Energy Efficiency and Artificial Intelligence (ΕΕΑΙ) Workshop

1st Energy Efficiency and Artificial Intelligence (ΕΕΑΙ) Workshop

Sustainable energy is hands down one of the biggest challenges of our times. As the EU sets its focus to reach its 2030 and 2050 goals, the role of private energy consumers becomes prevalent. The EU and member states are increasingly highlighting the need to complement supply-related measures (e.g. smart/efficient  buildings, appliances and meters) with consumption-affecting initiatives (e.g. consumer empowerment, information and education, energy taxes and incentives).

Moreover, rather than only reducing energy consumption, novel approaches are needed that consider solutions for optimal management of local consumption and production due to an increasing number of so-called “prosumers” (consumers who also produce parts of their own energy, e.g. through photo-voltaic installations). This also calls for novel approaches to energy management in communities of prosumers that combine intelligent technologies with community-based incentives and services for a sharing economy.

The EEAI Workshop aims to bring together interdisciplinary approaches that focus on the application of AI-driven solutions for increasing and improving energy efficiency of residential and tertiary buildings and of occupant behaviour. Either applied directly on the building management systems, or aiming towards affecting energy-related occupant behavior to stimulate behavioural change, proposed solutions should enable more energy efficient and sustainable operation of buildings and stimulate energy-efficient consumer behaviour. Of particular interest are human-centered AI approaches that increase trustworthiness with explainable AI models and their results for non-expert users. The workshop also welcomes cross-domain approaches that investigate how to support energy efficiency by addressing both direct and indirect energy-related behaviour.

Program chairs

  • Dimitrios Tzovaras, Information Technologies Institute, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas
  • Stelios Krinidis, Information Technologies Institute, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas
  • Jasminko Novak, IACS – Institute for Applied Computer Science, University of Applied Sciences Stralsund

Topics of interest of EEAI include:

  • Activity Tracking
  • Recommendation systems
  • Human-centered and Explainable AI
  • Energy (load, generation) forecasting
  • Persuasion Techniques
  • Energy related occupant behaviour modelling
  • User modeling
  • Behavior prediction and analysishumanistic context
  • Behavioural change for energy efficiency
  • Energy management and services for prosumer communities
  • Data visualization and visual analytics techniques
  • Gamification
  • Non-intrusive Load Monitoring & Disaggregation
  • Flexibility estimation
  • Building Automation
  • Control Optimization

Important Dates

The EEAI workshop follows the AIAI2021 official dates

Paper Submission Deadline: 12th of March, 2021 28th of March, 2021
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: 16th of April, 2021 18th of April, 2021
Camera Ready Submission/Registration: 30th of April, 2021
Early / Author registration by: 4th of May, 2021
Conference Dates: 25 – 27 June, 2021

 

Guide for authors

All papers should follow the official AIAI2021’s paper format guidelines .

Submission

Initial submissions for the ΕΕΑΙ workshop will be received through AIAI 2021 submission system. Authors will be able to select “submit to ΕΕΑΙ Workshop” option after logging in.

How to submit a contribution

All papers should be submitted either in a doc/docx or in a pdf form and will be peer reviewed by at least 2 academic referees. Contributing authors must follow the AIAI2021’s paper format guidelines as far as the IFIP AICT file format.

Submission site: https://www.easyacademia.org/aiai2021

This Workshop is co-funded by the European Union and the Greek General Secretariat of Research and Technology and the German Ministry of Development & Investments, under the project SIT4Energy of the Bilateral S&T Cooperation Program Greece—Germany 2017.