Friday, July 4, 2008

Call For Papers: PSHS Global Forum on the Environment



The Global Forum's mission is to raise awareness among the target audience on the importance of environmental stewardship through the use of alternative energy and alternative fuels.


Call for Papers

The Philippine Science High School (PSHS) Global Forum on the Environment intends to raise awareness, interest, and participation among global scientists and researchers on advances in science and technology which can be applied in the Philippines to aid in environmental remediation, or even better, to contribute in stopping the vicious cycle of environmental degradation. We are providing a forum that allows interaction between government, academe, and industry scientists around the world at very low cost and very broad reach using advanced Internet conferencing. Scientists and technologists are invited to submit presentations on the following topics of interest.

1) The First Virtual Conference topic is Solar and Geothermal Energy. The use of Renewable Energy has become an increasingly important environmental initiative around the world. The Philippines is in a unique global position to significantly contribute to and apply emerging technology in this field. It has a vast array of indigenous renewable energy resources, including geothermal, wind, solar, biomass, hydro, tidal and wave power, which most countries around the world do not have.

2) The Second Virtual Conference covers Alternative Fuels, Climate, and People. Oil dependence, Air Quality, and impact on People are inter-related studies being addressed by projects at many levels of government and academic research.

Important dates

First Virtual Conference: Aug 10 US, Aug 11 RP
Submission deadline: July 20, 2008
Notification of acceptance: July 27, 2008

Second Virtual Conference: Sept 27 US
Submission deadline: Aug 30, 2008
Notification of acceptance: Sept 6, 2008

Submission Guidelines

All papers accepted for publication by the PSHS Global Forum on the Environment will be available to the public, at very low cost, via the Global Forum website.

Submit your 2-4 page technical papers in Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word format. Upon notification of acceptance, please prepare a 12 minute presentation in Microsoft Powerpoint or similar format.

You will be asked to go through a dry run of your presentation via Web Meeting with one of our staffers. For the August conference, three papers will be accepted for presentation. For September, six presentations will be accepted.

Because of the electronic nature of our Virtual Conferences, and our desire to save trees, we do not encourage submissions by regular mail or courier. Please send in your submissions electronically through

Presentations via Virtual Conference

The Virtual Conference is held as a Web Meeting wherein every participant attends via their computer linked to the Internet. Presenters can share their screen and display their slides to the web meeting participants. Presentations are limited to 15 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A. A session with 3 presentations is expected to take 1.5 – 2 hours. Please prepare and allot your time accordingly.

For more information, contact:

Ruth Alegre Buchanan
Chief Marketing Officer
PSHS Global Forum on the Environment

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