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  • Call For Papers

    Prospective speakers are invited to submit abstracts. The conference will produce proceedings which will include conference papers. Speakers who wish to submit a paper for inclusion in the conference proceedings should indicate their intention to do so.

    Authors should indicate whether they wish to present in a traditional session, a poster session, or are willing to be considered for either.

    Online submission is easy and is required to be considered for acceptance into the program.  

    IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE SUBMITTING YOUR ABSTRACT THROUGH THE 'SUBMIT ABSTRACTS' LINK, PLEASE EMAIL YOUR IT TO abstract@icsi2016.org.

    Abstracts Submission Closed

    Final papers will be peer reviewed and published in the Conference Proceedings.
    Papers accepted for final submission must be at least two pages.

    Please find instructions for submitting a full paper here.

    When submitting a paper, please put its title in the subject line of your message.

    IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE SUBMITTING YOUR PAPER THROUGH THE 'SUBMIT FULL PAPER' LINK, PLEASE EMAIL IT TO paper@icsi2016.org.

    Submit Full Paper

    PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS AND A TEMPLATE FOR POSTER SUBMISSIONS.

    Other deadlines:

    Extended Abstracts Due: JULY 10, 2016
    2nd Announcement: JULY 10, 2016
    ABSTRACT ACCEPTANCE: AUGUST 10, 2016
    FINAL MANUSCRIPT DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 10, 2016
    CONFERENCE STARTS: OCT 17, 2016

    Conference themes

    Conference papers and presentations will cover a wide range of sustainable urban development issues: energy, environment, road transportation, hydraulic engineering, civil architecture and facilities; evaluation, technologies and management innovations in urban sustainable development; challenges and adaptations to climate change; infrastructure financing projects; and special topics on Chinese urbanization. The topic areas to be addressed at the conference are:

    Situation Analysis: Current and Projected

    • Analysis of infrastructure conditions
    • Global infrastructure assessments
    • Infrastructure problems for developing nations
    • Infrastructure for a sustainable future

    Urbanization, Energy Supply and Transportation Construction

    • Sustainable urban transport planning and infrastructure construction
    • Big-data based intelligent control of city traffic
    • Using Envision™ system rating system
    • Envision™as a decision framework
    • Sustainable ROI (return on investment)
    • LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)

    Urbanization and Sustainable Eco-Environment Construction

    • Diagnosis and treatment policies in urbanization eco-environment issues
    • Infrastructure construction, industrial layout and optimization in urban atmospheric pollution treatment
    • Urban water system infrastructure
    • Solid waste treatment and disposal infrastructure
    • Evaluation of urban ecosystem services features
    • Urban green space: recreation and health benefits

    Sustainable Development and Competitiveness

    • Energy saving and renewable energy
    • Emission reduction and environmental improvement
    • Relationship between infrastructure conditions and sustainability to local, regional and national competitiveness: water, wastewater, transportation, power, etc.
    • Infrastructure asset management

    Sustainable Cities

    • Designing sustainable cities and urban systems
    • Mega-cities and meta-cities
    • Critical issues in urban planning
    • Case studies of sustainable urban systems
    • LID(Low Impact Development)
    • Sustainable land use

    Sustainability, Society and Culture

    • Sustainability, quality of life and culture
    • Social LCAs (Life Cycle Assessment)
    • Using design charrettes on infrastructure projects
    • Business cases for social responsibility

    Special Topics on Chinese Urbanization

    • Ecological civilization and sustainable urban development strategies
    • Construction and operation of smart cities
    • Sustainable urban planning
    • Urban “utility tunnel”
    • Sponge city construction
    • Treatment of urban black and odorous water bodies
    • Urban garden landscape

    Innovation and sustainable infrastructure

    • Smart city and Internet+: Internet of things, Cyber-physical systems
    • Big-data analysis for urban science and engineering
    • Distributed energy and water infrastructure
    • 3D printing
    • Conceptual design, implementation, performance evaluation
    • Autonomous Vehicles
    • Sustainable project management

    Sustainable Materials, Tools and Methodologies

    • Sustainable construction materials
    • Life-cycle assessments
    • Risk assessments
    • BIM(Building Information Models) in sustainable infrastructure projects
    • Complex systems analysis and management
    • Network analysis of infrastructure systems

    Cross-cutting Issues

    • Water/energy/resiliency/food/transportation/architectures nexus
    • Applying system thinking to infrastructure planning
    • Decision making under uncertainty
    • Sustainability accreditation and certification
    • Sustainability in engineering education

    Risk, Resiliency, and Adaption to Climate Change

    • Effects of climate change on city construction and operation
    • Effects of climate change on urbanization and city governance
    • Policies in mitigation and adaption to climate change
    • Design for recovery from extreme events
    • Sustainability and resilience optimization
    • Sponge city construction in China and storm water management

    Financing Infrastructure Projects

    • Asian Development Bank, World Bank, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, BRIC Bank, GEF, Green Climate Fund, Private Sovereign Wealth Funds-Finances
    • Financing large projects: domestic and global
    • Innovative financing mechanisms
    • Case examples: what works and doesn’t work
    • Public-private partnerships (P3) for sustainable development
    • Financing methods for innovative sustainability projects