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CfA: Sustainable Urban Energy Systems Conference, Delft, 8-9 Nov 2018

Call for Abstracts - Conference

Sustainable Urban Energy Systems

Technological prospects, citizen involvement and

governance arrangements

8th - 9th November 2018, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

From 8th to 9th November 2018, TU Delft will host an international conference
on "Sustainable Urban Energy Systems - Technological prospects, citizen
involvement and governance arrangements". We aim to bring together
researchers, industry and policy makers to explore the technological,
economic, ethical, behavioral, governance and public policy aspects of urban
energy systems.

Confirmed Key Note Speakers

Benjamin Sovacool (University of Sussex)

Peter Palensky (Delft University of Technology)

Holger Krawinkel (MVV Energie AG, Mannheim, Germany)

Erik ten Elshof (Ministry of Economic Affairs, Netherlands)


Urban energy systems are going through fundamental technological and societal
changes in the transition to sustainable energy systems. From being passive
agglomerations of energy consumption and environmental pollution, the future
energy provision of cities is deemed to be cleaner, smarter and closer to the
needs of citizens. For a successful transition towards sustainable urban
energy systems, technological and social innovations need to be aligned with
the underlying societal values and guided by the wider institutional and
governance context.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

Governance, policy and regulation of urban energy systems

Social innovations and local energy initiatives

Responsible innovation in energy systems

Energy justice and poverty

Energy demand: energy demand side management, energy efficiency,
energy consumption and conservation

Public engagement, controversies and conflicts in changing energy
systems, participatory methods, consumer empowerment

Digitalization: smart grid, artificial intelligence and blockchain

Integration of energy systems: electricity, gas and heating

Guidelines for Submissions

We invite submissions for paper presentations, poster presentations as well as
proposals for panels organized by participants. The abstracts will be reviewed
by members of the organizing committee.

Abstract submission for papers and poster presentations until 15 June 2018:

Title, 4-6 keywords, name and contact details of (corresponding) authors,
abstract of 300 words including aim and methodology, expected or obtained
results; MS Word document

Panel proposal submission until 15 May 2018:

Title, 4-6 keywords, name and contact details of session organizer, abstract
of 300 words; panel sessions can contain three to four presentations of 20 to
30 minutes

Authors can present one paper as lead-author. Please send abstracts and
proposals to We strive for publication of selected
papers in a special issue of a peer-reviewed journal.

Important Dates

Deadline for panel proposal submission: 15 May 2018

Notification of acceptance (panels): 30 May 2018

Deadline for abstract submission (papers and posters): 15 June 2018

Notification of acceptance (abstracts): 30 June 2018

Deadline for full papers (provided accepted abstract): 15 October 2018

Registration Fees

PhD researchers: 75 Euro

All other participants: 150 Euro

Conference Dinner on 8 Nov , 19.30h: 60 Euro

A limited number of fee waivers is available.

Please contact for further information.


Contact for questions and further information:

We look forward to welcoming you in Delft!

Best regards,

The Organizing Committee

Rolf Knneke, Thomas Hoppe, Laurens de Vries, Mark de Bruijne, Daniel
Scholten, Amineh Ghorbani, Ellen van Bueren, Arjen van der Meer, Tristan de
Wildt, Christine Milchram
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