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

Materials and Energy Valorization of Biomass and Waste : The Path for Sustainability anf Circular Economy Promotion

This Special Issue will include papers on Materials and Clean Processes for Sustainable Energy and Environmental Applications: There is an overwhelming compulsion in the development of new materials aiming to reduce the environmental impact of processes in the energy field and to adapt their properties to target applications. Generally, materials developed for specific applications are reconverted for other uses and slightly modified to reach higher performances. A different approach is to create new and target materials for a definite application by varying the synthesis and activation conditions and methodology during preparation. This way, numerous new materials have recently been developed for specific applications in the field of energy. Thanks to the advances in material science, several gas/energy storage and production processes have been transformed/reconverted into clean processes (biofuel industry, fatal energy recovery, renewable energy storage, exhaust gas treatment, wastewater treatment, etc.). The topic of this Special Issue is the implementation of new materials in clean processes in the energy field:
  • Biosourced material for energy recovery (biofuel, chars, etc.);
  • Materials and composites for energy storage (PCM, salt hydrate, zeolites, etc.);
  • Materials and catalytic materials for energy related processes (biofuels production and purification, biogas purification, etc.).
  • Exhaust gas treatment
  • Wastewater treatment technologies;
  • Innovative technologies for the removal of emerging pollutants;
  • Sewage bio-solids management (methanisation, composting,

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.

  • 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 (

Smart power systems with Renewable Energy Storage

This special issue will focus on all aspects related to the integration of photovoltaic and other renewable energy systems into existing electricity networks. 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 (The CFP on the journal website), 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: Pr. Maher Chaabene (

Coordinated by: Pr. Youssef Mahmoud

Production, Storage and Valorisation of Hydrogen 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 (