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Preliminary announcement

University of Florence (UniFI), INARSVILUPPO and COST Action WINERCOST (TU1304; are pleased to announce the Final Conference of the action under the keyword: "WINERCOST’18 – Wind Energy Harvesting (… focusing on exploitation of the Mediterranean area)”that will be held in Catanzaro // Calabria // Italy, on March 21-23, 2018.

WINERCOST’18 is dedicated to enhance consciousness and know-how about the potential of wind energy in the Mediterranean area, and looking for technology allowing the harvesting in deep waters, i.e. to floating wind energy structures. The Final Conference 2018 of WINERCOST will provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of the different key aspects, addressing priority issues like structure of atmospheric wind and potential/capacity & productivity (wind mapping), rotor technologies, dynamics of floating structures, wind/wave/structure interaction, geotechnical issues (offshore and on-shore), new rotor technologies, etc. In addition, contributions will be accepted dealing about more general topics like: wind loads on structures, dynamics, grid integration, operations and control, markets, strategies, policies and socio-economics for Smart Cities and Environmental Aspects.

This WINERCOST Action aims to join the efforts of the European research groups working on the Wind Energy Technology and the pathways to introduce it by means of robust applications to the urban and suburban built environment, thus enhancing the concept of Smart Future Cities. This action revisits safe, cost-effective and societally accepted wind energy technology for consideration in the design and development of the future urban/suburban habitat. In addition, the utmost important issue of the social acceptance strategy will be faced in close collaboration with municipality authorities, industry, professional organisations as well as the international wind energy organisations and platforms.

In addition to 4 keynote plenary lectures, 12 parallel technical sessions, delivered by distinguished experts, WINERCOST’18 will offer a full day for technical visits, looking to major wind farm realisations, all recently built (last 10 years). The technical parallel sessions will include also presentations from the A4F scientific community (, mainly by the ESRs (Early Stage Researchers) of the project.

The beautiful landscape of the region and surroundings (Ionian sea-coast from Catanzaro to Crotone, via Capo Rizzuto promontory) will also stimulate a fruitful and productive environment for all participants.

Conference Chairs: C. Borri & C.C. Baniotopoulos // Co-Chair: E. Marino

Important dates & deadlines:

October 22nd, 2017 Submission of extended summaries (3-4 pages according to template)

November 15th, 2017 Notification to Authors about acceptance

December 31st, 2017 Early-bird registration (Early Bird fees are valid only if payment is made by December 31, 2017)

January 5th, 2018 Delivery of 6/8-pages full papers (only for registered participants with absolved payment of the reg. fees)

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Registration fees

The registration includes a copy of the Proceedings Book, the participation in the technical sessions, the coffee-breaks, access to the Technical Exhibition and to the Gala Dinner.

The Official Dinner for participants and accompanying person will take place on 22 March Requests of cancellations made after 20 february are subject to a payment of 75% of original payment. No reimbursements will be made for cancellations made after 10 March 2017.

The cancellation of any registration must be made in written addressed to INARSVILUPPO - Daniela Viglianti: by fax +39 0961 721155 or e-mail

COST Members

Early-bird (3 months ahead) €150

Late registration €250

Student (*)

Early-bird €150

Late registration €250

(Underg. and MSc only)(*)

Non COST members

Early-bird €350

Late registration €450

Conference dinner (for accompaining persons and students) €50

(*) proof of status needed, social dinner NOT included

  • BLOCKEN B. (Netherlands)
  • BORG R. (Malta)
  • BORRI C. (Italy)
  • HEMIDA H. (UK)
  • HOEFFER R. (Germany)
  • HAMZA N. (UK)
  • MARINO E. (Italy)
  • MORBIATO T. (Italy)
  • VELJKOVIC M. (Netherlands)
Chair: LUGNI C. (Italy) // ALTERMAN R. (Israel) // ARAN J. (Spain) // BAKER C. (UK) // BAKON T. (Poland) // BARD D. (Sweden) // BARTOLI G. (Italy) // BLOK R. (Netherlands) // BORELLO D. (Italy) // CHAUDHARI A. (Finland) // CHATZI E. (CH) // CUNDEVA S. (FYR Macedonia) // EFSTATHIADES C. (Cyprus) // EFTHYMIOU E. (Greece) // GENC M.S. (Turkey) // GLUMAC A. (Serbia) // HADJIMITSIS D. (Cyprus) // HÖFFER R. (Germany) // HOZJAN T. (Slovenia) // HUBER S. (Switzerland) // HUBOVA O. (Slovakia) // JOFFRE S. (Finland) // KONECNA L. (Slovakia) // LAGERQVIST O. (Sweden) // LETTMAYER G. (Austria) // MARCIUKAITIS M. (Lithuania) // MARKOVIC Z. (Serbia) // MOLNAR I. (Hungary) // MONTAZERI H. (Belgium) // MURPHY P. (Ireland) // NETUSIL M. (Czech Republic) // NORTON C. (Ireland) // PIRES NEVES L. (Portugal) // POLAK A. (Croatia) // RAM B. (Denmark) // REBELO C. (Portugal) // REVELL A. (UK) // REVHEIM P.P. (Norway) // RICCI A. (Netherlands) // SALVADORI S. (Italy) //SCHAUMANN P. (Germany) // SEMPREVIVA A.M. (Denmark) // SEVERINI L. (Italy) // SHIFF G. (Israel) // SOKOLOV A. (Lithuania) // SPIESS H. (Switzerland) // SPITERI STAINES C. (Malta) // SRSEN A. (Croatia) // STAROSTA K. (Poland) // STATHOPOULOS T. (Canada) // STAVROULAKIS G. (Greece) // STERLING M. (UK) // SZLIVKA F. (Hungary) // TAMURA Y. (Japan) // THOMASSEN P. (Norway) // TODOROVIC J. (Bosnia and Herzegovina) // TOMLIN A. (UK) // UZOL O. (Turkey) // VAN BEECK J. (Belgium) // VAN HOOFF T. (Belgium) // VANDEVELDE L. (Belgium).
Gabriele Barbanti (Italy) // Giulio Vita (UK) // Daniela Viglianti (Italy) // Pino Macrì (Italy)

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