EMD 2014: The 2014 International Conference on
Economics, Management and Development

Interlaken, Switzerland, February 22-24, 2014

About the Conference

* The 2014 International Conference on Economics, Management and Development is an international forum for scientists, engineers, and practitioners to present their latest research and development results in all areas of Business Administration, Marketing, Economics and Development and their advanced applications in real life.
* The Conference has a distinguished Organizing Committee, Steering and Program Committee with extensive academic qualifications, ensuring that the conference maintains high scientific standards and has a broad international coverage.  All the papers are subject to peer, thorough, strict review by committees' members or 2 or 3 additional reviewers. The names of the Organizing Committee, Steering and Program Committee members and reviewers appear always in the Proceedings (Hard-Copy Books + CD) and you can see them in http://www.europment.org/library .  All the Proceedings of 2013 are available in http://www.europment.org/library
* The proceedings of 2014 will be also available later in http://www.europment.org/library
*  Interlaken is an important and well-known tourist destination in the Bernese Oberland region of the Swiss Alps, and the main transport gateway to the mountains and lakes of that region. It is not unusual for a town to be on a river, lake or an ocean, but for it to sit between two lakes may well be unique. Interlaken - between lake thun and lake brienz - can boast such a privileged position.
* Contact us by email: info@europment.org

The Proceedings of the Conference with all the accepted and registered papers of the conferences will be sent for indexing to:
ISI (Thomson Reuters), ELSEVIER, SCOPUS, Zentralblatt MATH, British Library, EBSCO, SWETS, EMBASE, CAS - American Chemical Society, EI Compendex, Engineering Village, DoPP, GEOBASE, Biobase, TIB|UB - German National Library of Science and Technology, American Mathematical Society (AMS), Inspec - The IET, Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory, Scholar Google. As in all the Previous Conferences, extended Versions of all the accepted Papers will appear in well-known and reputable international scientific journals (Indexed in SCOPUS, EI Compendex, AMS, ACS, CiteSeerX, Zentralblatt, British Library, EBSCO, SWETS, EMBASE, CAS, Scholar Google etc) and in SPRINGER VERLAG Books
      Check our Previous Books in Springer

Registration fees

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Deadlines          Short URL: http://tinyurl.com/emd2014

Plenary Lecture 1: Discrete Lyapunov Controllers for an Actuator in Camless Engines
by Prof. Paolo Mercorelli, Leuphana University of Lueneburg, Germany.

Plenary Lecture 2: EMG-Analysis for Intelligent Robotic based Rehabilitation
by Prof. Thomas Schrader, University of Applied Sciences Brandenburg, Germany.

Plenary Lecture 3: Atmospheric Boundary Layer Effects on Aerodynamics of NREL Phase VI Windturbine in Parked Condition
by Prof. Mohammad Moshfeghi, Sogang University, South Korea.

Plenary Lecture 4: Laminar and Turbulent Simulations of Several TVD Schemes in Two-Dimensions
by Prof. Edisson S. G. Maciel, Federal University of Great Dourados, Brazil.

Plenary Lecture 5: The Flocking Based and GPU Accelerated Internet Traffic Classification
by Prof. Zhiguang Xu, Valdosta State University, USA.

Plenary Lecture 6: The State of Civil Political Culture among Youth: Goals and Results of Education
by Prof. Irina Dolinina, Perm National Research University, Russia.

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Paper Submission

Papers must be written in the correct format:  MS Word.doc  or LaTeX  or LaTeX2   and must be uploaded using the following form as .doc, or .pdf file.
All the Accepted and Registered Papers will be indexed as peer-reviewed publications.
Only full papers will be promoted to reviewers for peer thorough review. Abstracts will be rejected by default. For the review process only active scholars with many recent publications in ISI and/or SCOPUS will be used and the list with their names will be published in the Proceedings: Hard-Copy and CD-ROM as in all our previous conferences.  The deadline for paper submission expired. We do not accept papers any longer.

Organizing Committee

General Chairs (Editors of Proceedings)

  1. Professor Reinhard Neck,
    Department of Economics,
    Klagenfurt University, Klagenfurt,
  2. Professor Jan Awrejcewicz,
    Technical University of Lodz,
    Lodz, Poland


Senior Program Chair

  1. Professor Aida Bulucea,
    University of Craiova, Romania

Program Chairs

  1. Professor Germano Lambert-Torres,
  2. Professor Jirí Strouhal,
    University of Economics Prague,
    Czech Republic
  3. Professor Zhuo Li,
    Beijing University Of Technology,
    Beijing, China

Tutorials Chair

  1. Professor Pradip Majumdar
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Northern Illinois University
    Dekalb, Illinois, USA

Special Session Chair

  1. Professor Shuliang Li,
    The University of Westminster,
    London, UK

Workshops Chair

  1. Prof. Frangiskos V. Topalis,
    National Technical University of Athens,

Local Organizing Chair

  1. Professor Eduardo Mario Dias
    Electrical Energy and Automation
    Engineering Department /
    Escola Politecnica da Universidade
    de Sao Paulo

Publication Chair

  1. Professor Ricardo Gouveia Rodrigues,
    University of Beira Interior,

Publicity Committee

  1. Professor Fotios Rigas,
    School of Chemical Engineering,
    National Technical University of Athens,
  2. Professor Myriam Lazard
    Institut Superieur d' Ingenierie de la Conception
    Saint Die, France

International Liaisons

  1. Prof. Jiri Klima,
    Technical faculty of CZU in Prague,
    Czech Repulic
  2. Prof. P. Pardalos, Department of
    Industrial and Systems Engineering,
    University of Florida, USA
  3. Professor S. Sohrab,
    Northwestern University, IL,

Steering Committee

  • Professor Aida Bulucea, University of Craiova, Romania (Chair)
  • Professor Zoran Bojkovic, Univ. of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Professor Claudio Talarico, Gonzaga University, Spokane, USA
  • Professor Imre Rudas, Obuda University, Budapest, Hungary

Program Committee

  • Professor Jirí Strouhal, University of Economics Prague, Czech Republic
  • Prof. Morris Adelman, Professor of Economics, Emeritus, MIT, USA
  • Prof. Robert L. Bishop, Professor of Economics, Emeritus, MIT, USA
  • Prof. Glenn Loury, Professor of Economics, Brown University, USA
  • Prof. Fernando Alvarez, Professor of Economics, University of Chicago, USA
  • Prof. Mark J. Perry, Professor of Finance and Business Economics, University of Michigan-Flit, USA
  • Prof. Biswa Nath Datta, IEEE Fellow, Distinguished Research Professor, Northern Illinois University, USA
  • Prof. Panos Pardalos, Distinguished Professor Director, Center for Applied Optimization, University of Florida, USA
  • Prof. Gamal Elnagar, University of South Carolina Upstate,
    Spartanburg, SC, USA
  • Prof. Germano Lambert-Torres, Itajuba,MG, Brazil
  • Prof. Jiri Klima, Technical faculty of CZU in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Prof. Goricanec Darko, University of Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia
  • Prof. Ze Santos, Rua A, 119. Conj. Jardim Costa do Sol, Brazil
  • Prof. Ehab Bayoumi, Chalmers University of Technology,Goteborg, Sweden
  • Prof. Luis Tavares Rua, Cmte Guyubricht, 119. Conj. Jardim Costa do Sol. Atalaia, Brazil
  • Prof. Igor Kuzle, Faculty of electrical engineering and computing, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Prof. Maria do Rosario Alves Calado, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
  • Prof. Gheorghe-Daniel Andreescu, "Politehnica" University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Prof. Patricia Jota, Av. Amazonas 7675, BH, MG, Brazil
  • Prof. Bharat Doshi, John Hopkins University, Mayrland, USA
  • Prof. Gang Yao, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, USA
  • Prof. Lu Peng, Luisian State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
  • Prof. Pavel Loskot, Swansea University, UK
  • Prof. N. Afgan, UNESCO Chair Holder, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Prof. F. Akgun, Gebze Kocaeli, Turkey
  • Prof. Y. Baudoin, Royal Military Academy, Brussels, Belgium
  • Prof. M. Heiermann, Dr., Department of Technology Assessment and Substance Flow, Potsdam, Germany
  • Prof. I. Kazachkov, National Technical University of Ukraine (NTUU KPI ), Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Prof. A. M.A. Kazim, UAE University, United Arab Emirates
  • Prof. A. Kurbatskiy, Novosibirsk State University, Department of Physics, Russia
  • Prof. S. Linderoth, Head of Research on Fuel Cells and Materials Chemistry at Riso National Laboratory. Denmark
  • Prof. P. Lunghi, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale, University degli Studi di Perugia, Italy
  • Prof. J. Van Mierlo, Department of Electrotechnical Engineering and Energy Technology (ETEC) Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  • Prof. S. Ozdogan, Marmara University, Goztepe Campus, Kuyubasi, Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Prof. F.Rigas, School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece.
  • Prof. S. Sohrab, Northwestern University, IL, USA
  • Prof. A. Stamou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  • Prof. A. I. Zouboulis, Dept. of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • Prof. Z. A. Vale, ISEP - Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto Rua António Bernardino de Almeida, Portugal


Topics of Interest

Economics, Management: Organizational Behaviour, Group Dynamics, Organisational Design, Business Management, Financial Management, Financial Accounting, Decision Analysis, Production and Operations Management , Project Management, Human Resources Management, Quality Management, Business Process Reengineering, Business Design and Business Strategy, Managerial Accounting , Multinational Business Design and Development, Business Ethics, Risk Management and Risk Analysis, Marketing, Production and Logistics, Security Problems, Manufacturing, Manufacturing and Logistics, Integrated Manufacturing Systems, Production Control, Control Systems, Monitoring, Diagnosis and Maintenance, Real-Time Systems, Large Scale Systems, Hierarchical Systems, Man-Machine Integration, Manufacturing Systems, Concurrent Engineering, Lean/Agile/Virtual Manufacturing, Electronic Commerce, Digital Marketing, Digital Libraries Administration, Virtual Reality, Virtual and Extended Enterprises, Business Law, Legal Aspects of Electronic Transactions, Security and Electronic Payment Systems, Strategic Inventory Control and Warehousing, Public Finance , Policies to Increase Economic Growth, Labor Economics, International Trade, Natural Resources and the Environment, National and International Monetary Economics, Regional Economics, Taxation andGovernment Expenditure, Stock Exchange Analysis and Prediction, Health Economics, Labor Economics, Agriculture Economics, Managerial Economics, Economics of Energy Systems, Economics of Transportation Systems, Political Sciences, Sociology, Crisis Management, Cooperations of Companies, Banking Sector, History of Economics and Business Science, Education, Accounting, Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics, Business Communications, Business Education, Business Ethics, Business Law, Case studies related to Business, Computer Information Systems, Conflict Negotiations, Conflict Resolution, Decision Sciences , Economics, Entrepreneurship , Engineering (related to business), Finance, Health and Hospital Administration, Hospitality Industry, Human Resource Management, Industrial Engineering , International Business, Information Systems, Management, Management Information Systems , Manufacturing Engineering , Marketing, Organizational Communication, Organizational Psychology, Public Administration, Psychology (related to Business), Real Estate, Sociology (related to Business), Supply Chain Management, Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods, Taxes, Teaching (all areas of Business), Travel/Transportation/Tourism, Cross-disciplinary areas of Business with other areas are also encouraged, Other areas of Business and Economics.
Development: Environment and sustainable development, Sustainable management, Indoor Air Quality in Offices and Houses, Quality of water, Global change, climate and biodiversity, Sustainable marine ecosystems, Climate and global change, Advanced Marine research, Research on Natural hazards, Cleaner energy systems, Renewable energy Systems, Combined Heat and Power Systems, Combustion and gasification, Energy Storage, Materials Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Hydrogen energy production, storage and transmission, Fuel Cells, Electrolysis, Hydrides, Biomass an Bio-energy, Wind energy and wind resources, Solar Energy Systems, Cogeneration Systems, Distributed generation systems, Energy conservation and generation, Distributed generation, embedded generation, Industrial Gas Turbines and Microturbines, Energy conservation in Industry, Economic and efficient energy systems, Socio-economic aspects of energy, Energy technology transfer, Oceanographic laser remote sensing, Applied thermodynamics and Eco-informatics, Thermodynamics of Ecosystems, Environmental management, Biodiversity, Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering, Air pollution and its effects on ecosystems, Cost reduction and less emission, Coasts and Seas, Sustainability indicators, Environmental risk, Recovery of damaged areas, Brownfields, Forestation, Science and the humanities, Soil and agricultural issues, Landscapes, The city of tomorrow and cultural heritage, Impact on society, the economy and employment, Sustainable Process Model, Strategic Management, Natural resources management, Feasibility Analysis, Refurbishment Investment Appraisal, Governance, urban design and cultural heritage, Nuclear Energy and Environmental Protection, Socio-economic and infrastructure issues, International strategy for energy, development and environment, Design and nature, Systems Theory for Environment and Ecosystems, Mathematical Biology, Simulation, Computational and Applied Mathematics for Energy, Environment, Development and Ecosystems, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Systems, Bio-fuels and food scarcity, Biofuels sustainability, City planning, Clean Transportation Fuels, Combined and Co-generation Energy Systems, Community participation in environmental issues, Deregulation of electric supply industry, Development of methods for the analysis and evaluation of complex system, Development of models of energy, water and environment systems, Distributed power generation, Ecosystems analysis, protection and remediation, Education in Sustainable Development, Energy Analysis, Energy and Environmental Issues, Energy and Sustainable Development, Energy Conservation, Energy Conversion and Management, Energy economics, engineering and education, Energy efficient appliances, Energy Policy and Planning, Energy resources, Energy Storage, Energy, gender and environment, Environmental economics, Environmental impact assessment, Environmental legislation and policy, Environmental management, Forecasting, Fossil fuel resources and management, Fuels and Alternatives, Geo-informatics, Green Building, Hybrid vehicles sustainability, Hydrogen as fuel, Hydrogen fuel and Emerging Energy Technologies, Hydrogen strategy and sustainable development, Indicators of sustainability, Integrated territorial and environmental risk analysis, Issues and Opportunities for Coal in Developing Countries, Manufacturing and Services, Marine environment, Material Design and Analysis, Plant Integrity, Policy and Planning, Politics and sustainability, Power and energy systems, Regional planning, Renewable Energy and Emerging Energy Technology, Renewable Energy Technologies, Resources management, Rural development, Social and cultural issues, Solid waste management, Sustainability science, Sustainable development in agriculture, Sustainable development in developing countries, Thermodynamic Optimization and Exergy Analysis, Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer and Fluid Dynamics, Transportation, Urban landscapes, Waste management, Waste to energy, emissions and its control, Waste water treatment, Others ...


Location and Conference Venue

Conference Publications

Accepted Papers are going to be published in

(a) Book, Hard-Copy Proceedings (will be sent to the following indexes: ISI, SCOPUS, EI Compendex, AMS, ACS, CiteSeerX, Zentralblatt, British Library, EBSCO, SWETS, EMBASE, CAS, Scholar Google etc)
(b) CD-ROM Proceedings (will be sent to the following indexes: ISI, SCOPUS, EI Compendex, AMS, ACS, CiteSeerX, Zentralblatt, British Library, EBSCO, SWETS, EMBASE, CAS, Scholar Google etc)
Review Procees for Book and CD-ROM:
Papers will undergo thorough peer review by 3 international experts. Reviewers have always proper academic qualifications (recent publications in SCOPUS and ISI). You will receive comments from those 3 reviewers and your paper might be
* a) accepted as it is (unaltered)
* b) accepted after minor revision
* c) accepted after major revision
* d) rejected
We cannot guarantee acceptance for cases b) and c), if the reviewers are not satisfied by your response and your (minor or major) modifications to your conference paper.

(c) After new peer thorough review of their extended versions in well-known and reputable international scientific journals (Indexed in SCOPUS, EI Compendex, AMS, ACS, CiteSeerX, Zentralblatt, British Library, EBSCO, SWETS, EMBASE, CAS, Scholar Google etc)
Review Process for Extended Version in collaborating journals:
Extended Versions of high-quality journals will undergo again thorough peer review by 3 international experts. You will receive comments from other reviewers and your extended paper might be
* a) accepted as it is (unaltered)
* b) accepted after minor revision
* c) accepted after major revision
* d) rejected
We cannot guarantee acceptance for cases b) and c), if the reviewers are not satisfied by your response and your (minor or major) modifications to your extended paper.

(d) E-Library