November 2021 ACM SIGEnergy Newsletter


  1. ACM BuildSys’21 – Registration
  2. ACM eEnergy’22 – Call for Papers
  3. Call for papers – EIR
  4. The Global AI Challenge for Building E&M Facilities – Call for Participation
  5. New job opportunities
  6. ACM SIGEnergy resource for energy-related datasets
  7. Posting additional information (contact Yashar Ghiassi-Farrokhfal: [email protected])

1. ACM BuildSys’21 – Registration

The 8th ACM International Conference on Systems for Built Environments (BuildSys’21) will be held November 18-19, 2021 in Coimbra, Portugal. There are also 4 workshops and one Ph.D. forum that will be held in conjunction with this conference. The registration is now open. For more information, please refer to the following link:

Registration deadline:
Early bird: September 1st – October 15th
Late: October 16th – November 14th
On-site: November 15th onwards

2. ACM eEnergy’22

2.1. Call for Papers

ACM e-Energy is the premier forum for research at the intersection of computing and communication technologies with energy systems. It has established a strong track record for high-quality research in the application of computing and networked systems to make legacy systems more energy-efficient and in the design, analysis, and development of sustainable and innovative energy systems. The Thirteenth ACM International Conference on Future Energy Systems (ACM e-Energy) and its co-located tutorials and workshops will be held as a virtual event from June 28 – July 1, 2022. By bringing together researchers in a single-track conference designed to offer significant opportunities for personal interaction, it is a major forum for shaping the future of this area.

Important Dates:
January 28, 2022 (23:59 AoE): Paper registration deadline
February 4, 2022 (23:59 AoE): Paper submission deadline
April 5, 2022: Author notification
April 29, 2022 (23:59 AoE): Revision submission deadline
May 19, 2022: Revision notification
May 26, 2022 (23:59 AoE): Camera-ready submission
June 28 – July 1, 2022: ACM e-Energy 2022 conference
More information:

2.2. Call for workshops

In the thirteenth year of its conference series, the international conference ACM e-Energy as the number one forum for research at the intersection of computing and communication technologies with energy systems adds an inter-and transdisciplinary notion to its general focus. In continuation to former events, it again invites high-quality workshops to be co-located with the conference for mutual benefit.

These workshops are aimed at exploring in-depth topics related to the areas of computing and communication for smart energy systems, as well as energy-efficient computing and communication systems. They will provide an opportunity for scientists, engineers, and practitioners to exchange and share their new ideas, experiences, and research results. Same as the main conference, the workshops are held entirely online.

The proceedings of the workshop program will be published along with the conference proceedings. You are invited to submit a workshop proposal by November 22nd, 2021. Please submit your proposal in PDF format via email directly to Sonja Klingert ([email protected]). Only complete proposals with all required information will be considered. More information:

2.3. Call for hybrid hubs

With the pandemic still ongoing and the outlook for 2022 unclear, e-Energy 2022 will again be organized as a virtual conference, June 27-30, 2022. In 2022, we plan to evolve the concept of the last two years with multiple mirrors accommodating different time zones by soliciting hybrid on-site extensions, e.g., lightweight hubs – “viewing parties” synchronized with mirrors in different time zones. Hubs can either be participation/viewing only or offer on-site presentations – at COVID compliant environments in line with local pandemic rules and regulations. We envision these hubs as largely self-organized events for ~30 people. Without the need to rent large conference rooms (ideally at no costs at all, e.g., at your university), organizers may calculate and charge fees (in addition to the conference’s registration fee), e.g., to accommodate for catering or on-site technical support.

The ACM SIGEnergy e-Energy Conference steering committee invites potential hybrid hub hosts to submit a site proposal. In selecting a hub, the Steering Committee will consider cost, accessibility, the local organizers’ commitment to the community, and international distribution. Ideally, we are looking for a handful of hybrid hubs, e.g., in Europe, the U.S., Australia, the Middle East, and Asia). We will be happy to help promote such initiatives.

We encourage potential organizers to submit a brief application (up to 2 pages) using the outline provided below. We may request additional information from finalists before making a final selection. Proposals should be emailed to the SC Chair no later than November 30, 2021 to Sebastian Lehnhoff ([email protected]) with the subject line: “SIGEnergy e-Energy hybrid hub proposal 2022”.
More information:

3. New job opportunities — Faculty positions at Caltech

Caltech is more than a world-renowned science and engineering research and education institution, it is a community of curious and passionate individuals who collaborate to understand and solve important scientific and societal challenges. There are faculty positions at EE and CMS

EE search announcement (
We are seeking candidates in the broad area of information systems, including decision systems, systems for science, distributed systems, sensory systems (such as speech and vision), signal processing, data science, control, robotics, artificial intelligence, networking, and human-in-the-loop systems. Candidates who are motivated by societal challenges such as climate change, conservation of nature, energy and sustainability, smart infrastructure, health and health care, space and exploration, science, and education are encouraged to apply.

CMS search announcement (
We welcome applicants with research and teaching interests in any area of computer science and/or applied mathematics, broadly defined, including research that connects to other fields at Caltech.

Steven Low, F J Gilloon Professor

4. ACM SIGEnergy resource for energy-related data sets

The ACM SIGEnergy website has a Resources page with a variety of data sets freely available for use by the energy community. It is available at

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 Omid Ardakanian at [email protected].

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 [email protected].

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

Yashar Ghiassi-Farrokhfal,
Communications Director, ACM SIGEnergy