Introduction

The 4th International Conference on Energy Production and Management follows the very successful meetings held in Ekaterinburg (2014), Ancona (2016) and New Forest, UK (2018), home of the Wessex Institute. The aim of the meeting is to discuss the future of energy production, operation and management in a changing world.

The objective is to compare conventional energy sources, particularly hydrocarbons, with a number of other ways of producing energy, emphasising new technological developments, based on renewable resources such as solar, hydro, wind and geothermal.

A key issue is the conversion of new sustainable sources of energy into useful forms (electricity, heat, fuel), while finding efficient ways of storage and distribution. In many cases the challenges lie as much with production of such renewable energy at an acceptable cost, including damage to the environment, as with integration of those resources into the existing infrastructure.

The changes required to progress from an economy based mainly on hydrocarbons to one taking advantage of sustainable energy resources are massive and require considerable scientific research as well as the development of advanced engineering systems. Such progress demands close collaboration between different disciplines in order to arrive at optimum solutions.

The Conference also discusses the energy use of industrial processes, including the imbedded energy contents of materials, such as those in the built environment. Energy production, operation, distribution and usage, result in environmental risks which need to be better understood. They are part of the energy economics and relate to human environmental health as well as ecosystems behaviour.

An important objective of the conference is to discuss ways in which more efficient use can be made of conventional as well as new energy sources. This relates to savings in energy consumption, reduction of energy losses, as well as the implementation of smart devices and the design of intelligent distribution networks.

All published papers from previous meetings are permanently archived in the Wessex Institute eLibrary (www.witpress.com/elibrary) where they are freely available to the international community.

Conference Topics

The following list covers some of the topics to be presented at the Conference. Papers on other subjects related to the objectives of the meeting are also welcome.

  • Energy policies
  • Energy management and economics
  • Energy conversion and generation
  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy sustainability
  • Energy safety and security
  • Smart grids
  • Energy transmission and distribution
  • Processing of coal, oil and gas
  • GHGs Emissions
  • Renewable energies
  • Biomass and biofuels
  • Solar energy: Thermal, photovoltaic, high -T
  • Offshore and inland wind farm technologies
  • Green power plants
  • Geothermal energy
  • Waste to energy
  • Energy and the built environment
  • Energy storage
  • Automation of energy systems
  • Hybrid energy systems
  • Energy recovery
  • Nuclear energy
  • Environmental impact
  • Energy and climate change
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Energy business
  • Role of LNG
  • Case studies

Benefits of Attending

USB Drive

Delegates will receive a USB drive at the conference containing the presented papers.

Publication

Papers presented at Energy Production and Management 2019 are to be published in a Volume of WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment (ISSN: 1743-3541). The publication will be available in both electronic and hard copy.

Indexing

The WIT Transactions are DOI registered with CrossRef and are currently listed in indexing services such as Scopus and Google Scholar, as well as being submitted to the Web of Science. All conference books are listed in the British Library and American Library of Congress.

Open Access and Digital Archive

All conference papers are archived permanently on our electronic library where they can be downloaded for free (www.witpress.com/elibrary).

Peer review

To ensure the quality of our publications, abstracts and papers are double peer-reviewed by members of the International Scientific Advisory Committee and other experts, with manuscripts processed through CrossRef Similarity Check to screen for plagiarism.

Reduced Fee for PhD Students

The Wessex Institute believes in the importance of encouraging PhD students to present and publish innovative research at its conferences. As a result, the Institute offers PhD students a much-reduced conference fee.

Networking

Participants can present their research and interact with experts from around the world, as part of a unique community.

Journal publication opportunity

After the conference, delegates will be invited to submit an enhanced version of the conference paper to the International Journal of Energy Production and Management (ISSN: 2056-3272; Digital ISSN: 2056-3280).

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Publication of Papers

Peer review

To ensure the quality of our publications, abstracts and papers are double peer-reviewed by members of the International Scientific Advisory Committee and other experts, with manuscripts processed through CrossRef Similarity Check to screen for plagiarism.

Publication

Papers presented at Energy Production and Management 2019 are to be published in a Volume of WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment (ISSN: 1743-3541). The publication will be available in both electronic and hard copy.

Indexing

The WIT Transactions are DOI registered with CrossRef and are currently listed in indexing services such as Scopus and Google Scholar, as well as being submitted to the Web of Science. All conference books are listed in the British Library and American Library of Congress.

Open Access and Digital Archive

All conference papers are archived permanently on our electronic library where they can be downloaded for free (www.witpress.com/elibrary).

Journal publication opportunity

After the conference, delegates will be invited to submit an enhanced version of the conference paper to the International Journal of Energy Production and Management (ISSN: 2056-3272; Digital ISSN: 2056-3280).

Location Information

KL City LandscapeKuala Lumpur is the cultural, financial and economic centre of Malaysia and home to the official residence of the Malaysian King (Yang di-Pertuan Agong), the Istana Negara.

The main landmark in the city is the PETRONAS Twin Towers. Standing at 450 m (1,483 ft), they are the tallest twin buildings in the world, and together with the Kuala Lumpur Tower, dominate the skyline of the city.

Kuala Lumpur is the retail and fashion hub of Malaysia, being voted the fourth best city in the world for shopping. The city has over 65 shopping malls, and has designated numerous zones in the city to market locally manufactured products such as textiles and fabrics, including Chinatown which is home to Kuala Lumpur’s Central Market.

Other main attractions include the Istana Negara Palace, the official residence of the King with a ceremonial changing of the guard at 12 pm; The National Monument, commemorating those who died the Second World War, and several religious sites such as the Batu Caves and the Jamek Mosque.

Travel Information

Conference Venue Address:

Melia Kuala Lumpur
16 Jalan Imbi
Kuala Lumpur


By Air:

There are direct flights to Kuala Lumpur International Airport from the following airlines:

  • AirFrance – Paris Charles de Gaulle
  • British Airways – London Heathrow, Bangkok
  • Emirates – Dubai, Melbourne
  • Lufthansa - Frankfurt, Jakarta-Soekarno Hatta
  • Malindo Air – Bandung, Bangkok-Don Mueang, Delhi, Dhaka, Jakarta-Soekarno Hatta, Kochi
  • Turkish Airlines – Istanbul Ataturk
  • Etihad Airways – Abu Dhabi
  • KLM – Amsterdam
  • Malaysia Airlines – Auckland, Beijing, Brisbane, Hanoi, Jeddah, Melbourne, London, Doha
  • Air Asia – Chennai, Ho Chi Minh City, Melbourne, Perth, Seoul, Tokyo
  • Qatar Airways – Doha
  • Condor Flugdienst - Frankfurt

For more information on all airlines serving Kuala Lumpur, visit the following website:

http://www.klia.com.my/index.php?m=airport

From the Airport to the Conference Venue by Train:

The KLIA Ekspres is the fastest way to travel to the city, taking only 28 minutes. The train is equipped with comfortable seats, digital entertainment, wheelchair seat restraint, wheelchair-friendly washroom, and luggage racks.

A single adult ticket costs RM55.00 if purchased at the counter, or RM49.50 is purchased in advance on the website. More information can be found at http://www.kliaekspres.com/plan-buy/schedule/

The KLIA Transit will also take you to the center of the city; this train is slightly slower (35 minutes) and has the same cost.

Both trains will stop at KL Sentral from were you can take the monorail to the Melia hotel ( IMBI stop).

From the Airport to the conference venue by Bus:

Several companies offer bus services from the airport to different parts of KL.

The coach express will take you directly to KL Sentral in an hour for RM10.00. The journey takes about an hour.

Please visit the airport website for further information about routes and schedules: http://www.klia.com.my/index.php?m=airport&c=getting_around&id=1&aid=1


Getting around in Kuala Lumpur:

MonorailTransportation in Kuala Lumpur is diverse and efficient, offering an extensive network of buses, metro and metered taxis that charter visitors within the city centre and beyond.

Many visitors use get around by monorail or on foot as the traffic can be very congested during peak periods.

The monorail runs mainly overground with some underground segments and offers a reliable service. There is a monorail stop in front of the Melia Kuala Lumpur hotel (Imbi stop).

For more information about the Monorail routes and fares, please visit: https://www.myrapid.com.my/traveling-with-us/how-to-travel-with-us/rapid-kl/monorail-and-lrts


Please note that all the information included above is correct as of September 2018. All prices and travel details are subject to change.

Venue Information

Melia KL OutsideThe conference will take place at Melia Kuala Lumpur Hotel. The hotel is centrally located within the Golden Triangle, known for being the commercial shopping and entertainment hub that encompasses a number of major streets.

You can easily reach the hotel using the city Monorail. The closest station is “Imbi” and is only 60 metres from the hotel. For more information about the Monorail routes and fares, please visit: https://www.myrapid.com.my/traveling-with-us/how-to-travel-with-us/rapid-kl/monorail-and-lrts

Conference Venue Address:

Melia Kuala Lumpur
16 Jalan Imbi
Kuala Lumpur

Melia KL ReceptionMelia KL BedroomMelia KL Pool

Additional Information

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Here's what our delegates have to say...

The conference was very high level. The papers have been interesting since each country addresses various problems in the context of air pollution. The coordination was perfect, the communication with the organizers (Mr. Giorgio Passerini, Mr. Giovannilo Perillo, Mr. James Longhurst, Ms. Stephanie Everest and other people from UWE Bristol) and the lecturers were very pleasant. Overall, the conference was a very pleasant experience for me, not only for the conference program but also for the people who were there. I would love to visit this conference again.

Lenka Frišhansová, Czech Republic (attended Air Pollution 2018)


The organisation of events by WIT are of the highest standards, which bring together multi disciplines of the Rail Industry. Delegates at these events are of a very high standard. The equipment provided was adequate for the presentaions. The locations are chosen with a good ease of access and the catering was of good quality.

Inara Watson, UK (attended COMPRAIL 2018)


The first conference papers I published during my PhD studies were through WIT, which helped me gain a solid footing in the academic world.

Tamas Pardy, Estonia (attended Complex Systems 2018)


Absolutely, it is an impressive and meaningful conference, which provides a platform for the researchers from different fields to communicate.

Yuping Dong, China (attended Eco-Architecture 2018)


I have been a regular attendee of many congresses organized by WIT and I must say that this is the most professional of all (congress) organisations I have experienced. The combination of content, people and location is always exciting. Thank you.

Jaap Vleugel, Netherlands (attended Environmental Impact 2018)


Excellent communication, high professional adviser, high level of the oral presentations, very good organization.

Teodor Tranca, Romania (attended HPSM/OPTI 2018)


The conference was organized and the trips were very well thought of. The conference personnel were friendly and cooperative, and made it smooth and enjoyable. It was one of the best conferences I have ever attended.

Lina M Kattan, Saudi Arabia (attended Islamic Heritage 2018)


Very interesting topics, invigorating discussions, and thought provoking papers. This well organized conference offers a good opportunity for publication.

Samar H Aljahdali, Saudi Arabia (attended Islamic Heritage 2018)


The conference was well organized. The topics were very interesting. The breaks provided the nice breathing room for discussions and networking with other participants. Merci beaucoup :)

Julius Bangate, France (attended Risk Analysis 2018)


Very well organized, as well as in the communication before the conference as during the conference itself. My compliments for the professional approach and the informal, good atmosphere among delegates!

RH Zomerman, Netherlands (attended Sustainable Development and Planning 2018)


I have attended more than 12 conferences since 2007 and can appreciate the excellent organization and the high quality of the research presented in all of them. Congratulations for the organizers!

Antonina Ivanova, Mexico (attended Sustainable Tourism 2018)


Efficient conference management and family-like atmosphare

Hiroshi Kato, Fiji (attended Sustainable Tourism 2018)


The Wessex institute is amazing, for me as a new academic it provided me the opportunity to learn and more so meet people that are working on interesting and relevant topics. I particulary enjoyed the variety of research topics presented. It is well organised, precise and to the point. Would really like to attend more of their conferences. Irene is also the best.

Jacqueline Mangwane, South Africa (attended Sustainable Tourism 2018)


The Wessex Institute provided an excellent conference organisation and a sound style of communication. The conference venue was also great and support before and during the conference was very nice.

Lorenz Poggendorf, Japan (attended Sustainable Tourism 2018)


I haven't thought that I could present my paper at an international conference. I had the greatest experience in my life. Thank you so much for organising the conference. I have learned a lot.

Nga Nguyen Thi Thanh, Vietnam (attended Sustainable Tourism 2018)


I am very grateful for this wonderful experience. It was my first conference and I am sure that I gained more experience. It was very motivating, a lovely opportunity to meet new people and to learn from their old experience as well. I was surprised to see experts from countries from all over the world and this creates union. Thank you. I had a great time and the surroundings are beautiful.

Carla Ana-Maria Tudorie, Spain (attended Urban Agriculture 2018)


My experience with the Wessex institute was one of a people who are keen in the fields of agricultural research and engineering programmes. The hosts were really warm, kind and receptive. The conference venue was great, the neighbourhood was serene, and it offered a very good opportunity for creating global networks. The management was good, so was the hospitality. And the people of New Forest are great. Priscilla stood out as a very caring and warm face of the conference. The other staff from Wessex were very interactive and cordial. The trip to the urban farms was a rich experience. The conference was a great success and I look forward to the next.

Scholastica Mathenge, Kenya (attended Urban Agriculture 2018)


This was the most interesting, most interdisciplinary, most international conference I have attended. I enjoyed meeting delegates working on urban agriculture from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. I look forward to the next conference.

Gaston "Chip" Small, USA (attended Urban Agriculture 2018)


My experience was decidedly postive. Urban Transport 2018 is the ideal place to have a cross-section of research from both academics and the business world. The ideal place to develop a network capable of stimulating future work.

Nicola Aldo Cabras, Italy (attended Urban Transport 2018)


A great opportunity to meet new colleagues and to make new contacts. Very good science level of the presentations.

Vasi Minzatu, Romania (attended Water Pollution 2018)