February 2019 ACM EIG-ENERGY Newsletter


1. ***DEADLINE 1 Feb*** ACM e-Energy 2019
2. ACM e-Energy 2019 Workshops Call For Papers
3. ACM BuildSys 2019 Call For Papers
4. ACM COMPASS 2019 Call For Papers
5. ACM BuildSys 2018 conference report
6. DACH+ Energy Informatics 2018 conference report
7. Posting additional information

1. ***DEADLINE 1 FEB 2019*** ACM e-Energy 2019 Call For Papers
Please note, the deadline for ACM e-Energy 2019 is 1 Feb 2019. Please consider submitting your top-quality work.
The CFP is at https://energy.acm.org/conferences/eenergy/2019/cfp.php

2. ACM e-Energy 2019 Workshops Call For Papers
Three exciting workshops are collocated with ACM e-Energy 2019. They are:

• The 2nd International Workshop on Energy Data and Analytics (EDA)
Paper submission deadline: 26 Feb 2019

• The 2nd International Workshop on Electricity Market Engineering (EME)
Paper submission deadline: 22 Apr 2019

• The 1st International Workshop on Applied Machine Learning for  Intelligent Energy Systems (ML-IES)
Paper submission deadline: 10 Mar 2019

Additional information can be found at

3. ACM BuildSys 2019 Call For Papers
The 6th ACM International Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Buildings, Cities, and Transportation (ACM BuildSys) will be held Nov 13-14 at Columbia University in New York, USA. Please see important dates below.
• Abstract Registration: June 15, 2019, AOE.
• Paper Submission: June 22, 2019, AOE. (No further extension will be granted)
Additional information can be found at http://buildsys.acm.org/2019/

4. ACM BuildSys 2018 conference report
The 5th ACM International Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Built Environments (BuildSys) was held in Shenzhen, China this past November 7-8th, 2018. The conference was co-located with ACM SenSys, and included a joint keynote, demo, poster, and 1-minute madness session with SenSys.

The full program featured an additional BuildSys keynote, 15 full papers, and 8 short papers. The conference program highlighted the conference’s broad scope covering all aspects of systems for energy-efficient buildings, cities, and transportation. The keynote talks were given by Dr. Feng Zhao from Haier on “IoT from the Lab to the Real World,” and Prof. Archan Misra from Singapore Management University on “Tracking and Predicting Mobility for Smart Campus Services.”

Participants enjoyed accommodations at the Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai, a short ferry ride from Hong Kong Airport, and near the conference venue at Shenzhen Sea World Culture and Arts Center. Please see all the paper awardees and runners-up listed below. Further information about the conference can be found at

Best Paper Award
“Buildings Affect Mobile Patterns: Developing a New Urban Mobility Model”
Zimu Zheng (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University), Feng Wang (The University of Mississippi), Dan Wang (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University), Liang Zhang (JD.com)

Best Paper Award Runner-up
“Smart Lighting Control Using Oblivious Mobile Sensors”
Areg Karapetyan (Masdar Institute, Khalifa University), Sid Chi-Kin, Chau (Australian National University), Khaled Elbassioni (Masdar Institute, Khalifa University), Majid Khonji (Masdar Institute, Khalifa University), Emad Dababseh, Sid Chau (Australian National

Best Presentation Awards
“The Impact of Occupancy Resolution on the Accuracy of Building Energy Performance Simulation”
Fisayo Caleb Sangogboye (University of Southern Denmark), Arendt Krzysztof (University of Southern Denmark), Muhyiddine Jradi (University of Southern Denmark), Christian Veje (University of Southern Denmark), Mikkel Baun Kjaergaard (University of Southern Denmark), Bo Norregaard Jorgensen (University of Southern Denmark)

“Mortar: An Open Testbed for Portable Building Analytics”
Gabe Fierro (UC Berkeley), Marco Pritoni (LBNL), Moustafa AbdelBaky (UC Berkeley), Paul Raftery (UC Berkeley), Therese Peffer (UC Berkeley), Greg Thomson (UC Berkeley), David E. Culler (UC Berkeley)

Best Poster Award
“Poster Abstract: Reputation System for Ensuring Data Trustworthiness of Crowdsourced Weather Stations”
Alexander B. Chen (University of Virginia), Madhur Behl (University of Virginia), Jonathan L. Goodall (University of Virginia)

Best Demo Award
“Demo Abstract: Pible: Battery-Free Mote for Perpetual Indoor BLE Applications” Francesco Fraternali (University of California, San Diego), Bharathan Balaji (University of California, Los Angeles), Yuvraj Agarwal (Carnegie Mellon University), Luca Benini (DEI, University of Bologna, Italy – ISL, ETH Zurich, Switzerland), Rajesh Gupta (University of California, San Diego)

5. ACM COMPASS 2019 Call For Papers
The second annual ACM SIGCAS Conference on Computing and Sustainable Societies (COMPASS 2019) invites submissions for the conference to be hosted at Accra, Ghana, July 3-5, 2019. COMPASS showcases work in the following general areas – Systems, HCI, Data Science/AI and Deployment Experiences.
Submission of papers and posters due 15 Mar 2019. The papers track is intended to represent archival work and solicits submissions of length between 4 and 10 pages. For additional information please see https://acmcompass.org/

6. DACH+ Energy Informatics 2018 conference report
The 7th DACH+ Energy Informatics conference was held at the OFFIS institute in Oldenburg, Germany this past October 11-12th, 2018. The full program included 15 full papers, 14 posters and demo presentations. In addition, presentations from the associated PhD workshop have been integrated in this year’s poster session.

Two exiting keynote talks from Linus Neumann (Chaos Computer Club, Europe’s largest hacker collective) as well as from Prof. Dr. Dominik Engel (Center for Secure Energy Informatics, Salzburg) focused on cyber-security aspects of a safety-critical energy system with increasing dependencies on information and communication technologies.

All accepted submissions have been published in a supplement to the SpringerOpen journal on Energy Informatics and can be accessed in full here:

We explicitly like to draw your attention to the two contributions awarded as best papers:

“Enhancing Power Quality in Electrical Distribution Systems Using a Smart Charging Architecture” by Ammar Alyousef, Dominik Danner, Friederich Kupzog and Hermann de Meer combines relevant technologies and mechanisms in a solid framework for real-time congestion management and voltage control in a highly innovative manner

The paper “Estimating the Savings Potential of Occupancy-based Heating Strategies” by Vincent Becker, Wilhelm Kleiminger, Vlad C. Coroama, Friedemann Mattern comes in second and presents an easily applicable approach for quickly identifying households with high potential for energy savings and convincing inhabitants to adopt an occupancy-based heating strategy

The DACH+ Energy Informatics conference series is a joint initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, the Swiss Federal Office of Energy, and the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology. This year’s edition of the conference is also supported by the German Informatics Society.

7. Posting additional information
If you would like to announce academic job opportunities, Ph.D. scholarships, or post information about a new energy systems course then please send me the details and I will include them in the next monthly newsletter. My email address is arvishwa@au1.ibm.com.
As always, the ACM EIGENERGY website has the latest information. We welcome you to peruse it https://energy.acm.org/