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REGSA International Conference 2014: Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development

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logo-deutschland-brasilienFlorianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil,
6 to 8 May 2014

Official languages of the Conference:
Portuguese and English

REGSA International Conference (REGSA – 2014)
The access to electrical energy plays a fundamental role in socio-economic development, especially when access to energy is directly linked to the reduction of poverty. The production and use of local renewable energy not only makes an important contribution to local economic development, but also results in many environmental benefits. Across many regions in South America, the lack of rural electrification strongly impedes upon economic expansion. Although most countries in South America have strategies and specific and well-defined plans to enhance the production of renewable energy, their implementation is threatened by a wide range of legal, financial, political and technological problems.

The project "Promoting Renewable Electricity Generation in South America" (REGSA) is an attempt to address this problem. Funded by the European Union's "Thematic Programme for the Environmental and Sustainable Management of Natural Resources, including Energy", the REGSA project fosters the promotion of renewable energy in rural electrification, whilst simultaneously facilitating close cooperation between local stakeholders in Brazil, Bolivia and Chile.

Sustainable development is not a fixed harmonious state, but a process of transformation in which existing resources may be used, while also considering the needs of future generations. Sustainable development may be achieved by means of activities that are ecologically sound, economically feasible, socially fair and culturally diversified. The central theme of the conference will be renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable development.



The aims of the REGSA International Conference 2014: Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development are:

  1. To give universities around the world the opportunity to present their work (curriculum innovation, research, activities, practical projects) on sustainable development, energy efficiency and renewable energy
  2. To promote the exchange of information, ideas and experiences acquired during the execution of projects from successful initiatives and good practices in renewable energy generation and use, especially in rural areas
  3. To discuss methodological approaches and projects which aim to integrate the issue of sustainable and renewable energy in communities and rural areas, support projects and implement plans of action on renewable energy
  4. To highlight the importance of innovation in the generation of technologies and in the promotion of sustainable development

Last but not least, a further aim of the event will be to document and disseminate the experiences available today. To this purpose, a book will be produced which features selected papers presented at the conference. The acceptance of papers is subject to peer-review, and authors are requested to make sure their manuscripts are of the highest international quality.


Profile of the participants

  • Teaching staff at institutes of higher education
  • Management staff of universities
  • Researchers
  • Students
  • Project managers and consultants
  • Companies and entrepreneurs in the energy sector
  • Local authorities and government members
  • Energy providers
  • Members of NGOs

Members of the public are also welcome to attend the event.


Conference Structure

The structure of the REGSA International Conference 2014 will consist of presentations divided into three themes and dealing with issues of strategic value in reviewing the state of policy, legislation, technology transfer for renewable generation, renewable energy and energy efficiency. These are:

  • Theme 1: Renewable energies, renewable electricity generation and energy efficiency
  • Theme 2: Sustainable development and the environment
  • Theme 3: Bioclimatic architecture and environmental technologies

Moreover, one session will be dedicated to the German-Brazilian cooperation in the above fields, as part of the year '2013–2014 Germany + Brazil'.

The official languages of the conference are Portuguese and English.

Programme: REGSA International Conference 2014

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Other files and information in Portuguese



The REGSA International Conference 2014 will be held from 6 to 8 May 2014. The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

  • 7 p.m.: Opening ceremony

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

  • Morning: Sessions
  • Afternoon: Sessions
  • Evening: Sessions

Thursday, 8 May 2014

  • Morning: Sessions
  • Afternoon: Sessions and technical visits



Deadline for submission of abstracts: 14 October 2013
Deadline for submission of papers: 30 November 2013

Deadline for registrations for authors: 30 November 2013
Deadline for registrations for participants: 12 April 2014


Registration and conditions of participation

Registration is now open and authors may register until 30 November 2013. As the time for presentations is limited, delegates are advised to register as soon as possible. For those merely wishing to attend the conference, however, the registration period will remain open until 12 April 2014.
The organisers will notify any interested delegates or organisation should there be any time restrictions for presentations. Registered delegates will then receive further information on the preparations for the event. The decision as to which papers will be accepted for presentation will be taken by the International Scientific Committee, upon consultation with the organising committee.

Participants registering for the event do so under the condition that they will cover their own travel, accommodation and any incidental costs (e.g. visa fees) related to their trip to Brazil. The organisers are unable to pay any travel or accommodation costs of any kind.


Further information an secretariat

Task Force REGSA International Conference 2014
Dipl-Eng. Norma Beatriz Camisão Schwinden
MSc. Suely Ferraz de Andrade

REGSA – Brazil
Unisul, Unidade Ilha Centro
Rua Trajano, 219 - Centro
88010- 010- Florianópolis -SC
Tel: +55 (0)4832 791927
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Accomodation - Hotel suggestion
Special prices:

  • Individual: R$ 151,00 + 2.5% (around US$60)
  • Double: R$ 186,00 + 2.5% (around US$90)
  • Triple: R$ 243,00 + 2.5% (around US$110)

Reservations must exclusively be requested via email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and participants should make reference to the event and to Unisul agreed rate. (


HOW TO SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT/ Instructions to Authors

The REGSA International Conference 2014: Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development is a forum designed to present the technological enhancements and results of research in the field of sustainability, energy and renewable applications. The REGSA International Conference 2014 will unite researchers in renewable energy and sustainability from all over the world.

Researchers are invited to submit an abstract on the issues within the scope of the conference. An abstract should be no more than 200 words in length, and should contain the title of the paper, the author(s) name(s), institution, rationale and aims of the paper, keywords (up to five) and some of its results. General descriptions of broader contexts should be avoided. Full contact details need to be provided (author's address, affiliation and email address). Abstracts should be written in the third person and not in the first or second person (e.g. I, me, or my paper). Please see a sample abstract. Author(s) whose abstracts have been accepted, will receive further details about how to submit their full papers.

Paper themes:

  • Renewable electricity generation
  • The impact of renewable energy on climate change
  • Solar energy
  • Wind power energy
  • Hydro power energy
  • Bioclimatic and green architecture
  • Law and environment
  • Energy efficiency
  • Renewable energy technologies
  • Energy management
  • Sustainable development
  • Bioenergy and biofuels
  • Entrepreneurship, social and environmental responsibility


Guidelines for the Preparation of the Paper

Papers should be in Word format, including figures and tables. Research papers can be up to 4000 words in length. The Layout and Style to be followed in formatting the paper are as below:

  • Title: 14pt. Times New Roman; bold
  • Author(s) Name(s): 10 pt.
  • Address and Affiliation: 10 pt.
  • Abstract: 12 pt.
  • Keywords: 10 pt.
  • Main Text: 12 pt., Spacing Single
  • Headings: 12pt bold type, not indented.
  • Subheadings: 12pt bold type, not indented
  • Paragraphs: new paragraphs are not indented, but are preceded by a line of space.
  • Figures/tables: Title 9 pt.
  • Units of measurement: SI system
  • References: 12 pt; Harvard style

Sample abstratc (pdf)

Submission Guidelines:
Both the abstract and full paper should be submitted by email before the aforementioned deadline to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Organizing Institutions

  • Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina (Unisul)
  • REGSA Project
  • GIPART-Unisul
  • Universidad de Chile
  • Universidad Católica Boliviana "San Pablo"
  • Hamburg University of Applied Sciences

International Scientific Committee

Joint Chairmanship

  • Prof. Dr José Baltazar Salgueirinho Osório de Andrade Guerra, REGSA, Unisul, Brazil
  • Prof. Dr Luciano Dutra, REGSA, Unisul, Brazil
  • Prof. Dr Walter Leal, REGSA, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Prof. Dr Rogério Costa SPI, Unisul, Brazil


  • Prof. Dr Javier Aliaga, Catholic University of Bolivia, Bolivia
  • Prof. Dr Adriano Ciani, University of Perugia, Italy
  • Prof. Dr Luis Vargas, University of Chile, Chile
  • Prof. Luis Velazquez, University of Sonora, Mexico
  • Prof. Dr Youssef Ahmad Youssef, Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, School of Business, Canada
  • Prof. David Chavez, Catholic University of Peru, Peru
  • Prof. Dr Mauri Heerdt, Unisul, Brazil
  • Prof. Nilzo Ivo Ladwig, Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense, UNAHCE, Brazil
  • Prof. Jacir Leonir Casagrande, Unisul, Brazil
  • Prof. Dr Ana Regina Dutra, Unisul, Brazil
  • Prof. Dr Anelise Vieira Cubas, Unisul, Brazil
  • Prof. Dr Elisa Helena Siegel Moecke, Unisul, Brazil
  • Prof. Dr Rafael Faraco, Unisul, Brazil
  • Prof. Dr. Clara Pardo, University of Bogota, Colombia
  • Prof. Dr Ronald Wennersten, Institute of Thermal Science and Technology, Shandong University, China
  • Prof. Dr Zhihua Zhang, Beijing Normal University, China


  • Prof. Dr José Baltazar Salgueirinho Osório de Andrade Guerra, REGSA, Unisul, Brazil
  • Prof. Dr Luciano Dutra, REGSA, Unisul, Brazil
  • Prof. Dr Rogério Costa SPI, Unisul, Brazil
  • Prof. Frederico Padre Cardoso, Unisul, Brazil
  • MSc. Julia Gottwald, REGSA, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • MSc. Sílvia Back, Unisul, Brazil
  • MSc. Suely Ferraz de Andrade, REGSA, Unisul, Brazil
  • BSc. Norma Camisão Schwinden, REGSA, Unisul, Brazil
  • Dipl.-Biol. Veronika Schulte, REGSA, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Msc. Virgínia Lopes Rosa, Unisul, Brazil
  • Msc. Zacaria Alexandre Nassar, Unisul, Brazil