Call for Papers | DACH+ Conference and Doctoral Workshop on Energy Informatics

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Ramiz Qussous

Jan 19, 2021, 7:06:31 AMJan 19
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Dear Community,

Please find attached the Call for Papers for this year’s edition of the DACH+ Conference on Energy Informatics, taking place on 16-17 September 2021. You can also find the text below. We would be grateful if you would further circulate this call.

As a good tradition from the last years, the Doctoral Workshop on Energy Informatics is co-located with the DACH+ Conference. The CfP is also attached. Please spread this information to doctoral students that might benefit from the workshop’s signature feature of shepherding process and intense discussion.

You may wonder whether the 2021 conference will take place online or “in real” – so do we, and given the current uncertainty about infections and vaccinations, we will make that decision at a later point in time. It will be communicated along with the paper acceptance decisions, at the latest. We strongly hope that we can celebrate the 10th anniversary of our conference in a worthy manner in Freiburg.

Best regards on behalf of the organizers,
Anke Weidlich – General Chair
Ramiz Qussous & Nick Harder – Publicity Chairs
Dirk Neumann, Philipp Staudt & Gunther Gust – TPC Chairs
Astrid Nieße – Doctoral Workshop Chair

*** Energy Informatics 2021 -- Call for Papers ***
The European Union intends to reduce its emissions by 55% in 2030 and aims to be climate neutral in 2050. This makes the integration of intermittent renewable power generation a question of growing importance. Simultaneously, new demand side resources are added both at the transmission level with newly installed large electrolysers and at the distribution level with a sharp increase in numbers of electric vehicles and heat pumps. Bridging the intermittency of generation and the load of new (flexible) consumers can only succeed through ICT and related concepts.

The objective of the DACH+ conference series on Energy Informatics is to promote the 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
  • 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 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 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.

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