Call for Papers | Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Abstract Submission 

The Local Organizing Committee of IC-SEWEN’19 warmly and kindly invites you to submit papers, either for oral or poster presentations. We welcome submissions from diverse and international contexts, with priority given to proposals that investigate topics related to Qatar and the Gulf region. QEERI is partnering with Springer Nature to showcase the high quality proceedings that will be presented at the conference.

Accepted proceedings will be peer-reviewed and assembled in a Springer volume with a given DOI for each manuscript. Selected high quality proceedings that are presented at the conference will be accepted for submission in a special volume on Arid Areas in the Springer Nature Applied Science (SNAS) journal.


Themes & Topics

Regular sessions within the scope of the following topics, but not limited to:

1. Energy

Power Systems and Smart Grids; Renewable Energy and Energy Storage Systems; Sustainable Energy Solutions; Sustainable Petrochemical Industry; Smart Building Technologies; Transportation Electrification, Solar Energy Applications.

2. Water

Water Scarcity and Food Security: challenges and opportunities; Water Resources Management for Rural Areas in Arid Regions; Waste/Wastewater Management and Reuse; Innovative Material and Technologies for Water Treatment and Water Desalination.

3. Environment

Air Pollution and Treatment, Industrial Pollution, Waste Management and Treatment, Pollution Control Technologies and Devices, Bioenergy and Biofuels, Environmental Sustainability and Development, Climate Change, Global Warming.


Abstract Submission Guidelines

  • The conference extended abstract (2-page paper) template must be used to submit all short papers
  • The short paper should clearly indicate the purpose of the work, approach and significant results obtained.
  • Papers must be original and must not be or have been published, nor presented at any international meeting, prior to IC-SEWEN 2019
  • The presenting author is expected to attend the conference and present his/her paper. Presenting authors of papers must be registered participants. 
  • All papers must be submitted and presented in clear English with accurate grammar and spelling of a quality suitable for publication. 
  • All submitted papers will be forwarded to the Scientific Committee for review. Notification regarding status will be sent once the review process is complete.


Important Dates/Deadlines

  • Extended abstract (2-page paper) submission starts: 25 June 2019
  • Extended abstract submission deadline: 02 October 2019 (evaluation and notification will start as soon as a short paper is submitted, so do not wait for the deadline to better organize your trip to Qatar)
  • Notification of acceptance of paper / Letter of invitation (Visa application): 20 October 2019
  • Submission of final (Extended) version of papers: 10 January 2020 (all presented papers will be published in the proceedings by Springer in Spring 2020 and only the best papers will be published in a special issue of a Springer journal)


Click Here to Download Conference extended Abstract Template