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April 19, 2010 / or4green

CompSust 2010 – call for papers

The 2nd International Conference on Computational Sustainability has been announced.
Location: Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA, USA
Date: June, 28th-30th, 2010

Computational Sustainability has do with applying computational methods to sustainability, and this can have overlap with O.R. I attended the 1st CompSust Conference last summer and wrote about it here and here, and also posted a guest commentary by U Conn OPIM professor Bob Day.

While generally impressed with last year’s conference, we both found the representation of sustainability areas to be uneven. Bob wrote:

…there was a disproportionate representation of biological/ecological areas (roughly two-thirds of the conference), and a relative lack of representation from the energy-sector and industrial applications focused on sustainability.

So it was a good sign to see the call for papers lead off with “human built systems and human impact”. This is followed by “ecosystem monitoring and modeling”, “ecosystem management”, “pollution production”, and “economics and human behavior”. If the organizers can fill each area with quality talks like some of the better ones from CompSust 2009, it should be a great conference.

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