May 2022 ACM SIGEnergy Newsletter


  1. ACM eEnergy’22 – Updates
  2. ACM BuildSys’22 – Updates
  3. EIR – Updates
  4. SIGEnegy WeCan- Call for Talk Abstracts
  5. New job opportunity – Smart Building Postdoc Position at Cornell University
  6. ACM SIGEnergy resource for energy-related datasets
  7. Posting additional information (contact Yashar Ghiassi-Farrokhfal: [email protected])

1. ACM eEnergy’22 – Updates

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:
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. ACM BuildSys’22 – updates

The 9th ACM International Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Built Environments (BuildSys 2022) will host a highly selective, single-track forum for research on systems issues covering all aspects of the built environment, broadly defined.

Advances in the effective integration of networked sensors, building controls, and physical infrastructure are transforming our society, allowing the formation of unprecedented built environments and interlocking physical, social, cyber challenges. Moreover, built environments, including buildings and critical urban infrastructure, account for over half of society’s energy consumption and are the mainstay of our nation’s economy, security and health. As a result, there is a broad recognition that systems optimizing explicitly for the built environment are particularly important in improving our society, and represent the foundation for emerging “smart cities”.

Important Dates:
Abstract Registration: July 8th, 2022, AOE
Paper Submission: July 15th, 2022, AOE
Paper Notification: September 2nd, 2022

Conference date and location: November 9-10, 2022, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
More information:

3. EIR – Updates

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 next submission deadline is June 1, 2022 and the submissions will be considered for the September issue. Please check the following link for submission deadlines and other information:

4. SIGEnegy WeCan- Call for Talk Abstracts

Climate change caused by global warming has set off negative environmental consequences, putting risks at the species inhabiting the planet including human beings. Fighting climate change has been recognized as a pressing issue of sustainable development. Meanwhile, it is a social issue too. A working climate action plan must consider the need of diverse groups and address issues of inequality on many levels, e.g., between the wealthy and the poor and between generations. The workshop aims to provide a vibrant venue for researchers within and outside the ACM SIGEnergy community to discuss the challenges and opportunities in the intersection of climate change, sustainability, and society. While issues within each of the three areas are of great interest on their own, we believe it is essential to look at the dynamic interplay among the three disciplines.

The workshop will feature a mix of invited talks by leading experts, a panel discussion, and selected talks from submitted abstracts. We invite prospective speakers to submit abstracts that highlight challenges and opportunities in the intersection of climate change, sustainability, and society. Submissions are made to HotCRP:

Submission Deadline: May 15, 2022 (AoE)
Speaker Notification: May 30, 2022

More information:

5. New job opportunity – Smart Building Postdoc Position at Cornell University

The process-energy-environmental systems engineering (PEESE) lab at Cornell University ( has a postdoc opening in the general area of learning-based control and optimization for smart building systems. Candidates with suitable background and publication records are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and a detailed curriculum vitae to Prof. Fengqi You at ([email protected]). Please include “Smart Building Postdoc Position” in the email subject.

Cornell was founded in 1865, and has a beautiful 750-acre campus offers a unique combination of an Ivy League private school including Engineering’s top ten program in the US, and a federal land-grant institution with the nationally top-ranked program in Agriculture and Life Sciences, among others. The university has a strong dedication to promoting interdisciplinary research and scholarship.

6. 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].

7. 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