9th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems

September 20 - 27, 2014, Venice-Istanbul
The local organizing committee wishes to thank all participants for a very successfull conference!

You can find some of the images in the gallery. Additionally, you can download plenary lectures' presentations as well as all the presentations from the panels.

Please beware of invitations for publishing from journals not related to the conference! Official invitation will be distributed only from the sdewes conference email, and will have a conference header and an option to accept or decline the invitation.

For all attendees who have submitted a full paper which is included in the proceedings, please cite it as follows:

N1. Surname1, N2. Surname2, other authors, Title, Proceedings of the 9th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, SDEWES2014.nnnn, 1-m (2014)
(where "nnnn" is your submission code and "m" is the page count of your submission)

If you attended the conference, make sure you log in into the conference system and fill our post-conference survey.

The cruiser departs from Venice, Italy and makes a trip to Istanbul and back. You can embark and disembark the cruiser at any port included in the trip (Venice, Bari, Katakolon, Izmir, Istanbul and Dubrovnik).

“Getting to page“ refers only to Venice as most participants begin and end their journey in this city. The cruiser departs from Venice cruise terminal. Make sure you have enough time to get to the terminal from the airport, bus station etc.


Information of exact terminal will not be known until the day of departure but there is nothing to worry. Once you arrive to the Venice cruise terminal (Venezia Terminal Passeggeri or Stazione Marittima) there will be MSC signs and personnel and staff who will direct passengers to the cruiser (MSC Preziosa). Venice cruise terminal is located near Piazzale Roma, which is is the last stop for wheeled motor traffic in Venice. Piazzale Roma is a square at the entrance of the city, at the end of the Ponte della Libertà. This is where land transportation arrives and water transportation departs. The square acts as the main bus station for Venice. There are bus links to Venice Marco Polo Airport and Treviso Airport. The square is close to the main Santa Lucia (Ferrovia) railway station for Venice, linked by the Ponte della Costituzione bridge.

View Maritime Port & Piazzale Roma - Venice in a larger map



The easiest way to reach Venice is to take a flight to the Venice Marco Polo airport. The alternative would be Treviso airport which is a lot smaller than Marco Polo and about 30 km from Venice.

Airlines flying to and from Treviso Airport and info on their services:

Airlines flying to and from Venice Marco Polo Airport and info on their services:

Transfer from Venice Marco Polo airport

From the airport you'll need to arrive to Venice cruise terminal. There are many options on how to arrive to the terminal, especially if you are coming from Marco Polo airport (water ferry, water taxi, private boat transfer etc.). The terminal is located near Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia railway station. Directions on how to reach Venice Santa Lucia train station can be found here for Treviso airport.

Here are the most popular options for transfer from Marco Polo airport:

A taxi (regular, land taxi) from the airport to the cruise terminal will take about 20 to 30 minutes and cost about €35.

You can also get to the terminal by Alilaguna public ferry blue line (tel. +39-041-240-1701, www.alilaguna.it). At the airport, grab Linea blu (blue) ferry, which makes its leisurely way around Venice, stopping several times and arrives at the Cruise Terminal—the end of the line—in an hour and 45 minutes. One-way ticket is €15, round trip €27).

There are also two bus options. Either the €6 ATVO airport shuttle bus (tel. +39-0421-383-672, www.atvo.it; 20 min.) or €1.30 ACTV public bus no. 5 (tel. +39-041-272-2111, www.actv.it) will take you to the end of the line at Piazzale Roma—which is very close to the terminal.

To cover the final 900 yards from Piazzale Roma to the cruise terminal, you can either:

  • Take the Venice People Mover - small shuttle train (picture one of those terminal-to-terminal connectors at a large airport). Buy the €1 ticket at a machine; get off at the first stop -"Marittima" - less than 2 minutes later.
  • Hop the shuttle bus - free, and runs every 15 or 20 minutes, but usually available only Saturdays through Mondays, during cruise season, when a big ship is in port.
  • Grab public bus no. 6B or 6/ - (that's six with a slash after it; different from six without a slash). It costs €1.30 and gets you close—but not quite—to the cruise dock; grab the bus headed toward "Tronchetto" (not "Panorama") and get off at the second stop.
  • Take a (land) taxi - takes about two minutes, and should run about €5 (tel. +39-041-523-7774 or +39-041-595-2080).
  • Walk - it's 10 to 15 minutes along sometimes busy roads. Head away from Venice and up along the beginning of the bridge/causeway to the mainland, then turn left into the port area just after crossing above all the railroad tracks.

Find out more information here.


As mentioned before, Venezia Santa Lucia (Ferrovia) station is very near the cruise terminal, so keep in mind to get off at that station and not Venezia Mestre station. From the station cross the Ponte della Costituzione bridge and you’ll find yourself on Piazzale Roma square. From there, follow the before mentioned instructions. See here for timetables and the possibility to purchase tickets in advance online.


You can use Viamichelin web site to plan your trip from your home to Venice. If you are coming by car, keep in mind that parking in Venice can be very expensive and that the Conference lasts for a whole week. Venice cruise terminal offers a car depot service (actively guarded and under video-surveillance), guaranteed only upon reservation. Located in the Port Area it is at walking distance from the embarkation point. Price for a weekly cruise is €95, more information and online booking are available here. Alternative parking option could be the Tronchetto parking, as it is quite near the terminal and very spacious (costs €21 per day).