It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the Energy and Sustainability in Small Developing Economies - ES2DE, to be held in Funchal, Madeira Island, July 10th to 13th, 2017. This conference is organized by UMa – University of Madeira and Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI).

Contributions are welcome in both theoretical developments and practical implementations in all areas involving Energy and Sustainability. Between all contributions presented, two will be selected to receive a best paper award. More information in the call for papers. ES2DE will provide an excellent opportunity for presenting new results and to discuss the latest research and developments in the field.

Participation of young scientists is strongly encouraged. A reduced registration fee will be available for students. The conference is intended as an international forum where an effective exchange of knowledge and experience amongst researchers active in various theoretical and applied areas can take place.

Participation of scientists from academia and industry is particularly welcome. The program will include also considerable space for promoting new technical applications and developments, real-world challenges and success stories.

This conference is co-located with IWOBI and IoTGC and participants can follow all the conferences.

Best Paper Award

Optimal Control of Underwater Kite Power Systems

by Luis Tiago Paiva and Fernando A.C.C. Fontes
SYSTEC–ISR, University of Porto

Best Student Paper Award

HADAS and web services: Eco-efficiency assistant and repository use case evaluation

by Daniel Jesus Munoz Guerra, Monica Pinto and Lidia Fuentes
Universidad de Málaga

Venue: Madeira Island, Portugal


Madeira Island, Portugal

North Coast

Madeira Island, Portugal

Mountain Paths

Madeira Island, Portugal

Important Dates (Call for Papers)


March 19, 2017

Special Sessions
March 19, 2017

Short Paper/On going work
March 26, 2017


New date:May 10, 2017

Camera Ready
New date:May 24, 2017


Early Registration
New date:May 24, 2017

Registration Limit (for authors)
New date:June 20, 2017

On-site registrations are welcome.


Conference Dates
July 10-13, 2017

Madeira Island


Conference Areas

Biomass and biofuels
Carbon capture and storage
Cyber security for smart grids
Electrical vehicle integration in the grid
Energy and transport
Energy economics
Energy efficiency
Energy harvesting
Energy in small developing economies
Energy management
Energy planning
Energy policy
Energy-saving technologies
Energy storage
Environmental impacts of energy use
Environmental risk management
Fault monitoring and predictive maintenance
Green buildings
Green energy
Green energy education and training
Green vehicles
Intelligent energy systems
Life cycle assessment
Load forecasting
Modeling and simulation in energy and sustainability
New energy applications
New energy materials and devices
Non intrusive load monitoring
Processing of oil and gas
Renewable energy resources
Reliability and maintenance
Safety and security of energy systems
Smart cities & communities
Smart grids
Sustainability issues in small developing economies
Sustainable coal use and clean coal technologies
Sustainable development
Sustainable energy production
Waste to energy

Invited Speakers

Prof. Antonio Ravelo, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Prof. Sergi Bermudez i Badia, Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute/Universidade da Madeira
Prof. Rafael Pérez Jiménez, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria


International Journal of Intelligent Information Technologies
Carpathian Journal of Electronic and Computer Engineering
Neural Computing and Applications
Pattern Recognition
Springer Computing
Sustainable Cities and Society
Entropy-Based Applied Signal Processing


The conference will award, at least, a Best Student Paper and a Best Paper award among the registered and presented papers.

General Chair

Morgado Dias - University of Madeira and Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute

Local Organizing Committee

Morgado Dias, UMa & M-ITI
Eduardo Marques, UMa
Filipe Quintal, UMa & M-ITI
Herlander Mata-Lima, UNILA
Karolina Baras, UMa & M-ITI
Lina Brito, UMa & M-ITI
Lucas Pereira, M-ITI
Mary Barreto, UMa & M-ITI
Tiago Meireles, UMa
Dario Baptista, M-ITI
Fábio Mendonça, M-ITI
Roham Torabi, M-ITI
Sandy Rodrigues, M-ITI
Sheikh Mostafa, M-ITI

UMa: University of Madeira
M-ITI: Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute
UNILA: Universidade Federal da Integração Latino-Americana

Paper Submission Guidelines

All papers must be submitted electronically and in PDF format, through easychair. The material presented should be original and not published or under submission elsewhere. Each paper is limited to 6 pages (or 10 pages with the over length charge), following strictly the IEEE conference proceedings format (8.5" x 11", Two-Column) that can be found here. Figures and references must be included in the 10 pages. Oversized papers will be automatically rejected by the PC chairs. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper must register early to attend the conference, in order for the paper to appear in the conference proceedings.

2017 Proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore/Digital Library.

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