General Information

The 3rd International Workshop on
Knowledge and Service Technology for Life, Environment, and Sustainability (KASTLES)
December 16-18, 2013
Kauai, Hawaii, USA.

Environment and climate change has become one of the most pressing global issues today. Like other complex problems, the global sustainability issue needs effective knowledge and service engineering support and tools to enable researchers have a better understanding of the issue, and to provide systematic, intelligent, effective services and decision supports for the governments, enterprises and individual citizens to better manage their daily operation, behavior and working processes. Domain experts working on climate change/sustainable development related areas are now affiliated with different disciplines, such as Environment Science and Engineering, Architecture, Law and Regulations, Material Sciences, Nuclear Energy Research, Civil Engineering, etc. This clearly reflects the cross-disciplinary nature of environment sustainability as a research area. Thus, building and managing inter-domain knowledge to encourage and facilitate the accumulation, communication and exchange of environment knowledge is necessary, so that the knowledge models of different domain experts can be synergized, and the causal relationships and influence can be better understood. These challenges are global in nature, and pervade all aspects of the computing society.

We invite active researchers and practitioners in all aspects of this grand challenge to join us for presentations and discussions at KASTLES, as par of the SOCA Conference in Hawaii, USA.

The list of suggested topics includes but is not limited to:

  • requirements analysis for complex global change problems;
  • integrating sustainability into system design;
  • developing control systems to create smart energy grids and improve energy conservation;
  • developing service systems in support of urban planning, transport policies, green buildings;
  • software tools for open collaborative science, especially across scientific disciplines;
  • design patterns for successful emissions reduction strategies;
  • social networking tools to support rapid action and knowledge sharing among communities;
  • educational software for hands-on computational science;
  • knowledge management and decision support tools for supporting climate change policies;
  • tools and techniques to accelerate the development and validation of earth system models;
  • data sharing and data management of large scientific datasets.
  Workshop Organizers:
  • Takayuki Ito, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Kwei-Jay Lin, University of California, USA
  Accepted Paper List

  • Katsuhide Fujita, Automated Negotiating Agent with Strategy Adaptation for Multi-times Negotiations
  • Naoki Fukuta, A Preliminary Implementation on Pricing Mechanisms for Electric Resource Control Markets
  • Takuya Yoshimura, Ryo Kanamori, and Takayuki Ito, Evaluation of Community-based Electric Power Market with Multi-agent Simulation
  • Jun Takahashi, Ryo Kanamori, and Takayuki Ito, Evaluation of Automated Negotiation System for Changing Route Assignment to Acquire Efficient Traffic Flow
  • Meonghun Lee, Haedong Lee, and Aekyung Moon, Agricultural Production System based on IoT
  • Hwang-Ki Min, Taehun An, Seungwon Lee, and Iickho Song, Pattern Recognition with Feature Extraction from Higher Order Moments and Its Application to Non-Intrusive Appliance Load Monitoring

  Paper Submission

Please send your submission to Prof. Takayuki Ito through email:

  Important Dates
Paper submission deadline September 27, 2013
Notification of acceptance October 5, 2013
Final Version Due October 15, 2013
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