V. International Relations Congress

International Energy and Security Congress


Today, energy is an integral part of industrialization, thus vital for national economies. Population rise, industrialization, urbanization and trade opportunities that accompany globalization have increased the demand for natural resources and energy.

Countries would like to produce cheap, clean, renewable and safe energy. At the same time, they are looking for new ways to limit dependency on foreign energy resources. It is therefore important to increase the efficiency of energy use, diversify available resources and promote the use of renewable energy. Taking measures against environmental pollution, which is associated with energy use and non-renewable resources, is equally important.

Energy is vital for industry and transportation in the 21st century. The main purpose of the congress is providing a detailed analyses of diverse topics, such as renewable energy resources and the use of renewable energy, economics and politics of energy, countries’ energy policies and their supply strategies, the future of fossil fuels, oil and natural gas pipelines and their security, international projects on energy, nuclear energy, nuclear power plants and their technologies.

The Congress, which is going to point out to the role of energy in international relations, energy resources and conflict, energy and national security, security of energy supply and transportation, new technologies on energy, energy and environmental security, and Turkey’s energy supply security; will be:

hosted by Kocaeli University;

and organized jointly by
Kocaeli University,
Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States (Turkic Council)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Centre for Strategic Research
L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Astana, Kazakhstan
University of Prishtina, Kosovo
University of Prizren, Kosovo
Yıldız Technical Univeristy,
Trakya University
Bilgesam – Wise Men Center for Strategic Studies

International Energy and Security Congress is our 5th Congress on International Relations.

The Congress will take place at five different venues simultaneously, on September 23-24, 2014 at Baki Komsuoğlu International Culture and Convention Centre, Umuttepe Campus, Kocaeli University.

The Congress will provide valuable discussions on energy efficiency, hydrogen energy, wind energy, geothermal energy, hydroelectric energy and new generation nuclear energy technologies and strategies.

The Congress will also try to develop a new perspective on energy and environmental security. It will provide the background for evaluating national security and development strategies within the framework of energy.

Your participation in our congress will be highly appreciated. We are looking forward to your participation and contribution with our deepest regards.


The goals of the congress, taking place on September 23-24, 2014 at Kocaeli University, Umuttepe Campus, Baki Komsuoğlu International Culture and Convention Centre, are as follows:


Academics and scholars from all around the world will be presenting their research in the congress.

Each session will be 90 minutes with five speaker. Each speaker will have 15 minutes to present their papers. There will be time for Q&A at the end of the sessions.

Sessions will be both in English and Turkish.

The deadline for abstract submission is August 15th, 2014, Friday. Abstracts shall not be more than 200 words and must be in line with academic writing rules. Please email your abstracts to iescsecretary@googlegroups.com

The accepted papers will be announced on August 22nd, 2014, Friday.

Full texts must be sent until September 12th, 2014, Friday.


Presenters will be provided with a USB disk including all abstracts. Full texts will be published in a congress book after the congress.

Facilities For Speakers

Simultaneous translation in Turkish-English (in the Main Hall)

Lunch and dinner for participants and speakers

Transportation services within Kocaeli, from hotels to the Congress Center.

Name tags and Participation Certificates


USB disk

Power point, projection etc. facilities.

Important note: All transportation and accommodation expenses will be covered by the participants themselves. There will be 30% discounts in several hotels for congress participants.

Participation Fee

All participants and everyone willing to send abstracts have to register to the congress. Participation fee is 30 € or its equivalent in Turkish Lira (TL). No charge for PhD, MA or undergraduate students.

The fees must be deposited until September 20th, 2014.

TL Account Details:

Türkiye İş Bankası Kocaeli Üniversitesi Şubesi
IBAN TR : TR190006400000124070567758

EURO Account Details:

Türkiye İş Bankası Kocaeli Üniversitesi Şubesi
IBAN TR : TR160006400000224070045656


Kocaeli University, Umuttepe Campus, Baki Komsuoğlu International Culture and Convention Centre.


September 23-24, 2014 (Tuesday and Wednesday)


About IESC


Scientific Committee, Organizing Committee, Advisory Board, Secretariat


List of partner institutions


Important dates

Author Guidelines

Guideline for author


Congress topics


Accommodation alternatives with special discount (30%) for congress participants


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