For the fourth time, the doctoral workshop "Energy Informatics", organized annually by OFFIS, is dedicated to the role of computer science in the transformation of the energy system. The energy transition with its goals for the conversion of the energy system to sustainable energy sources by 2050 leads to drastic changes in the existing electrical energy supply system and to a paradigm shift in network planning and operation. It is generally assumed that the expansion of historically grown network infrastructure into an ICT-led intelligent network that exploits the flexibility of loads and producers can generate significant economic benefits.
Both technological aspects and consumer involvement play an important role in this transformation process. Therefore, the focus is not only on the development, evaluation and application of new technologies, but also on their interaction with the users of these components. Relevant concepts and components in the energy supply also require consideration and adaptation of regulation in order to fully exploit the potential of the smart grid. The challenges are not limited to the electricity domain, but rather there is an increasing need to tackle the challenges of electricity, gas and heat supply as well as mobility in an integrated manner.
Further information can also be found in the Call for Papers.
The workshop "Energy Informatics 2013" is aimed at doctoral students who are engaged in research at the interfaces of information technology, energy technology and the energy industry, and is intended to give them the opportunity to present their current work - from any immature idea to the results of their dissertation - and to discuss it with scientists within the same domain. The workshop programme therefore welcomes long scientific papers as well as project descriptions and working reports in the form of short papers on the following topics, among others:
Software and system architectures
Economic aspects and sustainability
Reliability, security and confidentiality
Modelling and simulation
German or English contributions describing the dissertation project must be entered directly in the Easychair system in PDF format. The submissions should enable the reviewers to understand the problem of the dissertation and the chosen procedure. Long contributions with a maximum of 12 pages and short contributions with a maximum of 6 pages are accepted. Contributions exceeding this amount will not be accepted. The contributions must reflect the following structure:
Entries must be submitted in LNI format. Notes on this format and templates for LaTeX can be downloaded here as a ZIP file.
You would like to submit an article in English? Here you will find information on this format and templates as ZIP files for download.
Information on the format of the workshop
This workshop takes place under the roof of the GI Division "Energy Information Systems" (WI-EINS) and the Austrian Computer Society (OCG). It is organised by OFFIS - Institute for Computer Science in cooperation with the AIT - Austrian Institute for Technology.