May 2019 ACM EIG-ENERGY Newsletter


1. ACM e-Energy 2019 Call for Participation
2. ACM e-Energy 2019 Student Travel Grant
3. IEEE JSAC SI on Communications and Data Analytics in Smart Grid — Call for Papers
4. ACM BuildSys 2019 Call For Papers
5. Posting additional information (contact Arun Vishwanath:

1. ACM e-Energy 2019 Call for Participation

ACM e-Energy is the premier forum featuring cutting-edge research at the intersection of computing and communication technologies with energy systems. This year’s ACM e-Energy is organized as part of ACM FCRC 2019, along with several other ACM conferences including SIGMETRICS, EC, COLT and STOC.

The conference will be held between June 25th-28th, 2019, in Phoenix, AZ, USA.

Program Highlights:

  • Keynote by Prof. Adam Wierman, California Institute of Technology, USA
  • Main-conference program contains 26 full papers and 12 notes papers, plus a poster session
  • 5 FCRC plenary seminars during the entire FCRC week (3 during ACM e-Energy main-conference)
  • Turing lecture given by Profs. Geoffrey Hinton and Yann LeCun at FCRC on June 23rd.
  • Best Paper Award announced at the conference banquet (included with every main-conference registration)
  • 3 co-located workshops on June 25th: on Energy Data and Analytics, Electricity Market Engineering, and Applied Machine Learning for Intelligent Energy Systems
  • 4 co-located tutorials on June 25th
  • Student travel grants thanks to the generous support of NSF and ACM SIGCOMM (apply by May 5th)
  • See updated program information at

Take advantage of the early registration rate and special hotel rates by May 24th!

2. ACM e-Energy 2019 Student Travel Grant

Thanks to generous support from NSF EPCN and ACM SIGCOMM, the ACM e-Energy 2019 conference provides student Travel Grant funds to encourage the participation of students in e-Energy 2019 that would otherwise not be able to attend.
Each grant will contribute towards partial or complete reimbursement of registration, FCRC fee, and travel expenses. Grants are available for attendees coming from institutions inside North America and coming from institutions outside North America at the amounts of 1000 USD and 1400 USD, respectively.

For eligibility, selection criteria and application instructions, please refer to

Application deadline: May 5, 2019 23:59 U.S. Eastern Time
Notification of acceptance: May 12, 2019

3. IEEE JSAC SI on Communications and Data Analytics in Smart Grid — Call for Papers

This special issue is soliciting original research papers focusing on Communications and Data Analytics for

  • Smart Metering, Demand Response and Dynamic Pricing
  • Energy Storage and Electric Vehicles
  • Active Distribution Grids and Microgrids
  • Cyber Security, Privacy, and Resilience for Smart Grids
  • Transactive Energy
  • Energy Internet and Energy System Integration
  • Distribution and Transmission Synchrophasor Networks

More information can be found at

All submissions have to be prepared according to the Guide for Authors as published in the Journal website at and must be submitted via EDAS.

Manuscript Due: June 1, 2019
First revision notification: August 1, 2019
Acceptance notification: Oct. 15, 2019
Final manuscript due: Nov. 1, 2019
Expected publication of the special issue: First Quarter, 2020

Guest Editors:

Yingjun Angela Zhang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Hans-Peter Schwefel, GridData GmbH, Germany, & Aalborg University, Denmark,
Hamed Mohsenian-Rad, University of California at Riverside, USA,
Christian Wietfeld, TU Dortmund, Germany,
Chen Chen, Argonne National Laboratory, USA,
Hamid Gharavi, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA,

4. 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

5. Posting additional information

If you would like to post additional information such as academic job opportunities, Ph.D. scholarships, or 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

As always, the ACM EIG-ENERGY website has the latest information. We welcome you to peruse it

Arun Vishwanath,
Communications Director, ACM EIG-ENERGY