Call for papers
The EU aims to be climate-neutral by 2050 – an economy with net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. This objective is at the heart of the European Green Deal and in line with the EU’s commitment to global climate action under the Paris Agreement. The transition to a climate-neutral society is both an urgent challenge and an opportunity to build a better future for all. Energy informatics support in solving many challenges of the energy transition, by providing solutions for intelligent management and operation of energy systems and their assets.
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. The topics of interest are the same as indicated above. Posters and demos require the submission of an extended abstract, which will be peer-reviewed. If accepted, the abstract will appear in the conference proceedings. Further 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 http://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.