The presentations under this theme will cover the latest and novel research approaches towards the development and demonstration components, equipment, technologies and systems involving thermal processes for the production, storage, utilization, and conservation of energy. Following topics are expected to be covered under thus theme:

  • Components and equipment such as heat exchangers etc.
  • Heat pumps, heat pipes and refrigeration plants
  • Combined heat and power (CHP)  and advanced alternative cycles
  • Polygeneration
  • Combustion processes applied in thermal systems
  • Heat transfer enhancement
  • Unit operations involving thermal engineering processes
  • Industrial thermal processes & energy

This theme will focus on the socio-technical aspects of energy management. The talks on this theme will particularly address innovative and smart approaches in energy management, energy efficiency, smart approaches for engaging local communities in energy projects and the relationship between climate change and energy. The major topics to be covered under this theme will include but may not be restricted to:

  • Intelligent energy management systems: smart procedures and approaches for reducing waste of energy.
  • Smart socio-technological approaches for reducing cost of renewable energy.
  • Energy for development: sustainable growth at community, local, national and international levels.
  • Energy project management.
  • Energy policy making: energy and environmental regulations.
  • Climate change and energy.

This theme covers all the aspects related to power engineering such as generation, transmission, utilization and control. The presentations based on this theme may cover any form of applied research, development of new procedures or components, original application of existing knowledge or new design approaches. The following list indicates the topics that fall under this category:

  • Modern power systems with conventional and renewable power.
  • Impacts of large scale renewable power integration.
  • Resilient transmission network: system reliability and security
  • On-grid and Off-grid micro-grid systems, distributed generation.
  • Power system protection: transition from conventional power system to modern power system; smart grids, component and system protection.
  • Power system operations and control.  
  • Smart grids: demand response, energy efficiency, smart appliances.
  • HVDC: converters, inverters, control, DC breakers and transmission system

This theme will focus on the latest developments, opportunities and challenges in the renewable energy technologies with specific reference to the national/regional needs and developing socio-economic scenarios. It will mainly cover, though may not be limited to, the following topics:

  • Solar energy
  • Wind power
  • Hydro energy
  • Fuel cells
  • Biofuels
  • Biomass gasification
  • Alternate and enabling energy technologies