EnergyVis 2024

In conjunction with IEEE VIS 2024, St. Pete Beach, Florida, USA. For registration information see the IEEE VIS website.

The energy sector is witnessing significant technological progress, primarily driven by the growth of renewable energy, distributed energy resources, and smart grid technologies. This rapid evolution is generating increasingly large, complex data that present substantial challenges for energy systems planning and operations. For example, previously, distribution feeders had only a handful of sensors and controllable devices; now, with these new technologies, thousands or even tens of thousands of such devices are possible. As a result, energy system models have grown exponentially in planning scenarios from just hundreds of components to millions. Moreover, the adoption of distributed solar generation and grid-aware devices such as smart thermostats and electric vehicles are expanding the breadth of stakeholders, including consumers, engineers, regulators, urban planners, and policymakers, who are trying to understand these energy systems. These new energy systems are generating vast amounts of complex data, which require visualization techniques capable of handling the sheer scale and multifaceted complexity of the information. Unfortunately, much of the visualization supporting these changes is outdated, with simple one-line diagrams and contour plots being over-extended by the data they are being applied to. More research is needed to develop new and innovative visualization methods that can handle the increasing complexity of energy systems and provide a diversity of stakeholders with the necessary insights to make informed decisions about the future of energy. This year’s workshop will be themed around decision support.

The EnergyVis 2024 workshop aims to bring together scientists, researchers, and practitioners from the energy and visualization domains to critically assess and discuss energy data visualization in the context of the evolving energy sector. The workshop's main objectives will be to seed the development of a publishable report on the state-of-the-art and grand challenges in energy data visualization, and to develop stronger international collaborations for this important area of multidisciplinary research. To that end, the workshop will discuss:

  • ■ the current state of the art in energy data visualization,
  • ■ the challenges, opportunities, and goals in energy data visualization,
  • ■ the impact of information bias associated with stakeholder roles on the usage of energy data visualization,
  • ■ the role visualization has in enhancing understanding and facilitating informed decision-making processes,
  • ■ case studies, experiences, lessons learned, and best practices in energy data visualization.

EnergyVis 2024 will be a half-day "in-person first" workshop (hybrid for attendees with in-person presentations) on October 13th or 14th (TBD) 2024 at the Tradewinds Island Grant Beach Resort in St. Pete Beach, FL, USA. EnergyVis will consist of brief paper talks, short invited industry talks and a collaborative interactive brainstorming and discussion with all participants on the common challenges and goals in this domain. The short talks will provide initial prompts for these group discussions.

Participation and Registration

Are you interested in ENERGY DATA and helping us to dig deeper into understanding the CHALLENGES and OPPORTUNITIES there is in the field of energy data visualization? Please join us to have this discussion! Note that all participants, including presenters, must register to attend the workshop at the IEEE VIS website: 1 Day, 2 Day, or Full Week tickets are available. We look forward to seeing you there!

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

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:

  • ■ Data visualization techniques for emerging energy systems and smart grids.
  • ■ Visualization and visual analytics for energy demand forecasting, load balancing, energy trading, and market operations.
  • ■ Design and evaluation of energy visualizations for decision support.
  • ■ Interaction techniques for exploring and navigating large and complex energy data.
  • ■ Case studies and best practices in energy data visualization.
  • ■ Position statements, including but not limited to:
    • ■ Challenges in designing effective visualizations for energy data.
    • ■ Impact of stakeholder roles in visualization consumption patterns for energy data.
    • ■ Future research directions in energy data visualization.

We are accepting ​short papers​, up to four pages plus up to 1-2 page of references (i.e. max of 6). Submissions will be in the VGTC conference two-column format, in line with the IEEE VIS formatting guidelines.

Papers should be submitted through PCS via VGTC > EnergyVis . Accepted papers also have the option of publishing their work at IEEE Xplore.

  • Submission Deadline: June 28, 2024, AoE
  • Author Notification: July 26, 2024
  • Camera-ready submission: August 9, 2024, AoE
  • Workshop: October 13/14, 2024,