July 2022 ACM SIGEnergy Newsletter


  1. ACM eEnergy’22 – Updates
  2. ACM BuildSys’22 -Updates
  3. EIR – Updates
  4. Call for papers –  FATEsys
  5. ACM SIGEnergy resource for energy-related data sets
  6. Posting additional information (contact Yashar Ghiassi-Farrokhfal: [email protected])

1. ACM eEnergy’22 – updates

The Thirteenth ACM International Conference on Future Energy Systems (ACM e-Energy) and its co-located workshops, were/are held online from June 28 to July 1, 2022. This is the premier venue for researchers working in the broad areas of computing and communication for smart energy systems (including smart grids, smart buildings, and smart cities), and in energy-efficient computing and communication systems. ACM eEnergy’22 was organized by ACM’s Special Interest Group on Energy Systems and Informatics (SIGEnergy). In the next newsletter, we will update you in the next newsletter about the outcomes and some statistics about the conference.

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 societys 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:  http://buildsys.acm.org/2022/

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 latest issue (June issue) is already available:

The next submission deadline is September 1, 2022. Please check the following link for submission deadlines and other information:

4. Call for papers – Second ACM SIGEnergy Workshop on Fair, Accountable, Transparent, and Ethical (FATE) AI for Smart Environments and Energy Systems (FATEsys)

Ubiquitous networked sensing, smart control, and efficient communication technologies have enabled “big” data generation which has led to an unprecedented adoption and growth of machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) in the transformation of smart energy systems. ML/AI driven solutions are attaining new levels of accuracy and energy-efficiency for several problems related to smart energy systems. For the same reason, AI is anticipated to play an important role in achieving the goals of energy equity and environmental justice. However, while developing these models, it is equally important to hold the models accountable for the impact of their actions on humans in the loop. The second workshop on FATE of AI-Enabled Smart Energy Systems intends to foster discussion on both aspects of this topic and bring together researchers from diverse backgrounds to discuss challenges and breakthroughs in this multidisciplinary area of research.

Website: https://fatesys.github.io/2022/

CFP flyer: https://fatesys.github.io/2022/FATEsys22_CFP.pdf

Important dates:
Paper submission: August 28, 2022 (AOE)
Notifications: September 30, 2022 (AOE)
Camera-ready: October 7, 2022 (AOE)
Workshop: November 9-10, 2022

5. 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 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 Omid Ardakanian at [email protected].

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 [email protected].

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

Yashar Ghiassi-Farrokhfal,
Communications Director, ACM SIGEnergy