Workshops

Cybersecurity and Privacy of Energy Systems (EnergySP)

ACM SIGEnergy Workshop on Cybersecurity and Privacy of Energy Systems (EnergySP)

Abstract: Cybersecurity and privacy are an important pillar of energy systems. Modernized energy systems, including smart grid, distributed/renewable energy resources, EV-charging infrastructure, smart homes, and smart buildings, have been facing a number of cybersecurity attacks. On the other hand, extensive data collection from such systems are calling for stronger privacy protection. ACM SIGEnergy Workshop on Cybersecurity and Privacy of Energy Systems (EnergySP) aims to establish an open forum for novel research ideas to be exchanged and shared from the smart energy community in the context of cybersecurity and privacy. We aim to bring together diverse experts from the cybersecurity and privacy areas as well as from those from the energy sector to establish cross-disciplinary exchanges of knowledge and insights to tackle the critical challenges in securing our energy future and providing privacy assurance to energy applications.

We encourage researchers and experts in the field of cybersecurity energy systems to take the opportunity to use this workshop to share their work and open the discussion of new ideas on this evolving topic.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Cryptographical systems, secure key management, authentication, provenance, and access control for energy systems
  • Cybersecurity of distributed energy resources and IoT devices
  • Security analysis of energy management systems and grid controlling systems
  • Industry standardization of secure energy management and control protocols
  • Detection, prevention, and mitigation of cyber attacks and system anomalies in smart energy systems
  • Cloud/Edge security for smart energy systems
  • Machine/Deep learning and artificial intelligence approaches for security and privacy in smart energy systems
  • Threat intelligence collection and analysis for smart energy systems
  • Deception technologies for smart energy systems
  • Moving target defense for smart energy systems
  • Digital twins and testbeds for security and privacy risk assessment of smart energy systems
  • SCADA and legacy system security
  • Security by design and verification tools for smart energy systems
  • Cyber attack and defense case studies on smart energy systems
  • Human factors aspects in cybersecurity and privacy in smart energy systems
  • Privacy-preserving energy systems and applications
  • Privacy protection of energy data collection and sharing
  • Blockchain-based secure energy systems

Dates:
Paper Registration and Submission: March 17, 2024

Submission:
We invite papers with 4-6 pages in 9-point ACM double-column format (i.e., excluding references) and unlimited number of pages for appendices and references. Submissions will be made to HotCRP: https://energysp24.hotcrp.com/.

Contact: For any questions, please contact one of the organisers:

Website: Please find more information (e.g., scope, submission instructions, and workshop schedule) on the Workshop Website: https://energysp.github.io/.

Energy-Efficient Data Centres (E2DC 2024)

12th International Workshop on Energy-Efficient Data Centres (E2DC 2024)

Abstract: Over the last 5 decades, a wide range of different computing platforms have been developed, establishing themselves for several applications. Most require specific data centre architectures to optimize their operation for improved resource efficiency or comprehensive environmental sustainability. Research and innovation on data centers intend to combine specific computer systems and their incumbent infrastructure (such as cooling systems and connection to the power grid) with novel algorithms in ways that can solve the many challenging problems. Innovation potential lies in the computer systems, their architectures and infrastructure, the algorithms, and requirements (namely, efficiency, sustainability, security, sovereignty, robustness, and more).

Dates:
Paper Registration and Submission: March 31, 2024

Submission:
We invite submissions of up to 8 pages in length (or 4-pages for short/position papers), formatted using standard 9-point ACM double-column format (sigconf proceedings template), single-blind.

Contact: For any questions, please contact one of the organisers:

Website: Please find more information (e.g., scope, submission instructions, and workshop schedule) on the Workshop Website: http://e2dc.eu/.

Trust-worthy ML for energy systems (SAFE-ENERGY)

The 1st ACM International Workshop on Trust-worthy ML for energy systems (SAFE-ENERGY)

Abstract: SAFE-ENERGY brings together researchers for the advancement of trust-worthy machine learning for energy systems. This workshop is a venue to initiate conversations that the field needs to have to move beyond the application of vanilla ML models towards models that can actually be relied upon in critical infrastructure such as the energy grid. Despite the pressing need for this move, there is scant evidence that it will happen on its own due to a growing academia-industry divide. The discussions in the workshop will be informed by experiences from organizing several ML-related competitions, industrial collaborations, and the findings of several International Energy Agency (IEA-EBC) Annexes.

Dates:
Paper Registration and Submission: March 25, 2024 (AOE)

Submission:
We solicit submissions in two categories: Original Research Paper and Journal Track. Please indicate the category when submitting the work.

Original Research Paper: Submitted papers must be unpublished and must not be currently under review for any other publication. Paper submissions must be at most 4 single-spaced US Letter (8.5”x11”) pages, including figures, tables, and appendices (excluding references). All submissions must use the LaTeX (preferred) or Word styles found here https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template. Authors must make a good faith effort to anonymize their submissions by (1) using the “anonymous” option for the class and (2) using “anonsuppress” section where appropriate. Papers that do not meet the size, formatting, and anonymization requirements will not be reviewed. Please note that ACM uses 9-pt fonts in all conference proceedings, and the style (both LaTeX and Word) implicitly define the font size to be 9-pt.

Contact: For any questions, please contact one of the organisers:

Website: Please find more information (e.g., scope, submission instructions, and workshop schedule) on the Workshop Website: https://safe-energy-workshop.github.io/.

Energy Data and Analytics (EDA)

The 5th International Workshop on Energy Data and Analytics (EDA)

Abstract: Developing future energy systems that are efficient, environmentally friendly, reliable, and scalable is a crucial concern for our societies. Another prominent trend in recent years is the transition towards a data-driven approach to system design. In the context of energy systems, a wide range of data, often in massive quantities, is available. For instance, each smart meter generates data streams that are frequently recorded and archived. The fundamental questions of how to capture, process, and gain insights from this data are of paramount importance. This encompasses predicting various supply and demand scenarios, conducting predictive maintenance on energy infrastructure, processing energy consumption data while safeguarding the privacy of individuals and business secrets, and so on.

Dates:
Paper Registration and Submission: March 25, 2024
Notification of Acceptance: April 26, 2024
Final Manuscript Due: May 3, 2024

Submission:
We solicit the following two types of contributions:

  • Full papers, up to 8 pages in 9-point ACM double-column format (i.e., excluding references) and unlimited number of pages for appendices and references, single-blind.
  • Short papers, up to 4 pages in 9-point ACM double-column format (i.e., excluding references) and unlimited number of pages for appendices and references, single-blind.
All submissions should be formatted using the standard 9-point ACM double-column format (sigconf proceedings template), single-blind. Papers that do not meet the size and formatting requirements may not be reviewed. Word and LaTeX templates are available on the ACM Publications Website.

Contact: For any questions, please contact one of the organisers:

Website: Please find more information (e.g., scope, submission instructions, and workshop schedule) on the EDA Workshop Website: https://www.energystatusdata.kit.edu/eda2024.php.

Societal Decarbonization (SIGEnergy SODEC)

4th ACM SIGEnergy Workshop on Societal Decarbonization (SIGEnergy SODEC)

Abstract: The workshop aims to provide a vibrant venue for researchers within and outside the ACM SIGEnergy community to discuss challenges and opportunities for societal decarbonization. Climate change caused by global warming has set off negative environmental consequences, putting the species inhabiting the Earth at risk, including human beings. Fighting climate change is thus a pressing challenge to sustainable development. Meanwhile, it is a social issue, too. A working climate action plan needs planet-scale collaboration across all ages and all parties. It must consider the needs of diverse groups and address inequality concerns on many levels, e.g., between the wealthy and the poor and between generations. The research community has often focused on siloed, domain-specific approaches to decarbonizing various societal infrastructures, including electric grid, computing, transportation, manufacturing, built environment, and supply chains. However, the interdependencies and the dynamic interplay between various societal infrastructures necessitate a holistic, societal-scale decarbonization effort.

Dates:
Paper Registration and Submission: March 25, 2024
Notification of Acceptance: April 26, 2024
Final Manuscript Due: May 3, 2024

Call for Papers and Talk Abstracts
SoDec invites papers and talk abstracts that target decarbonizing various societal infrastructures and outline challenges or opportunities for societal decarbonization. We will favor papers that stimulate discussion and open new research directions in decarbonization. Topics relevant to this workshop include:

  • Systems for decarbonization.
  • Data analytics for decarbonization.
  • Decarbonization of societal infrastructure.
  • Decarbonization of computing and AI.
  • Leveraging low- or zero-carbon energy.
  • Decarbonization leadership and communication.
The list above is not exhaustive, and we welcome submissions on all aspects of decarbonization.

Submission:
We invite two categories of submissions: (i) full workshop papers of up to 5 pages that present previously unpublished work and (ii) talk abstracts of up to 2 pages that present interesting insights in relevant domains, which may be based on a previously published work.

The submission must be in PDF format and be formatted using standard 9-point ACM double-column format. Word and LaTeX templates are available on the ACM Publications Website.

Submissions are made to HotCRP: SoDec24@HotCRP. SoDec24@HotCRP.

Contact: For any questions, please contact one of the organisers:

Website: Please find more information (e.g., scope, submission instructions, and workshop schedule) on the Workshop Website: https://energy.acm.org/workshops/wecan/2024/.

Supporters

Association for Computing Machinery ACM SIGEnergy

Sponsors

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