Call for Papers

"Third Call for Papers - 5th International Symposium on Environment-Friendly Energies and Applications (EFEA 2018) - deadline postponed to June 30th - last deadline!"

In response to the ever increasing interests and technological developments in environmentally friendly energy systems, the Organizing Committee are pleased to welcome you to The 5th International Symposium on Environment Friendly Energies and Applications (EFEA 2018) which will be held in Rome, Italy, on September 24-26, 2018. EFEA is a forum for bringing academics, scientists, engineers and industrial partners together to discuss the recent developments in the areas of environment friendly energies and their applications. The main theme of this symposium is on renewable and sustainable energy systems, hybrid transportation systems and energy security. The hosting institution will be the University of Rome "Sapienza", Faculty of Civil and Industrial Engineering, in close collaboration with the University of Valenciennes (Fr), the University of Northumbria (UK), and the University of L'Aquila (IT).

EFEA 2018 conference topics include but are not limited to


Renewable Energy Technology Roadmap; R & D; Finance; Supply Chain; Marketing

Low Energy Building and Architecture

Green Building; Bioclimatic Architecture; Comfort and Indoor Climates; New Materials; Smart HVAC systems

Advanced Power Systems

Distributed Energy Resources; Smart Grid; Micro-grid; Power Electronic Convertors

Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Electric Cars; Hybrid Engines; Regenerative Brake Systems; Power/Electric Transmission Systems; Battery, Energy Management


Smart Electrical Energy Metering; Fault Tolerated Control Systems; Demand/Power Control

Wind and Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems

Wind Turbine Aerodynamics and Structure; Wind Turbine Load and Power Control; On-grid and standalone Hybrid System; Power/Demand Management Systems; Resource Modelling; Condition monitoring of Wind Apparatus

Solar Thermal and Geothermal

Solar thermal collectors; Solar Heat Pump; Combined Heat/ Power; Geothermal Heat Pump; Geothermal Direct Use

Hydrogen & Fuel Cell

Fuel Cell Power Plants; Hydrogen Production

Hydropower and Marine Energy

Micro & Pico Hydro System; Ocean Thermal Energy; Wave Energy

Energy Storage

High voltage batteries; Battery charge balancing and cooling; Charge/energy management; Ultra-batteries; Thermal, unconventional, Hybrid energy storage systems and Flywheel systems


Biofuel; Biomaterials; Biomass Gasification; Biomass heating systems

Materials in Renewable Energy Technologies

Composite materials; Smart materials; Shape memory alloys

Education and Career

Higher education; Life-long learning; Prospects in green job opportunities

Eco design

Methods and design tools for renewable energy; Eco-design

Energy System Sustainability and Integration

Eco-Sustainable Energy Development; Conventional and Green Power Sources Integration; Special Focus on the Euro-Med Region

Paper Submission

Initial Submission for Review

You need to submit your full-length paper (not an abstract) for review.
Papers should be submitted online via Submit Your Paper.
Note: Only pdf files of up to 2 MB in size are acceptable.
Papers must be prepared according to IEEE standards (templates below).
Note: The length of papers is limited to 6 pages. There is a charge of 50 Euros per each extra page. The number of charged extra pages is limited to two (no paper can be above 8 pages in length). Each submitted paper will be reviewed by at least three independent reviewers.
If your paper is accepted for poster presentation, you need to print and bring your poster with you (size A1).


Camera Ready Submission

This is the final version of your paper as appeared in the conference proceedings.
After, revising your accepted paper according to reviewers' comments, you need to submit the camera ready version of your paper.
As initial submission, the camera ready papers (pdf format of up to 2 MB in size) should be submitted online via Submit Your Paper.
Note: You also need to complete a copyright notice provided by IEEE.

Important Dates

Paper Submission

  • Full paper submission deadline: 30 April 2018

  • Full paper submission deadline: 30 June 2018 [Extended] Final Deadline

  • Notification of acceptance: 15 July 2018

  • Early bird registration deadline: 15 August 2018

  • Camera-ready version submission deadline: 15 August 2018

  • Author registration deadline: 31 August 2018

Paper/Author Registration

  • Early bird registration deadline: 15 August 2018

  • For non-author registration dates and fees see Registration

Special Session/Workshop Organisation

  • Proposal for Special session: 31 March 2018

  • Proposal for Special session: 15 May 2018 [Extended]

Conference Programme

  • Final Programme Publication: 15 August 2018


Delegates will receive a copy of the proceedings at the registration desk. The conference is technically co-sponsorized by the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society. Registered and presented papers will be published in the proceedings that will be indexed on IEEE Xplore.