January 2023 ACM SIGEnergy Newsletter


  1. ACM eEnergy’23 – Updates
  2. EIR – Updates
  3. Site proposals for ACM e-Energy 2024
  4. SIGEnergy graduate student seminar
  5. Job opportunities
  6. ACM SIGEnergy resource for energy-related data sets
  7. 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:
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/conferences/eenergy/2023/

2. 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 December issue is already available online: https://energy.acm.org/eir/

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:

3. 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: https://energy.acm.org/eenergy-site-proposal/

4. 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: https://tinyurl.com/graduatess

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

5. Job Opportunities

5.1. Post-doc positions at Rotterdam School of Management:

There are two post-doc positions related to European projects at the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University. RSM is one of Europe’s top 10 research-based business schools with an active energy research team. The energy research at RSM includes electricity markets, P2P energy markets, V2G and smart charging, etc. The starting date is April 1st, 2023. Both post-doc positions require energy data analytics and AI. One post-doc position is part of the H2020 MAGPIE project which aims to decarbonize the port of Rotterdam by 2050 (https://www.magpie-ports.eu/). The other post-doc position is about energy supply-demand matching for heat networks in the Netherlands.

For more information, please contact Yashar Ghiassi-Farrokhfal: [email protected]

5.2. UMass Amherst Faculty Openings in Energy and Sustainability:

The Manning College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for tenure-track faculty whose research focuses on Informatics, with a particular interest in applications at the Associate Professor level. Exceptional candidates at other ranks may be considered. As a campus with an increasingly diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and candidates with a commitment to mentoring individuals from historically marginalized groups in computer science.

This position is part of a recent initiative establishing a top-quality informatics program building on our highly rated computer science program and our significant interdisciplinary collaborations in many areas across campus. Our informatics program is focused on applying deep computational principles and information technology to address the most pressing global issues of our time. We welcome applicants with research experience that addresses our current focus in health informatics, bioinformatics, energy informatics, computational sustainability, and applied data science.  We also welcome applicants with research in other interdisciplinary areas that would allow us to broaden the scope of the program.

Additional information is here:

5.3. Doctoral or postdoctoral researcher at TU Clausthal, Germany

Location: Energy Informatics lab, Dept. of Informatics, TU Clausthal, Germany
Requirements: Applicants must have very good computer programming skills as well as knowledge of the essentials of electronics, measurement, and/or power engineering. Solid verbal and written communication skills in English and the willingness to learn German are expected.
Role: Doctoral or postdoctoral researcher
Applications must be sent to <[email protected]l.de> and include the following:
(i) motivation letter;
(ii) a complete CV;
(iii) academic transcripts;
(iv) three most influential publications in PDF format (if applying as a postdoc).

Application deadline: 8 January 2023
For any questions, please contact [email protected].de
The official job posting (with more details) can be found at:

5.4. Cornell University – Multiple postdoctoral and research associate positions

Multiple postdoctoral and research associate positions are available at Cornell University’s PEESE group (https://www.peese.org/) 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 (https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2022/10/cornell-joins-schmidt-ai-science-postdoc-research-initiative). 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

5.5. 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:

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

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 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].

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 https://energy.acm.org/

Yashar Ghiassi-Farrokhfal,
Communications Director, ACM SIGEnergy