Announcing SusTech 2023 Call for Papers and Reviewers

How Emerging Technologies Are Driving Sustainability:
Sustainable Technologies’ Diffusion into Practice

Call for Papers (Download CFP PDF)

Portland, OR — April 19-22, 2023

Sustainability: the pursuit of environmentally sound development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the future!

The 10th Annual IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech 2023) is designed to explore technical development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the future generations. The conference brings together scientists, engineers, technologists and scholars from disparate disciplines to conduct a dialogue on environmental issues and collaborate on ideas to develop and utilize innovative tools and intelligent systems to address them. Attendees will explore emerging relevant technologies, latest tools, and proactive solutions to take their sustainability programs to the next level.

For the 10th Anniversary we will also look into policy and economic influences on the diffusion over the past decade of sustainable technologies into general practice (e.g. design and implementation).

SusTech 2023 is an in-person event and will feature technical papers & presentations, posters and workshops.

  • Prominent experts will be giving keynotes, plenary presentations and invited talks.
  • Best Posters and Papers in the conference will be eligible for an award.
  • Full papers will be considered for publication in the IEEE SusTech 2023 Proceedings.

Conference content that meets IEEE quality review standards and format will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting & Indexing (A&I) databases.

Papers are solicited for presentations from industry, government, and academia (including students) covering relevant research, technologies, methodologies, tools, case studies and public policy.

Conference Fields of Interest

How Emerging Technologies Are Driving Sustainability:
Sustainable Technologies’ Diffusion into Practice

Focus AreaTopics
Agriculture and Food Technology(e.g. control and production of fertilizers, soil management, water conservation technology, irrigation control, fisheries)
Energy Efficiency(e.g. sensors and measurement, retrofits of existing infrastructure, energy saving controls, data centers, power saving, Smart Environment)
Renewable/Alternative Energy(e.g. solar, wind, tidal, fuel cells, energy harvesting, nuclear, geothermal, power distribution)
Sustainable Electronics(e.g. sustainable manufacturing and industrial applications, components and systems, global materials supply, reuse and repair of consumer electronics, Open repair manuals and on-line repair and electronics sustainability resources, best practices)
Internet of Things (IOT) for sustainability(e.g.: sensors, computing, control, communication, storage and drive electronics targeted for IOT applications, medical electronics)
Smart and Micro Grids(e.g. communications, control, power electronics, industrial and home applications, energy storage, demand control and response)
Smart Cities(e.g. intelligent infrastructure, smart environment, smart buildings, connected ecosystem, AI/ML for sustainability, data collection and analytics)
Intelligent Transportation Systems(e.g. transportation electrification, electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles, aviation/drones, motors, drive controls, batteries, sensors, electronics & fuel economy, environmental & power distribution impacts)
Ecological Sustainability and Conservation(e.g. technology to monitor global environmental change, technology for conserving nature on the high and deep seas, technology for nature conservation and management, technology to reduce the spread of invasive species, technologies to reduce the ecological foot print of a growing (blue) economy, technology to measure progress towards the sustainable development goals)
Sustainable Aviation(e. g. airframes, propulsion systems and zero emissions, maintenance, safety, reliability, fly by wire, air traffic management, airworthiness certification, airport decarbonization)
Sustainable Management(e.g. sustainable projects management, leading societal change, adoption and deployment of new technologies, leading and managing innovation, business cases and planning, partnering and collaboration, cybersecurity planning and implementation, environmental and social governance (ESG))
Societal Implications / Quality of Life / Public Policy(e.g. engineering of sustainable solutions, life-cycle analysis, implementation and diffusion challenges for sustainable technologies, ethics of Smart Cities, health & medical electronics, global education & human resources, ethics and professional responsibility, risk management, public policy)
eWaste(e.g. reduction, conversion, disposal, recycling, materials harvesting, reuse, managing product lifecycle)
Ocean Waste & Pollution Management(e.g. engineering solutions for industrial & military dumping in the oceans, CO2 trapping in the oceans effect, acoustic pollution, technologies for managing coastal oceans)
Water Resources Management(e.g. quantity and distribution of water in natural and the built environment, sensors, controls, systems to treat, reclaim, and conserve water)

2023 Key Dates

Submission Deadline for Regular papers15-Nov-2022
Regular Papers Acceptance notification15-Dec-2022
Regular Papers Final submission deadline31-Jan-2023
Late Papers Submission Deadline16-Jan-2023
Late Papers Acceptance notification10-Feb-2023
Late Papers Final submission deadline9-Mar-2023
Early registration opens15-Jan-2023
Author Early Registration ends15-Feb-2023
Early Registration ends30-Mar-2023
Student Poster Abstracts submission deadline15-Feb-2023

Instructions to Authors: Submit in PDF form, a full submission of the paper for oral presentation via the SusTech website. For information for authors, please visit the conference website and select the Authors tab and follow the instructions there.

There will be a separate Student Poster Competition.


Call for TPC Reviewers

The peer-review process is a critical part of ensuring the quality and novelty of the papers and presentations at SusTech. If you are interested in being a reviewer, please complete the brief application form linked here. Please note that the timeline for paper submission and review has changed from previous years, with reviews starting in early October. We expect that each reviewer will be asked to review 4 to 6 submissions. Contact Dan Donahoe @ if you are interested, or fill out the application form.


Sponsors for SusTech 2023 include the IEEE Oregon, San Fernando Valley, Foothill, Orange County, and Coastal Los Angeles Sections, IEEE Region 6, IEEE-USA; and co-sponsored by the IEEE Standards Association, and the IEEE IAS, OES, PES, SSIT and TEMS Societies.