2nd International Conference on Smart Grid and Renewable Energy


19-21 November, 2019


2nd International Conference on Smart Grid and Renewable Energy


19-21 November, 2019


2nd International Conference on Smart Grid and Renewable Energy


19-21 November, 2019



SS1- Advanced Control of Grid-Connected Inverters for Power Quality and Renewable Energy Integration

Hadi Y. Kanaan, Kamal Al-Haddad, Mohammad Sharifzadeh

SS2- PV-Based DC Microgrids and Advanced Technologies in Renewable Energy Systems

T. Sudhakar Babu, Dalia Yousri, Vigna Kumaran Ramachandaramurthy, Sanjeevikumar Padmanaban

SS3- Multilevel Inverters for Renewable Energy Integration

Nil Patel, Sanjevikumar Padmanaban, Jens Bo Holm-Nielsen

SS4- Latest Trends in Custom Power Devices and Advanced Signal Processing Techniques for Power Quality

Samet Biricik, Hasan Komurcugil, Ebrahim Babaei

SS5- Energy Storage Applications in Smart Grid and Smart Inverter

Ibrahim Sefa, Necmi Altin, Saban Ozdemir

SS6- Recent Advances on Topologies and Control Techniques of FACTs, HVDC, Active Power Filters and Grid Converters

Abdellah Kouzou, Jaroslaw Guzinski, Frede Blaabjerg, Marek Jasinski

SS7- Operating Solar Power Plants in Desert Environments

Bing Guo

Call for Special Session Proposals

The organizing team invites professionals in the area of Conference Topics to propose special sessions to be held on SGRE-2019 in Doha, Qatar.

Special sessions provide the opportunity to focus in detail on particular emerging topics, which are not reflected in the list of conference tracks or represent specific working fields where researchers would like to meet and discuss advances.

Download the template for special sessions here 

Please send your proposal in MS Word format to

  • Hadi Kanaan, Saint-Joseph University, Beirut (hadi.kanaan@usj.edu.lb)
  • Mohamed Trabelsi, Kuwait College of Science and Technology, Kuwait (m.trabelsi@kcst.edu.kw)
  • Sanjeevikumar Padmanaban, Aalborg University, Denmark (san@et.aau.dk)


  • Submission of proposals: June 20th, 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: June 25th, 2019

Special Session Organization

Once approved, it is the duty of the organizers to publicize the Special Session among researchers and practitioners in the field and attract a sufficient number of papers.

Papers submitted to special sessions will undergo the same review process as regular papers. The special session chairs of the respective special session are responsible for organizing the review process, assuring at least three reviews per paper. This includes a selection of reviewers from their peers.

Before starting the review process, SS organizers must explicitly declare papers which present a conflict of interest for them. A conflict of interest arises where the judgment of a paper quality can be influenced by the organizers being authors or knowing some of the authors. To ensure independent reviews, this conflict must be marked as such in the submission system and the SS chairs notified so that they can arrange the review process.

A minimum of 5 accepted papers with authors from at least 3 independent institutions is required for each session. If a session has too few papers, accepted papers will be allocated to regular sessions wherever possible. In case of indication of weakly organized special sessions, the conference organizers will support the organizers with advice but reserve measures including cancellation of the respective special session.

Organizers of a successful Special Session will get one free registration and finally included in the program for their own use when attending the conference.

Proposal Content

If you intend to propose and organize a special session, please provide us with a proposal using the template and including the following information:
  • Title of the Special Session
  • A brief description of the area of concern (approx. 100 words), with
    special focus on why we should believe this is an interesting and significant topic?
  • The name and contact information of two or more special session
    chairs, who are willing to promote and organize a sufficient amount of quality submissions to the special session. Please also indicate the background of the organizers.
  • A list of potential authors and their affiliations
  • A list of potential reviewers and their affiliations