April 2023 ACM SIGEnergy Newsletter


  1. ACM eEnergy’23 – Updates
  2. Female Scientists Networking Dinner at ACM e-Energy 2023 and childcare at FCRC
  3. ACM BuildSYS’23 – CFP
  4. EIR – Updates
  5. SIGEnergy upcoming election
  6. Graduate student seminar resources – website ready
  7. PhD position at UiT, The Arctic University of Norway
  8. ACM SIGEnergy resource for energy-related data sets
  9. 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):
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. Female Scientists Networking Dinner at ACM e-Energy 2023 and childcare at FCRC

ACM SIGEnergy highly appreciates the growing diversity in our community. Gender equality is one of the key goals within our diversity strategy. To support our growing network of female scientists, SIGEnergy and SIGMETRICS are organizing a joint networking dinner at FCRC on June 19th. Please save the date and check the website of both ACM e-Energy and SIGMETRICS for details in the upcoming weeks.

A childcare is organized at FCRC on a central level. During registration process, you will be asked if this kind of service is needed. Please check – would be great to have you on board with family as well, if needed! Additionally, bringing children with you to the ACM e-Energy conference is encouraged – please feel free to do so! Please contact us, if you need financial support in this context.

3. ACM BuildSYS’23 – CFP

Built environments and critical urban infrastructures account for over half of society’s energy consumption and are the mainstay of our nation’s economy, security, and health. Advances in the effective integration of networked sensors, building controls, and physical infrastructure are transforming our society. In the information age, unprecedented research of cyber-physical infrastructures includes the acquisition, integration, and analysis of big and heterogeneous data, such as sensors, devices, vehicles, buildings, and humans, to tackle the major issues that cities face, e.g., air pollution, increased energy consumption, unsafe or unproductive human environments, and traffic congestion.

Systems optimization, data analysis, and modeling applied to the built environment are particularly important in improving our society, e.g., by increasing its sustainability and enhancing people’s quality of life. These systems represent the foundation for emerging “smart cities”.

To address these challenges, the 10th ACM International Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Buildings, Cities, and Transportation (BuildSys ’23) will be held November 15-16, 2023, in Istanbul, Turkey. BuildSys is the premier conference for researchers and practitioners working to develop and optimize smart infrastructure systems that are driven by sophisticated sensing, computing, and control functions.

Important Dates
Abstract Registration*: July 10, 2023, 23:59 AOE.
Paper Submission: July 17, 2023, 23:59 AOE.
Paper Notification: September 15, 2023.

4. 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, 2023, to be considered for the September 2023 issue. Please check the following link for submission deadlines and other information:

5. SIGEnergy upcoming election

The SIGEnergy election is coming up soon to choose the next Chair, Vice Chair, and Treasurer. SIG Energy members will receive a ballot by email from ACM. Make sure you will cast your ballot.

6. Graduate student seminar resources – website ready

ACM SIGEnergy Graduate Student Seminar is 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 refer to the following link for the latest updates and to signup for presenting a talk or attending the seminar series: https://sites.google.com/view/sigenergy-seminar/home

7. PhD position at UiT, The Arctic University of Norway

The position UiT The Arctic University of Norway has a PhD position in Computer Science, with focus on Energy Informatics – Smart Energy and Power Systems Modelling, vacant for a candidate committed to take a doctoral degree (PhD). The position is organized under the Department of Computer Science.

The position is for a period of four years. The nominal length of the PhD programme is three years. The fourth year is distributed as 25% each year and will consist of teaching and other duties. The objective of the position is to complete research training to the level of a doctoral degree. Admission to the PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment, and the programme period starts on commencement of the position.

The workplace is at UiT in Tromsø. You must be able to start in the position within a reasonable time after receiving the offer.

Application deadline:  April 20th, 2023
More information:

8. 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].

9. 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