Call for papers

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Call for Papers

Countries worldwide have strengthened their commitment to decarbonize the energy system at COP26 in Glasgow. This intent necessitates a massive increase in renewable power generation and the electrification of energy demand through sector coupling (e.g., heat and mobility). Over the last year, for example, the DACH countries have created roadmaps to establish hydrogen as an additional sustainable energy carrier. Energy informatics contributes to solving many of the challenges of this energy transition, by connecting various decentralized resources and by operating them intelligently.

The objective of the DACH+ conference series on Energy Informatics is to promote research, development, and implementation of information and communication technologies in the energy domain and to foster the exchange between academia, industry, and service providers in the German-Austrian-Swiss region and its neighbouring countries (DACH+).

We seek high-quality original contributions addressing the design, adoption, operation and management of smart energy systems, the integration of intermittent renewable generation and energy efficiency gains through ICT, market approaches and mechanisms for ICT-enabled energy systems, and research on associated (decentralised) data-driven decisions. We welcome theoretical contributions as well as publications addressing system design, implementation, and experimentation. The list of topics of interest to the conference includes, but is not limited to:

  • ICT for future energy systems, sector coupling and the integration of intermittent renewable generation
  • Information and decision support systems for future energy markets and mechanisms
  • Energy system modelling and (open) energy system data
  • Protocols and architectures for IT systems in the energy sector
  • Data analytics and machine learning for smart energy systems and decentralised decision making, as well as platforms for data analysis
  • Open data and software for energy research
  • Management of distributed generation and demand side management
  • ICT for (multi-) energy networks and micro-grids
  • Energy-efficient mobility, charging management for electric vehicles, energy-aware traffic control, and smart grid integration of mobile storage
  • Smart buildings, digital metering, occupant comfort, and user interaction
  • Adoption of ICT in the energy sector
  • Cross-cutting issues including cyber security and privacy protection, interoperability, verification of networked smart grid systems

Posters, Demos, and Workshops

Submissions for posters, demos, and workshop suggestions are welcome, too. Details can be found on the conference website.

Submission and Publication

Submitted papers will be reviewed in a double-blind process. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the Springer Open Journal Energy Informatics https://energyinformatics.springeropen.com. The conference language is English, and papers must be written in English. We solicit full research papers (max. 18 pages of content plus 2 additional pages for references) as well as short papers (max. 10 pages of content plus 2 additional pages for references).

Templates and instructions will be made available at https://www.energy-informatics.eu/. Further information on the submission of posters and demos is also available on the website. The Open Access fee for the journal article is included in the registration fee.