8th Biennial Emergy Research Conference



This is the eighth in an ongoing series of biennial meetings held on the campus of the University of Florida. The purpose is to provide a venue and forum for meaningful discussion expressly dedicated to theory, principles, and applications of the emergy methodology.

Meeting Organization

The meeting will be organized into two-and-a-half days of presentations (Thursday, Friday and Saturday, January 16-18, 2014). Papers on theory, methodology, and applications of emergy are welcome. As always, we will allow self-organization to prevail. Participants are encouraged to contact colleagues and friends to develop a "set of papers" that somehow reinforce each other around a particular theme. Should this occur, send us an email suggesting the subject of the theme and titles of the papers. In case there are no self-organized themes, we will organize papers into sessions in November.

Papers and Posters

Participants are encouraged to present a 20 minute paper on new developments related to theory, methods and/or applications of emergy synthesis. We will also have a special poster session for those wishing to present topics which may foster more detailed discussion. As always, we will try to avoid parallel sessions and so we may not have enough time for all papers and therefore may be selective for oral presentations. Contributions not selected as oral presentations will certainly be included in the poster session.

Publication of Proceedings

The proceedings will be published. Each participant should bring a 10-page manuscript of their oral presentation to the conference (electronic copy please, see author guidelines). Papers will be peer-reviewed and comments returned to authors within several months of the conference for final revisions. There will be a deadline strictly enforced for submission of papers (3 months from the conference) and for reviews (additional 3 months).

Organizing Committee
  • Mark T. Brown, Environmental Engineering Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Dan Campbell, US Environmental Protection Agency, Narragansett, RI
  • Shu Li Huang, Grad Institute of Urban Planning, National Taipei University, Taiwan
  • Daeseok Kang, Department of Ecological Engineering, Pukyong National University, Busan, Korea
  • Torbjörn Rydberg. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
  • David R. Tilley, Biological Resources Engineering, University of Maryland College Park, MD
  • Sergio Ulgiati, Department of Sciences for the Environment, Parthenope University of Napoli, Italy

8th Biennial Conference

January 16-18, 2014

University of Florida
J. Wayne Reitz Union
Ballroom A
Gainesville, Florida

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Contact Information

Mark T. Brown
Professor Emeritus
University of Florida
Environmental Engineering Sciences
Phelps Lab
PO Box 116350
Gainesville, FL  32611-6350

(352) 392-2309


Sharlynn Sweeney
Program Coordinator
University of Florida
Environmental Engineering Sciences
Phelps Lab
Gainesville, FL  32611-6350

(352) 392-2424