Third IEEE International Workshop on Pervasive Energy Services (PerEnergy)


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 serves 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 such that they can inspire new functionalities and context models.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together practitioners and researchers from both academia and industry to have a forum for discussion and technical presentations of 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 future development of smart energy management systems.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Distributed infrastructures for collecting energy data and relevant context information

- Experiences with experimental power metering system prototypes and pilots

- Novel system architectures for pervasive energy services

- Scalable system concepts and algorithms for processing and analyzing energy data

- Exploitation of energy data and context information for the optimized control of distributed loads and energy sources (in particular, renewable sources)

- Energy services for smart home and office spaces, including energy optimization and sustainable operation of smart cities, load disaggregation, generation and load forecasting, and informed load shifting

- Use cases and user studies of pervasive energy services highlighting research gaps

- Experiences with prototypes and pilots of smart energy applications and services

- Privacy, safety, and security in pervasive energy services

- Experiences with energy metering installations and data sets for the comparison of consumer characteristics in a globalized world

- Energy meter integration in the design and architecture of smart home and office spaces

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.

Papers may be no more than 6 pages in length. Papers in excess of page limits shall not be considered for review or publication. All papers must be typeset in double-column IEEE format using 10pt fonts on US letter paper, with all fonts embedded. The IEEE LaTeX and Microsoft Word templates, as well as related information, can be found at the undefinedIEEE Computer Society website. Submissions must be made via EDAS.

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 conflict-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. The authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their paper will be presented at the workshop. At least one author of each accepted paper must be registered at full rate for that paper to appear in the proceedings and to be scheduled for presentation.

Each accepted paper will require a full PERCOM registration (no registration is available for workshops only).

Important dates

Submission deadline: November 11, 2016 - Extended deadline: November 18, 2016

Notification: December 23, 2016

Camera ready: January 13, 2017 (FIRM)

Author registration: January 13, 2017 (FIRM)


Workshop co-chairs

undefinedAndreas Reinhardt, TU Clausthal, Germany

undefinedFrank Dürr, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Delphine Reinhardt, University of Bonn and Fraunhofer FKIE, Germany

Technical Program Committee

Prof. Oliver Amft, University of Passau

Dr. Jörg Benze, T-Systems Multimedia Solutions GmbH

Dr. Amr Elmougy, The German University in Cairo

Dr. David Irwin, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Prof. Stefan Katzenbeisser, Technische Universität Darmstadt

Dr. Georgios Konstantinou, UNSW Australia

Dr. Stephen Makonin, Simon Fraser University

Dr. Joern Ploennigs, IBM Research

Dr. Nirmalya Roy, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Dr. Jay Taneja, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Mr. Mathias Uslar, OFFIS

Dr. Steffen Wendzel, Worms University of Applied Sciences

Workshop program

March 13, 2017 15:45-17:00: Special Track Pervasive Energy Services

  • Cost-Aware Virtual Machine Allocation for Off-Grid Green Data Centers by Tingting Zhu (Southeast University, P.R. China); Hai Wang (Saint Mary's University, Canada); Haikun Wei (Southeast University, P.R. China)

  • How Many Watts: A Data Driven Approach to Aggregated Residential Air-Conditioning Load Forecasting by Clement Lork (Singapore University of Technology and Design & 3M, Singapore); Batchu Rajasekhar (Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, India); Chau Yuen (Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore); Naran M. Pindoriya (Iit Gandhi nagar, India)