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Sustainable, Renewable Energy Systems Conference – SusRES’2021

April 6th, 2021

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2nd German-West African Conference on Sustainable, Renewable Energy Systems SusRes – Kara 2021

April 6th 2021, University of Kara

Decentralized systems as a key factor in clean energy production for locations with limited infrastructure

Renewable energy systems have become indispensable for dealing with the worlds current climatic situation by reducing green house emissions and fossil fuel consumption, yet they also provide great alternatives for energy production in remote regions of the world. Every day newer and smarter solutions are being developed enabling for new technologies to arise. By addressing these trough research and education, new solutions can be expected for the current and future energy concerns. The SusRES Conference encourages the scientific and pedagogic knowledge exchange by providing a platform in which a proactive and environmentally concerned audience can share its ideas.

Prospective authors are invited to submit an abstract of their contribution, which will be reviewed within a double-blind review process. Once the paper is accepted, the authors are asked to rework their paper according to the reviews and submit the full paper or poster contribution before the final paper submission deadline. We particularly would also like to encourage under- and postgraduate students to submit papers to the conference, which will be considered for a student award.

Please submit your contribution

Addressed Topics

  • Hydrogen and Biomass Energy Generation
  • Renewable Energy
  • Machine Learning
  • Industry 4.0
  • Intelligent Automation & Robotics
  • Smart Grids
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Energy Efficiency

Important dates

  • 11/1/21     Deadline for Abstracts
  • 12/2/21     Notification of Acceptance
  • 22/3/21     Full-Paper submission


  • The requested language of abstract and contribution is English

  • The abstract should not exceed 2 DINA4 pages

  • The duration of the presentation including discussion is 20 minutes

  • Abstracts of the contributions are submitted in electronic form through the ConfTool System.

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General Chair

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Reiff-Stephan 

Department of Engineering and Natural Sciences

Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau

Prof. Kou´santa AMOUZOU

Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology

University of Kara

Associate Prof. Assiongbon ADANLETE

Faculty of Science and Technology

University of Kara

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Associate Prof. ADANLETE ADJANOH Assiongbon

Physical Properties of Materials, University of Kara, Togo

Prof. Dr. AMOUZOU Sabiba Kou ́santa

Biochemistry, University of Kara, Togo

Prof. Dr. BANNA Magolmeena

Heat and Mass Transfer, University of Lomé, Togo

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Büchau

Process Control and Industrial Communication Systems, TH Stralsund, Germany

Prof. Dr. Klaus Dreiner

Sustainable Wood Processing, HNEE, Germany

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Clemens Faller

Automation, Industrial IT and Smart Production, HS Bochum, Germany

Prof. Dr. Xiao Feng

Economics, Tongji University, China

Prof. Dr. Andreas Foitzik-Hintelmann

Microsystems Technology/ System Integration, TH Wildau, Germany

Prof. Dr. Christoph Gerhard

Physics/Instrumental Analysis, HAWK Göttingen, Germany

Prof. Dr. Lutz Giese

Renewable Energy Systems/Energy Management, TH Wildau, Germany

Prof. Dr. Frank Gillert

Smart Logistics, LNBB, Germany

Dr. HOVA Hoavo

Theorical physics, University of Kara, Togo

Dr. KATA N´detigma

Renewable Energies, University of Kara, Togo

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Knothe

Business Process and Factory Management, Fraunhofer IPK, Germany

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Kubica

Business Intelligence, TH Wildau, Germany

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reinhard Langmann

Applied Internet Technologies, HS Düsseldorf (CCAD), Germany

Prof. Viktorio Malisa

Robotics and Applied Mechanics, F-AR, Austria


Materials and Renewable Energies, University of Lomé, Togo

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karl-Heinz Niemann

Energy Management, HS Hannover, Germany

Prof. Dr. Felipe Andrès Hernandez Pentòn

Economics, UNISS, Cuba

Prof. Dr. Siegfried Rolle

Engineering Physics and Renewable Energies, TH Wildau, Germany

Associate Prof. SALAMI Adekunlé Akim

Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energies, University of Lomé, Togo

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Guido Sand

Modeling and Optimization of Complex Systems, HS Pforzheim, Germany

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hasan Smajic

Automation, TH Köln, Germany

Prof. Dr. Alexander Stolpmann

Artificial Intelligence/Machine Vision, TH Wildau, Germany

Prof. Dr. Carsten Wittenberg

Human-Machine-Systems/Automation, HS Heilbronn, Germany

Organizing CommitteeOpen areaClose area

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Reiff-Stephan 

Tel .: +49 3375 508 418 
Email:  joerg.reiff-stephan(at)th-wildau.de

Prof. Dr. Assiongbon ADANLETE

Email: adanlete.assiongbon(at)gmail.com

Ron van de Sand M. Eng.

Tel .: +49 3375 508 781
Email:  ron.van_de_sand(at)th-wildau.de

Alexander Dietrich M. Eng.

Email: dietrich(at)th-wildau.de

Johannes Thyssen Tishman

Email: johannes.thyssen(at)th-wildau.de

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DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service



Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst

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Submission deadlines

  • Abstract Submission January 15th, 2021
  • Final paper submission March 22nd, 2021
  • Conference April 5th-6th, 2021

Templates for Paper Submission

For any question you might have, please email to: info@susres.net

  • Communication of acceptance for full paper on February 12th, 2021
  • All abstracts will be assessed in a review process
  • All authors with accepted abstract will be able to submit the corresponding full paper (or poster contribution) for publication in the conference proceedings. Reference is made to the deadlines for contributions!

  • Please note that full papers shall not exceed 10 pages in total 

  • Poster contributions shall include one poster (A0 format), which must be printed and presented at the conference, and a summery which shall not exceed 4 pages in total

  • The conference proceedings will be published in a referenceable format by use of a ISBN number


General Criteria

  • Only original works that have not been published previously in any format (journals, web ...) or presented in previous conferences is allowed to be submitted.
  • The authors will be responsible to third parties for the originality and ownership of the work presented.
  • The Scientific Committee of the Conference reserves the right exclude papers from the conference proceedings that fail the plagiarism check.
  • All papers submitted must be in English.
  • Papers must be submitted through the ConfTool System.  Papers submitted in a different way will not be accepted.
  • The organization of this Conference reserves the publication rights of the papers on the web or in the documentation provided during the conference.

Publishing agreement

The submitting author certifies that he/she is authorized by their co-authors to enter this agreement. They warrant on behalf of themselves and their co-authors that the contribution is original, has not been formally published in any other peer-reviewed publication, is not under consideration by any other journal, and does not infringe any existing copyright or any other third party rights. Furthermore, they certify that the contribution contains nothing that is unlawful, libellous, or which would, if published, constitute a breach of contract or of confidence or of commitment given to secrecy. With regard to third-party material, the submitting author confirms that all reproduction permissions for any previously published material were obtained. They also declare that the authors took due care to ensure the contribution´s integrity. The authors grant TIB Open Publishing (Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB), Welfengarten 1B, 30167 Hannover, Germany) the right to publish the contribution and identify itself as the original publisher. TIB Open Publishing has the non-exclusive right to provide worldwide access, to provide long-term storage, and to distribute published content and metadata (including abstract and references) to Crossref for DOI registration as well as to various libraries, repositories, search engines, databases, and abstracting and indexing services. Metadata incl. abstract of the contribution are distributed under the conditions of the CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain  Dedication (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/). On behalf of themselves and all co-authors they and their co-authors they agree that the accepted contribution will be licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0. (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode). The submitting author grants the conference organizer and TIB Open Publishing the permission to upload their contribution to the OJS system of TIB Open Publishing on their behalf and to create a respective author user account for them for this purpose.

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Please find the conference program here

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Young Researcher AWARDS

The conference committee will select a winner for the best contribution who will receive a three-month scholarship to assist at the TH Wildau (including flight and accommodation). Eligible are participants who meet the following requirements:

  • Undergraduates of a bachelor, master or doctoral degree program
  • Originates from a West African country: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo
  • The student must be the main author or corresponding author of the submission


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Due to the corona pandamic, this years conference may be conducted as a web-conference. 

Please note that all papers must be presented by one of the authors during the conference. The organizer reserved the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference if it is not presenetd at the conference. Authors attending the SusRES 2021 conference in Kara must register themselfs using our ConfTool.


The registration dates will be provided soon.


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Please note that we will provide a shuttle service between the hotels and the University of Kara for all participants. 

The follwoing hotels are recommended:


Hotel Berekia

Location: Route Nº1

Tel.: +228 90244257

Email: berekiahotel(at)gmail.com


Hotel Marie-Antoinette

Location: Shortly before the entrance of the city

Tel.: +228 90057313

Website: http://ma.kara-tg.com/

Email: hello42(at)gmail.com


Hotel ô KARA

Location: Downtown

Tel.: +228 26600516


Hotel La Douceur

Location: Downtown, Chaminade district, near the ASKO Municipal Stadium

Website: http://hotelladouceur.com/contact.php

Email: Contact(at)hotelladouceur.com