July 2019 ACM EIG-ENERGY Newsletter


  1. ACM e-Energy 2020, Melbourne Australia – MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
  2. ACM e-Energy 2019 Conference Report
  3. ACM EIG-ENERGY resource for energy-related data sets
  4. ACM SIGPLAN Climate Committee and ways to get involved
  5. First Workshop on Data Science for Future Energy Systems — Call for papers
  6. Posting additional information (contact Arun Vishwanath: arvishwa@au1.ibm.com)

1. ACM e-Energy 2020, Melbourne Australia – Mark your calendars!

For the first time, ACM e-Energy is moving ‘down under’, to Melbourne Australia! Mark your calendars, the 2020 conference will be held between 23-26 June 2020 in Melbourne.

The website is up: refer to https://energy.acm.org/conferences/eenergy/2020/index.php for all the latest information.

Please plan now and submit your best papers to this premier conference! The call for papers will be available in a few weeks.

2. ACM e-Energy 2019 Conference Report

The 10th ACM International Conference on Future Energy Systems (ACM e-Energy) and its co-located workshops/tutorials were held in Phoenix, Arizona, this past June 25-28th, 2019. This year marks the 10th anniversary of ACM e-Energy, and it is also the first year since the organization of ACM e-Energy is transitioned from ACM SIGCOMM to ACM EIG-ENERGY.

This year’s full program included 3 co-located workshops, 4 tutorials, 1 ACM e-Energy keynote, 3 FCRC keynotes, 26 full paper presentations, 12 short paper presentations, and 30 posters. The ACM e-Energy keynote talk was given by Prof. Adam Wierman from the California Institute of Technology on “Online Optimization and Energy.”

Participants enjoyed the conference banquet at the nearby Hyatt Regency Phoenix, where the best paper award was announced. Being part of the ACM FCRC 2019, attendees of ACM e-Energy also had the opportunity interacting with those from 12 other ACM conferences, as well as attending the Turing Lecture given by Geoffrey Hinton and Yann LeCun. Please see all the paper awardees and runners-up listed below. Further information about the conference can be found at https://energy.acm.org/conferences/eenergy/2019/

Best Paper Award
“Combining Renewable Solar and Open Air Cooling for Greening Internet-Scale Distributed Networks,” by Vani Gupta and Prashant Shenoy (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) and Ramesh Sitaraman (University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Akamai Technologies).

Best Paper Runner-Up
“Exploiting Vulnerabilities of Load Forecasting Through Adversarial Attacks,” by Yize Chen, Yushi Tan, and Baosen Zhang (University of Washington).

3. ACM EIG-ENERGY resource for energy-related data sets

The ACM EIG-Energy website has a Resources page with a variety of data sets freely available for use by the energy community. It is available at https://energy.acm.org/resources/

We invite each of you to share any energy-related data sets, models and software that we haven’t added to this page. Please send this information directly to the Information Services Director: Omid Ardakanian.

4. ACM SIGPLAN Climate Committee and ways to get involved

ACM SIGPLAN has established a climate committee to study the impact of conference air travel on our climate and are studying various ways to reduce carbon footprint of research conferences.

As a group focused on energy issues, ACM EIG-Energy supports this effort. We invite our members to learn more about this activity by visiting https://www.sigplan.org/Resources/Climate

An interim report is available here: http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/papers/sigplan-climate-report.pdf Please also consider joining the acm-climate mailing list, through the above web page, to receive updates on this activity.

5. First Workshop on Data Science for Future Energy Systems – Call for papers

The First Workshop on Data Science for Future Energy Systems is collocated with the 26th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing, Data, and Analytics (HiPC 2019). The goal of this workshop is to highlight and encourage discussions regarding novel applications of data science and data analytics techniques in the domain of Energy Systems such as smart (power) grids, smart oilfields, smart heating/cooling systems etc.

More information at: https://hipc.org/dsfes
Submissions due: 20 Sep 2019.

6. 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 arvishwa@au1.ibm.com.

As always, the ACM EIG-ENERGY website has the latest information. We welcome you to peruse it https://energy.acm.org/