Casamansun Official

Workshop CasamanSun 2020: 4-6June at Ziguinchor




From 4 to 6 of June 2020





C a s a m a n S u n 2 0 2 0


The energy situation, which is of great concern in Africa, is evidenced by the absence, in most countries, of energy policies based on master plans for energy development in the short, medium and long terms. This situation is reflected, among other things, by a lack of energy activities integration into development plans and a lack of knowledge on energy resources potentialities and capacities. It is therefore necessary to initiate and develop scientific cooperation at national, sub-regional, regional and international scales to ensure that renewable energy issues are addressed by qualified human resources. These renewable energies are more than ever the alternative solution to ensure the energy transition based on sustainable development. It is in this context that Assane Seck University of Ziguinchor organizes the 7th edition of Casamansun Workshop.


Casamansun2020 is an international scientific meeting aimed to:

Strengthen cooperation and relationship between researchers and professionals;

Identify scientific communities working in the field of renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable development;

Create a dynamic of exchanges and sharing of knowledge and know-how between academics, local elected people, enterprises and professionals;

Sensitize students and educational communities on issues related to climate change and environmental degradation;

Provide concrete solutions to the problems faced by government authorities, local communities and groups and non-governmental organizations (NGOs);

Facilitate the professional integration of graduate students through meetings and exhibitions of professionals in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency.

The three central themes of the conference are:

Topic 1

Renewable energies

Solar photovoltaic

Solar Thermal

Wind turbine



Energy efficiency

Topic 2

Environment and Sustainable Development

Natural Resources Management

Climate Change and Environmental Impacts

Littoral Coast

Urban Environment

Sustainable development

Topic 3

Engineering Sciences and Innovation

New Technology (bio-nanotechnology, blockchain for ressources/energy management, Oil&Mineral sciences, materials...)

Important Dates:

The best selected articles will be proposed for publication in an indexed journal.


Deadline for submission of abstracts: January 15, 2020  February 15, 2020

Notification of acceptance: February 29, 2020

 Delivery of complete articles: April 15, 2020

Registration deadline: April 30, 2020

Conference: June 4- 6, 2020

Registration fees:

Normal rate: 35,000 FCFA (53 Euros)

Student price: 20,000 FCFA (30 Euros)

Business Rates: 50,000 FCFA (76 Euros)

Registration includes coffee breaks, lunches and accessories (bags, pens, notepads, etc.)

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Here, you can find informations on recommended hotels, planes and boat...

You can also read the FAQ section.


Le Perroquet:

Well located, the hotel Le Perroquet, in Ziguinchor, will allow you to reach the various remarkable sites of the region, one of the most beautiful in Senegal.

  • Website:
  • Adress: Rue du Commerce | Quartier Escale, BP 307, Ziguinchor, Casamance, SENEGAL
  • Tel: +221 33 991 23 29

Le Flamboyant:

Located in the city center of Ziguinchor. This hotel combines comfort, modernity and Casamance tradition (typical architecture and local decoration).

  • Website:
  • Adress rue de France - BP208 , Ziguinchor - SENEGAL
  • Tel: (221) 33 991 22 23 - (221) 33 991 35 78
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In the heart of ZIGUINCHOR, located in front of a majestic panorama on the banks of the Casamance River, the 3-star Hotel Kadiandoumagne is a modern hotel. The lush garden and swimming pool ensure calm and serenity.

Coming by boat:


DépartArrivéeJoursHoraire embarquementHoraire DépartHoraire arrivée
14:30 - 17:3020:0010:00 le lendemain
11:30 - 13:0013:007:00 le lendemain

Coming by plane:


From Paris: From the 2019/2020 season from October to May, Club Med Transavia offers direct flights from Paris on Wednesdays and Sundays (departure at 06:30 & arrival at 13:00)

From Dakar: Fly Air Sénégal propose 2 daily flight

  • DAKAR-ZIGUINCHOR: boarding at 6:00 & 16:00
  • ZIGUINCHOR-DAKAR: borading at16:30 & 17:20


Peer-reviewed publications from previous edition Casamansun 2018:

  1. “Valorization of water resources in Senegal for economic, social and sustainable development”

Article Number - 1EB808359395 Vol.12(12), pp. 449-460, December 2018

Authors: Cheikh Faye1 and Sidy Dieye2

Affiliation: 1) Department of Geography, U.F.R. Science and Technology, UASZ, Laboratory of Geomatics and Environment, Ziguinchor, Senegal 2) Department of Geography, Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences, UCAD, Dakar, Senegal.

Corresponding author email:


  1. “Study of the reactivity of Casamance vegetable and agricultural waste char gasification with steam and CO2”

Article Number - 4C63AFB59393 Vol.12(12), pp. 439-448, December 2018

Authors: 1)Ansoumane DIEDHIOU, 1)Lat-Grand NDIAYE, 2)Ammar BENSAKHRIA, 1)Oumar SOCK

Affiliation: 1)Département de Physique, Université Assane Seck de Ziguinchor, BP.523 Ziguinchor, Sénégal 2)Université de Technologie de Compiègne, Centre de recherche de Royallieu, EA 4297-TIMR, BP20529 - 60205 Compiègne, France.

Corresponding author email:

  1. “Comparative experimental study of performance degradation of amorphous silicon and crystalline silicon in outdoor exposed in Cologne”

Article Number - C81598B59397 Vol.12(12), pp. 461-468, December 2018

Authors: 1) I. Faye, 1) A. Ndiaye, 1) D. Kobor, 2) U. Blieske, 2) M. Ayituv

Affiliations: 1) Laboratoire de Chimie et de Physique des Matériaux (LCPM), UFR Sciences et Technologies, Université Assane Seck de Ziguinchor, BP 523, Ziguinchor, Sénégal 2) Cologne Institute for Renewable Energy TH-Köln Cologne, Germany

Corresponding author email:


  1. “Modeling ensemble streamflow: Application to the Senegal River upper the Manantali Dam”

Article Number - 854CDFF59399 Vol.12(12), pp. 469-479, December 2018

Authors: 1)Ndione D. M., 1)Sambou S., 1)Sane M. L., 1)Kane S., 1)Leye I., 2)Tamba S., 1)Diedhiou R., 2)Cisse M. T., 1)Ngom I.

Affiliations: 1)Hydraulic and Fluids Mechanics Laboratory (HFML), Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Cheikh Anta Diop University (UCAD), BP 5005, Dakar-Fann, Senegal, 2) Polytechnic High School of Thies, PB 10, Thies, Senegal.

Corresponding Author Email:


  1. “Physicochemical and mechanical properties of biomass coal briquettes produced by artisanal method”

Article Number - 050987159401 Vol.12(12), pp. 480-486, December 2018

Authors: 1)Philippe Bernard Himbane, 1)Lat Grand Ndiaye, 2)Alfredo Napoli, 1)Diouma Kobor

Affiliations: 1) Laboratoire de Chimie et de Physique des Matériaux (LCPM), UFR Sciences et Technologies, Université Assane Seck de Ziguinchor, BP 523, Ziguinchor, Sénégal 2) UR BioWooEB, CIRAD, Montpellier, France.

Corresponding Author Email:

  1. “A numerical modeling study of the Southern Senegal upwelling shelf: Circulation and upwelling source waters”

Article Number - 197B0F959403 Vol.12(12), pp. 487-500, December 2018

Authors: S. Ndoye, X. Capet, P. Estrade, E. Machu, L. Kounta, B. Sow, M. Diakhaté, A. T. Gaye

Affiliations: 1) Laboratoire de Physique de l'Atmosphère et de l’Océan Simé on Fongang, ESP/UCAD, Dakar, Senegal, 2) CNRS-IRD-Sorbonne Universit és, UPMC, Univ Paris 06, MNHN, LOCEAN Laboratory, Paris, France, 3) Université de Brest, CNRS, IRD, Ifremer, Laboratoire d’Océanographie Physique et Spatiale, IUEM, Brest, France, 4) Laboratoire d’Océanographie, des Sciences de l’Environnement et du Climat, Universit é Assane Seck de Ziguinchor, Ziguinchor, Senegal.

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  1. “Assessment of satellite rainfall products for stream flow simulation in Gambia watershed”

Article Number - 7BFB6EA59405 Vol.12(12), pp. 501-513, December 2018

Authors: 1)Bakary FATY, 2)Abdou ALI, 1)Honoré DACOSTA, 3)Ansoumana BODIAN, 1)Salif DIOP, 4)Luc DESCROIX.

Affiliations: 1) Departement of Geography at University of Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar, Sénégal 2) Centre Régional AGRHYMET, Niamey,Niger 3) Laboratoire Leïdi “Dynamique des territoires et Développement”, Université Gaston Berger (UGB)/Sénégal 4) LUMR PALOC IRD/MNHN, LMI PATEO, IRD Hann, BP 1386, Dakar, Senegal.

Corresponding Author Email:

  1. “Variability and predictability of bush fire in Guinea on inter-annual and multi-year timescales based on NDVI-MODIS datasets analysis”

Article Number - AFC509E59408 Vol.12(12), pp. 514-522, December 2018

Authors: M. B. Barry, D. Badiane, M. Diakhaté, S. M. Sall, H. Senghor, T. N. Millimono

Affiliation: Laboratoire de Physique de l'Atmosphère et de l'Océan Siméon Fongang (LPAO-SF), Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal

Corresponding Author Email:

  1. “Module parameter extraction and simulation with LTSpice software model in sub-Saharan outdoor conditions”

Article Number - 65AB83859477 Vol.12(12), pp. 523-531, December 2018

Authors: 1)N’Detigma Kata, 1)Djicknoum Diouf, 2)Y. M. Soro, 3)Arouna Darga, 1)Amadou Seidou Maiga

Affiliations: 1) Laboratoire Electronique, Informatique, Télécommunication et Energies Renouvelables, Université Gaston Berger, Sénégal 2) LESEE-2iE, Laboratoire Energie Solaire et Economie d'Energie, Institut International d'Ingénierie de l'Eau et de l'Environnement, 01 BP 594 Ouagadougou 01, Burkina Faso 3) GeePs-CentraleSupelec, Laboratoire de Génie Electrique et Electronique de Paris, Universités de Sorbonne, France, UPMC Univ Paris 06, UMR 8507, F-91190 Gif sur Yvette, Paris, France.

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  1. “Study by numerical simulation of a PN solar cell in 3C-SiC / Si”

Article Number - 7F49C0B59479 Vol.12(12), pp. 532-537, December 2018

Authors: 1)M. Toure, 2) B. Berenguier, 1)D. Kobor,  2)L. Ottaviani, 2)M. Pasquinelli

Affiliations: 1) Laboratoire de Chimie et de Physique des Matériaux (LCPM), UFR Sciences et Technologies, Université Assane Seck de Ziguinchor, BP 523, Ziguinchor, Sénégal 2) IM2NP (UMR CNRS 7334) – Université Aix-Marseille, Case 231 - 13397 Marseille Cedex 20, France.

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  1. “Modelling and simulation of an automatic solar module characteristics data acquisition system”

OAJ Materials and Devices, Vol 4 (1), 1602 (2019) – DOI: 10.23647/ca.md20191602

Authors: E.Akoro, G. J. P. Tevi, M. E. Faye, M. Sene and A. S. Maiga

Affiliations: Laboratoire d'Electronique, Informatique, Télécommunication et Energies Renouvelables (LEITER), UFR des Sciences Appliquées et des technologies, Université Gaston Berger-Saint-Louis, Sénégal

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  1. “Design and optimization of silicon nanostructures”

OAJ Materials and Devices, Vol 4 #1, 0129 (2019) – DOI: 10.23647/ca.md20190129

Authors: 1)B. Dieng, 1)M. Beye, 2)M. Toure, 1)D. Diouf, 2)D. Kobor, 1)A. S.Maiga

Affiliations: 1) Laboratoire d'Electronique, Informatique, Télécommunication et Energies Renouvelables (LEITER), UFR des Sciences Appliquées et des technologies, Université Gaston Berger-Saint-Louis, Sénégal 2) Laboratoire de Chimie et de Physique des Matériaux (LCPM), UFR Sciences et Technologies, Université Assane Seck de Ziguinchor, BP 523, Ziguinchor, Sénégal.

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  1. “Characterization and modeling of solar radiation on the ground, application to the estimate of solar potential available on the coast of Nouakchott”

OAJ Materials and Devices, Vol 4 (1), 1702 (2019) - DOI: 10.23647/ca.md20191702

Authors : 1)Ahmed Sidibba, 1) Diene Ndiaye, 2) Sidi Bouhamady, 2)Menny El Bah

Affiliations: 1) Laboratoire d'Electronique, Informatique, Télécommunication et Energies Renouvelables (LEITER), UFR des Sciences Appliquées et des technologies, Université Gaston Berger-Saint-Louis, Sénégal 2) Unité Energies Renouvelables, Département Physique, Université de Nouakchott Al Aasriya, Nouakchott, Mauritanie.

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  1. “Optical properties of PZN-PT nanoparticles thin layer on ITO glass for photovoltaic application”

OAJ Materials and Devices, Vol 4 (1), 1502 (2019) – DOI:10.23647/ca.md20191502

Authors: 1)Rémi NDIOUKANE, 1)Diouma KOBOR, 2)Laurence MOTTE, 3)Jeanne SOLARD

Affiliations: 1) Laboratoire de Chimie et de Physique des Matériaux (LCPM), UFR Sciences et Technologies, Université Assane Seck de Ziguinchor, BP 523, Ziguinchor, Sénégal 2) Laboratory for Vascular Translational Science, Paris 13 University, France 3) Centrale de proximité en nanotechnologies de Paris Nord, Institut Universitaire de Technologie de Villetaneuse, France.

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  1. “ARMA model for short-term forecasting of solar potential: application to a horizontal surface of Dakar site.”

OAJ Materials and Devices, Vol 4 (1), 1103 (2019) – DOI: 10.23647/ca.md20191103

Authors: 1)A. Mbaye, 1)M.L. Ndiaye, 2)D.M. Ndione, 1)M. Sylla, 1)M.C. Aidara, 2)M. Diaw, 2)V. Traoré,

1)A. Ndiaye, 1) P.A.S. Ndiaye

Affiliation: 1) International Center for Training and Research in Solar Energy /ESP/UCAD, BP 5085, Dakar-Fann, Senegal 2) Hydraulic and Fluids Mechanics Laboratory (HFML), Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences and technology, Cheikh Anta Diop University (UCAD), BP 5005, Dakar-Fann, Senegal.

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  1. “Simulation and optimization of the nSiC layer’s thickness in a nSiC/pSi photovoltaic cell”

OAJ Materials and Devices, Vol 4 (1), 3103 (2019) – DOI: 10.23647/ca.md20193103

Authors: 1)Moyeme Daniel Kabe, 1)Yendoube Lare, 2)Laurent Ottaviani, 2)Marcel Pasquinelli, 2)Damien Barakel, 3)Marc Portail

Affiliations : 1) Solar energy Laboratory, University of Lome, Togo, 2) ) IM2NP (UMR CNRS 7334) – Université Aix-Marseille, Case 231 - 13397 Marseille Cedex 20, France 3) CRHEA (center of  HeteroEpitaxy and its applications), Nice, France

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Abstracts: 2 pages (1 column, font: Times New Roman, size: 12); 1 page will be dedicated to figures.

Abstracts would be submitted online in PDF format; specify the title of the presentation, contact information of (or author) [name, surname, institution, address and email], type of presentation desired (poster or oral).

Template do download here.

The abstracts will be sent by email to:


PhD students are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts

The best oral presentation and the best poster of each session will be awarded

The language of presentation is French or English. However for selected long paper, the articles will be submitted in English in peer-reviewed international journal.

Further information for poster and presentation will be given later.


Organisation comitteeScientific comittee
Dr Lat Grand NDIAYE (UASZ) President
Prof. Diouma KOBOR (UASZ) Vice-President
Other members :
Dr Joseph Sambasène DIATTA (UASZ)
Dr Moustapha THIAME (UASZ)
Dr Modou TINE (UASZ)
Dr Mamadou LÔ (UASZ)
Mr Ababacar DIATTA (UASZ)
Mr Dioncounda YOCK (UASZ)
Mr Alioune Badara SAKHO (UASZ)
Ms Ndèye Astou THIAW (UASZ)
Dr Mansour SANE (UASZ)
Dr Mbaye Diagne MBAYE (UASZ)
Dr Youssou FAYE (UASZ)
Dr Ibrahima MBAYE (UASZ)
Dr Mohamed Mahamoud CHARAHABIL (UASZ)
Mrs Léa Suzanne THIAW TINE (UASZ)
Dr Ludovic LACHEZE (CasamanScience)
Dr Corine BESTORY (CasamanScience)
Dr Gnima TOURE (CasamanScience)
Pr. Courfia Kéba DIAWARA (UASZ)
Pr. Alassane DIEDHIOU (UASZ)
Dr Oumar SY (UASZ)
Dr Bamol Ali SOW (UASZ)
Pr. Moctar CAMARA (UASZ)
Dr Edouard DIOUF (UASZ)
Pr. Abdoulaye GASSAMA (UASZ)
Dr Magatte CAMARA (UASZ)
Dr Lat Grand NDIAYE (UASZ)
Pr. Chérif BALDE (UASZ)
Dr Khalifa GAYE (UASZ)
Pr. Salomon SAMBOU (UASZ)
Dr Abdou Aziz NIANG (UASZ)
Pr. Diouma KOBOR (UASZ)
Dr Ababacar NDIAYE (UASZ)
Dr Youssou DIENG (UASZ)
Pr. Amadou S. MAIGA (UGB)
Pr. Papa Alioune NDIAYE (ESP/UCAD)
Dr Cheikh M. Fadel KEBE (ESP/UCAD)
Pr. Oumar SOCK (ANSTS)
Pr. Amadou Thierno GAYE (DGR/MESR)
Prof. Mamadou WADE (EPT)
Pr. Rachid BOUCHAKOUR (IM2NP/ Marseille)
Pr. Marcel PASQUINELLI (IM2NP/ Marseille)
Dr Laurent OTTAVIANI (IM2NP/ Marseille)
Dr Naser BELMILOUD (CasamanScience)
Dr Dimitri MANGA (CasamanScience)
Dr Antoine PACCO (IMEC)
Pr. Ulf BLIESKE (TH Koln)
Pr. Ange NZIHOU (RAPSODEE/Albi- Carmaux)
Dr Georges DUBOURG (BioSense Institute)

For further infos or request, feel free to email us:

1)How do I get to the conference?

You can fly to the international airport of Dakar (Air Senegal, Air France, Turkish airlines, Emirates…). Then from Dakar, take a boat or a plane to do Dakar-Ziguinchor. Be careful, unlike the plane, there is no boat every day. To come to the university, a shuttle bus will be set up between the Kadiandoumagne Hotel and the university. The timetables will be specified later. You can also take a taxi from your hotel. The rate will be 1000CFA max and the time of about 20minutes except trafic jam. At university, you should go to the department of Sciences and technology which is at the left when you enter the university.

2) What are the health risks?

We advise you to consult your nearest vaccination center to check the list of vaccines for Senegal (yellow fever, meningitis...) and for antimalarial treatment. We do not recommend tap water. The other drinks are OK.  The sun hits hard so sunscreen is highly recommended.

3)What is the climate at the conference? how to dress?

During the conference, the climate is rather warm. The conference rooms will be ventilated. So, you should get dressed to withstand the heat. In the evening it will be cooler. Watch out for mosquitoes. We recommend wearing long clothes.

4) Do I need a visa?

It depends on your nationality. If you need an invitation from the organizing/scientific committee, please contact us:

5)How do I pay for my registration?

The registration payment is made on site and a receipt will be given to you. If you need a certificate of attendance, please specify this when you register for the conference. The documents will be hand-delivered directly to you.

6)How do I book my hotel?

You can directly reach the hotels and book via their website. Generally, credit card payments are OK in big hotels. Other hotels will ask you to pay in cash. ATMs are available and easy-access in cities.

7)Is there WIFI access at the conference?

There will be a WIFI during the conference. Due to the large number of participants, the network tends to slowdown. You can buy a 4G SIM card (Orange, Free, Expresso) at the international airport.

8)What should I do if I have to cancel or are late?

In case of cancellation or delay, the scientific committee should be notified as soon as possible in order to update the calendar and reschedule your presentation/poster if necessary.