ICCMREA - Composite materials & renewable energy apps 2014

International conference on composite materials and renewable energy application - Sousse, Tunisia 2014




Prof. Enrico Traversa


Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Physical Science and Engineering Division
Solar and Photovoltaics Engineering Research Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), KSA 









Prof. Radhouane Chtourou 


Centre de recherche et de la technologie d’Energie (Crten) in Tunisia. 

Consultant of the Tunisian Ministry of High Research




Prof. Gilles Flamant

Director of PROMES (Processes Materials and Solar Energy Laboratory), France Composite and nanostructured materials in concentrated solar thermal energy technologies

Abstract - Concentrated solar thermal energy technologies convert linear or point focused solar radiation into medium and high temperature heat that is further used in thermal, thermodynamic and chemical systems to produce process heat, electricity and chemicals respectively. These technologies involve similar components used in the main sub-systems, namely the concentrator, the absorber/receiver, the storage and the energy conversion device.


This conference will present examples of composite and nanostructured materials use in the above mentioned sub-systems:

  • Concentrator: sandwich mirrors and reflectors;

  • Solar receiver: nanostructured selective coatings;

  • Storage: composite materials for heat performance improvement;

  • Energy conversion device: nanopowders for producing hydrogen or syngas using redox cycles.

The presentation will emphasize the main advantages of selected composite and nanostructured materials.





ICCMREA’ 2014 reports progress and development of methodologies, technologies, planning and implementation, tools and standards in Composite Materials and Renewable Energy through its conference.


An important goal of the conference is to provide a solid platform for a diverse gathering of scholars, researchers, developers, educators, and practitioners where they can discuss ideas, innovations, applications and systems. This hub of scientific activity leads to more developments and research breakthroughs. The conference makes concerted effort to reach out to participants affiliated with diverse entities (such as: universities, institutions, corporations, government agencies, and research centers/labs) from all over the world.


Call for Papers www.iccmrea.net

Venue: El Mouradi Club, Port El Kantaoui, Sousse, Tunisia.


ICCMREA’ 2014 is dedicated to cutting edge research that addresses scientific needs of academic researchers and industrial professionals to explore new horizons of knowledge on various Composite Materials & Renewable Energy related applications and research. ICCMREA’ 2014 is scheduled to include high-quality paper presentation sessions revealing the latest research findings, and to engage participants in interesting discussion sessions. We seek novel paper submissions to be presented or posted (as a poster paper) in ICCMREA’2014 with topics broadly including, but not limited to :


Composite Materials

  • Active and Passive Health Monitoring ; Applications of Composites; Automated Composites Manufacturing

  • Bio-inspired Composites; Biomedical Composites; Biomimetic Composites; Carbon Matrix Composites; Ceramic Matrix Composites.

  • Metal Matrix Composites

  • Liquid Composite Molding

  • Fatigue, Damage, Fracture, Durability and Aging

  • Emerging NDE Technology and Reliability issues; Energy Technology Applications

  • Environmental Awareness and Life Cycle Analysis; Experimental Techniques

  • Fibers, Matrices, Interfaces and Interphases

  • Green Composites

  • Impact and Dynamic Responses; Infrastructures; Interlaminar Reinforcements

  • Low Cost Technologies

  • Mechanical Properties; Modelling of Laminated Plates and Shells; Multi-functional Composites; Multi-scale Modeling

  • Nanotechnology Composites

  • Physical Properties; Probabilistic Analysis, Reliability and Design; Processing and Manufacturing Technologies

  • Recycling; Repair Technologies

  • Sandwich Technologies; Standardization; Structural Power Materials; Structural Response and Design

  • Technology Transfer; Textile Composites

  • Wood and Paper

Renewable Energy 

  • Bio Fuels

  • Climatic and Environmental Issues; Control and optimisation of renewable energy systems;

  • Decarbonising Cities and Regions;

  • Economics and Finance; Energy and Lifestyle; Energy Efficiency; Energy from Waste; Energy Policy

  • Geothermal; Governance and Regulation;

  • High efficiency power storage systems: battery systems; reversible fuel cells; flywheel systems; super-capacitors; thermo electricity, bio fuel, Grätzel cells;

  • Low Energy Architecture;

  • Novel high efficiency distribution systems and low voltage busses;  Novel primary sources: bio-mass generation schemes; Sterling cycle engines; bio-fuelled diesel generators;

  • Photovoltaic Technologies; Policy and Economics;

  • Remote Area Power Supply; Renewable energy technologies: photo-voltaics, solar thermal, biomass, geothermal systems.

  • Micro-wind turbines, horizontal and vertical axis aero-generators. On-site, off-grid, grid-supplemented generation systems; combined heat and power (CHP) and micro-CHP systems;

  • Sensors and instrumentation technology, virtual sensors; Smart Grid;

  • Smart monitoring and control using intelligent systems; high-efficiency switching systems; highly-efficient voltage conversion systems;

  • Solar Thermal Application; Sustainable Information and Communication Technology (ICT):

  • Green Information Technology (GIT), performance, environmentally sustainable computing, energy-efficient systems;

  • Transport;

  • Wave and Tidal Energy; Wind Energy;

  • Zero Carbon Urban Design;

  • Physics of the Sun. Variations of the solar Activity

  • Measurement, modeling, forecasting,  and prediction of solar irradiance

  • Strategies for harnessing solar energy

  • Space weather: influences of the Sun on the Earth

Combination of composite materials & Renewable Energy Applications

  • Applications to building services: heating and ventilating control systems for reduced energy use; building management systems; low energy building technology; low energy lighting systems; high-output light LED lighting systems; passive solar heating systems;

  • Energy and Environmental Assessment in buildings and cities: life cycle analysis methodologies; tools and life cycle analysis; triple-bottom-line analysis, environmental management systems, environmental impact assessment systems, Environmental Sustainability and Development;

  • Intelligent Buildings: Integration of renewable energy in buildings and cities, Business development and energy services for sustainable buildings and cities;

  • Intelligent Systems for sustainability: Smart, Sustainable, and Economy systems; processes, cloud computing; Governance of Sustainability in energy and buildings: Green economy and governance; Green energy and environment; regional development; financial and regulatory mechanisms, models and tools;

  • People in Intelligent Buildings and cities: sustainable behavior and ICT in homes and premises, sustainable practices in intelligent buildings;

  • Policy perspective on Sustainability in energy and buildings: Environmental policy; air pollution policy; water pollution policy; land management; waste management; biomass management; social aspects;

  • Sustainable Building technologies: low energy architectures, energy efficient buildings, highly-efficient insulation, novel sustainable building materials and techniques, passive heating and cooling, material for energy storage;





IEEE Tunisia Section (Technical)

IEEE Tunisia Section Industry Applications Society (IAS) – Tunisia Chapter





Abhijit Das Tripura University
Able Alias Mahathma Gandhi University
Ahmed Kora Ecole Supérieure Multinationale de Télécommunications
Ajinkya Deshmukh Uurmi System Pvt. Ltd.
Akeem Adebomehin University of Essex
Ala’ Aburumman University of South Australia
Alessio Botta University of Napoli Federico II
Ali Etemadi Tarbiat Modares University
Ali Farrokhtala UTM, MALAYSIA
Ali Yavari KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Amin Mohajer Iran Telecommunication Research Center (ITRC)
Amin Zehtabian University of Tarbiat Modares
Amitkumar Manekar Rgpv
Amritam Das Srm University
András Korn Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Andreas Kliem Technische Universität Berlin
Andrei Shin Samsung SDS Co., Ltd.
Angelo Trotta University of Bologna
Anil Dahiya Manipal University Jaipur
Animesh Jha Bharati Vidyapeeth’s College of Engineering, GGSIPU
Antonio Cimmino Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Arun Sharma Thapar University
Atieh Rajabi Khamesi University of Tehran
Awais Khawar Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Ayad Abdulqader Mosul University
Aziz Ur Rehman COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
Baher Mawlawi CEA – LETI
Balambigai Subramanian Kongu Engineering College
Benjamin Burnett Architecture Technology Corporation
Benoit Hudzia SAP Research
Bijay Sahu Ali Bin Ali Technology Solution
Bingshuang Liu Peking University
Borhan Kazimipour Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)
Bruce Ndibanje Dongseo University
Chackrapani Nalavade University of Pune
Chandrasekaran Shunmugam Periyar Maniammai University
Charit Upadhyay Ldrp Gandhinagar
Chiranjib Sur ABV-Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management, Gwalior
Christopher Swartz University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Constandinos Mavromoustakis University of Nicosia
Daniela Castelluccia University of Bari
Demostenes Zegarra Rodriguez University of Sao Paulo
Dennis Kergl Universität der Bundeswehr München
Ehsan Amiri Islamic Azad University, Nourabad Mamasani
Elhadj Benkhelifa Staffordshire University
Elochukwu Ukwandu Imo State University, Owerri
Emmanouil Kafetzakis NCSR Demokritos
ET-Tahir Zemouri University of Science and Technology Houari Boumedienne
Fasee Ullah Umm Al-Qura University
Fawaz AL-Hazemi Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Filippo Rebecchi UPMC Sorbonne Universités
Francesco Serino ATS
G Thakur MANIT Bhopal
Gabriel Arrobo University of South Florida
George Alexandropoulos Athens Information Technology
Grace Penuel Research and Academic Writting
Guolei Yang Iowa State University
Haibo Zhou Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Hamed Khiabani University Technology Malaysia
Hetul Sanghvi Texas Instruments Inc
Hieu Dang University of Manitoba
Hina Tabassum KAUST
Hiroyuki Yamauchi Fukuoka Institute of Technology
Huhnkuk Lim California Institute of Technology
Humberto Fernandes Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte
Igor Salkov Donetsk National University
Ihab Al-Jayyousi Qatar University
I-Hsuan Peng Minghsin University of Science and Technology
Ismail Saritas Selcuk University
Jaewook Yu Intel Corporation
Jair Silva Federal University of Espírito Santo
James Nightingale University of the West of Scotland
Jan Karasek Brno University of Technology
Jaspreet Singh Banarasidas Chandiwala Institute of Information Technology
Jayash Sharma Hindustan Institute of Technology & Management
Jinxiang Du Northwestern Polytechnical University
John Oladosu University of Zululand
Josef Preishuber-Pfluegl CISC Semiconductor GmbH
Jovana Zoroja University of Zagreb
Kalaivani Chellappan Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Katia Sarsembagieva NCSR Demokritos
Keyvan Ansari Queensland University of Technology
Khoula Al Sadi Al Musanna College of Technology
Kiyoshi Tanaka Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
Kongyang Chen SIAT, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Kumar Mandula Centre for Developemnt of Advanced Computing
Lakshmi Devasena C IBS, Hyderabad
Laura Escamilla Universidad de Colima
Leonardo Gardini State University of Ceara
Lingala Thirupathi JNT University
Lotfi Osman Higher School of Communication of Tunis
Lu Ye Broadcom Corporation
Luca Bedogni University of Bologna
Lucio Agostinho University of Campinas
Mahalingam Pr Mangalam College of Engineering
Mallikharjuna Nuka Annamacharya Institute of Technology & Sciences
Manish Gupta Hindustan Institute of Technology and Management, Agra
Marco Mondelli EPFL
Maria-Estrella Sousa-Vieira University of Vigo
Marlita Mat Yusof Universiti Teknologi MARA
Marlos Corrêa Centro Tecnológico do Exército
Mazin Alshamrani University of Surrey
Mehmet Tahir Sandikkaya Istanbul Technical University
Meisam Nesary Moghadam Amirkabir University of Technology
Mejdi Kaddour University of Oran
Melih Karaman Bogazici University
Michael Sievers Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Mingju Gong Tianjin University of Technology
Mohamed Elwekeil Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology
Mohamed Hussien Misr University For Science and Technolgy
Mohammad Hossein Ahmadzadegan University of Vaasa
Mohammad Pourhomayoun Cornell University
Mohammad Yeakub UniKL MIIT
Mohammed Allozy IT Engineer
Mohammed Baidas Kuwait University
Mehdi Sanaatiyan Mazandaran University of Science and Technology, Iran
Mohd Zuli Jaafar Universiti Teknologi MARA
Mohsen Karimzadeh Kiskani University of California, Santa Cruz
Mostafa Abedi Multimedia University
Moeiz Miraoui Umm Al-Qura University, Mekkah, KSA
Mouhamed Abdulla Concordia University
Muhammad Murtaza University of Engineering and Technology Lahore
Muhammad Nazir Lahore College for Women University
Naeimeh Omidvar HKUST
Nancy Evans IUPUI
Nandu S Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning
Nasimi Eldarov Saarland University
Nattee Pinthong Rajabhat Rajanagarindra University
Nazir Ahmad Aligarh Muslim University
Nellipudi Srinivasulu JNTU Hyderbad
Nidal AlBeiruti University of South Wales
Ooruchintala Obulesu JNTUA Anantapur
Orlewilson Maia Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Pankaj Kulkarni Rajasthan Technical University
Paulus Sheetekela MIPT SU
Pawan Bhandari Alcatel-Lucent
Pawel Swiatek Wroclaw University of Technolgy
Peiyan Yuan Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
Pratap Sahu University of Montreal
Praveen p\Palanisamy Vellore Institute of Technology
Qinyin Chen Glyndwr University
Qiuyu Peng California Institute of Technology
Radhika Hirannaiah Wichita State University
Rahat Ullah Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
Raja Zahilah Raja Mohd Radzi Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Rajeev Kumar Teerthanker Mahaveer University Moradabad
Rajesh Kochher Gurukula Kangri, Haridwar
Rajesh Soni BSA College of Engineering and Technology
Raquel Rodrigues Universidade Federal de Campina Grande- UFCG
Rivindu Perera Informatics Institute of Technology
Rodrigo Freitas Amazonas State University
Ross Henderson National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Ryan Zammit Middlesex University
Sachin Singh IIT Roorkee
Sanjaya Kumar Panda Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad
Santanu Halder Government College of Engineering and Textile Technology, Berhampore
Saravanan Logan Coimbatore Institute of Technology
Sarvesh Sharma BITS-Pilani
Satea Alnajjar University Malaysia Perlis
Sayed Amir Hoseini Amirkabir University of Tehran
Sebastian Meiling Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
Seyed Mohssen Ghafari Borujerd Branch, Islamic Azad University
Seyed Rahman Soleimani Islamic Azad University-Mashhad Branch
Shima Asaadi Amirkabir University of Technology
Shiqiang Wang Imperial College London
Song Zheng Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
Soumya Kanti Datta EURECOM
Sriram Natarajan NTT Innovation Institute Inc
Stormy Stark Penn State University
Sudeep Bhattarai Tennessee State University
Suman Sankar Bhunia Jadavpur University
Swapnali Ghadge PVPPCOE
Tae (Tom) Oh Rochester Institute of Technology
Tamer Nadeem Old Dominion University
Thanikaiselvan Veeramalai VIT University
Umer Abbasi Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS
V. K. Varma Gottumukkala University of Texas at Dallas
Vikrant Bhateja Shri Ramswaroop Memorial Group of Professional Colleges, Lucknow (UP)
Vinit Agrawal Gyan Vihar University
Volkan Ozduran Istanbul University
Waleed Ejaz Sejong University
Dr.Eng. Waail Mahmod Al-Waely Al-Mustafa University College, Iraq
Wei Shi University of Science and Technology of China
Weiheng Jiang Chongqing University
XianDong Cui Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
Xiaolei Chen Lanzhou University of Technology
Xiaoya Hu Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Xiao-Yang Liu Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Xun Wang Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications
Yang Wu Cisco Systems
Yassine Abdulsalam Alcatel-Lucent
Yatendra Sahu MANIT Bhopal
Yinglong Xia IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
Yong Liao NARUS INC.
Youcef Touati University of Paris 8 SAINT-DENIS
Yubin Zhao Freie Universität Berlin
Yufeng Wang University of South Florida
Yun Cao University of Alberta
Yung-Wey Chong National Advanced IPv6 Centre of Excellence




  • Intelligent Control Systems 

  • Machine Vision

  • Intelligent Transportation

  • Intelligent Systems Instrumentation

  • Modeling and Simulation

  • Image and Data Processing

  • Man Machine Interaction

  • Robotics

  • Motion Control

  • Power Electronics

  • Motors and Drives

  • Mechanical Systems





Sousse, Tunisia

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Official language Arabic and French. National Currency: Tunisian dinar (TND), 1.00 USD = 1.50650 TND, 1.00 EUR = 1.96197 TND

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