiliations, email contacts. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings.

For more details, see the Work in Progress explanation page

Posters (poster or collection of 6 to 8 slides)

Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. Acceptance will be decided based on a 1-2 page abstract and/or 6-8 .pdf slide deck submitted through the conference submission website. The poster may be presented during sessions reserved for posters, or mixed with presentation of articles of similar topic. The slides must have comprehensive comments. One big Poster and/or the associated slides should be used for discussions, once on the conference site.

For more details, see the Posters explanation page.

Ideas (2 page proposal of novel idea)

This category is dedicated to new ideas in their early stage. Contributions might refer to PhD dissertation, testing new approaches, provocative and innovative ideas, out-of-the-box, and out-of-the-book thinking, etc. Acceptance will be decided based on a maximum 2 page submission through the conference submission website. The contributions for Ideas will be presented in special sessions, where more debate is intended. The Idea contribution must be comprehensive, focused, very well supported (details might miss, obviously). A 6-8 slide deck should be used for discussions, once on the conference site.

For more details, see the Ideas explanation page.

Technical marketing/industrial/business/positioning presentations

The conference initiates a series of business, technical marketing, and positioning presentations on the same topics. Speakers must submit a 10-12 slide deck presentations with substantial notes accompanying the slides, in the .ppt format (.pdf-ed). The slide deck will not be published in the conference’s CD Proceedings. Presentations' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your presentations to


Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals should be for three hour tutorials. Proposals must contain the title, the summary of the content, and the biography of the presenter(s). The tutorials' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your proposals to

Panel proposals

The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies. The panel's slide deck will be posted on the IARIA's site.

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Workshop proposals

We welcome workshop proposals on issues complementary to the topics of this conference. Your requests should be forwarded to


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