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14–16 September 2020 The First World Energies Forum—Current and future Energy Issues

Rome, Italy

It is our sincere pleasure and great honor to announce The First World Energies Forum—Current and future Energy Issues, organized by the MDPI open-access journal Energies and Sapienza University of Roma.

The WEF-1 aims to provide a forum for direct communication between scholars, favored also by personal contacts between younger and experienced researchers, regarding advanced research and technical content spanning the area of mechanical engineering, with specific focus on energy issues and Thermal Sciences in both fundamental and applied engineering sciences. The main topics and sessions of the conference cover:

  • Energy Fundamentals, Primary Energy Sources
  • Secondary Energy Sources, Intermediate and Final Energy Use
  • Energy Conversion Systems
  • Energy Policy, Energy Research
  • Exergy

We are very enthusiastic about the conference of The First World Energies Forum and are relying on you to make it a successful event.

We very much look forward to seeing you at this exciting forum in Roma.

15–17 September 2020 The 8th World Sustainability Forum


September 2020 marks the 5th birthday of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. If it were a child and given the right circumstances, it would now have developed fine motor skills, be able to stand on one foot for 10 seconds, have long conversations, and start to develop independence and responsibility. With The 8th World Sustainability Forum, we are not only celebrating a birthday, but are also taking stock of where we are in relation to a more sustainable world, what has worked, what has not yet worked, and where we need to go next. Sustainability has gained considerable traction: Many countries have integrated sustainability and environmental protection as part of their national development agenda, many businesses have realized the considerable long-term potential in sustainable development, and many research agendas have aligned with sustainability goals. It is now time for the research, policy, and business communities to enter into enduring dialog and to embrace greater global responsibilities. With this event, we hope to contribute to building a platform and network for a sustainability agenda that fosters partnerships among stakeholders beyond the boundaries of academic disciplines, narrow national agendas, and quarterly spreadsheets. The quest is to conceive of ways to assure long-term sustainable development for our people, our planet, as well as societal and corporate profit. In light of the importance of developing institutional partnerships and networks, this forum will be coordinated by MDPI, the UN Global Compact, the Global Footprint Network, and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

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3–5 June 2020 The Sixth International Conference on Computational Methods for Thermal Problems

Budva, Montenegro

The world energy situation has become critical and new issues are arising in the sector of energy conversion. Many of these issues are strictly related to thermal problems, and the possibility to solve these problems efficiently is very often related to developments in computer models. Thermal problems are also becoming more and more relevant in interdisciplinary areas of research, such as bioengineering and nanotechnology, where new models and solution methods need to be developed.

The International Conference on Computational Methods for Thermal Problems aims at bringing together researchers, scientists, practitioners and students interested in this area of research in order to discuss most recent developments and challenges that the future holds in this field.

Between 1979 and 1997, a number of meetings on computational thermal problems were organised by Professor R.W. Lewis and his colleagues. Lately, it has been revived as Computational Methods for Thermal Problems. ThermaComp Conferences has become a venue to discuss, share, and disseminate new ideas, continuing to successfully cover the following areas (examples in parentheses, but not confined to them), with particular focus on AP region wherever possible.

Topics of the conference:

  • Conduction, convection and radiation
  • Coupled problems
  • Heat and mass transfer in porous media
  • Numerical methods
  • High performance computing
  • Biological heat and mass transfer
  • Heat exchangers and fuel cells
  • Boiling and condensation
  • Power plants and equipment
  • Energy conversion
  • Refrigeration and air-conditioning
  • Chemical processes and heat transfer
  • Reactive heat and mass transport
  • Micro- and nano- heat transport
  • Phase change problems.

More detailed information about the conference at:

23–26 June 2020 ASES SOLAR 20/20

Washington DC, USA

The clean energy community has faced a multitude of challenges and COVID-19 is just another. Our ASES June 2020 virtual meeting empowers all of us to broaden the participation by orders-of-magnitude to drive the ultimate goal 100% renewable energy. We’ll embrace new technology to leverage the entire portfolio of renewable energy, high-value energy efficiency and energy storage to rebuild the US economy, lower regulated and greenhouse gas emissions, and create a better world.

Participants in the National Solar Conference represent a broad base of solar and renewable energy professionals and thought leaders–researchers, architects, engineers, entrepreneurs, installers, manufacturers, businesses, economists, finance professionals and policy makers.

Annually, our conference includes:

Technical sessions

Forum discussions

Plenary panels


Fast-paced switch presentations

Public solar displays

Various networking events

Awards celebration including recognition of women in solar energy

Presentation/speaking opportunities

ASES conferences have a long track record of tackling tough topics, revealing game-changing breakthroughs, and serving to inspire the very people who inspire us. Together, over the years, we’ve witnessed the remarkable transformation of the solar and renewable energy industry and what these cumulative efforts have made possible.

More detailed information about the conference at:

25–27 June 2020 International Conference on Electronics, Computers and Artificial Intelligence (ECAI) ECAI 2020, 12th Edition

Bucharest, Romania

The very rapid growth of global energy demand over the last decade and the demand for sustainable development are in the attention of governments and specialists from all countries, being also a topic of high interest under the ECAI 2020 Conference with Energy - MDPI as media and publishing partner, where will be organized special workshops on:

"Advanced techniques to increase the autonomy of the plug-in electric vehicles - AT2APEV",

"Fuel Cell Renewable Hybrid Power Systems",

"Advanced Modeling, Control, and Optimization Methods in Power Hybrid Systems”,

which will covered specific subjects on Energy & Environmental issues:

  • Advanced Modeling and Optimization methods for automotive applications;
  • Advanced Modeling and Optimization methods for stationary applications;
  • Advanced Modeling and Optimization methods for microgrid;
  • Mathematical modeling for power hybrid system;
  • Real time simulation for power hybrid systems;
  • Fuel Cell (FC) systems: modeling, control, optimization, and innovative technologies to improve the fuel economy, lifetime, reliability and safety in operation;
  • Hybrid Power Systems (HPSs) based on Renewable Energy Sources (RESs) (RES HPS): optimized RES HPSs architectures; Global Maximum Power Point Tracking (GMPPT) control algorithms to improve the energy harvesting from RESs; advanced Energy Management Strategies (EMSs) to optimally ensure the power flow balance on DC (and/or AC bus) for stand-alone RES HPSs or grid-connected RES HPSs (micro-, nano-grids etc.);
  • RES HPS with FC system as backup energy source (FC RES HPS): innovative solutions to mitigate the RES power variability and load dynamics to Energy Storage Systems (ESSs) by control of the generated FC power; DC voltage regulation and/or load pulses mitigation by active control of the power converters from hybrid ESS;
  • FC vehicles (FCVs) and electric vehicles (EV): FCV and EV powertrain, ESSs topologies and hybridization technologies and EMSs to improve the fuel economy;
  • Optimal sizing of FC RES HPSs, and EVs and FCVs;
  • Microgrids, nanogrids, smart-grids, smart cities, and smart associations of farms, buildings, parking and homes;
  • Smart-grid cyber security using the Energy Internet, blockchain and smart contracts -based applications;
  • Operations of smart associations integrated with distributed generation;
  • Business opportunities, open issues and future trends.

Besides the topic on Energy & Environmental issues, other ECAI topics will be related to:

  • Electronic circuits and equipment;
  • Communications;
  • Software, databases, and computer applications;
  • Artificial Intelligence, including Expert systems;
  • Signal and image processing;
  • Microwaves - techniques and technologies & EMC;
  • Bio-medical applications & biomaterials;
  • Control, robotics and mechatronics;
  • Electrical engineering applications;
  • Educational multimedia applications;

The best papers will be selected for the Special Issues in Energies ([Impact factor 2.707] Fuel Cell Renewable Hybrid Power System), Guest Editor, Nicu Bizon () – general chair of ECAI conference,

6–7 July 2020 5th Renewable Energy Sources - Research and Business (RESRB-2020)

Brussels, Belgium

The Renewable Energy Sources - Research and Business (RESRB) conference is designed as a platform for reporting, discussing, improving and disseminating recent developments in renewable energy science, technology, business and policy. Participants from various organisations such as universities, institutes, NGOs, associations, industries etc. are invited. It is an international event with ambitions to share leading research expertise and facilitate business development and thus to be one of the most influential renewable energy knowledge transfer channels. The conference is a must for research groups at the cutting edge of renewable energy science, technology, policy and business development. The conference through its unique research & business model will facilitate synergies between academia and commercial sectors. Delegates from enterprises seeking innovations and expanding to new markets may benefit from sponsoring, exhibiting and networking thus improving their business environment. RESRB is particularly focused on countries applying green growth policies and plays the role in informing policymaking processes. The participation mode can be either in-person or virtual. Publication will be on Book of Abstracts, Proceedings, journals, edited books and books.

For further details, please, visit the workshop website.

17–19 July 2020 Advanced Nanomaterials Nonference (ANM2020)

University of Aveiro, Aveiro - Portugal

ANM is a conference series on Advanced Nano Materials held annually at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. 17th Edition ANM2020 ( will be held from July 15-17 July focusing on the following events:

  • 17th International conference on Advanced Nanomaterials
  • 10th International conference on Advanced Graphene Materials
  • 9th International conference on Hydrogen Energy
  • 6th International conference on Advanced Magnetic and Spintronics Materials
  • 4th International conference on Advanced Polymer Materials and Nanocomposites
  • 3rd International conference on Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLED)
  • Special session of Solar Energy Materials

18–20 August 2020 SET2020 – the 19th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies

CVK Park Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey

SET 2020 is a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed international conference on sustainable energy sources and technologies that provides a forum for the exchange of latest technical information, the dissemination of the high-quality research results, the presentation of the new developments in the area, and the debate and shaping of future directions and priorities for sustainable development and energy security.

This a major event attended by leading researchers, scientists from industries, universities from over 30 countries. All presented papers either as oral or poster will be published in the conference proceedings at Web of Science.

Deadline for Abstract Submission is Monday 6th April 2020.

Register and pay by Monday 15th June to save 80 euro with our ‘Early-Bird’ rate.

1–4 September 2020 The 55th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC 2020)

Torino, Italy

The 55th International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC 2020, will be held on September 1–4, 2020 in Torino, Italy. The conference will be hosted by Politecnico di Torino. UPEC 2020 continues the long tradition of the UPEC Conferences. These Conferences are particularly aimed at hosting the scientific contributions presented by young researchers and PhD students who meet each other, together with experienced researchers and professors, to discuss their research lines. The Conference UPEC 2020 has the motto “Verifying the Targets” and will deal in particular with research topics concerning the role of electricity for a sustainable energy transition.

More information about UPEC 2020 can be found at:

7–11 September 2020 2nd International Conference on Nanotechnologies and Bionanoscience (NanoBio 2020)

Heraklion, Greece

The 2nd International Conference on Nanotechnologies and Bionanoscience (NanoBio 2020) taking place in Aquila Atlantis Hotel, at the heart of Heraklion City, Crete in 7-11 September 2020. The NanoBio 2020 conference aims to capitalize on the rapid growing and interconnected fields of Nanotechnology and Bioscience, drawing in and providing an interdisciplinary forum for scientists and engineers from academia and industry.

10–11 September 2020 The International Conference on Thermal Energy, Systems and Application (TESA’20)

Rome, Italy

The International Conference on Thermal Energy, Systems and Application (TESA’20) aims to investigate innovative applications, Research Projects, Case Study, Letters, Investigation, Surveys, and last researches in the areas of Energy, Systems, and Application.

It is our pleasure to welcome you to this scientific event which will be held from 10-11 September 2020, in the Fontana di Trevi Conference Centre, Rome, Italy. The TESA international conference provides a forum for both researchers and industrials to present and share their latest findings in all aspects of thermal energy. This provides a unique opportunity to investigate the intersections and the inter-play of the various approaches and solutions developed across this domain. The conference solicits contributions of abstracts, full and short papers that address the main applied thermal energy topics.

13–16 September 2020 30th PTZE Conference

Jastarnia, Poland

The 30th Symposium on Application of Electromagnetism in Modern Engineering and Medicine is devoted to the exchange of experience and dissemination of new ideas, research and work in the field of theoretical and applied electrotechnics, the use of electromagnetism, electrical engineering, the environment, tomography and IT. Conference topics include the use of electromagnetism in engineering and medicine, bioelectromagnetism and environmental protection, computational electromagnetism, applications of electromagnetism in computer science, electromagnetic materials, medical and industrial applications of tomography, and electromagnetism in education and social policy.

22–25 September 2020 Materials Science and Engineering Congress (MSE)

Technische Universität Darmstadt karo5, Auditorium at Karolinenplatz 5 64289 Darmstadt Germany

The flagship event of the German Materials Society (DGM) – the Materials Science and Engineering Congress (MSE) – will be held from 22 to 25 September 2020 at the Technische Universität (TU) Darmstadt, Germany. With more than 1,500 participants, the biannual MSE is one of the largest English speaking congresses in the field of Material Science and Engineering across Europe. Over the past decade, MSE has become an international platform for materials science and engineering experts to present their research to a large international community and to network across borders.

Widely acclaimed for its topical contents and international outlook, MSE 2020 will look over the 100 successful years of DGM as guarantor for the systematic development of the fields of materials science and materials engineering. The past editions of MSE congresses have successfully integrated the expertise and interest of the participants to develop a world-class technical program. MSE 2020 will live up to this tradition through its carefully chosen symposia and plenary speakers and expand the scope of materials technologies from scientific aspects to include the questions of societal, and economic impacts.

In order to address the global challenges for sustainable development and resource-efficient materials technologies, MSE 2020 will continue its tradition of involving an international partner in the meeting programming and has invited South Korea as the International Partner Country in 2020.

The technical program of MSE 2020 will include the participation of globally renowned experts, who will deliver plenary, keynote and thematic talks together with oral presentations over the entire duration of the congress. In addition, posters sessions will be organized to give the younger participants a chance to present their research and interact with their professional peers. Other highlights of programming dedicated to young investigators include a Power-Point-Karaoke and an international workshop on UN Goals on Sustainable Development.

For topics in detail, please visit this link on different symposiums:

20–23 October 2020 3rd International Colloquium on Smart Grid Metrology (SmaGriMet 2020)

Cavtat-Dubrovnik, Croatia

The 3rd International Colloquium on Smart Grid Metrology (SmaGriMet 2020) will be held in Cavtat-Dubrovnik, Croatia, 20–23 October 2020. The colloquium focuses on metrology infrastructure for effective development and deployment of smart grids as well as the accompanying applications and relevant topics.

Following previous experience, it is our pleasure to invite international experts in precise metrology infrastructure for effective development and deployment of smart grids, as well as in broad range of its accompanying applications in ubiquitous wireless and optical sensors, smart cities and vehicles, signal processing, machine learning, energy management and beyond.

The colloquium will provide an environment for exchanging university and industrial knowledge and ideas in the form of oral and poster sessions, invited speaker presentations, special sessions, industrial workshops and exhibitions.

3–5 November 2020 World Ethanol & Biofuels

Brussels, Belgium

The World Ethanol & Biofuels conference is the meeting place for the global ethanol and biofuels industry, bringing together professionals from around the world, including producers, traders, buyers, millers, feedstock growers, technology providers and regulators.

Taking place 3–5 November in Brussels, the 2020 conference will cover the implications of the European Green Deal, expanding consumption in the shipping and aviation sectors, the prospects for advanced biofuels, the market impact of RenovaBio implementation and the demand forecast for China.

The conference also includes the Distillers Grains & Co-Product Diversification Summit and the Molasses & Sugar Beet Pulp Markets Summit, both taking place on November 5th and focusing on opportunities for sugar, ethanol and biofuels producers in alternative markets.

9–12 November 2020 The 2020 Mediterranean Conference on Power Generation, Transmission,Distribution and Energy Conversion

Paphos, Cyprus

The 2020 Mediterranean Conference on Power Generation, Transmission,Distribution and Energy Conversion will be held  9-12th November 2020, in Paphos, Cyprus.

The 12th international IET established MEDPOWER conference is organized by the IET Cyprus local network with the contribution of the IET Greece and Malta network.

MEDPOWER2020 will provide the opportunity for engineers, scientists, technicians, researchers, scholars and companies to exchange ideas and discuss the latest research achievements in academia and industry. The conference also aims to provide a forum to create opportunities for networking and collaboration through series of presentations, talks, exhibitions and special sessions.

MEDPOWER 2020 will cover all aspects of power system design, operation, and planning, including the integration of ICT and energy systems as well as addressing challenges in the future energy markets.

2–4 December 2020 Solar World Congress at 50 (SWC50)

Melbourne, Australia

What is SWC50 - The Century of Solar ?

In 1970 solar research pioneers met at the first International Solar Energy Society (ISES) Conference in Melbourne Australia. ISES is commemorating this with a special 50th Anniversary Conference and Display, called the Solar World Congress at 50 (SWC50), to be held in Melbourne Australia from 2-4 December 2020.

During these past 50 years solar energy has grown from being emerging technologies to a vibrant industry. The Century of Solar highlights the transformation in the global energy sector that has taken place since the first Solar World Congress in 1970 and looks forward to the next 50 years when solar energy will be a major cornerstone of the global energy system. While the focus is on the evolution of solar energy, the importance of other renewable energy sources working together to reach the 100% renewable energy world goal will be a central theme.

SWC50 -The Century of Solar is about the people: researchers, industry players, policy makers, and leaders of NGOs and Non-profit organizations who have all contributed to make solar energy the fastest growing contributor to new electricity capacity.

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