On behalf of the Organizing Committee we would like to welcome you to ECOS 2018 - the 31st International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems.
It is an honor to host such a distinguished venue whose excellence has been, for the last three decades, at the forefront of energy development. It is also a recognition of the institutions that are engaged in organizing this event. In order to push novel frontiers and to keep in touch with the new trends in energy, additional topics are included into the scope of this conference. One feature we are excited about is the introduction of a special session on “Industrial Challenge”, a forum dedicated to discuss the energy problem from the industry perspective.
ECOS 2018 will take place in Guimarães, the first capital city of the Nation. It is a pleasant historic city awarded with the status of World Heritage of Humankind by UNESCO in 2001 and host of the European Capital of Culture in 2012. The city is committed to be awarded the label of European Green City for 2020.
We hope the venue will be inspiring and will keep the tradition of excellence scientific discussion. The location will make it agreeable and, as it is tradition, we will go to any lengths to make all and every participant to feel at home.
We are looking forward to welcome you next June.
J. Carlos Teixeira