Full-length papers are invited in the following tracks. The keywords are mentioned as suggestions for authors. Submissions are welcome in any research topics related to energy.
A. Conventional energy
Materials for carbon capture, storage, and utilization; conversion economics; carbon capture and conversion by biochemical / biological processes; adsorption and remediation; absorption and recovery processes; optimization of carbon capture and conversion processes.
Advanced coal technologies for sustainable use of coal; utilization of low rank coals; combustion of coal; coal-to-liquids; coal-to-chemicals; coal-to-gas.
A.2 Oil and natural gas
Enhanced oil and gas recovery; new materials and chemicals for processing of oil, gas, and petrochemical products; shale gas; natural gas hydrates.
A.3 Nuclear energy
Nuclear reactors; reactor physics; reactor thermal-hydraulics; reactor control; nuclear fuel cycle; nuclear power plants; progress towards controlled fusion; low / intermediate temperature applications of plasma; safety and economics.
Internal combustion engines; utilization of alternate fuels; zero emission vehicles.
B. Non-conventional and renewable energy
B.1 Solar thermal
Non-concentrating and concentrating collectors; concentrating solar power; solar thermal energy for industrial process heat; solar thermal applications (drying, desalination, cooking, cooling, refrigeration, water heating); solar passive heating and cooling.
B.2 Solar PV
PV cell materials and devices; fundamental studies on materials and systems modelling of PV cells; reliability and performance of PV modules; planning and design of PV power projects; performance monitoring, operation, and maintenance aspects of PV power projects.
B.3 Biomass and biofuels
Biodiesel, bioethanol, biogas; combustion; gasification; pyrolysis; torrefaction; HTL; biomass-to-liquid; bio-oil; bio-char.
Plastic pyrolysis; solid waste to energy; sewage waste to energy.
B.5 Wind, hydro, and ocean energy
On-shore and off-shore wind power; repowering wind farms; ocean / tidal energy; micro, mini, and small hydro power systems.
B.6 Fuel cells
Fuel cells for stationary and mobile applications; catalysts and materials for fuel cells.
B.7 Grid integration of renewables
Grid integration of renewables (solar PV, wind, hydro, etc.); system integration of renewables; power system operation and control; power electronics for renewables; grid code regulation; demand side response; forecasting resource availability and electricity output of solar and wind power projects for scheduling.
B.8 Microgrids and smart grids
Architecture; topologies; control; power electronics; power quality; protection; wide area measurement and control, distributed generation.
B.9 Electric vehicles
Charging (slow, medium, boost); battery management system; hybrid vehicles; grid integration of electric vehicles.
C. Energy storage
C.1 Thermal storage
Modelling and design of thermal energy storage (sensible, latent heat) systems; materials for thermal storage; phase change materials; encapsulation; charge-discharge cycles; thermocline storage; novel storage concepts.
C.2 Thermochemical and hydrogen storage
Modelling and design of thermochemical energy storage systems; hydrogen storage (compressed, liquid and solid state storage); materials for solid state hydrogen storage; modelling and design of hydrogen storage systems.
C.3 Electrochemical storage
Storage materials; electrode materials and components for batteries (catalysts, membranes, etc.); Li-batteries and beyond Li-ion batteries; battery management systems; safety and reliability; modelling, design, and simulation (electrode / electrolyte interface phenomena, novel materials, electrode poisoning).
D. Energy policy, economics, management
Energy policy; systems modelling and analysis; energy resources, procurement, integration, and optimization; energy auditing; energy benchmarking.
Energy economics; financing of energy projects; incentives for promoting sustainable energy options; hybrid / integrated systems; polygeneration systems; multi-vector energy systems.
Energy management; demand side management; energy efficiency; energy efficient built environment; thermal performance of buildings; net zero energy buildings; energy efficient cooling of electronic devices.
E. Energy, environment, society
Environmental impacts of energy use; life cycle analysis; sustainability analysis; carbon footprint; land and water footprint; sustainable energy solutions for industrial and commercial sectors.
Rural electrification; energy access; energy poverty (rural, urban); gender and energy; energy-water nexus; clean cooking; green transportation (land, sea, air); social acceptance of clean energy initiatives.
F. Industry innovations in energy
This special track is dedicated to the participants from industry who are involved in research and development in the energy sector and contribute to the innovation in any energy related area. The participants may present their work in any of the research topics mentioned here.
Submissions are also invited on novel methodologies for product design and development, new products, design and analysis of energy systems and equipment from industry perspective, energy efficiency measures in industry and the associated financial impacts, energy benchmarking, sustainable practices, etc.
G. Energy education
This special track is dedicated to the participants from academia involved in teaching energy related courses in the various science, engineering, management, humanities, and social science programmes.
The participants may present their experience in areas such as curriculum design, teaching methodology, pedagogical challenges, etc. with respect to energy related courses and degree programmes (undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral, etc.) Submissions are also invited on academic challenges and placement opportunities for energy graduates.