The 10th International Exergy, Energy and Environment Symposium (IEEES-10) facilitates close cooperation and intellectual exchange with a large number of experts from the academia, leading R&D institutions, government agencies and the industry. It provides a platform for researchers, scientists, engineers, technologists and practitioners to discuss the current challenges, opportunities and future directions in the development of sustainable energy systems.
IEEES-10 covers a wide range of topics, including clean coal technologies, renewable energy technologies, smart energy systems, alternative fuels, hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, nuclear energy, desalination technologies and environmental technologies. A special symposium session will be devoted to hydrogen economy with a particular focus on hydrogen as a new and environmentally friendly energy carrier.
The previous successful editions of the symposium were organized in Izmir, Turkey (2003); Kos, Greece (2005); Evora, Portugal (2007); Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (2009); Luxor, Egypt (2011); Eurasia, Turkey (2013); Valenciennes, France (2015); Antalya, Turkey (2016) and Split, Croatia (2017).
Central Mining Institute, Katowice, Poland
I. Dincer, UOIT, Canada
A. Smoliński, Central Mining Institute, Poland
Katowice is the capital of the Upper Silesia and Zagłębie Metropolis with the population of over 2 million inhabitants, well connected to the rest of Europe. The young over 150-year-old city promotes itself with the slogan ”Katowice for a change”, which reflects the changes occurring in its area. The Culture Zone, which was constructed on the premises of the former coal mine, is a contemporary symbol of the transformation process observed in the town. Strong economy, academic traditions, attractive public spaces and a great number of green zones (the forests cover over 40% of the city area) make Katowice a friendly place to live.The hi-tech sector services have become the mainstream of the municipal economy. Katowice is also the city of a great number of business, cultural and sporting events of international importance. Another strong pillar of the town is its rich musical tradition combined with numerous and multi-award winning festivals and concerts. No wonder that it was confirmed by the prestigious status of Creative City in the field of music awarded to Katowice by UNESCO.