October 2022 ACM SIGEnergy Newsletter
- ACM eEnergy’23 – Updates
- ACM BuildSys’22 – Updates
- EIR – Updates
- An interesting read: Green energy transition can lead to trillions of savings
- Call for Nomination: SIGEnergy Rising Star Award
- New job opportunities: Assistant/Associate Prof. at Rotterdam School of Management
- ACM SIGEnergy resource for energy-related data sets
Posting additional information (contact Yashar Ghiassi-Farrokhfal: [email protected])
1. ACM eEnergy’23 – 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 14th ACM International Conference on Future Energy Systems (ACM e-Energy 2023) and its co-located tutorials and workshops will be held in Orlando, Florida during June 16 – 23, 2023. 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. ACM e-Energy 2023 will be held jointly with ACM Federated Computing Research Conference (FCRC) 2023, which assembles a spectrum of affiliated research conferences and workshops. ACM e-Energy 2023 attendees are free to attend the technical sessions of all FCRC conferences and workshops.
We seek high-quality papers at the intersection of computing and communication technologies with smart and sustainable energy systems. We welcome submissions describing conceptual advances, as well as advances in system design, implementation, and experimentation, and we explicitly welcome inter- or trans-disciplinary work. ACM e-Energy is committed to a fair, timely, and thorough review process with sound and detailed feedback.
Fall deadline (1st deadline):
November 4th 2022: Author notification (accept, reject, or revise-&-resubmit)
November 25th 2022, 23:59 AoE: Revision submission deadline
December 9th 2022: Revision notification
December 19th 2022, 23:59 AoE: Camera ready deadline
Winter deadline (2nd deadline):
January 27th 2023, 23:59 AoE: Abstract registration deadline
February 3rd 2023, 23:59 AoE: Paper submission deadline
March 31st 2023: Author notification (accept, reject, or revise-&-resubmit)
April 21st 2023, 23:59 AoE: Revision submission deadline
May 12th 2023: Revision notification
May 26th 2023, 23:59 AoE: Camera-ready deadline
More information: https://energy.acm.org/confere
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, and 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”.
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 next submission deadline is December 1, 2022, to be considered for the March 2023 issue.
Please check the following link for submission deadlines and other information:
4. An interesting read: Green energy transition can lead to trillions of savings
A recent article suggests that a rapid green energy transition will likely result in trillions of net savings. Here is the summary of the paper:
Rapidly decarbonizing the global energy system is critical for addressing climate change, but concerns about costs have been a barrier to implementation. Most energy-economy models have historically underestimated deployment rates for renewable energy technologies and overestimated their costs. These issues have driven calls for alternative approaches and more reliable technology forecasting methods. Here, we use an approach based on probabilistic cost forecasting methods that have been statistically validated by backtesting on more than 50 technologies. We generate probabilistic cost forecasts for solar energy, wind energy, batteries, and electrolyzers, conditional on deployment. We use these methods to estimate future energy system costs and explore how technology cost uncertainty propagates through to system costs in three different scenarios. Compared to continuing with a fossil fuel-based system, a rapid green energy transition will likely result in overall net savings of many trillions of dollars—even without accounting for climate damages or co-benefits of climate policy.
You can find the full paper here:
5- Call for Nomination: SIGEnergy Doctoral Dissertation Award
The annual SIGEnergy Doctoral Dissertation Award recognizes an outstanding Ph.D. thesis in the field of energy systems and informatics. The key evaluation criteria are the depth, impact, and novelty of the thesis’ contributions. The award winner receives an honorarium of US $1000, free registration to e-Energy or BuildSys, and a crystal trophy.
Award Criterion: The annual SIGEnergy Doctoral Dissertation Award recognizes an outstanding Ph.D. thesis in the field of energy systems and informatics. Selection is based on the thesis quality in creating promising new ideas, paradigms, and tools, related to energy systems and informatics. Depth, impact, and novelty of the thesis’s contributions will be key criteria upon which the SIGEnergy Doctoral Dissertation Award Committee evaluates the nominations. A thesis can be nominated at most once.
Next deadline: Oct. 7, 2022, AoE (theses accepted by the corresponding institute between Sept. 1, 2021, and Aug. 31, 2022, are eligible)
Submission site: https://sigenergydda22.hotcrp.
More information: https://energy.acm.org/call-fo
Please direct questions to Award Chair Minghua Chen ([email protected]).
6- New job opportunities: Assistant and Associate Professor at Rotterdam School of Management
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position, starting in September 2023. The position is in RSM’s Department of Technology & Operations Management, section Business Information Management (BIM) in collaboration with the Erasmus Centre for Data Analytics (ECDA). The rank for the position is Assistant Professor and Associate Professor. Final year PhDs and Assistant Professors are invited to apply, particularly those with CS, engineering, information systems, operation management, and operation research background.
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe’s top 10 research-based business schools. RSM has an active energy research team. Furthermore, ECDA has a ‘smart energy’ department that creates strong connections between academic researchers and industry partners. The energy research at RSM includes electricity markets, P2P energy markets, V2G and smart charging, etc. RSM is also actively involved in the H2020 MAGPIE project which aims to decarbonize the port of Rotterdam by 2050 (https://www.magpie-ports.eu/)
More information about RSM can be found at: https://www.rsm.nl/
7. 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/resourc
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].
8. 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/
Communications Director, ACM SIGEnergy