We are pleased to invite you to the 2nd edition of the INternational CongRess on Engineering and Sustainability in the XXI cEntury – INCREaSE 2019, that will be held on October 09-11, 2019, in the coastal historical city of Faro, Algarve, Portugal, at the Institute of Engineering, University of Algarve, Penha Campus.







Conference Topics

The aim of the INCREaSE 2019 international congress is to contribute to the sustainable development in a multidisciplinary way, exploring the following challenges:

Transversal Challenges
  • Sustainable Development and Circular Economy
  • Climate Changes and Environmental Protection
  • Sustainable Technologies
  • Ocean and Coastal Technologies
  • Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
  • Water for Ecosystems and Societies
  • Healthy Food: Production, Characterization and Innovation
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Natural and Anthropogenic Risks
  • Smart Cities
  • Smart Mobility and Accessibility
  • Nearly Zero Energy Buildings
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction, Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Buildings and Infrastructures
  • Sustainable Planning and Construction
  • Hydrology and Geotechnics
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Smart Grids
  • Internet of Everything
  • Power Systems and Power Electronics
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Image and Augmented Reality
  • Telecommunications Networks
  • Intelligent Systems Applications
  • Food Engineering
  • Mediterranean Diet
  • Emerging Processes
  • Products and Packaging in the Food Industry
  • Food Safety
  • Valorisations of By-Products from Food Industries
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Thermo-Fluids Experiments and Modelling
  • Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
  • Maintenance Management
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Important Dates

    Abstract submission (1 page): extended to 8th, February, 2019

    Abstract notification of acceptance: 15th, February, 2019

    Full Paper submission: 26th, Abril, 2019

    Paper notification of acceptance: 27th, May, 2019

    Final paper submission: 17th, June, 2019

    Conference: from 9 to 11, October, 2019


    The submission of Abstracts for the INCREaSE 2019 is closed.


    After the approval of the abstracts, authors can submit the paper.

    The paper must be uploaded to EasyChair until April 26th 2019 (considering Coordinated Universal Time – UTC).

    The proceedings will be published by Springer and the format of the paper must be compliant with Springer format for proceedings.

    Authors should take into consideration the following guidelines:

  • In order to facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the author’s e-mails and affiliations, the acknowledgements section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.
  • Templates can be found at https://www.springer.com/gp/authors-editors/conference-proceedings/conference-proceedings-guidelines.
  • Authors should use one of the templates, obtained from the above link: Word or LaTeX.
  • Following the guidelines and paper format for Springer, full papers should have from 10 to 16 pages (on average), and short papers should have from 4 to 10 pages. No paper should contain less than 4 pages and more than 16 pages. The review process will select full or short papers according with its scientific content.
  • All papers will be checked by Springer to avoid plagiarism.

    Each paper will be peer-reviewed, by at least two members of the Scientific Committee, and accepted based on its originality, scientific significance and clarity.

    Invited Speakers

    The Invited Speakers are:

  • Andrew Patton McCoy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, United States of America
  • Edmilson Teixeira, Professor in Water Resources Management and Environmental Hydrodynamics – Federal University of Espírito Santo State, Brazil
  • Filipe Duarte do Santos, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Francisco Noé Arroyo López, Instituto de la Grasa, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain
  • Tiago Rebelo, CEIIA, Portugal

    More speakers to be announced.


    Coordinating Committee
  • António Mortal, Director of Institute of Engineering (ISE), University of Algarve (UAlg)
  • Manuela Moreira da Silva, President of the Technical-Scientific Council of the Institute of Engineering, University of Algarve

    Honorary Committee

  • Secretário de Estado do Ambiente, Eng. Carlos Martins, Ministério do Ambiente e Transição Energética, Portugal
  • Paulo Águas, Rector, University of Algarve, Portugal
  • Adelino Canário, Centro de Ciências do Mar (CCMAR), Portugal
  • Anabela Romano, Centro para os Recursos Biológicos e Alimentos Mediterrânicos (MeditBio), Portugal
  • António Ruano, Centro de Investigação Tecnológica do Algarve (CINTAL), Portugal
  • António Tadeu, ITeCons, Portugal
  • Armando Silva Afonso, Associação Nacional para a Qualidade nas Instalações Prediais (ANQIP), Portugal
  • Augusto Ferreira Guedes, Ordem dos Engenheiros Técnicos, Portugal
  • Carlos Alberto Aires, Ordem dos Engenheiros, Portugal
  • Francisco Serra, Comissão Coordenadora da Região do Algarve (CCDR Algarve), Portugal
  • João Guerreiro, CRIA, University of Algarve, Portugal
  • Joaquim Peres, Águas do Algarve, S.A., Portugal
  • Luciano Lourenço, Associação Portuguesa de Riscos, Prevenção e Segurança (RISCOS), Portugal
  • Luís Chícharo, UNESCO Chair in Ecohydrology: Water for Ecosystems and Societies, Portugal
  • Maria João Bebianno, Centre for Marine and Environmental Research (CIMA), Portugal
  • Patrícia Pinto, Research Centre for Spatial and Organizational Dynamics (CIEO), Portugal
  • Rogério Bacalhau, Câmara Municipal de Faro, Portugal
  • Susana Neto, Portuguese Association of Water Resources, Portugal
  • Vítor Aleixo, Câmara Municipal de Loulé, Portugal

    Organizing Committee

  • António João Silva, ISE, University of Algarve, Portugal
  • Elisa Silva, ISE, University of Algarve, Portugal
  • Isabel Ratão, ISE, University of Algarve, Portugal
  • Jaime Aníbal, ISE, University of Algarve, Portugal
  • Jânio Monteiro, ISE, University of Algarve, Portugal
  • Miguel Oliveira, ISE, University of Algarve, Portugal
  • Nelson Sousa, ISE, University of Algarve, Portugal
  • Paulo Santos, ISE, University of Algarve, Portugal
  • André Botelheiro, Director of the Communication Office, UAlg, Portugal
  • Ana Paula Ferreira, Director of the Technical Services, UAlg, Portugal

    Scientific Committee

  • Aicha Nancib, Ferhat Abbas University, Setif, Algeria
  • Ana Cristina Figueira, ISE/UAlg & CIEO, Portugal
  • Ana Teresa Lima, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Brazil & University of Waterloo, ON, Canada
  • Anabela Rebelo, Agência Portuguesa do Ambiente (APA), Portugal
  • Andrew McCoy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, United States of America
  • António Martins, Grupo Águas de Portugal, Águas do Algarve, Portugal
  • Arturo Aquino Martín, University of Huelva, Spain
  • Carla Antunes, FCT/UAlg & MeditBio, Portugal
  • Célia Quintas, ISE/UAlg & MeditBio, Portugal
  • Clauciana Schmidt Bueno de Moraes, UNESP University, Brazil
  • Damian Beben, Opole University of Technology, Poland
  • Duarte Nuno Duarte, CIMA e FCT/UAlg, Portugal
  • Edmilson Teixeira, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Brazil
  • Eduardo López González, Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (INTA), Spain
  • Eladio Durán Aranda, University of Huelva, Spain
  • Enzo Martinelli, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Fabian Sá, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Brazil
  • Fátima Farinha, ISE/UAlg & CERIS, Portugal
  • Fernando Cánovas, Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia, Spain
  • Francisca Segura, University of Huelva, Spain
  • Gabriela Schutz, ISE/UAlg & CEOT, Portugal
  • Giovanna Concu, University of Cagliari, Italy
  • Isménio Martins, Institute of Engineering, University of Algarve, Portugal
  • Jacobo Porteiro, University of Vigo, Spain
  • Jeff Camkin, CENRM & University of Western Australia, Australia
  • João Castro Gomes, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
  • Jorge de Brito, IST, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • José António Monteiro, FCT/UAlg & CEPAC, Portugal
  • Juan Manuel Enrique Gomez, University of Huelva, Spain
  • Juan Jose Salas, Centre for New Water Technologies (CENTA), Spain
  • Katherine Flynn, The European Association for Food Safety – SAFE consortium, France
  • Kinga Krauze, European Regional Centre for Ecohydrology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
  • Lahcen Boukhattem, University of Cadi Ayyad, Morocco
  • Manuel Duarte Pinheiro, IST, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Manuela Rosa, ISE/UAlg & CIEO, Portugal
  • Margarida Vieira, ISE/UAlg & MeditBio, Portugal
  • María Martín Morales, University of Granada, Spain
  • Mário Costa, IST, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Mariana Golumbeanu, Balkan Environmental Association (BEnA), Romania
  • Miguel Angel Ridao, University of Seville, Spain
  • Natividade Vieira, University of Porto, Portugal
  • Olfa Ben Said, Bizerta Faculty of Sciences, Carthage University, Tunisia
  • Paulo Felisberto, ISE/UAlg & LarSyS, Portugal
  • Rafaela Matos, Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (LNEC), Portugal
  • Rijkelt Beumer, Department of Agrotechnology and Food Sciences, Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands
  • Rodrigo Braga Moruzzi, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil
  • Sara Raposo, FCTU/UAlg & CIMA, Portugal
  • Stephen Thomas, OGI Groundwater Specialists Ltd., Honorary Fellow at Durham University, United Kingdom
  • Tomás Figueiredo, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança & CIMO, Portugal
  • Vítor Gonçalves, University of Azores & CIBIO, Azores, Portugal
  • (list not yet complete)


    For each accepted paper, at least one author must be registered in order to be published in the proceedings.

    Registration Fees

    Registration Type Before June 7th After June 7th
    Standard Fee 350 € 450 €
    Discounted Fee * 200 € 250 €

    Both Standard and Discounted* registrations include: proceedings, lunches, coffee breaks, welcome reception and conference dinner.

    * The discounted fee applies to: (1) Bachelor, Master and PhD Students, (2) members of the University of Algarve, (3) members of the Scientific Committee.

    On site registration will be added an extra cost of 50 €.


    To be announced.




    More to be announced.

    Useful Information

    INCREaSE 2019 will take place in Faro, the administrative, social and commercial capital of the Algarve.

    The Algarve, located in South Portugal, is a well-known touristic region. With a Mediterranean climate, this region is perfect for summer holidays. Some of the best and most beautiful beaches in the world can be found here, making the Algarve a favourite for holiday makers.

    See more information about Faro at the Municipality of Faro website and watch a promotional film of the Algarve.


    You can travel to Faro by plane, train or bus. Faro International Airport is served by several major airlines. The distance between Faro International Airport and the city of Faro is about 5 km. The city can be accessed by taxi or by bus. Faro bus and railway stations are located 2-5-minute walk from the city centre.

    Faro has a wide choice of accommodation suitable for every budget, from 4-star hotels to hostels.


    INCREaSE 2019 will be held at the “Complexo Pedagógico”, of the Penha Campus, University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal.

    Please use this LINK from Google Maps to navigate to the Conference location.

    Going from the Faro Airport to the Penha Campus:

    Faro airport distances 8 km from the Penha Campus. The trip takes approximately 11 minutes by car. You can take a taxi or rent a car.

    Going from Faro Airport to the city center:

    From Faro Airport to the city center, you can take a taxi, rent a car or take a bus. PROXIMO bus lines 14 and 16 operate from Faro Airport from 05:00 h to 23:00 h. The 20-minute bus ride to Faro is frequent and affordable (€2,40 single fare). For more information, visit www.proximo.pt.

    Going from the City Centre to the Penha Campus

    The “Complexo Pedagógico” building at Penha Campus is located around a 20 minutes walking distance from the city centre. Bus line 18 connects the central bus station (near Hotel Eva) to Penha Campus. GPS: 37°01’42.4″N 7°55’28.4″W

    Detailed List of Options

    For a detailed list of options please download the following pdf venue.pdf.

    Previous Edition

    The information about the last edition of INCREaSE, is available in http://increase.ualg.pt/2017/.


    The Book of Proceedings of the 1st International Congress on Engineering and Sustainability in the XXI Century - INCREaSE 2017 is available in Springer


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    Postal Address

    INCREaSE 2019
    ISE, Campus da Penha
    University of Algarve
    8005-139 Faro