Authors are invited to select one of the following sessions while submitting papers
ECMT Energy Conversion, Management and Transmission
HEBF Hydrogen Energy and Bio Fuels
MCEG Materials For Clean Energy Generation
SGBC Smart-Grids, Zero Energy Buildings and Sustainable Cities
PVE Photovoltaic Energy
STE Solar Thermal Energy
WHE Wind and Hybrid Energies


Submissions may treat various topics such as:
  • Materials and technologies
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Resource assessment and forecasts
  • Optimization
  • System sizing
  • Instrumentation and Control
  • Smart metering
  • Energy efficiency
  • Economics
  • Sustainability, policies and regulations

Special issues in partner journals

Recent Advances in Renewable Energy Technologies

Recent advances in renewable energy technologies is a comprehensive reference based on the International Renewable Energy Congress (IREC) covering critical research and industry developments on renewable energy technological, production, conversion, storage and management. Covering solar energy system (thermal and photovoltaic), wind energy, hydropower, geothermal energy, bioenergy production and hydrogen production, large scale development of these renewable energy technologies and their impact on global economy and power capacity. The technology advancements include resources assessment and deployment, materials performance improvement, system optimization and sizing, instrumentation and control, modelling and simulation, regulations and policies. Each modular chapter examines recent advances in specific renewable energy systems, providing theoretical and applied aspects of system optimization, control and management and supports them with global case studies demonstrating practical applications and economical and environmental aspects through life cycle analysis. The book is of interest to engineering graduates, researchers, professors and industry professionals involved in the renewable energy sector and advanced engineering courses dealing with renewable energy, sources, thermal and electrical energy production and sustainability.

Key Features

  • Addresses the advantages and disadvantages of all renewable technologies
  • Includes global case studies demonstrating practical applications of renewable energy production and distribution
  • Features video and slideshows in the online e-book for application tutorials

Organized by: Dr. Mejdi Jeguirim (

Sustainable Biomass Resources for Environmental, Agronomic, Biomaterials and Energy Applications

This Special Issue will include papers on the biomass valorization through different applications (The CFP on the journal website): -Energy applications (Biofuels, Biogas, Biodiesiel, …) – Environmental applications (activated carbon synthesis, gaseous and aqueous effluent treatment, …) – Agricultural applications (Biochar, Compost,….) – Materials applications (Biopolymer, composites, building materials,…)

Organized by: Dr. Mejdi Jeguirim (

Optimization of Renewable Energy Resources (ORER)

Renewable Energy Focus seeks to deliver high-value insights across the energy value chain through integrative, comprehensive, and leading-edge research – covering high impact innovations in renewable energy systems integration; modelling and analysis; policy; and business innovations. At the technology level we publish fundamental and applied research (and insights) on commercially-feasible renewable energy technology development across all vertical technology sectors. (The CFP on the journal website)

  • Decentralisation and its impact on decarbonising the grid
  • How should the grid evolve to manage a complex interaction of different energy technology profiles reliably and economically, both in the developed and developing world?
  • The role of Digitisation and advanced IT technology to manage, decarbonise, co-ordinate and optimise the grid (and assets associated with it).
  • How will market forces need to adapt to facilitate an energy transition (for example with regard to Social and consumer attitudes and behaviour; supply and demand; and the economics of integrating different technology profiles).
  • How do the Power markets need to evolve to encourage continued investment in a broad and diverse range of technology profiles and energy systems – many of which have conflicting grid requirements, performance and outputs.
  • What do we need to do to make the electrification of transport possible?

Organized by: Prof. Mohamed Faisal (

Wind as a Source of Energy (WSE)

The session  accepts research papers on rotors and blades aerodynamics; machine subsystems and components design; power generation control and transmission; wind potential estimation and evaluation, wind speed measurement and recording. Extended versions of selected papers will be publishable in WEJ (SAGE).

Organized by: Pr. Mohamed Kesraoui (

Power Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Systems

This special issue will focus on all aspects related to the integration of photovoltaic and other renewable energy systems into existing electricity networks (The CFP on the journal website). The topics of interest are:
  • Smart Grids
  • Renewable Energy
  • Stability of Power Systems
  • Distributed energy resources
  • Integration of Energy Storage with the Power Grid
  • Virtual power plants
  • Grid Frequency control
Extended versions of selected papers will be publishable in Computers and Electrical Engineering (Elsevier).

Organized by: Pr. Ahmad Harb (

Coordinated by: Pr. Fernando Tadeo (

Smart grid, consumer installation challenges, load automation & control and commercial validation

The requirements, challenges and recent technologies for smart grid enhancements are the main scope of this special issue, where authors are encouraged to: • address advancement in smart grid infrastructures and renewables integration. • address energy distribution and management improvement in smart grids. • address challenges in consumer installations : load automation & control and commercial validation
Extended versions of selected papers will be publishable in Energy and Built Environment (Elsevier). The topics covered are:
  • Technical issues that are encountered during the integration of smart renewable energy systems with public grids
  • Advances in energy transmission and distribution techniques to enable lower transmission losses and better energy system integration
  • Real case studies on energy management of loads and sources
  • Comparisons between different hybrid renewable energy and storage systems to achieve cost-effective and ecosystem-friendly solutions for smart grids
  • The effect of architectural design and materials used in buildings and cities for a clean environment.
  • Studies and recommended approaches for the distribution and electricity tariff for “on demand” energy systems used in smart grids

Organized by: Dr. Ahmad Atieh (

Coordinated by: Pr. Maher Chaabene (

Production, Storage and Valorisation of Hhydrogen Energy (PSVHE)

Energy accessed through Hydrogen can be considered as a great and readily available source with a great efficiency with no emissions when used in fuel cells or in internal combustion engines to generate power, no green house effect, non-toxic, can be produced from renewable resources, etc. Various applications based on different aspects of energy through Hydrogen such as production, valorization and storage are the main objectives. (The CFP on the journal website)
Extended versions of selected papers will be publishable in International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (Elsevier)

Organized by: Prof. Abdeslam-Hassen Meniai (