Welcome to ICEC 2020  

The International Conference on Energy and Cities (ICEC) 2020 will be hosted in the University of Southampton from 1st to 3rd July, 2020. 

Themes and topics

Themes and topics

Energy and buildings

Presentation, special issue 

  • Micro-generation 
  • Smart, green & responsive buildings
  • Energy efficiency in buildings
  • Energy technologies & systems
  • Heating & cooling systems
  • Energy demand & use optimisation

Energy technologies

presentation, sepcial issue

  • Regulations & codes for buildings
  • Feed-in tariff
  • Energy capacity building
  • Energy & carbon saving incentive
  • Energy awareness, acceptance and take-up
  • International cooperation

Evolving cities


  • Smart cities & communities
  • Resilient cities
  • Sustainable urban systems & infrastructure
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Ecology, ecosystem & biodiversity
  • Energy storage & ICT 

AI for smart cities and energy


From the cloud to the edge, advances in pattern recognition and decreases in cost and entry barriers to the internet of things ecosystem have profound implications for cities and energy systems.

Best presentation award

Sponsored by leading academic journals, a few awards are set up for students who deliver outstanding presentations. 

Special issue

ICEC 2020 is in collaboration with peer-reviewed, open access journals, where special issues are established. 

International audience

The conference series has attracted researchers from over 30 countries in previous events. 

Registration opening soon!

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About US

Previous conference

The first Enegy and Cities conference series, ICEC 2019, was held in the University of Southampton between 10 and 12 July, 2019. The conference has successfully hosted over 90 international academics from 22 countries. The conference has also created a platform where international politicans such as shadow energy minister of UK and renewable energy minister of Kenya are able to directly communicate with academics and industrial leaders. 

Prof Patrick James from University of Southampton gave an interview during the conference to express his view about how academic collaborations have helped local authorities deliver regeneration and carbon reduction initiatives. 







Messages from the chairs

I look forward to welcome new and returning delegates to Southampton for the second ICEC. We will build on last years’ successful conference with more high profile keynote speakers and high quality technical sessions.

Prof AbuBakr Bahaj


ICEC brings together researchers, practitioners and policy makers from across the world to discuss pressing multidisciplinary themes of research in energy and cities. I hope you can join us!

Dr Stephanie Gather



Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to submit full paper?

No. The ICEC 2020 conference only requires an abstract to be submitted prior to the conference. The abstract, however, will be peer reviewed by the Scientific Panel. After the conference, presenters will be invited to submit a full paper to the special issue by the conference based on the relevance of their topic. 

Are there conference proceedings?

The ICEC 2020 is supported by several peer-reviewed academic journals including Energies (MDPI) and International Marine Energy Journal. Both of the journals are open access. Presenters will be invited to submit a full paper to these journals based on the relevance of their research topic. 

Is there any financial support for international students?

The ICEC 2020 conference will set up a few awards such as “Best presentation award”, which will be given to students who deliver outstanding presentations. Last year, the award was $500, and was won by a PhD student from China. Read more story about the winner of Best Presentation Award, ICEC 2019 here. 

Does the conference provide accommodation

The ICEC 2020 is supported by the University of Southampton, who will provide a small number of accommodation rooms for conference attendants. You can book these accommodations at registration page. 

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