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IRSEC'15 - 3rd International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference
IEEE Conference

Marrakech & Ouarzazate, MOROCCO, December 10-13, 2015.
Submission deadline : July 31, 2015

Papers of previous editions are indexed in SCOPUS and Thomson Reuters.

Dear Colleague,

We have the real pleasure to invite you to submit a paper to the 3rd International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference (IRSEC'15) which is taking place in the Marrakech from 10 to 13 december 2015.

It is also aimed to be the number one business platform in Morocco for reaching the renewable energy market place and the industry hub for exploring new opportunities, forging deals and participating in unrivalled networking.

IRSEC'15 aims to provide an international forum to facilitate discussion and knowledge exchange of the state-of-the-art research findings and current and future challenges and opportunities related with all facets and aspects of renewable and sustainable energy. The target public of IRSEC'15 includes all interested people from academia, industry and government, particularly, researchers, policy-makers, engineers, PhD and Masters students and other specialists interested in all issues related to renewable and sustainable energy.

The scope of IRSEC'15 covers a broad range of hot topics including renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency, green energy, climate change, sustainable energy systems and smart grid.

IRSEC'15 is an IEEE technically co-sponsored conference. All papers will be submitted to IEEE for potential inclusion in IEEE Xplore and authors of selected papers will be invited to prepare extended versions be published in special issues of international journals (after a second evaluation):

  • Journal of Solar Energy - Elsevier (Impact Factor : 3.46)
  • International Journal of Hydrogen Energy - Elsevier (Impact Factor : 2.93)
  • Energy and Buildings Journal - Elsevier (Impact Factor : 2.88)


  • Solar Energy
  • Wind Energy
  • Sea Power
  • Hydroelectric Power
  • Thermal and Recycling
  • Biomass
  • Command and control systems for RE
  • Eco-Design
  • Transportation generation
  • Distribution Power System
  • Electricity storage
  • Energy harvesting
  • Renewable energy for IT equipments
  • Green technology
  • Hydrogen energy storage
  • Energy efficiency
  • Smart Grid


  • Conference and exhibitions : Ryad Mogador Agdal Hotel - Marrakech, Morocco (23 conference rooms from 20 to 1600 seats, Amphitheatre of 1600 seats, 1500 m2 of exhibition area and a large accommodation capacity).
  • Technical tour : Keynote talks related to CSP and visit of Noor station (CSP - 160 MW)- Ouarzazate, Morocco


So far the following keynote talks are scheduled:

  • Probing the Ultrafast Processes in Photo-Catalytic Materials
    Prof. Emad Flear Aziz, Institute of Methods for Material Development, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin fur Materialien und Energie, Germany
    & Department of Physics, Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany
  • Development of solar modules for desert applications and reliability requirements
    Prof. Joerg Bagdahn, Director, Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics,
    Halle (Saale), Germany
  • Insights into Electrochemical Energy Storage for Transportation and Grid Applications
    Prof. Ilias Belharouak, Research Director of the Energy Storage Group at the Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI),
    and Professor at the College of Science and Engineering at the Hamad Ben Khalifa University (HBKU), Qatar Foundation, Doha, Qatar.
  • Investigation of photo-active materials by surface photovoltage techniques
    Prof. Thomas Dittrich, Helmholtz-Center Berlin for Materials and Energy, Germany.
  • Ink formulation, Inkjet printing and manufacturing thin film solar cells
    Prof. Ahmed Ennaoui, Research Director, Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute, Qatar Foundation.
    Joint Professor, College of Science and Engineering Hamad bin Khalifa Universty (HBKU), Doha, Qatar
  • Challenges in Monitoring Batteries Remotely: Experiences from the Sheffield "Big Battery" Project
    Prof. Peter Hall, Director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Energy Storage and Its Applications, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Ozone, Green Technology Solving Environmental Challenges
    Dr. Saad Y. Jasim, Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute,
    Qatar Foundation, Qatar
  • Role of Social Efficiency Towards Balancing Economic, Social and Environment Development Needs and Challenges: A Case Study on Sustainable Urban Mobility
    Prof. Muammer Koc, Coordinator, Sustainability Division, College of Science and Engineering (CSE), HBKU / Qatar Foundation, Doha, Qatar
  • Earth-Abundant Kesterite Solar Cells: Opportunities and Challenges
    Prof. David Mitzi, Duke University, USA
  • Developments of phase change storage systems for high temperature solar thermal electricity generation
    Prof. Wasim Saman, Director of the Barbara Hardy Institute/ University of South Australia, Australia
  • Progress in high efficiency thin film photovolatics and future prospects
    Prof. Ayodhya N. Tiwari, Head, Laboratory for Thin Films and Photovoltaics, Empa, Dubendorf, Switzerland
  • Cooling the Cities - Urban Heat Island Mitigation Technologies
    Prof. Mat Santamouris, University of Athens, Greece
  • Control of nanomaterials morphology and doping: an interesting strategy to improve the performance of photoanade
    Abdelhafed Taleb, PSL Research University, Chimie ParisTech, Paris, France &
    University of Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
  • Priority R+D topics related to solar thermal power plants
    Prof. Eduardo Zarza, the Head of the PSA R+D Unit (Plataforma Solar de Almeria), Spain


Mohamed Essaaidi
ENSIAS, Director
IEEE Morocco Section, Chair

Youssef Zaz
Mediterranean Space of Technology and Innovation, President
Faculty of Sciences, Abdelmalek Essaadi University, A. Prof


  • Submission deadline (full paper): July 31, 2015
  • Notification to authors: August 30, 2015
  • Final version due: September 10, 2015
  • IRSEC'15: December 10-13, 2015


Youssef Zaz
Tel: +212 (0) 662 102 167


Previous editions are indexed in SCOPUS and Thomson Reuters.


- Received Submissions: 370 from 37 countries
- 176 submissions included in IEEExplore Digital Library:
- 20 plenary conferences
- IRSEC14 Youtube channel :


- Received Submissions: 240 from 37 countries.
- 103 submissions included in IEEExplore Digital Library:
- 5 plenary conferences
- Youtube video :