Training Hub for Renewable Energy Technologies in Sri Lanka.

International conference on capacity building in the Renewable Energy Sector (I-CARES) 2022


Renewable energy sources are expected to provide 30 – 40% of the world 's primary energy in 2050. These will play a critical role in achieving the United Nations Framework Convention Climate change targets, COP 26, and UN Sustainable Development Goals. A key element for attaining these is capacity building in renewable energy technologies. The main objective of this international conference on capacity building in the renewable energy sector is to disseminate knowledge in the area of novel renewable energy research, technologies and policies. The conference will also serve as a platform for knowledge transfer and capacity building in the vocational and higher education sector of developing countries. Within the global context, there is limited platform available for enhancing the knowledge exchange and training facilities in targeting both vocational and higher education sector in the area of renewable energy technologies. The International conference on capacity building of the Renewable Energy Sector (I-CARES) is expected to provide a future global network in developing the RE sector's future skill mix.

The conference is initiated under the project " Training Hub for Renewable Energy Technologies in Sri Lanka-THREE LANKA " , which is funded under the Erasmus+, capacity building for higher education sector. The overall aim of the Three-Lanka project is to develop the required skill levels in Sri Lanka for sustainable development in RE sector by encompassing successful knowledge exchange with EU universities.

General Chairs

Prof. Krishna Busawon

Prof. Mohamed Farrag


Dr. U.I.K. Galappaththi

Dr. Faheem Malik

Name Organization Country
Prof. Emad Faraag Glasgow Caledonian University United Kingdom
Prof. Krishna Busawon University of Northumbria at Newcastle United Kingdom
Prof Laurent Dala University of Northumbria at Newcastle United Kingdom
Prof Alireza Maheri University of Aberdeen United Kingdom
Prof Mohamed DJEMAI University Polytechnic Hauts-de-France France
Malek Ghanes Nantes central school France
Prof. Spertino Filippo Politecnico di Torino Italy
Dr. Diana Enescu Universitatea Valahia Targoviste Romania
Dr. Udayanga Galappaththi University of Ruhuna Sri Lanka
Dr. K.J.C. Kumara University of Ruhuna Sri Lanka
Dr. Prasanna Gunawardanei University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka
Prof. A. Atputharajah University of Jaffna Sri Lanka
Prof. A.M. Muzathik South Eastern University of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Prof. Rahula Attalage Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology Sri Lanka
Dr. Faheem Malik University of Northumbria at Newcastle United Kingdom

Local Organizing Committee

Brabha Nagaratnam, Ben Xu, Zi Lin, Xiaoteng Liu, Kian Tan, Zi Qian, SeyedReza RazaviAlavi, Mohammad Rahmati, Khamid Mahkamov, Yao Zhang, Martin Birkett, Xue Chen, Farnoosh Farhad, Jibran Khaliq, Shaun Chen, Rasul Shahid, Roger Penlington, Matthew Blacklock, Yifan Li, Khalid Lafdi, Michael Lim, Marco Corradi

International Program Committee

Kumara Jayawickrma , H.P.A. Jayamini , Sumith Baduge , M.T. Tenis Ranjan , Varuna Priyankara , Spertino Filippo , Fichera Stefania, Gianfranco Chicco , Alessandro Ciocia , Ahmed A. Aboushady , Muditha Kulatunga , Azmy Gowaid , Diana Enescu , Gabriela Mantescu, Anuraj Uthayasooriyan , S. Vinothine , T. Desika , Atputharajah , M. K. Ahilan , T. Thanihaichelvan , V. Mugilgeethan , R. Rajan , Yaalini , S. Sangar , M. Yuvaraj , Ubaya Higgoda , Lekha U. Bakmeedeniya , M. Muzathik , Fathima Rehana Munas , Pravinth Balthazar , Rajathurai Ratheesan , Ramesha Indeewarie Soysa , Abdullah Ijabathullah , S. Apilakshan , Rahula Attalage , Shiromi Karunaratne , Sujeewa Hettiwatte , Mudith Karunaratne , Migara Liyanage , Samantha Wijewardane , Asiri Indrajith , Nimsiri Abhayasinghe , Gayashika Fernando , Madhawa Herath , Kasuni Guruvita , Nimal Perera , Thedani Lionel , Chamila Delpitiya , Amila Wickramasinghe , Namiz Musafer , Udana Rathnayake , Shamil Rupasinghe,  Harsha Wickramasinghe , Tharanga Wickramarathne 

TOPICS : Three-Lanka 2022 topics include
(but are not limited to):

  • Policy: Renewable Energy Technology Roadmap; R&D; Finance; Supply Chain; Marketing
  • Advanced Power Systems: Distributed Energy Resources; Smart Grid; Micro-grid; Power Electronic Convertors
  • Control: Smart Electrical Energy Metering; Fault Tolerated Control Systems; Demand/Power Control
  • Wind Energy: Wind Turbine Load and Power Control; Offshore Wind; Floating Wind Turbines.
  • Distributed Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems: On-grid and standalone Hybrid System; Power/Demand Management Systems; Resource Modelling; Design and Size Optimisation
  • Solar Thermal and Geothermal: Solar thermal collectors; Solar Heat Pump; Combined Heat/Power; Geothermal Heat Pump; Geothermal Direct Use
  • Hydrogen & Fuel Cell: Fuel Cell Power Plants; Hydrogen Production
  • Energy Storage: High voltage batteries; Battery charge balancing and cooling; Charge/energy management; Ultra batteries; Thermal, unconventional and Hybrid energy storage systems
  • Education and Career: Higher education; Life-long learning; Prospects in green job opportunities; capacity building
  • Biomass: Biofuel; Biomaterials; Biomass Gasification; Biomass heating systems


Submission: Papers should be submitted online to:

Format: Full papers should be submitted in standard IEEE double-column format for conferences and not exceed 6 pages.

Important dates

Abstract Submission
30 April 2022

Notification of acceptance:
05 May 2022

Full paper submission
05 June 2022

Conference Dates:
22-23 of June 2022

Notification of acceptance of full paper:
15 June 2022

Early bird registration deadline:
15 May 2022

Author registration deadline:
01 June 2022

Contact information

Registration & Paper Submission
Dr. Faheem Malik
General Queries
Prof. Krishna Busawon

Dr. U.I.K. Galappaththi
Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK NE1 8ST


Registration fees – attendance at the venue
Registration Before 15 May 2022 After 15 May 2022
Authors 100 Euros 150 Euros
Authors (IEEE Members) 75 Euros 100 Euros
Authors (Student) 50 Euros 75 Euros
Nonauthors 50 Euros 75 Euros
* Full registration includes up to 2 papers (paper length is 6 pages). Each accepted paper must be presented by one of the authors.
Gala dinner 25Euros.

Registration fees – online attendance
Registration Before or after 15 May 2022
Authors 75 Euros
Authors (IEEE Members) 50 Euros
Authors (Student) 25 Euros
Nonauthors 25 Euros


Registered and presented papers will be published in proceedings that will be indexed on IEEE Xplore.

IEEE Paper Submission Guidelines

  • IEEE double-column format for conferences
  • Maximum Pages: 06

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