In conjunction with ACM e-Energy 2021, Torino, Italy (virtual)

Recent years have seen substantial technological and analytical enhancements to the energy sector, enabling the move away from a passive and inefficient power grid network to the delivery of a smart system via sensors, monitors and other digital technologies. In parallel, we have seen advanced data analytics emerging (and being presented at core venues such as e-Energy) to explore improvements to predictions, forecasts and models throughout the industry. The emerging data from this sector is not only growing in volume but in its complexity.

Visualization as a tool for data analysis, exploration and communication has become a driving force in the task of unravelling data complexity and is crucial in helping to bridge the gap between the flood of data and ensuring decision makers can make more effective and informed decisions. Visualization and visual analytics offer a vast array of opportunities for the energy domain and we have seen a new era of ‘Energy Data Visualization’ emerge as a topic of growing importance.

This workshop brings together scientists, researchers and practitioners from the field to discuss the many challenges and goals in regard to energy data visualization. This topic will build on the findings of the first workshop.

Following from the success of 2020, the fully virtual event will involve short paper talks, demos, and interactive group brainstorming to discuss the goals and challenges of the field. We encourage all participants to remain for the full workshop.

The workshop will commence at 1PM CEST, and run for 3-4 hours. This start time has been chosen to fit as many world timezones as possible (convert to other timezones), participant locations as well as take into account the 'location' of the conference.

For all non-presenters, participation in the workshop is free. Registration is required to access the virtual link. Registration is available via the e-energy conference website. For presenters - every fully accepted paper must be linked to a full 'Conference + Workshop' registration using either the ACM Member (USD$100) or Non-Member rate (USD$125) (student registration does not cover workshop papers).

Please contact one of the workshop chairs below if you have any further questions.

Approximate timing of the workshop program below. We will incorporate a short break prior to the Interactive Group Discussions and prior to Session 2.

All times are in Central European Summer Time (CEST) (See other timezones).

13:00 Chairs Introduction to the Workshop. Followed by Session 1: Short Paper Presentations (see presentation order below) > Watch the Paper Presentations Recording

14:00 Interactive Group and Plenary Discussions. Workshop participants will collaborate to explore the Goals and Challenges of Energy Data Visualization to collectively identify the gaps and highlights of the field. (More detail on this session will be provided at the workshop)

15:30 Session 2: Short Paper Presentations (see presentation order below) > Watch the Paper Presentations Recording

16:30 Workshop Wrap Up. We aim to conclude discussions by 16:45. > Watch the WrapUp Recording

14 papers have been accepted for presentation and publication. Below indicates presentation order per paper session. Presenter is shown with a *. All papers are available via the ACM digital archive for e-Energy '21: Proceedings of the Twelfth ACM International Conference on Future Energy Systems (see DOI links below).

Paper Session 1:

1. Visualizing Thermal Comfort in Residential Passive House Designs. Katerina Vrotsou* and Wiktoria Glad. Linköping University. DOI: 10.1145/3447555.3466605

2. Visualising the Effect of COVID-19 on Electricity Consumption in Victoria, Australia. Shaylin Chetty*, Hao Wang, and Sarah Goodwin. Monash University. DOI: 10.1145/3447555.3466597

3. Towards Embodied Data Storytelling for Energy Analytics in Immersive Environments. Andrew Cunningham, Jonathon Derek Hart, Ulrich Engelke, Matt Adcock, and Bruce H. Thomas. University of South Australia and CSIRO Data61. DOI: 10.1145/3447555.3466602

4. Data Visualisation for Remote Area Electrification Decision-Making: A Case Study of Indonesia<. Amal Alshardy*, Sarah Goodwin, and Ariel Liebman. Umm Al-Qura University and Monash University. DOI: 10.1145/3447555.3466600

5. BBEMA: Dashboard for Baltic Balancing Energy Market Analysis. Vita Šakele* and Zane Broka. Riga Technical University. DOI: 10.1145/3447555.3466601

6. umiphys: Designing a Long-Term Energy Physicalization to Democratize Smart Campus Data. Luiz Morais*, Lívia Sampaio, Gibran Yásser, and Andrey Brito. Université Paris-Saclay and Universidade Federal de Campina Grande. DOI: 10.1145/3447555.3466596

7. Informed Dashboard Designs for Microgrid Electricity Market Operators. Sarah Goodwin, Yasmina Dkhissi, Qiuhong Wu, Brendan Moyle, Karen Freidin, and Ariel Liebman. Monash University and LGI Sustainable Innovation. DOI: 10.1145/3447555.3466604

Paper Session 2:

1. Visualization of Jet Impingement and Ignition in a Piston-cylinder Chamber. Nicholas Brunhart-Lupo*, Shashank Yellapantula, Kenny Gruchalla, and Ray Grout. National Renewable Energy Laboratory. DOI: 10.1145/3447555.3466595

2. Visualization of Multi-Fidelity Approximations of Stochastic Economic Dispatch. Kinshuk Panda*, Ryan King, Jonathan Maack, Ignas Satkauskas, and Kristi Potter. National Renewable Energy Laboratory. DOI: 10.1145/3447555.3466598

3. Uncertainty Visualization for Renewable Energy Potential. Paul Diaz, Kristi Potter, Graham Johnson, and Anthony Lopez. National Renewable Energy Laboratory. DOI: 10.1145/3447555.3466593

4. Electrical Appliance Usage Timeline Data Visualization: Machinima and Dynamic Circle. Zhihan Yang*, Nigel Goddard, Lynda Webb, and Huiwei Chenn. The University of Edinburgh. DOI: 10.1145/3447555.3466637

5. Visualizing Interactions Between Solar Photovoltaic Farms and the Atmospheric Boundary Layer. Tushar M. Athawale*, Brooke J. Stanislawski, Sudhanshu Sane, and Chris R. Johnson. Scientific Computing & Imaging (SCI) Institute. DOI: 10.1145/3447555.3466599

6. Visualizing Vehicle Acceleration and Braking Energy at Intersections along a Major Traffic Corridor. Haowen Xu, Anne Berres, Chieh Ross Wang, Tim J. LaClair, and Jibonananda Sanyal. Oak Ridge National Laboratory. DOI: 10.1145/3447555.3466603

7. RAVIS: Resource Forecast and Ramp Visualization for Situational Awareness of Variable Renewable Generation. Paul Edwards, Haiku Sky, and Venkat Krishnan. National Renewable Energy Laboratory. DOI: 10.1145/3447555.3466594

We are interested in bringing together multidisciplinary perspectives, especially on the human-centric component of energy visualizations. We invite innovative ideas, design concepts, requirement analysis and work-in-progress relating to the following technical scope:

  • Energy visualization contexts​ smart cities/homes/buildings/grid, network visualizations, energy policy and governance, net zero initiatives, energy consumers and analysis, energy markets, microgrids/nanogrids
  • Energy visualization challenges​ uncertainty visualization, spatio-temporal visualization, large network visualization, micro/macro scale, automated model comprehension
  • Disruptive technologies​ open source, open analytics and open workflows, machine learning, AI, VR/XR, tangible interfaces,
  • Data concepts big data, real-time data challenges, open data portals, open standards, forecasting and predictions, quantified self, citizen science
  • Human interaction & user-centric design co-creation design methods, visualization for decision support and decision making, evaluation methods, stakeholder- & requirement analysis, visualizations for experts vs. general public, energy games and gamification

We are accepting ​Short papers​, up to 4 pages in 9-point ACM double-column format (i.e., excluding references) and unlimited number of pages for appendices and references, single-blind. The workshop proceedings will appear in the ACM Digital Library. The submission must be in PDF format and be formatted according to the official ACM Proceedings format. Papers that do not meet the size and formatting requirements may not be reviewed. Word and LaTeX templates are available on the ACM Publications Website. Submission implies the willingness of at least one author to register and present the paper at the workshop (due to COVID19 this will be a fully online event).

Papers should be submitted online.

  • Submission Deadline: April 23, 2021
  • Author Notification: May 11, 2021
  • Camera-ready submission: May 18, 2021, 23:59 AoE
  • Workshop: June 28, 2021, 1PM CEST