The IEEE SusTech 2021 paper submission deadline has been extended! If you want to submit a paper for consideration, the deadline is Monday, 16 November.

The 8th IEEE Technologies for Sustainability Conference (SusTech 2021) will be held online 22-24 April 2021, and will feature technical papers, posters and workshops.

SusTech explores the development and application of science, engineering and technology in achieving a sustainable lifestyle for humanity. It brings together scientists, engineers, technologists and scholars from multiple disciplines to hold a dialogue on environmental issues and collaborate on ideas to develop and utilize innovative tools and intelligent systems to address them. Attendees will learn about the tools, connections and proactive solutions to take their sustainability programs to the next level.

This year’s theme is How Emerging Technologies Are Driving Sustainability.

Papers are solicited for verbal presentations from industry, government, and academia (including students) covering relevant research, technologies, methodologies, tools and case studies. Topics with policy implications are also welcome. Prominent experts will be giving keynotes addresses, plenary presentations and invited talks. Full papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings. And conference content that meets IEEE quality review standards will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting & Indexing (A&I) databases.

Conference Topics

Selected technologies that contribute to sustainability in all applications affecting human life:

  • IoT: Internet of Things
  • Sustainable Electronics
  • Smart Cities
  • Renewable/Alternate Energy
  • Water Resources Management
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Societal Implications / Quality of Life / Public Policy

Other topics of interest include: Smart Grid, eWaste, Ocean Waste; Pollution, Ecological Sustainability;

Conservation, Agriculture; Food Technology, Sustainable Management. (See SusTech 2021 website for full details)

Important Dates

Nov 16, 2020 Submission deadline for paper

Dec 15, 2020 Notification of acceptance

Jan 30, 2021 Final manuscript submission deadline

Instructions to Authors: Submit in PDF form, a full submission of the paper for oral presentation via the SusTech website. For information for authors, please visit the conference website at Select Authors tab and follow the instructions there.

Student Poster Competition

There will be a separate Student Poster Competition. See


Sponsors for SusTech 2021 include IEEE-USA, the IEEE Oregon, Phoenix, San Fernando Valley, Inland Empire (Foothil), Orange County, Metro Los Angeles, and Coastal Los Angeles Sections, IEEE Region 6; and co-sponsored by IEEE PES, SSIT and TEMS societies.