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4th International Conference on Computational Sustainability

The CompSust-2016 conference focuses on computational methods for balancing environmental, economic, and societal needs for a sustainable future. The main goal of CompSust-2016 is to promote networking, collaborations, and discussion among computational sustainability researchers from academia, NGOs, and government institutions. The conference brings together academics and practitioners. Through talks, panels and discussions, poster sessions, and invited talks, the conference program will investigate the major problem domains that impact global sustainability, those technologies and processes that offer the greatest opportunities to increase sustainability in these domains, and the fundamental computational methods that support these technologies and processes.

CompSust-2016 will include the launch of CompSustNet, a large scale international computational sustainability research network, sponsored by the National Science Foundation through an Expeditions in Computing award. A CompSustNet kickoff meeting will feature talks by members of the leadership team introducing many of the core projects, and is open to the public.

CompSust-2016 will also feature a series of talks and discussions on Conservation, Computation, & Criminology.

Location: 120 Clark Hall (in the Physical Sciences Complex), Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

Dates: July 6-8, 2016. The conference will start at 9am on Wednesday, and end at noon on Friday.

Poster: CompSust-2016 poster

* The submission deadline and notification dates were extended on May 19.
Important Dates
Abstract submissionMay 24, 2016*
Doctoral consortium applicationMay 24, 2016*
Notification of acceptanceMay 28, 2016*
Early registration deadlineJune 3, 2016 (5pm EDT)
ConferenceJuly 6-8, 2016

Topics Covered

The conference will cover sustainability topics concerning natural resources, climate, ecosystems, and the environment (for example, water, oceans, forest, fish, land, soil, and biodiversity), economic development and human behavior (for example, human well-being, poverty, and over-population), energy (for example, renewable energy, smart grid, materials discovery for sustainable materials), and human-built systems and human impact (for example, transportation systems, pollution, cities, buildings, sensors and sensor networks, conservation & criminology, food systems, agriculture, life cycle analysis, ecological footprint, general equilibrium modeling). All computational methods that can address sustainability issues are appropriate, including machine learning, optimization, vision, remote sensing, sensor networks, human computation, robotics, and others.

Participation in the conference is open to everyone interested in computational sustainability. The conference will include short talks, panels and discussions, poster sessions, and invited talks. A key goal of the conference is to promote and facilitate interactions and networking between researchers in sustainability domains with researchers in computational sciences, as well as among computer scientists in different research areas. For those interested in presenting their work, please see the participation page.

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