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Call for Papers

Call for papers for the international workshop


May 18 - May 19, 2017
University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands


Global warming, climate agreements, EU policies to reduce CO2 emissions and many national energy programs reflect the need to make our energy systems more sustainable. This process, called energy transition, entails a fundamental change of the energy system from a centralized system with electricity production mainly based on fossil fuels to a decentralized local system based on sustainable energy production based on e.g. solar, wind, tidal, hydro or geothermal sources. Other changes include the ongoing growth of the electricity consumption resulting from an electrification of transport (electric vehicles) and heating (heat pumps) resulting in an increasing integration between the different energy systems of electricity, transportation and heat.

The envisioned direction of the energy transition leads to drastic changes within the current energy system; e.g. larger parts of the energy generation will be based on fluctuating, non-controllable and hard to predict sources like wind and sun and the ongoing electrification will introduce large peaks in the consumption. To be able to ensure also in the future the stability of this energy system and the balancing of energy supply and demand without extremely extending the capacities of the underlying grids, the setup and the organization of our energy system has to be changed drastically. This includes different roles of stakeholders (e.g. consumers get prosumers), changing or new market structures and players (e.g. local (independent) micro-grids at community level and smart buildings/homes), changing end-user involvement and new technologies (e.g. storage and conversion between energy carriers).


The workshop aims to bring together researchers working on new concepts and solutions
supporting the energy transition. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Decentralized energy management
  • Control of Storage in Smart Grids
  • Optimization algorithms for Smart Grids
  • Power quality in distribution grids
  • Prediction algorithms of renewable generation
  • Legislation for energy transition
  • User behavior

If you want to submit a contribution, please prepare an abstract of at most 2 pages including figures and references using IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscripts style (two columns, single-spaced, 10 fonts; Manuscript Templates for abstracts can be found at before March 15, 2017 (extended deadline). The abstracts will be reviewed by an international Programme Committee and the accepted abstracts will be included into a book of abstracts of the workshop.
At least one of the authors of an accepted abstract is requested to register for the conference and present the paper.

After the workshop a selection of abstracts is invited to submit a full paper for possible publication in a special issues of the journal Energies (see These full papers will undergo the normal review process of the journal and be reviewed by international reviewers.


  • Abstract submission deadline: March 15, 2017 (extended deadline)
  • Author notification: March 15, 2017 April 1, 2017
  • Camera-ready abstract: May 1, 2017
  • Workshop May 18-19, 2017
  • Invitation for full-paper: June 15, 2017
  • Full paper deadline: September 1, 2017

Abstract submission

All abstracts need to be submitted electronically by eMail in PDF format to If the authors consider to submit a full-paper for the journal, the materials presented in the abstract and papers should not be published or under submission elsewhere.

Conference Chairs

  • Gerard Smit, University of Twente
  • Johann Hurink, University of Twente

Program Committee (to be confirmed and extended)

  • Lina Bertling (TKH Sweden, SE)
  • Geert Deconinck (KU Leuven, BE)
  • Johann Hurink (University of Twente, NL)
  • Stefan Nykamp (Westnetz, GE)
  • Han La Poutre (CWI, NL)
  • Gerard Smit (University of Twente, NL)
  • Linda Steg (RUG, NL)