18th International Emission Inventory Conference
"Comprehensive Inventories - Leveraging Technology and Resources "
The U.S. EPA’s 18th Annual International Emissions Inventory Conference will be held at the Hilton Baltimore in Baltimore, Maryland April 14 - 17, 2009. We invite you to submit a short abstract proposing a topic you would like to present during the conference. Abstracts submission deadline is extended to February 2, 2009 and Papers are due by March 15, 2009.
This year’s conference focuses on how technology and resources can be leveraged to produce comprehensive emissions inventories. This theme highlights issues such as:
- The multiple pollutant nature and uses of comprehensive inventories, including greenhouse gas emissions(GHG);
- Successful collaborations among groups sharing resources to develop and improve the quality of emissions data
- New technologies and processes for characterizing emissions and documenting data results.
The conference will provide a useful forum for the exchange of ideas and information on the development and uses of emissions data. Participating organizations are expected to include state, local, tribal, regional, international agencies, and industry.
Invitation to Submit Abstracts for Papers and Presentation
The submission deadline for abstracts is February 2, 2009 and Papers are due by March 15, 2009. You are invited to submit a short abstract on a relevant topic that you would like to present by podium (orally) or by poster (visual display), or both. Authors will be notified upon selection of abstracts. A paper submission will be required for podium presentations. Podium presentations are a maximum of 25 minutes in length, including questions and answers. A paper submission or an extended abstract will be required for posters. Posters may be submitted alone, or to compliment a podium presentation. Abstracts and papers will be included in the conference program and proceedings.
The topic may present studies and projects such as:
- Multi-pollutant data development approaches including GHGs
- Experience with new emissions monitoring technology
- New technologies and applications for characterizing air emissions (e.g., satellite/ remote sensing, geographic information system assisted data development)
- Speciation improvements for particulate matter and precursors, volatile organic compounds, and air toxics
- Analysis of multi-pollutant emissions and controls for a specific source sector or geographic area
- Analysis techniques to identify potentially missing emission sources or those in need of improved characterization (e.g., comparisons with ambient data, receptor modeling)
- Intercontinental emission data uses and issues
- Comprehensive data management or air quality management approaches that integrate multiple pollutants
- Efficient approaches for developing, handling, analyzing, and quality assuring emissions data
- Development and application of new and revised emission factors
Your abstract topic may fall into one or more of the subject session areas below. When submitting your abstract, you will be prompted to indicate which of the session areas best suit your abstract topic. If your abstract matches more than one session area, list your choices of other sessions in your preferred order. Based on topics received, sessions may be adjusted.
- Innovative EI Development Methods
- Stationary Sources
- Global/International Issues
- Emission Factors
- Greenhouse Gases
- EI Preparation for Modeling
- Air Toxics
- Tools - Leveraging Technology for Better Inventories
- Emissions Inventory Data Analysis
- EI Validation & Quality Assurance
- Mobile Sources
- PM-Agriculture & Ammonia; Managed Burning & Wildfires
Invitation to Submit Ideas for Special-Topic Sessions
In addition to the topics and sessions listed above, if you have ideas about special topics that could benefit the emissions inventory community, please let us know. Please be specific about the topic and the intended audience (i.e.,) whether it may benefit the broader inventory community or more narrow audience), and suggest how you think it could be delivered within the technical program. Such special topics might be woven into the technical program as a new session area, panel discussion forums, lunchtime informational seminars, or as Internet-Web session. Please email your specific ideas by December 31, 2008 to Ms. Lee Tooly at 2009EICtechprogram@epa.gov.
Emissions Inventory Software Showcase
During the conference week, we will also highlight ideas and solutions regarding software for emissions inventory applications. This is an opportunity for conference attendees to demonstrate emission inventory related software. If you are interested in demonstrating software for the showcase, please complete the on-line showcase survey, posted at the location noted below.
Abstracts will be used in the preliminary program. Authors will be notified upon selection of abstracts. Podium presentations will require a paper submission. Poster presentations will require an extended abstract or a paper submission. The due dates for papers and presentations will be announced in the program timeline in the next few weeks.
You can find a Style Guide for abstracts, papers, and posters at https://www.epa.gov/ttn/chief/styleguide_08.pdf
Click here to submit an abstract not to exceed 250 words. This link will be the primary mechanism for submitting abstracts, papers, and presentation materials. You will be asked to provide your contact information for conference planning correspondence. Correspondence will include emails confirming abstract receipt, session assignment, reviews of submissions, and reminders of due dates.
EPA Conference Sponsors and Contacts:
Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards
Emissions Inventory and Analysis Group