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.

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 20, 2021 April 23, 2021
  • Author Notification: May 11, 2021
  • Camera-ready submission: May 18, 2021
  • Workshop: June 28, 2021

Following the success of the 2020 workshop, the fully virtual event will involve short paper talks, demos, invited speakers and interactive group sessions to discuss the goals and challenges of the field. We plan for the workshop to run for approximately 3-4 hours and will aim to ensure the event time is suitable for as many world timezones as possible. The start time will be announced nearer to the event as it will depend on participant locations. The website will be updated with more information in due course, including program and registration details. Please contact one of the workshop chairs below if you have any further questions.