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The 3rd International Conference on Solar Updraft Tower Power took place from 26 to 28 October, 2012 at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, in Wuhan, China.The homepage of the 3rd International Conference on Solar Updraft Tower Power Technology 2012 (SUTPT 2012) is available at .

Congress Secretariat
Dr. Wen Jiang, Mr. Peng Qin
Phone: +86-27-87543838
Cellphone: +86-15972220850 (Mr. Peng Qin)
About SUTPT 2012
The 3rd International Conference on Solar Updraft Tower Power Technology 2012(SUTPT 2012) will take place in Wuhan, China, October 26-28, 2012.
Solar Updraft Tower (also: Solar Chimney) Power Plants (SUTPPs) produce electric power from solar radiation. The working principle is simple: A huge tower in an arid area with sufficiently high solar irradiation is surrounded by a large glass roof, the collector. The warm air collected under the roof flows towards the tower because of buoyancy effect, and drives turbines connected to generators which create electric power. The natural fuel of SCPPs – solar irradiation – is carbon-free, inexhaustible, sustainable, costfree and practically unlimited. It is able to satisfy the power demand of mankind at present and in future.
The solar updraft tower (also: solar chimney) power technology is simple, robust, long lasting and economic. A SUTPP will provide electric power over many decades, up to 100 years. The feasibility of the SUTPP technology has been demonstrated successfully by the famous 1982 Manzanares Prototype and more recently by a number of project studies.
The aim of the conference is to bring together experts from all of the different fields involved to identify the state of the art in thermodynamics, fluid-mechanics, structural engineering, as well as in construction techniques, and in power-harvesting of the SCPP technology, in order to identify possibilities for further economic optimization.
After refereeing process, the selected excellent papers will be published on the Special Issue of Solar Energy(, the official journal of the International Solar Energy Society®, will be indexed in the major academic databases, including SCI, EI Compendex. Latest Impact Factor: 2.135 .
Other accepted papers will be published on international journal "Applied Mechanics and Materials" and will be indexed in the major academic databases, including EI Compendex, Thomson ISI (ISTP), and other indexing services. Trans Tech Publications will provide online camera-ready paper submission system to save time and decrease the publishing cycle. The full text is online available via platform
The organizers am planning to help to contact tourism companies with a possibility for an air plane travel to visit the Wuhai (Inner Mongolia) SUTPT prototype or Three Gorges Dam (Yichang, Hubei) for a day. After registering, the delegates will be requested to indicate if willing to have the tourisms and choose the tourist spots (Wuhai or Yichang).

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Call for PaperS
Papers dealing with fundamental research and application of Solar Updraft Tower Power Technology and other Renewable Energy Concepts were considered for publication in the conference proceedings and presentation at the conference, including but not limited to:
Conference Topics
(1) Concept and Financial Aspects
• Concept and potential
• Risk analysis and service life
• Economic analysis
• Environmental consequences
• Social consequences
• Life cycle assement
(2) Collector
• Thermodynamics
• Fluid dynamics
• Thermal storage
• Construction material
• Structural design
• Construction techniques
• Maintenance and service life
(3) Solar Updraft Tower
• Fluid dynamics
• Construction material
• Wind exposure
• Earthquake behavior
• Structural temperature effect
• Structural design
• Construction techniques
• Maintenance and service life
(4) Power Conversion Unit and Machinery
• Fluid dynamics
• Structural design
• Turbine configurations and layouts
• Maintenance and service life
• Power machinery and electricity transmission system
(5) Other Types of SUTPT
• Green tower
• Floating solar chimney
• Sloped-collector SUTPT
• Inclined-SUT SUTPT
• SUTPT with mountain
• SUTPT with desalination
• Other combined SUTPTs
(6) Other Alternative Energy Concepts
• Other solar energy concepts (e.g., parabolic trough system, Dish/Stirling system, Central receiver system, Photovoltaics, solar dryer, solar water system, solar building, solar refrigeration)
• Other non-solar energy concepts (e.g., biomass energy, wind energy, hydro energy, geothermal energy)
• Review of energy concepts

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Paper Submission
Abstract submission was due July 31, 2012
Paper submission was due September 30, 2012
Conference took place October 26-28, 2012

To submit abstracts to the Conference Secretariat the e-Mail used was: before the abstract submission due. Successfully submitted abstracts were acknowledged with an electronic receipt that included an abstract reference number, which was quoted in all correspondence. All abstracts were refereed for inclusion in the conference.
For revisions or queries regarding abstracts already submitted, please quote your reference number if you have one.

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Delegates residing outside Mainland China Delegates residing in Mainland China
Early* Late Early* Late
Authors and Delegates 500 USD 600 USD 3000 Chinese Yuan 3600 Chinese Yuan
Students 450 USD 550 USD 2700 Chinese Yuan 3300 Chinese Yuan
Accompanying person
program 200 USD 200 USD 1200 Chinese Yuan 1200 Chinese Yuan
* applicable until June 30, 2012
1. Full registration fees include conference materials, banquet, lunches, gifts, morning and afternoon teas, dinners, attending all technical sessions and journal publishing.
2. If delegates have not submitted papers to the conference organizer, registration fees will be paid at a 20% discount .
3. If the length of the paper exceeds FIVE PAGES, the cost of EACH EXTRA PAGE is 300 Chinese Yuan or 50 US dollars.
4. Each paid registration covers only one paper; you can pay Extra Paper Charges (2100 Chinese Yuan or 350 US Dollars) for one more paper from the same first author who already has a paid registration.
5. At least one author for each accepted final paper must online pre-register.
6. Delegates should bear the Service Charge (if any) of the bank in the Sender's Side.
7. You can pay Extra Charges (120 Chinese Yuan or 20 US Dollars) for one more Proceeding.

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Program Committees
Honorary Chairman:
Prof. Dr. Jörg Schlaich, Schlaich Bergermann Partner, Germany, Universität Stuttgart, Germany, the father of the solar updraft tower power plant
Prof. Dr. Wilfried. B. Krätzig, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
Prof. Yuan Pan, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering
Prof. Dr. Hongping Zhu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Chairman of International Scientific Advisory Board:
Prof. Wei Liu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Wuhan University of Technology, China

Organized by
Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Xi’an Jiaotong University
Zhejiang University
University of Science and Technology of the Inner Mongol
Local Organizing Committee:
Dr. Xinping Zhou, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Prof. Dr. Yuming He, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Dr. Liang Zhao, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
Prof. Dr. Xingfei Yuan, Zhejiang University, China
Prof. Li Li, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Prof. Dr. Jianqiao Chen, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Prof. Dr. Qin Qian, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Prof. Dr. Xinhua Yang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Prof. Dr. Guoliang Xu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Dr. Tingzhen Ming, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Dr. Han Chen, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Dr. Bo Chen, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Prof. Yisheng Chen, University of Science and Technology of the Inner Mongol, China
Prof. Yili Wei, University of Science and Technology of the Inner Mongol, China
Prof. Yaxiong Wang, University of Science and Technology of the Inner Mongol, China
Dr. Wen Jiang, Mr. Peng Qin, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

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Venue & Accommodation
The Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) is a national key university directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education of P. R. China, and is among the first Universities joining the national “211 Project” and “985 Project”. It was founded on May 26, 2000 as a result of the merger of the former Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Tongji Medical University and Wuhan Urban Construction Institute.
At present, the University has eleven disciplines: engineering, medicine, management, science, philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history and agriculture, offering a variety of degree programs, including 86 undergraduate programs, 303 graduate programs, 237 PhD programs. There are 31 post-doctoral research centers, 7 national key disciplines, 15 national key subdisciplines. HUST covers an area of over 1,153 acres with picturesque environment, elegant surroundings and has 72% greenery coverage, which has been honored as the “University in the Forest”. It offers its students and staff first-class logistic service, efficient network service and abundant library resources. The conference will take place in the HUST. Further information about the HUST can be seen at the website:

Wuhan is situated in the middle of Hubei Province of China, lying between E113°41′ and E115°05′ Longitude and N29°58′ and N31°22′ Latitude, covering an area of 8494 square kilometers with a population of about 9.8 million. Wuhan is in the east of Jianghan Plain and it is the intersection of the middle reaches of the Yangtze River and Hanshui River. The Yangtze River and Hanshui River divide Wuhan into three parts: Hankou, Hanyang and Wuchang, which are generally known as Wuhan's Three Towns. From Wuhan you may reach some foreign countries such as Japan and ROK. Some of China's metropolises such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, and Xi'an are all within a circle around the center of Wuhan with the radius of 1000 km. Wuhan is the important strategic supporting point of Central China. It is easy to reach by plane, train or car. The HUST is located in Hongshan District of Wuhan City. Connections to the international airports of Tianhe can be made in less than two hour. The University can be reached from the Wuchang, Wuhan, and Hankou railway stations by taxi or bus.
A limited number of hotel rooms in the HUST International Academic Exchange Center have been secured for the conference participants. Reservations in the HUST International Academic Exchange Center can be made at special conference rates. Hotel rooms in the vicinity of the University are also available for the conference participants. All participants are asked to arrange their accommodations as soon as possible. Further information about available hotel rooms in the vicinity of the HUST for the conference participants to choose can be found at the websites as follows:
• HUST International Academic Exchange Center (华中科技大学国际学术交流中心), located on the campus of HUST, the website is .
• The Ramada Plaza Optics Valley Hotel Wuhan (武汉华美达光谷大酒店) (5-stars), 1.7km distance away from the HUST, the website is .
• Lakeviewgarden (湖滨花园酒店) (4-stars), 3.5 km distance away from the HUST, the web is
Detailed information about transports to the conference venue and accommodations will be given soon.

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