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The 3rd Pacific Rim Energy and Sustainability Conference

The Mitsui Garden Hotel
April 26-27, 2018
Hiroshima, Japan

PRESCO 2018 will be held at the Mitsui Garden Hotel
Hiroshima, Japan
Thursday and Friday, April 26-27, 2018

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The 3rd Pacific Rim Energy and Sustainability Conference  (PRESCO 2018)»

Welcome to the 3rd Pacific Rim and Energy Conference (PRESCO 2018). This  international, peer-reviewed event will be held in partnership with the 4th Conference on Sustainable Business in Asia (COSA 2018) and the 3rd Asian Conference on Urban Planning and Sustainable Cities (UP-City 2018). These events will be held on Thursday and Friday, April 26-27, 2018 at the Mitsui Garden Hotel in Hiroshima, Japan.

Early Registration is only 25,000 JPY. All registered participants will be invited to the welcome reception and provided with a free, guided tour of Hiroshima Peace Park. The first 10 registrants will also receive a free ticket for the Miyajima Shrine Island Tour, which includes round-trip transportation, park entrance fee and cake with tea at a traditional Japanese tea house!

About PRESCO 2018

It has been seven years since the Great East Japan Earthquake devastated northern Japan on March 11, 2011. The most powerful earthquake ever recorded in Japan topped 9.0 on the Richter scale and brought tsunami waves with heights of more than 40.5 meters (133 feet) that washed away entire coastal communities leaving more than 24,500 people dead, injured or missing and a quarter of a million people displaced from their homes. The massive tsunami also led to multiple nuclear accidents at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant with Level 7 meltdowns and explosions at three of its reactors, which continues to pose a dangerous global environmental threat.

As one of the top energy consumers in the world, Japan had relied upon nuclear energy for 30% of its electrical power until the triple reactor meltdowns at Fukushima in 2011. The loss of trust in nuclear energy due to its catastrophic risk factor has caused renewed interest in alternative energy technology, smart grids, eco-design, fuel cells, life cycle assessment, energy efficiency improvement, renewable energy resources and other sources of sustainable energy with minimal impact on the environment or the climate.

Who should attend?

The 3rd Pacific Rim Energy and Sustainability Conference will be a small, intimate event focused on discussing energy issues, research and innovations in a forum ideal for learning, sharing and networking. PRESCO 2018 is for academics, researchers, students and representatives from industry, government and non-governmental organizations. The range of research submissions may include conceptual, empirical, experimental, and case studies.

We are pleased to hold this event in Hiroshima, Japan where both the inaugural and the last conference was held five years ago. Our theme for PRESCO 2018 is All Things Energy for a Sustainable Future.

We welcome submissions of 250 words in English by Friday, March 2, 2018 on the following streams:

  • Alternative Energy Technology
  • Climate Change Policy & Development
  • Eco-Design and Green Buildings
  • Ecological Economics
  • Energy and Environmental Quality
  • Energy Efficiency Improvement
  • Energy Policy
  • Fuel Cells & Hydrogen Energy
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Renewable Energy Resources
  • Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Other Areas (specify please)

PRESCO 2018 Abstract Proposal

Program Chairperson

Takayuki Yamada Takayuki Yamada
Charter and Founding Member of RID 2760 Rotary Club of Chubu Nagoya Mirai
Special Adviser, Polio Plus Committee of Japan
Committee Member, Rotary International Youth Exchange of Japan

Mr. Yamada is a Charter and Founding Member of RID 2760 Rotary Club of Chubu Nagoya Mirai, where he also serves as a special adviser of the Polio Plus Committee of Japan. Between 2011 and 2017 he has organized and led several humanitarian and medical aid missions to India and Bhutan to assist with immunization efforts to eradicate polio in South Asia. Most recently, Mr. Yamada was appointed to serve on the strategic planning committee for the Rotary International Youth Exchange Program in Japan.

Co-Chair and Program Director

Michael Sasaoka Michael Sasaoka-Alvord
INTESDA Program Director
Japan

Michael Sasaoka oversees special programs, events and business development for INTESDA, which mobilizes ideas and raises awareness for sustainable development and the Global Goals. Michael holds degrees in international business and Japanese from San Diego State University, USA. Combining his interests in business and education he has been involved with education and training in Japan for the past seventeen years at the secondary, tertiary and corporate level. His research interest include globalization, sustainable development and education rights.

Review Committee

PRESCO 2018 is an international, peer-reviewed conference. As a general rule, all applicants must use a university or institution registered e-mail address to submit an abstract for evaluation. Please contact the secretariat if you need assistance.

Our review process employs a double-blind review system with instructions and a scoring rubric that assesses a range of areas which are not limited to, but include originality, clarity, organization, methodology, spelling, grammar and suitability for the conference.

We wish to thank the following people for their willingness and effort to assist with the reading and editorial committee work:

Readers

Jo Ann Oravec, Ph.D. College of Business and Economics, University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, USA
Hua Feng, Ph.D. Graduate School of Environment & Energy Engineering, Waseda University, Japan
Uma Thangnathan, Ph.D. Graduate School for Environmental Sciences, Okayama University, Japan
Luis Vargas, Ph.D. Electrical Engineering Department, University of Chile, Chile
Deborah Sunter, Ph.D. Energy & Resources Group, University of California-Berkeley, USA
Il-Shik Moon, Ph.D. Chemical Engineering Department, Sunchon University, Korea
Boaz Barak, Ph.D. Energy Economics Department, The Western Galilee College, Israel
Brian Ohm, J.D. Urban and Regional Planning Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

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