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PerEnergy 2015 : First IEEE Workshop on Pervasive Energy Services


When Mar 23, 2014 - Mar 23, 2014
Where St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Submission Deadline Nov 26, 2014
Notification Due Jan 9, 2015
Categories    pervasive computing   ubiquitous computing   energy

Call For Papers

First IEEE Workshop on Pervasive Energy Services (PerEnergy)
in conjunction with IEEE PerCom 2015

Submission Deadline: November 26, 2014

March 23, 2015, St. Louis, Missouri, USA


Scope of the Workshop

A wealth of unexplored knowledge exists in the power data collected
from smart meters and smart plugs (i.e., metering equipment for
individual wall outlets). Analysis of the data may be used to provide
context-based services (e.g., presence detection), but also serve as
the foundation for novel services (e.g. automated recommendations for
energy savings). To date, the potential of this domain has barely been
explored, although more and more energy data is becoming available due
to the increasing number of deployed smart metering equipment. At the
moment, one of the most important research challenges in smart energy
systems is thus the creation of value-added services that exploit the
information content in energy generation and consumption data in such
a way that they can inspire new functionalities and context models.

The aim of this workshop is thus to bring together practitioners and
researchers from both academia and industry in order to have a forum
for discussion and technical presentations on the recent advances in
the numerous opportunities opened up by the use of energy data in
context-aware systems. It furthermore serves as a forum for the smart
energy research community to discuss open issues, novel solutions and
the future development of smart energy management systems in general.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Novel architectures for the integration of smart meter/smart plugs
into pervasive computing systems
- Seamless energy meter integration in the design and architecture of
smart home/office spaces
- Applications relying on energy data including, for instance,
energy optimization and sustainable operation of smart
cities, household load disaggregation, generation and load
forecasting, and other means for informed load shifting
- Novel business models relying on energy data
- Collection, processing, and integration of energy data to improve
the control over loads and generation (e.g., distributed renewable
- Security and privacy considerations in smart energy metering,
including novel means to mitigate privacy and security threats
- Experiences with experimental power metering system prototypes and pilots
- Power metering testbeds and data sets for the comparison of
household characteristics and processing approaches in a globalized
- Industrial use cases showing gaps to be filled by future research

Submission Instructions

Authors are invited to submit regular (full) papers for presentation
at the workshop, describing original, previously unpublished work,
which is not currently under review by another workshop, conference,
or journal. Regular papers should present novel perspectives within
the general scope of the workshop.

Submissions of papers must be formatted according to the IEEE 8.5x11
conference format and must not exceed 6 pages. Papers in excess of page
limits shall not be considered for review or publication.

Accepted papers will appear in the IEEE PerCom '15 Workshops
proceedings published by IEEE Computer Society Press. The authors
of accepted papers must guarantee that their paper will be presented
at the workshop. Each accepted paper requires a full PERCOM
registration to appear in the proceedings (no registration is
available for workshops only).

Submissions are handled through the EDAS system. It is a requirement
that all authors listed in the submitted paper are also listed in
EDAS. The author section of EDAS will be locked after the workshop
submission deadline to ensure that conflicts of interest can be
properly enforced during review. If the list of authors differs
between the paper and EDAS, the paper may not be reviewed.

Further submission instructions can be found on the workshop web page:

Important Dates

- Submissions deadline: November 26, 2014
- Paper notification: January 9, 2015
- Camera ready: January 28, 2015
- Workshop date: March 23, 2015


Workshop Organizers:

- Andreas Reinhardt (School of Computer Science and Engineering, The
University of New South Wales, Australia)
- Delphine Christin (Institute of Computer Science 4, University of Bonn;
Fraunhofer FKIE)
- Frank Duerr (Institute of Parallel and Distributed Systems, University
of Stuttgart, Germany)

Technical Program Committee:

- Oliver Amft, University of Passau
- Christian Beckel, ETH Zurich
- Delphine Christin, University of Bonn, Fraunhofer FKIE
- Hermann de Meer, University of Passau
- Frank Duerr, University of Stuttgart
- Wilfried Elmenreich, University of Klagenfurt
- Deokwoo Jung, Advanced Digital Sciences Center
- Georgios Konstantinou, The University of New South Wales
- Sebastian Lehnhoff, University of Oldenburg
- Stephen Makonin, Simon Fraser University
- Oliver Parson, University of Southampton
- Joern Ploennigs, IBM Research
- Andreas Reinhardt, The University of New South Wales
- Anita Sobe, University of Neuchatel
- Jay Taneja, IBM Research Lab Nairobi
- Steffen Wendzel, Fraunhofer FKIE

Further nominations pending.

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