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The International Conference on Energy and Sustainable Futures (ICESF) 2019

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Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is delighted to host the International Conference on Energy and Sustainable Futures (ICESF) 2019, a multi-disciplinary conference focused on academic research, industrial applications, and energy innovations.

  • From: Monday 9 September 2019, 9 am
  • To: Wednesday 11 September 2019, 5 pm
  • Location: Nottingham Conference Centre, Burton Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
  • Cost: £300 – £600
  • Booking deadline: Monday 9 September 2019, 12.00 am
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Event details

The conference is intended for experts in the field from industry and academia; as well as research students and early career researchers will also include keynote and invited plenary papers from internationally renowned speakers from industry and academia. The conference will also include in parallel the third University Alliance Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA) Energy Summer School for PhD researchers and DTA3 research fellows from more than 14 UK universities.

Themes and scope

The conference includes the following themes:

  • Renewable and clean energy generation.
  • District heating, thermal storage and geothermal technology.
  • Materials research for energy innovation.
  • Energy efficiency and demand side management.
  • Sustainable consumption, recycling and reuse.
  • Energy conservation in buildings.
  • Applications of infrared thermography in energy research.
  • Energy management policy, economics and social science applications.
  • Optimisation of energy systems.
  • Artificial intelligence in energy applications.
  • Smart cities and intelligent buildings.
  • Water conservation and management.
  • Transportation technology and management.
  • Internet of things in energy applications.
  • Materials research for energy innovation.
  • Energy demands, future trends and its environmental impacts.
  • Solutions for by-products of energy generation.
  • Sustainable and resilient cities.
  • Clean energy conversion technologies.
  • Applications of infrared thermography in the energy research.
  • Advances in modelling, simulation and visualisation of energy systems.
  • Cross-thematic areas between energy and bioscience.
  • Energy management policy, economics and social science application.
  • Condition monitoring technology.
  • Energy and sustainability in the MENA region.
  • Enabling technologies for efficiency improvement and Internet of things.
  • Batteries and Energy Storage

The ICESF conference programme is now available and can be downloaded below. Further details will be added to the programme closer to the conference date. The conference committee look forward to seeing you all in Nottingham.

Download the preliminary programme

Journal Publications

Extended versions of papers will be invited for review and may be published in a special issue of International Journal of Design Engineering (IJDE). IJDE is indexed in: Academic OneFile (Gale), Asian Digital Library , cnpLINKer (CNPIEC) , Expanded Academic ASAP (Gale), Google Scholar , Listed in: The BFI lists, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Also, in collaboration with CAE (China Academy of Engineering), selected papers from the conference will be published in a special issue of FEM Frontiers of Engineering Management  journal from Higher Education Press; special issue entitled Resource-saving and Environment-friendly; Engineering Management and Decision Making.

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Registration is now open! reserve your place now via the NTU Online Store.

The registration fee covers the cost of conference attendance including lunch, coffee breaks and the conference formal dinner.

  Early bird
until 1 August 2019 (inclusive)
2 – 30 August 2019
31 August onwards
(including conference dates)
Full delegate £500 £550 £600
student £300 £350 £400
accompanying person
(delegate partners/spouse)
£330 £330 £330
DTA University Alliance: students and supervisors
(part of the DTA Summer School)
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Participants are expected to cover other costs and arrange their own accommodation and travel expenses. Please see venue, accommodation and travel advice at the foot of this page.

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Sponsorship and exhibition package

The ICESF provides exhibition and sponsorship opportunities to help you showcasing your energy related products and services to our UK and international delegates. This multi-disciplinary conference is international in scope, and will bring together distinguished academics and industry experts to focus on academic research, industrial applications and energy innovations.

Secure an exhibit space and/or sponsorship to:

  • showcase your products and services to top researchers and research organisations,
  • network with sector leaders,
  • seek out potential new employees; and
  • discover future user needs to guide your product development.
Sponsorship benefits*


Your logo and link to your website will be included on the conference page and conference materials X X X

Exhibition space conference, to include:

  • One display table.
  • Two chairs.
  • One complimentary conference registration.
  • Two exhibit personnel registrations.
  • One copy of the technical program.
  • Company participation acknowledgement on conference website.
X X  
One conference registration (valued up to £500) X X  
Additional conference registration for a second delegate (valued up to £500) X   
Presentation and workshop session to our delegates X   

Sponsorship is not exclusive to one company. For exclusivity pricing and additional information, please contact the conference organisers.

*Benefits contingent upon date of signed contract.

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Conference committee

Conference Chairs

Professor Amin Al-Habaibeh, Nottingham Trent University (Co-Chair)
Dr. Abhishek Asthana, Sheffield Hallam University (Co-Chair)
Dr. Vladimir Vukovic, Teesside University (Co-Chair)

Organising committee

Ashfaque Alam, Sheffield Hallam University
Amin Al-Habaibeh, Nottingham Trent University
Abhishek Asthana, Sheffield Hallam University
Martina Bella, University of Greenwich
Sam Capp, Manchester Metropolitan University
Giorgio Cucca, Nottingham Trent University
Nneka Daniel, University of Greenwich
Ben Diette, University Alliance
James Eales, Sheffield Hallam University
Jennie Eldridge, University Alliance
Gavin Gillmore, Kingston University
Babatunde Giwa, University of Greenwich
Delano Henry, Kingston University

Deepti Mahajan, Nottingham Trent University
Supattra Maneen, University of Greenwich
Ifrah Mussa, Kingston University
Ukairo Okorie, Kingston University
Olatunde Olide, Coventry University
Matthias Pilz, Kingston University
Prince Rautiyal, Sheffield Hallam University
Jessica Rigby, Sheffield Hallam University
Sherna Salim, Nottingham Trent University
Arijit Sen, Nottingham Trent University
Vladimir Vukovic, Teeside University
Hua Zhong, Nottingham Trent University

ICESF scientific committee

Dr Andrew Oyen Arewa, Coventry University
Dr Jonathan Nixon, Coventry University
Dr Dong-Wook Kwak, Coventry University
Dr Olivier Haas, Coventry University
Dr Helen Roby, Coventry University
Dr Luluwah Al-fagih, Kingston University
Dr Daniel Shin, Nottingham Trent University
Prof Amin Al-Habaibeh, Nottingham Trent University
Dr Fengge Gao, Nottingham Trent University
Dr Will Eadson, Sheffield Hallam University
Dr Michael Short, Teesside University
Dr Anastasios Georgoulas, University of Brighton
Prof David J Timson, University of Brighton
Dr Yehdego Habtay, University of Greenwich
Dr Iosif Mporas, University of Hertfordshire
Dr Antonios Kanellopoulos, University of Hertfordshire
Dr Georgios Pissanidis, University of Hertfordshire
Dr Jovana Radulovic, University of Portsmouth
Dr Amir Nourian, University of Salford
Dr Kary Thanapalan, University of South Wales
Dr Chris Ennis, Teesside University
Dr Seyed Mohammad Shariatipour, Coventry University


For all enquiries please contact the event organisers.

Alternatively please contact professor Amin Al-Habaibeh via email


Nottingham Trent University's city centre location means many of the UK’s biggest and most well-known hotel chains are within walking distance of the University, providing plenty of accommodation choices to suit all requirements and budgets.

Our partners at Nottingham Conference Centre (NCC) offer guidance on a selection of hotels to choose from. Delegates can expect to receive special rates when contacting hotel partners and quoting reference: NCC. 

1. Crowne Plaza Nottingham
Tel: +44 (0)871 942 9161

2. Roomzzz
Tel: +44 (0)203 504 5555

3. Best Western Plus Nottingham City Centre
Tel: +44 (0)115 912 8000

4. Hilton Nottingham
Tel: +44 (0)115 934 9700

5. Premier Inn Nottingham City Centre
Tel: +44 (0)871 527 9658

6. The Strathdon Hotel
Tel: +44 (0)115 941 8501

7. Park Plaza Nottingham
Tel: +44 (0)115 947 7200

8. Hart’s Hotel Nottingham
Tel: +44 (0)115 988 1900

9. SACO Serviced Apartments
Tel: +44 (0)845 122 0405

10. St James Hotel
Tel: +44 (0)115 941 1114

11. Mercure Nottingham
Tel: +44 (0)115 959 9777

12. Lace Market Hotel
Tel: +44 (0)115 852 3232

13. Premier Suites
Tel: +44 (0)115 908 2000

14. Jurys Inn Nottingham
Tel: +44 (0)115 901 6700

15. Park Inn Hotel
Tel: +44 (0)115 935 9988

16. The Nottingham Belfry
Tel: +44 (0)115 973 9393


Full papers submission

Full papers should include the maximum of 6 pages in total.

Please prepare your papers using the paper template.

Poster submission

If your paper is accepted for poster presentation, please prepare the poster using the poster template.

Best papers award

Fro each theme, an award will be given. The award excludes keynote and planetary papers and papers co-authored by the selections committee members.

About Nottingham

Location details


Nottingham Conference Centre


Burton Street

Travel Info:

Whether you're travelling to our City Campus by car, train, coach or air, visit our maps and directions page to plan your journey.

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