e-nova 2016

Pinkafeld, 24. / 25. November 2016

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Sustainable Technologies

Buildings - Energy – Environment

For more than twenty years the Department of Energy and Environmental Management, part of of the University of Applied Sciences Burgenland and located in Pinkafeld, has been focusing its teaching and research activities on the field of sustainable technologies. This is reason enough for these core areas to be defined as the conference topics of the 20th international conference e-nova 2016.

After numerous fruitless UN climate conferences the one in Paris in 2015 was, for the first time, successful with regard to sustainability. Agreeing on a new global climate treaty means that a common approach to climate change was reached.

The overall objective is to limit global warming to less than two degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels. Consequently, in the second half of this century global net greenhouse-gas emissions need to be reduced to zero.

The three focus areas "Building - Energy - Environment" of e-nova 2016 represent important aspects to reach the Paris climate targets. Thus the international conference wants to provide a platform where solutions and innovations in these areas can be presented and discussed.

The University of Applied Sciences Burgenland invites authors to send in abstracts on the following topics.


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Important dates

June 17, 2016

(prolonged) Deadline for submission of abstracts

July 15, 2016

Notification of paper acceptance

September 23, 2016

Deadline for full paper submission

Conference topics

Sustainable buildings

      • Holistic design (design, construction, use and dismantling)
      • Customized sizing guidelines
      • Cost-optimized renovation and construction
      • New construction materials
      • Energy efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning
      • Energy systems integrated into building envelopes
      • Structural energy storage
      • Predictive building automation
      • Interaction between building and occupants with regard to living comfort
      • Ecological building assessment
      • Promising low energy, zero energy, plus-energy buildings

          Sustainable energy

            • Hybrid energy systems (solar, wind, biomass, geothermal)
            • Advanced heat pumps (from mini to industrial heat pumps)
            • Innovative combined (cooling) heat and power systems
            • Thermochemical transformations (pyrolysis, combustion, gasification)
            • Thermochemical and electrical energy storage (power to gas, power to hydrogen)
            • Smart grids and markets
            • Active distribution networks
            • Successfully motivating users

              Sustainable environment

                  • Life cycle assessment (LCA), Environmental product declarations (EPD)
                  • Disposal concepts and methods
                  • Urban mining, Landfill mining
                  • Environmental law
                  • Reuse, material recovery (upcycling, downcycling, recycling)
                  • Resource management


                    Contributions on innovative concepts, product innovation and best practice examples (for example, with regard to the climate initiative klimaaktiv) are encouraged. Take your chance and present your research / experience at the conference e-nova 2016 and take part in discussions with experts from Austria and abroad.

                    Scientific committee

                    Prof. (FH) DI Ernst Blümel (Chairman)
                    University of Applied Sciences Burgenland, Department of Energy and Environmental Management, Austria

                    FH-Prof. DI Hubert Fechner MAS, MSc
                    University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien, Department of Renewable Energy, Austria

                    Prof. (FH) DI Dr. Gernot Hanreich
                    University of Applied Sciences Burgenland, Department of Energy and Environmental Management, Austria

                    Prof. Ing. Karel Kabele, CSc.
                    President of REHVA (Federation of European HVAC Associations), Czech Republic

                    DI Dr. Helmuth Kreiner
                    Graz University of Technology, Institute of Technology and Testing of Construction Materials, Austria

                    Dr.-Ing. Zoltan Magyar
                    Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

                    Mag.a Hildegund Mötzl
                    IBO – Austrian Institute for Health and Ecological Building, Austria

                    MR DI Michael Paula
                    Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Austria

                    Prof. Ing. Dusan Petras, PhD.
                    Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia

                    Christoph Pfeifer, Univ.Prof. Dr.
                    University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Institute of Chemical and Energy Engineering, Austria

                    DI Dr. Arne Ragoßnig
                    UTC Projekt- und Förderungsmanagement e.U., Austria

                    Mag. Dr. Susanne Schidler
                    Fachhochschule Technikum Wien, Institut für Erneuerbare Energie, Österreich

                    Univ. Prof. DI Dr. Wolfgang Streicher
                    University of Innsbruck – Institute of Structural Engineering and Material Sciences, Austria

                    DI Peter Tappler
                    IBO Innenraumanalytik OG, Austria

                    Dr. Günter Wind
                    TB Wind, Ingenieurbüro für Physik, President of pansol, Austria

                    Ao.Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Franz Winter
                    Technische Universität Wien, Institut für Verfahrenstechnik, Umwelttechnik u. Techn. Biowissenschaften, Österreich

                    Exhibitors / Partners / Supporters


                    Would you like to present your company to a specialist audience? Please contact the project office for detailed information.


                    Submission guidelines


                    • Cover page with title of the talk, authors´ names and full address of contact person
                    • Abstract (a minimum of 2,000 and a maximum of 4,000 characters) including

                      • problem outline and state of the art
                      • research approach and methodology
                      • findings, practical experience, areas of application

                    • Specification of presentation language (English or German)
                    • Presentations focussing exclusively on marketing will not be accepted

                    Please use the template Initiates file downloade-nova2016_abstract.doc to submit your abstract. It can be downloaded from the conference website.

                    For abstract and paper submission please use our online conference administration system Conftool (Opens external link in new windowhttps://www.conftool.net/enova2016/) which is available on our conference website. You can submit your contributions after registration.

                    Selection of Presentations

                    All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by a committee. Criteria for selection are topicality and relevance regarding the conference topic, content and overall presentation.

                    The scientific program of lectures is going to be accompanied by a poster presentation, company exhibitions and the publication of the conference proceedings as part of the series Science.Research.Pannonia (Leykam Verlag).

                    Each paper is allotted 20 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes for a discussion with participants.

                    Conference fee

                    Regular Early Registration1)Reduced2)PresentersStudents

                    Two-day package3)

                    310,- 250,- 200,-160,-0,-

                    One day

                    200,- 160,- 140,-120,- 0,-

                    Evening reception /

                    accompanying person



                    1) Early registration: by September 23, 2016

                    2) Co-authors, members of alumni FH Burgenland and of ACR

                    3) The conference dinner is included in the two-day package (does not apply for students).

                    Conference office

                    Romana Karoli

                    Fachhochschule Burgenland GmbH
                    Forschungs- und Studienzentrum Pinkafeld
                    Steinamangerstraße 21
                    A-7423 Pinkafeld, Österreich

                    Tel. +43 5 7705-4113

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