3rd AIGE/IIETA International Conference and 12th AIGE 2018 Conference

Jun/14 08:00 - Jun/16 08:00

Reggio Italy 




3rd AIGE/IIETA International Conference and 12th AIGE 2018 Conference on "Energy Conversion, Management, Recovery, Saving, Storage and Renewable Systems"

The 3rd AIGE/IIETA International Conference and 12th AIGE 2018 Conference on "Energy Conversion, Management, Recovery, Saving, Storage and Renewable Systems" is organized under the joint auspices of the AIGE and IIETA with the aim of providing technical information to their members and to the scientific and industrial community at large.

The joint Conferences shall foster a binding platform for researchers from universities, research institutions and industries as well as students to network, learn more and share their knowledge. They will pursue the goal of providing a forum for the exposure and the exchange of technical/scientific information.

The joint Conferences will give the opportunity to discuss the state of the art and to present experimental, analytical and numerical results in Energy Conversion Systems, in Energy Management, in Energy Recovery Systems, in Energy Saving Techniques, Energy Storage Systems and Renewable Systems, with a particular attention to the engineering, environmental and economic aspects.

The following list of topics is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather to indicate topics that fall within the aim of the conference.

1 - Energy Conversion and Management:

Analysis and optimization of energy processes - Cogeneration and combined heat, power and refrigeration - Combustion improvements and combustion of new fuels - Industrial and domestic use of energy - Energy conversion and storage – Energy Efficiency in Buildings – Improvement of Indoor Air Quality – Energy Saving in Transportations – Power Plants and Equipment – Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning – Low Enthalpy Energy Sources – Energy Harvesting

2  - Energy Planning and Policy:

Economic and Policy Issues - Energy Analysis - Energy Planning and Energy Management - Energy supply security - Environmental, Social and Economic Impacts of Energy Policies and Usage - Overview of the Global and Regional Energy Scene - Problems of Modeling and Forecasting - Integrated Energy Systems - Optimal Use of Energy Resources - Energy and Environmental Regulation.

3 - Power Systems and Networks:

Electricity Supply and Demand – Transmission – Distribution – Network Operation – Data Monitoring and Control Systems – Power Grids – District Heating and Cooling – Natural Gas Supply – Power Plants Automation and Control - Power System Metering - Smart Transmission Grids -

4 - Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer:

Heat Exchangers – Conduction, Convection and Radiation Heat Transfer -  Heat Transfer in Fission and Fusion Nuclear Facilities – Exergy Analysis - Entropy Generation Minimization – Heat and Mass Transfer Processes – Thermodynamic Modelling and Optimization – Computational Fluid Dynamics -

5 - Renewable and Nuclear Energy Sources:

Biomass and Bioenergy - Geothermal Energy Systems - Sustainable Energy Systems - Wind Energy - Solar  Thermal and Photovoltaic – Concentrating Solar Power – Waves Energy - Nuclear Power Plants – Hydro Power – Hydrogen Production Technology - Fuel Cells – Tide and Ocean Energy.


Aula Magna Engineering Departments - Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria.


Abstracts must be sent to: aige-iieta2018@unirc.it.


Abstracts submission deadline: February 15, 2018  

Notification of abstract acceptance: until March 4, 2018 

Draft papers submission deadline: March 31, 2018

Final revised paper acceptance: April 28, 2018

Early registration deadline: May 8, 2018


before May 8, 2018 the full fee is 350 € (young graduates, PHD and post PHD students fee 220 €), after this data 400 € (young graduates and PHD student fee 250 €). Guest fee 100 €. One day fee (only audience) 100 €.

The full fee and guest fee also include gala dinner, buffet and coffee breaks. One-day registration do not include gala dinner (extra fee 50 €).

Each extra paper by a registered author will be charged of an extra fee of 100 €.

Special fees are available for industrial sponsorship and exhibitions.

Fees do not include V.A.T., where applicable.


The paper will not be included in the conference proceedings if the authors have not registered at the Conference.

Only the papers presented at the Conference will be reviewed and published in a special issue of an International Journal, Scopus indexed.

Authors of 10 high quality papers will be invited to submit their paper in a completed form for peer review and publication in the International Journal of Heat and Technology.


5 Certificates of Merit will be assigned during the Conference, to be devoted to young graduates, PhD and post PhD students and young researchers, who have carried out significant research work on the Conference issues and present their results with a paper, in oral or poster sessions:

  • 2 for young graduates who present the results of their thesis
  • 2 for PhD and post-PhD students under 32 years old
  • 1 for the best paper presented by young researchers under 35 years old.


Giuseppe Cannistraro, Università di Messina, Italy (Organizer)

Salvatore Freni, CNR-ITAE, Messina, Italy (Organizer)

Matilde Pietrafesa, Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Italy (Organizer)

Enrico Lorenzini, Università di Bologna, Italy, AIGE President, IIETA Directive Board Component

Oronzio Manca, Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Aversa (CE), Italy

Luca A. Tagliafico, Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy

Andrew Zhang, International Information and Engineering Technology Association, IIETA, Canada. 


Adrian Bejan, Duke University, USA; Yogesh Jaluria, State University of New Jersey, USA, Satish G. Kandlicar Rochester Institute of Technology, USA, Pierangelo Andreini Politecnico di Milano, Italy; Ciro Aprea, Università di Salerno, Italy; Carla Balocco Università di Firenze, Italy; Vincenzo Bianco Università di Genova, Italy; Romano Borchiellini Politecnico di Torino, Italy; Said Bouabdallah, University of Laghouat, Algeria; Giuliano Cammarata, Università di Catania, Italy; Giuseppe Cantore, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy; Giuseppe Cannistraro, Università di Messina, Italy; Nicola Cardinale Università della Basilicata, Italy; Maurizio Cellura Università di Palermo, Italy; Giovanni Cortella, Università di Udine, Italy; Franco Cotana, Università di Perugia, Italy; Mario Antonio Cucumo, Università della Calabria, Italy; Maurizio Cumo Università La Sapienza, Roma, Italy; Francesca D’Ambrosio, Università di Salerno, Italy, Livio De Santoli, Università La Sapienza, Roma, Italy, Hamzeh Mustafa Mohammad Duwairi, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan; Vittorio Ferraro Università della Calabria, Italy; Alberto Fichera, Università di Catania, Italy; Giovanni Fracastoro, Politecnico di Torino; Salvatore Freni, CNR-ITAE Messina, Italy; Patrizia Frontera, Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Italy; Adriana Greco Università di Napoli Federico II, Italy; Francesco Guarino Università di Palermo, Italy; Hong Hu, University of Florida, USA; Bassam Hussein Salman, University of Nevada, USA; Myriam Lazard ENSI University of Poitommiers, France; Stefano Lazzari Università di Genova, Italy; Sylvie Lorente INSA Università di Toulouse, France; Enrico Lorenzini, Università di Bologna, Italy (President of International Scientific Committee); Vinicio Magi Università della Basilicata, Italy, Anna Magrini, Università di Pavia, Italy; Oronzio Manca, Università della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy; Stefano Massucco Università di Genova, Italy; Mohammad Mansur Rahman, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman; Concettina Marino, Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Italy; Luigi Marletta, Università di Catania, Italy; Biagio Morrone Università della Campania, Italy; Sergio Nardini Università della Campania, Italy; Josè C. Pascoa Marques Universide de Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal; Antonino Nucara, Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Italy; Matilde Pietrafesa, Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Italy; Stefano Piva, Università di Ferrara, Italy; Fabio Polonara, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy; Zhaogang Qi, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China; Renato Ricci, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy; Gianfranco Rizzo, Università di Palermo, Italy; Saveria Santangelo, Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Italy; Onorio Saro Università di Udine, Italy; Corrado Schenone Università di Genova, Italy; Gauri Shanker Seth, Indian School of Mines, India, Pietro Stefanizzi Politecnico di Bari, Italy; Luca A. Tagliafico, Università di Genova, Italy; Paolo Tartarini, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy; Hanfei Tuo, R&D Research Center, Praxair, Inc, USA; Haiyan Wang, China University of Mining & Technology-Beijing, China; Yindi Zhang, Yangtze University, China.


Mauro Cannistraro, Fabrizio Freni, Antonio Galvagno, Concettina Marino, Antonino Nucara, Valeria Palomba, Antonio Piccolo, Alessio Sapienza.


(Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, Department of Civil Engineering, Energy, Environment and Materials - Messina University Department of Civil Engineering, CNR-ITAE - Messina)

Giuseppe Cannistraro, Salvatore Freni, Antonio Galvagno, Concettina Marino, Antonino Nucara, Valeria Palomba, Antonio Piccolo, Matilde Pietrafesa, Alessio Sapienza, Gaetano Squadrito.


Conference Secretary


Conference website





HOTELS (all located in the city center)

4 ****

Grand Hotel Excelsior



Alba Nuova

Regent (on the Catona beach, city transfer included)


3 ***



Hotel Continental

Bed and breakfast


Trip Room and Breakfast


La Terrazza sul Duomo

Al Castello Luxury

Town House Cavour

Reggio Nord

Fata 34 Luxury


Possidonea 28


Magna Grecia Museum, Aragonese Castle, Pasquino Crupi Palace of Culture, Picture Gallery, Scilla, Messina, Taormina.