December 2021 ACM SIGEnergy Newsletter


  1. ACM BuildSys’21 – Concluding remarks
  2. ACM eEnergy’22 – Call for papers
  3. EIR – Inaugural edition and call for papers
  4. ACM SIGEnergy resource for energy-related datasets
  5. Posting additional information (contact Yashar Ghiassi-Farrokhfal: [email protected])

1. ACM BuildSys’21 – Concluding remarks

ACM BuildSys 2021 concluded successfully on November 18th in Coimbra, Portugal, and virtually around the world. This year the conference was held in a hybrid format for the first time, welcoming 40 in-person and 600 virtual attendees over the course of three days. A rich program was presented, with seven technical sessions composed of 28 research papers, two keynotes, a joint PhD forum with SenSys, a demo and poster session, as well as four workshops.

The program and presentation recordings are available on the conference site at:

2. ACM eEnergy’22 – 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:

3. EIR – Inaugural edition and call for papers

ACM SIGENERGY Energy Informatics Review (EIR) is a new online publication venue for articles on topics within the SIG’s field of interest. It seeks high-quality papers at the intersection of computing and communication technologies with smart and sustainable energy systems and the built infrastructure.

The inaugural edition of Energy Informatics Review, the magazine of ACM SIGENERGY, is now available at This inaugural issue contains extended versions of the three Best Papers in ACM eEnergy 2021. It also includes invited papers from some luminaries in our field. The result is an excellent issue that covers a range of topics, some in depth, and some with a broader vision.

The next deadline to submit a paper to EIR is February 1st, 2021.
Please check the following link for further information:

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