Technical program

Laboratory visits

IGG laboratory tour will begin with the “Water chemistry laboratory (Dr. Matteo Lelli)” and “Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometry laboratory (TIMS) (Dr Maddalena Pennisi)”. Participants will be divided into 2 groups of 15 people each, and visit the labs in turns. After that, a group of 20 people will enter in the “Rare gases mass spectrometry laboratory (Dr.ssa Gabriella Magro)”, while a group of 10 people will see the “40Ar-39Ar laboratory (Dr.ssa Marinella Laurenzi)”.

The visit will continue in the “Stable isotopes laboratory (Dr.ssa Ilaria Baneschi)” and the “Stable and radioactive (Tritium) isotopes laboratory (Ing. Mario Mussi)”. Again, participants will be divided into 2 groups of 15 people each, and visit the labs in turns. The IGG lab tour will end with the visit to the “Gas chemistry laboratory (Dr. Antonio Caprai)”. Only one group of 30 people is organized.

Further information about the laboratories is available here.

The visits will take place on Friday 29th, in the morning. It will be approximately 30 minutes long. To take part in the visit, you need to register until May24th. To register for the laboratory visits please log in and go to the Personal/Program options menu.

Technical tour – Post-conference site visit

The destination of the technical tour will be the geothermal site in Larderello. Geothermal power provides an answer to the needs regarding environmental protection and sustainable development: it's a source that works constantly, harnessing the Earth's natural heat. Italy is the country where geothermal energy was first harnessed for industrial purposes and is still one of the main producers of geothermal electric energy in the world. More than one hundred years have gone by since July 4th, 1904, when in Larderello, Tuscany, five lamps were lit by converting into electricity the power of the steam that came from under the ground.

The tour will include a guided visit in English to the Geothermal museum, a short educational movie about the site, and a walk to see the opening of a small geyser on the grounds. The Pisa – Larderello distance will be travelled by bus, which is expected to take around 2 hours. Departure time will be around 9:00 on Saturday, 30th May. The expected start of the visit is at 11:30. The visit will take around 4 hours for the participants. Each participant will receive a lunch-box with food and drink. The latest expected arrival in Pisa is at 19:00.

The participation at the technical tour is included in the registration fee for all full conference participants and accompanying persons as well, however, to take part in the visit, you need to register until May 20th. To register for the post-conference tour please log in and go to the Personal/Program options menu.

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Student Paper Contest

For the first time in the history of the IYCE conference series, the Organizing Committee is pleased to announce the Student Paper Contest, with the goal of honoring and rewarding the participants who have prepared the papers according to the highest scientific standards and have come to the most remarkable conclusions. The awarded presenters will be selected with the contribution of the Scientific Board, all published papers take part in the competition automatically. As part of the Student Paper Contest, the following prizes will be awarded:

1st prize: 1000 EUR
2nd prize: 500 EUR
3rd prize: 250 EUR

The Organizing Committee reserves the right to alter the prizes if the submitted papers fail to meet an adequate standard.

Technical Co-Sponsorship

The Organizing Committee is pleased to inform all participants that IYCE 2015 is technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Industry Applications Society and the IEEE Power and Energy Society, final papers will be published in IEEE Xplore. IYCE 2015 is also technically co-sponsored by the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) and by the International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRÉ).

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