December 2022 ACM SIGEnergy Newsletter


  1. ACM eEnergy’23 – Updates
  2. ACM BuildSys’22 – Successfully concluded
  3. EIR – Updates
  4. Site proposals for ACM e-Energy 2024
  5. SIGEnergy graduate student seminar
  6. Job opportunities
  7. ACM SIGEnergy resource for energy-related data sets
  8. 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.

Key Dates:
Fall deadline (1st 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:

2. ACM BuildSys’22 – Successfully concluded

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”.  BuildSys is an ideal venue for researchers and practitioners working to develop and optimize such smart infrastructure systems that are driven by networked sensing, computing, and control functions.

The 9th ACM International Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Built Environments (BuildSys 2022) was held on 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 March 1, 2023, to be considered for the June 2023 issue.
Please check the following link for submission deadlines and other information:

4. Site proposals for ACM e-Energy 2024

The ACM e-Energy Steering Committee is calling for site proposals for ACM e-Energy conference in 2024. ACM e-Energy is always soliciting site proposals. Site proposals should be less than 2 pages ASCII text (66 lines, 80 columns; an equivalent size PDF document is acceptable). Send proposals to the current Chair of the e-Energy Steering Committee ([email protected]) with the header: “e-Energy site proposal – YEAR” (with the appropriate year in 4-digit format). In case you do not get an acknowledgment within one week of submitting your proposal, you should email the e-Energy Steering Committee Chair to inquire on its status. Locations rotate on a three-year cycle between North America, Europe, and a “wildcard” that can be a location in North America or Europe or outside of those two regions. Please look at past venues to see the location of the next conference.

Potential dates: e-Energy is generally held during one of the two first weeks of June.
Deadline: February 25, 2023
More information:

5. SIGEnergy graduate student seminar

ACM SIGEnergy seeks to establish a monthly virtual seminar series for graduate students to present their ongoing work to peers and mentors around the world. The seminar series provides an opportunity for knowledge exchange in our community in between our conferences e-Energy and BuildSys.

Please sign up if you are interested in presenting, attending and/or organizing in this seminar series:

Questions? Email Zoltan Nagy ([email protected], Director of Education SIGEnergy)

6. Job Opportunities

6.1. Cornell University – Multiple postdoctoral and research associate positions

Multiple postdoctoral and research associate positions are available at Cornell University’s PEESE group ( in the general areas of AI for the built environment. The postdoc salary will be at least USD 55,000/year, an additional 10% contribution of the salary provided by the program to the researcher’s retirement account, and full Cornell-employee benefit plans. Candidates with strong research backgrounds and relevant expertise could be considered for Cornell’s new Schmidt AI in Science Program. Cornell is one of the few universities worldwide selected to establish the Schmidt AI in Science Postdoc program ( We will recruit and train a cohort of up to 100 postdoctoral fellows over the next six years. The Schmidt AI in Science Fellows will be supported by a salary of at least USD 72,000 per year, plus the 10% additional retirement contribution and full Cornell-employee benefit plans. Candidates with suitable backgrounds and publication records (at least five high-quality publications in relevant fields) are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should send a detailed curriculum vitae to Prof. Fengqi You at ([email protected]). Please include “SIGEnergy Postdoc Position” in the email subject. I would appreciate your help in forwarding the information to possible candidates in your network and encouraging them to contact me with any questions.

6.2. Worcester Polytechnic Institute – postdoctoral position

The Laboratory for Healthy, Environmental, and Resilient Buildings (HERB-Lab) at the Department of Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering at WPI (PI: Nancy Ma, PhD) invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow position in support of research in Architectural Engineering and specifically in the areas of human factors related to building technologies and indoor environmental quality. The initial appointment is for two years, given satisfactory research progress, and can be extended depending on progress and funding availability. Candidates with a PhD in architectural engineering, or related fields with background in human factors related to building technologies and environment, HVAC system performance, and indoor environmental quality (IEQ) assessment are of particular interest. Strong candidates will have demonstrated expertise in the themes listed above and will seek to pursue experimental and field-based research. Experiences with data analysis, IoT sensors, and computational modeling are highly desirable. Career advancement opportunities through application to foundation or pilot grants will be encouraged as part of fellows’ mentorship plan.

Applicants should submit a single file in PDF format including a cover letter describing their research experience and interests (max. 3 pages), a CV, and the names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) for three references to the WPI site at:–Architectural-Engineering_R0002147

Inquiries about the position should be directed to Prof. Nancy Ma ([email protected]).

7. ACM SIGEnergy resource for energy-related datasets

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

We invite each of you to share any energy-related datasets, 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

Yashar Ghiassi-Farrokhfal,
Communications Director, ACM SIGEnergy