Call for Papers

Europe is striving towards climate neutrality by 2050 – a vision of an economy with net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. This goal is central to initiatives like the European Green Deal and the Swiss Energy Strategy 2050, aligning with commitments to global climate action as outlined in the Paris Agreement. Pursuing a climate-neutral society presents an urgent challenge and a significant opportunity to foster a sustainable future for all. In this context, energy informatics plays a vital role in addressing the myriad challenges of the energy transition. It offers innovative solutions for the intelligent management and operation of energy systems and their assets, contributing significantly to this transnational effort.

The DACH+ Conference Series on Energy Informatics aims to facilitate the advancement of information and communication technologies in the energy sector. This series encourages participation from academia, industry, and service providers from the German-Austrian-Swiss (DACH) region and a wider international community. The conference provides a platform for sharing research and developments, promoting collaborations beyond the immediate neighbouring countries. We warmly welcome contributions from those globally engaged in the energy informatics field, fostering a diverse and comprehensive dialogue.

We call for high-quality, original papers that focus on the design, implementation, operation, and management of smart energy systems. This includes integrating intermittent renewable energy sources, enhancing energy efficiency through ICT, exploring market strategies and mechanisms for ICT-enabled energy systems, and examining decentralized, data-driven decision-making processes. Contributions can be theoretical or practical, addressing system design, implementation, or experimental studies. The conference’s topics of interest are broad and include, but are not limited to, the aforementioned areas:

ICT and Data-Driven Innovations in Energy Systems

    • Combining ICT and data-driven methods for future energy systems and multi-energy systems.
    • ICT-based stability and resilience of energy networks.
    • Data analytics, machine learning, and forecasting for smart energy systems.

Future Energy Markets and Decision Support Systems

    • Information and decision support systems for energy markets, including peer-to-peer trading.
    • Theoretical frameworks for energy market mechanisms.

Energy System Modelling, Data, and Software Innovations

    • Energy system modelling and open energy system data.
    • Open data, software, simulation, and co-simulation platforms for energy research.
    • Protocols and architectures for IT systems in the energy sector.

Smart Management and Analytics in Energy Systems

    • Predictive maintenance and anomaly detection for appliances and systems.
    • Pilot projects in smart management and control of energy resources.
    • Management of distributed generation and demand-side management.

Risk Management and System Resilience

    • Multiagent systems under uncertainty for robust planning and control.
    • Risk, reliability, and resilience of interconnected energy systems.
    • Prognostics and health management of energy storage and decentralized power generation assets.

Sustainable Mobility and Energy Integration

    • Energy-efficient mobility, charging/discharging management for electric vehicles, and energy-aware traffic control.
    • Electrification of the last-mile and synergies between transportation and energy sectors.
    • Innovative business models for electric vehicles and ICT-enabled mobility.

Smart Buildings and User-Centric Energy Solutions

    • Smart buildings, digital metering, and occupant comfort.
    • User interaction and engagement in energy-efficient solutions.

Policy, Regulation, and Cross-Cutting Issues in Smart Energy Systems

    • Regulatory and legal frameworks for smart energy systems and energy communities.
    • Cybersecurity, privacy protection, and interoperability in networked systems.
    • Cross-cutting issues in verification of smart grid systems.

Publication outlet & Submission types

Publication outlet

Submitted papers will be reviewed in a double-blind process. Accepted and presented papers will be published open-access and free of charge in the ACM SIGEnergy Energy Informatics Review.

 

Submission types

Full research papers

    • Long manuscripts addressing novel ideas, theoretical issues, technology, methodology, and applications
    • max 18 pages of content, plus 2 additional pages for references

Short papers

    • Short manuscripts presenting practical ideas, real cases, and practical achievements
    • max. 10 pages of content plus 2 additional pages for references

Instructions for authors