The 3rd Pacific Rim Energy and Sustainability Conference

The Mitsui Garden Hotel
August 2-3, 2018
Hiroshima, Japan

PRESCO 2018 will be held at the Mitsui Garden Hotel
Hiroshima, Japan

Thursday and Friday, August 2-3, 2018

Proposals Due by Friday, May 11, 2018

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

Welcome to the 3rd Pacific Rim Energy and Sustainability Conference (PRESCO 2018). This  international, peer-reviewed event will be held in partnership with the 5th Conference on Management and Sustainability in Asia (COMSA 2018) and the 5th Conference on Sustainable Tourism in Asia (COSTA 2018). These events will be held on Thursday and Friday, August 2-3, 2018 at the Mitsui Garden Hotel in Hiroshima, Japan.

PRESCO 2018 will precede the 73rd Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Remembrance Ceremony. All participants will be invited to a special guided tour in English of Hiroshima Peace Park on Saturday, August 4, 2018. Following the Peace Park tour, there will be an optional excursion to visit the shrine island of Miyajima – both Peace Park and Miyajima are UNESCO World Heritage sites.

This is a small, international, peer-reviewed conference with a limited number of oral and poster presentation time slots. We encourage all interested participants to submit presentations as early as possible. Please note that submissions and registration will close when the event has reached its capacity.

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 were held five years ago. Our theme for PRESCO 2018 is All Things Energy for a Sustainable Future.

Proposals Due by Friday, May 11, 2018

  • 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 Proposal Submission

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.

Michael Sasaoka Michael Sasaoka-Alvord
INTESDA Program Director

Michael 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

Kazuhiro Akimoto Kazuhiro Akimoto, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept. of Human Information Systems
Teikyo University, Japan

Dr. Kazuhiro Akimoto is a full professor in the Department of Human Information Systems at Teikyo University in Tokyo, Japan. Professor Akimoto began his academic studies at Hiroshima University before moving to the University of Maryland (USA), where he earned his doctorate in physics and then spent three years as a postdoctoral fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory (USA). He has worked in the fields of space physics, plasma physics, analysis of energy-saving schemes and analysis of air dose rates in Fukushima after the 2011 nuclear accident. Dr. Akimoto has published widely and his research interests include plasma science, environmental impact assessment and environmental policy.

Brian Ohm Brian W. Ohm, J.D.
Professor, Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Professor Brian Ohm is the past Chair of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he still teaches. He holds a joint appointment with the University of Wisconsin Extension where he is the state specialist in land use law, environmental regulation, and growth management. He also has affiliate appointments with UW’s Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies. He holds a law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School, a Master of Arts Degree in History from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from St. Olaf College with majors in History and Political Science. His research interests include environmental planning, natural resource management, sustainable development, transportation, urban planning, law and other areas.

Review Policy

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 deeply appreciate the time and willingness of our peer-review reading team members, all of whom were presenters or audience for our inaugural event.

PRESCO 2018 Readers

  • Kazuhiro Akimoto, Ph.D., Dept. of Human Information Systems, Teikyo University, Japan
  • Brian W. Ohm, J.D., Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  • Aleksandr Mednikov, Ph.D., Energy Systems Institute, Russian Academy of Science, Russia
  • Jianyu Cao, Dept. of Petrochemical Engineering, Changzhou University, China
  • Asril Amirul Zakariah, LLM, Faculty of Law and International Relations, Sultan Zainal Abidin University, Malaysia
  • Onder Turan, Ph.D., Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Anadolu University, Turkey

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