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The First World Energies Forum

14/09/2020 - 16/09/2020, Rome, Italy
Abstract Submission
28th February 2020
Acceptance Notification
15th March 2020
Full Paper Submission
15th May 2020
Early Bird Registration
31st May 2020
Late Registration
15th August 2020
Covering Author Registration
20th July 2020

Energy Fundamentals, Energy Sources, Energy Conversion, Energy Policy, exergy
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Welcome from the Chairs

Dear Colleagues,

It is our sincere pleasure and great honor to announce The First World Energies Forum—Current and Future Energy Issues, organized by the MDPI open-access journal Energies and Sapienza University of Roma. The forum will be held as a three-day event in Rome, Italy, 14–16 September 2020.

The WEF-1 aims to provide a forum for direct communication between scholars, favored also by personal contacts between younger and experienced researchers, regarding advanced research and technical content spanning the area of mechanical engineering, with specific focus on energy issues and thermal sciences in both fundamental and applied engineering sciences. The main topics and sessions of the conference cover:

  • Energy Fundamentals, Primary Energy Sources
  • Secondary Energy Sources, Intermediate and Final Energy Use
  • Energy Conversion Systems
  • Energy Policy, Energy Research
  • Exergy

All presented papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference. Moreover, participants will have the opportunity to contribute with a full manuscript to an Energies Special Issue specifically dedicated to the Conference.

We very much look forward to seeing you at this exciting forum in Roma.

Prof. Dr. Enrico Sciubba, Prof. Roberto Melli and Prof. Dr. Roberto Capata

WEF-1 Chairs

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Conference Secretariat

Ms. Stella Mao
Mr. Michael Zhao
Dr. Sara Martínez
Email : [email protected]

Sponsoring Opportunities

For information regarding sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please contact us.

Conference Chairs

Prof. Dr. Enrico Sciubba

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy Website

Professor Roberto Melli

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome, Roma, Italy

Professor Roberto Capata

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome, Roma, Italy Website


The registration fee includes attendance to all conference sessions, morning/afternoon coffee breaks, conference bag and program booklet.

Participation to the conference is considered final only once the registration fees have been paid. The number of participants is limited: once the number of paid registrations reaches the maximum number of participants, unpaid registrations will be cancelled.

Please note that, in order to finalize the scientific program in due time, the registration by the presenting author, denoted as Covering Author, is required to cover the presentation and publication of any accepted paper. Covering Author registration deadline is July 20, 2020. Your abstract and paper will be withdrawn if you do not complete the registration by this date.

Social Events: will be announced soon.

Certificate of Attendance: Upon request, the participants of the event will receive an electronic Certificate of Attendance by email once the event is concluded.

Early Regular Late Required documents
Presenting Author 450.00 EUR 550.00 EUR 650.00 EUR
Co-authors 350.00 EUR 450.00 EUR 550.00 EUR
Energies Editors & Guest Editors 300.00 EUR 400.00 EUR 500.00 EUR
Students 150.00 EUR 200.00 EUR 250.00 EUR Student ID
Non-academic 650.00 EUR 750.00 EUR 850.00 EUR
Early bird registration fee valid until: 31/05/2020   Late price valid from: 15/08/2020  

Cancellation policy

Cancellation of paid registrations is possible under the terms listed below:

> 2 months before the conference Full refund but 60 EUR are retained for administration
> 1 month before the conference Refund 50% of the applying fees
> 2 weeks before the conference Refund 25% of the applying fees
< 2 weeks before the conference No refund
Visa Support Letters

- Applicants must have paid for registration and submitted an abstract in order to get a letter of support.
- Applicants must provide us with a scan of their valid in date passport that contains a photo of them.
- Applicants must provide us with an academic CV, two references from their institution (contact information including institutional email and phone) and a letter of support from their institution to confirm that they support the delegate attending the meeting.
- This must be carried in good time before the meeting, “last minute” requests will not be processed.


We will endeavour to present the program advertised. However, in the unlikely event that MDPI shall deem it necessary to cancel the conference, all pre-paid registration fees will be reimbursed. MDPI shall not be liable for reimbursing the cost of travel or accommodation arrangements made by individual delegates. Tours run by third parties may be subject to cancellation or alteration.

Beware of Unauthorized Registration and Hotel Solicitations

Note that Sciforum is the only official registration platform to register to WEF 2020, and that we are not associated with any hotel agency. While other hotel resellers and travel agencies may contact you with offers for your trip, they are not endorsed by or affiliated with WEF 2020 or Sciforum. Beware that entering into financial agreements with non-endorsed companies can have costly consequences.


The organizers do not accept liability for personal accident, loss, or damage to private property incurred as a result of participation in the First World Energies Forum. Delegates are advised to arrange appropriate insurance to cover travel, cancellation costs, medical, and theft or damage of belongings.

Payment methods

Wire transfer, Credit card

Instructions for Authors

Types of Papers Sought
  • The papers should report original, previously unpublished findings in one of the topics listed below. Review-type papers are not accepted. All papers will be reviewed under the direction of the International Scientific Committee.
  • After the conference, a Panel of Evaluators, acting upon suggestions by the Session Chairs, will select papers with archival value, i.e., those that contribute significantly to the state of the art and report final results of relevant research. These archival papers will be further reviewed for publication on a Special Issue of Energies dedicated to the WEF.
  • Since one of the goals of WEF is to promote direct communication between researchers, perspective authors--especially young researchers--are welcome to submit papers that report work in progress without significant contribution to the state of the art: these will be treated as conference papers, and will receive less stringent review.
  • Authors are urged to offer suggestion on classification of their papers as "archival" or "conference", when submitting them.
The Abstracts

Submission process starts with the submission of an abstract in English, between 1500-2500 characters long. Such an abstract should summarize the entire paper; it is the only information for acceptance that will be examined by the Scientific Committee. It is therefore of the utmost importance for the Abstract to allow the reviewers to make an intelligent decision about its acceptance.

Abstract template and typical composition:
- Motivation for the paper
- Objectives
- What was done
- How it was done and validated
- Major results
- Conclusions

In writing the abstract, be quantitative, write it clearly and in good English, and do not exceed the imposed 1500-2500 characters length limit.

Abstracts can only be submitted online, and the accepted abstracts will be available online on during and after the conference.

Improve your chances of success! Use the experience of previous Authors to gain some insight on successful submissions: before writing an Abstract, thoroughly review the papers that have already been published in Energies and in its special issues. This investment of your time will not only improve the quality of your manuscript, but also promote your awareness of the available information that exist in the Energies knowledge base. Please use the online databases for your literature review:

Paper Submission and Presentation

Each paper to be published in the online Journal Proceedings and in the dedicated Special Issue of Energies must be presented at the Conference by one of the authors (presenting author). Please notice that papers can be presented only by its authors. Papers not presented will not be published in the online Proceedings or elsewhere, no matter what the reason for not presenting them is. Each participant registered as a “presenting author” will be obliged to present his/her paper orally at the Conference. Upon submitting an Abstract, Authors are encouraged to specify which type of contribution they are about to submit:

  • Archival Paper (published in the online Proceedings, may be selected for the dedicated special issue of Energies);
  • Conference Paper (published in the online Proceedings)

The papers with archival value (archival papers), meaning those that contribute significantly to the state of the art and report final results of research, with proper literature review, will be thoroughly reviewed and may be selected for publication consideration in the conference Special Issue (SI). The decision about the selection of the papers for the SI will be made by a Panel of Evaluators acting upon direct suggestion by the Session Chairmen. Any paper selected for the SI will be considered as a “new submission” and it will go through the customary review process enacted at Energies (regardless of the previous reviews obtained for acceptance at the WEF).

Conference participants will be granted a 20% discount on the publication fees of selected papers for the Energies Special Issue. Please note that no other institutional discounts will be applicable, except from reviewers’ discount vouchers.

To download the manuscript template for all accepted abstracts please click here.
Important Deadlines
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: 28 February 2020
  • Abstract Acceptance: 15 March 2020
  • Full Paper Submission: 15 May 2020
  • Reviews to Authors: 15 July 2020
  • Final Paper Submission: 31 August 2020
Notice: Deadlines are mandatory, no exceptions will be allowed!
List of Topics
    • Energy Fundamentals
      • Thermodynamics
      • Energy quality
      • Equilibrium vs. Non-equilibrium processes
    • Primary Energy Sources
      • Fossil: Coal, Gas, Nuclear, Oil
      • Renewable: Geothermal, Hydraulic, Ocean, Solar Thermal, Solar Photovoltaic, Solar High-T, Wind
    • Secondary Energy Sources and Energy Carriers
      • Biomass and Biofuels
      • Hydrogen
      • Liquefied Natural Gas
      • Microwave Energy conversion
      • Waste-derived fuels
      • Fuels for aerospace applications
    • Intermediate and Final Energy Use
      • Energy storage: methods and materials
      • Distributed generation
      • Energy and Buildings
      • Power Transmission & Supply
      • Energy Infrastructure
    • Energy Conversion Systems
      • Combustion: Conventional and Advanced
      • Thermal Engines
      • Boilers
      • Heat Exchangers
      • Electric-, Hybrid- and Hydrogen Vehicles
      • Power Plants
      • Co- and Trigeneration
      • Domestic and Industrial Applications
      • Aeronautical and Aerospace Energy Systems
    • Energy Policy
      • Energy Efficiency
      • Energy conversion and management
      • Environmental Effects
      • Energy and Environmental Indicators
      • Sustainable Energy Systems
      • Resilient Systems
    • Exergy
      • Exergy Analysis
      • Thermo-Economics
    • Energy Research and Development
    If you have any questions please contact the organizing committee at: [email protected].

    Conference Program

    The preliminary program of the First World Energies Forum (WEF 2020) is now available, please see below.

    Venue, Travel and Accommodation


    Rome today is one of the most important tourist destinations of the world, due to the incalculable immensity of its archaeological and art treasures, as well as for the charm of its unique traditions, the beauty of its panoramic views, and the majesty of its magnificent "villas" (parks).

    Rome has been one of the world's most visited cities for the past two millennia. In the Roman times, Rome was the centre and the most powerful city of Western Civilization, ruling all the Mediterranean, Northern Africa, England and parts of the Middle East. Afterwards, it became one of the most important cities in Christianity, since the pope, the head of the Roman Catholic Church, resided and still lives in Rome. It became a worldwide centre of pilgrimage, and later in the Renaissance, as the city became a major European capital of the arts, education, philosophy and trade, it became an important crossroads for bankers, artists and other people in general.

    Most popular tourist attractions

    Rome's two most popular tourist destinations are the Vatican Museums (with over 4.2 million tourists per year, making them the world's 37th most visited destination) and the Colosseum (with around 4 million tourists a year, making it the world's 39th most popular tourist destination). Other popular sites include St Peter's Basilica, the Forum Romanum, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, Via Condotti, Via Veneto, the Capitoline Museums, the Villa Borghese gardens, the Villa Giulia, Piazza Navona, the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, the Archbasilica of Saint John Lateran, the Piazza del Popolo, the Castel Sant'Angelo, the Campo de' Fiori, the Quirinal Palace, the Lateran Palace and the Palazzo Barberini, to name a few.

    For a complete overview, see, or visit

    School of Civil and Industrial Engineering

    The Faculty of Civil and Industrial Engineering (Sapienza University of Rome) is located in the area where the old convent of San Lorenzo in Panisperna was built. The convent was built on the ruins of the Domus Aurea, which was emperor Nero’s palace, and which is now the church of St. Peter in Chains. The Faculty is built around a beautiful Renaissance cloister, which is one of the most beautiful cloisters of Renaissance architecture in Rome.

    The historical building of the Faculty of Civil and Industrial Engineering is situated on the Oppian Hill, near the Saint Peter in Chains church, and close to the Colosseum.

    Address: Via Eudossiana 18, 00184, Rome, Italy.

    Official Travel Agent for the WEF-1

    The WEF-1 Organizing Committee has selected a Travel Agency in Roma to assist attendees with flight and train tickets, hotel booking, and local tours outside of the Conference Social program. If you need assistance, please contact them at the address below.

    The Agent will also be organizing the WEF-1 Social Program, on a pre-registration basis: for logistic reasons, interested participants ought to reserve their touristic tours in Roma at registration time. Advance booking is strongly advised: September in Roma is “high season”, and most events and sites will be completely booked in the days of the Conference.

    The WEF-1 Social Program will be announced soon!

    Via Tiberio Imperatore 81 – 00145 Roma
    Phone: +39-06-5414988
    Mobile: +39-320-7492024
    E-mail: [email protected]

    Conference Awards

    We are pleased to announce the availability of awards for young researchers conducting research in the field of energy research and who plan to attend the WEF-1 conference.

    Applications and nominations will be assessed by Scientific Committee. Winners will be announced online after the conference.

    The Awards
    Best Paper Award
    Award winner can publish the extended version of the paper submitted to the conference in Journal Energies, free of charge. The extended version will have a normal peer-review procedure.
    Best Oral Presentation Awards (3)
    Winners will be selected by the Scientific Committee after evaluation of all selected talks presented during the conference. The awards will consist of 500 EUR and a certificate each.
    Terms and Conditions:

    Candidate's requirements for the both Awards:

    • Applicants must be Postdoctoral Fellows or PhD students undertaking energy-related research.
    • The paper submitted by the applicants must have been previously accepted by the Chairs of the WEF-1 conference, and presented at the conference.

    Applicants are required to submit the following documents at registration time:

    1. Outline of current and future work.
    2. Curriculum vitae, including a complete list of publications.
    3. A recommendation letter from a supervisor, research director or department head, which confirms that the applicant fulfills all the requirements.

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