Sustainability in Energy and Buildings: Proceedings of Seb 2019

Littlewood, John, Howlett, Robert J., Capozzoli, Alfonso

  • 出版商: Springer
  • 出版日期: 2019-10-27
  • 售價: $8,550
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  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 796
  • 裝訂: Hardcover - also called cloth, retail trade, or trade
  • ISBN: 9813298677
  • ISBN-13: 9789813298675
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This volume contains the proceedings of the 11th KES International Conference on Sustainability and Energy in Buildings 2019 (SEB19) held in Budapest, 4th -5th July 2019 organised by KES International in partnership with Cardiff Metropolitan University, Wales, UK.

SEB-19 invited contributions on a range of topics related to sustainable buildings and explored innovative themes regarding sustainable energy systems. The aim of the conference was to bring together researchers, and government and industry professionals to discuss the future of energy in buildings, neighbourhoods and cities from a theoretical, practical, implementation and simulation perspective. The conference formed an exciting chance to present, interact, and learn about the latest research and practical developments on the subject. The conference attracted submissions from around the world. Submissions for the Full-Paper Track were subjected to a blind peer-review process. Only the best of these were selected for presentation at the conference and publication in these proceedings.

It is intended that this volume provides a useful and informative snapshot of recent research developments in the important and vibrant area of Sustainability in Energy and Buildings.


John Littlewood graduated in Building Surveying and holds a PhD in Building Performance Assessment. He is Head of the Sustainable and Resilient Built Environment group in Cardiff School of Art & Design at Cardiff Metropolitan University (UK). He Coordinates three Professional Doctorates in Art & Design, Engineering and Sustainable Built Environment; plus contributing to teaching in Architectural Design & Technology. John's research is industry focused, identifying and improving fire and thermal performance in existing and new dwellings, using innovative materials and construction, and also improving quality of life. He has authored and co-authored 120 peer-reviewed papers, and was also co-editor for the 'Smart Energy Control Systems for Sustainable Buildings' book published in June 2017.

Dr. Robert Howlett is the Executive Chair of KES International, a non-profit organization that facilitates knowledge transfer and the dissemination of research results in areas including Intelligent Systems, Sustainability, and Knowledge Transfer. He is a Visiting Professor at Bournemouth University in the UK. His technical expertise is in the use of intelligent systems to solve industrial problems. He has been successful in applying artificial intelligence, machine learning and related technologies to sustainability and renewable energy systems; condition monitoring, diagnostic tools and systems; and automotive electronics and engine management systems. His current research work is focussed on the use of smart microgrids to achieve reduced energy costs and lower carbon emissions in areas such as housing and protected horticulture.

Alfonso Capozzoli graduated in Mechanical Engineering and holds a Ph.D. in Engineering of Mechanical Systems. He works as an Associate Professor at the Department of Energy at Politecnico di Torino (Italy). He teaches HVAC systems and building physics at the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture. He is involved in various international research projects on building energy performance. His research is focused on energy saving strategies in air conditioning systems, data analytics for building energy management and super insulating materials in building components. His research activity is summarised in about 100 scientific papers published in international journals and conference proceedings.

Dr. Lakhmi C. Jain, PhD, ME, BE(Hons), Fellow (Engineers Australia) is with the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, and Liverpool Hope University, UK.

Professor Jain founded the KES International for providing a professional community the opportunities for publications, knowledge exchange, cooperation and teaming. Involving around 5,000 researchers drawn from universities and companies world-wide, KES facilitates international cooperation and generate synergy in teaching and research. KES regularly provides networking opportunities for professional community through one of the largest conferences of its kind in the area of KES.

His interests focus on the artificial intelligence paradigms and their applications in complex systems, security, e-education, e-healthcare, unmanned air vehicles and intelligent agents.