The conference titled "low-cost, electricity generating heat engines for rural areas", will be held in Nottingham, UK, from the 2-3 April 2012.

Papers may be complete implementable solutions or technologies based on heat engines that form part of an electrical generating product in the 10We to 5 kWe range. (Photo-Voltaic implementations are excluded from this call, but other solar technologies are eligible.)

  • Social or other lessons learned from rural electricity supply.
  • Novel technologies; thermo-acoustics, thermo-piles etc.
  • Low cost design techniques, material and methods, high temperature combustion etc.
  • Mass Manufacturing applications and products to aid rural electrification.
  • Financing for rural electrification.

  • Oral papers should be 20 minutes long. Extra time will be allocated for questions.
  • Abstracts should be no longer than 500 words.

Please send your abstracts to Bekki Burns ( by 30 November 2011.

Successful entrants will be invited to submit full papers by 14 March 2012.

Full papers submitted by 14 March 2012 will be considered for a possible Special Issue of the Journal of Power and Energy. If, after review, not enough papers for a Special Issue have been approved for publication, those that have been accepted will be published in isolation in a regular issue. If you wish to publish in the Journal, please submit full papers in the required format so that they can go out for review immediately.

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