Conferences of interest for what we do

EMP-E, Energy Modelling Platform for Europe

In brief: yearly conference in which European energy system modellers meet among themselves and with officers from the European Commission to present and discuss the latest findings. The conference is always hosted by an ongoing energy modelling project funded by the Commission. In 2022, it will be ECEMF.

What you can present: usually, you can either share a poster or present it in an actual session. Sometimes other options (e.g., video posters) are available.

Publishing options: usually, the best works can be invited for publication in a Special Issue of a good-quality Elsevier journal.

Next chance to participate: 2022 (date yet to be communicated; last year, it was the end of September)

Website: www.energymodellingplatform.eu

Open Energy Modelling Initiative (OpenMod) workshops

In brief: yearly workshops in which energy modellers and open-source enthusiasts, typically within Europe, meet to present their latest works and collaborate on some practical, common challenges (e.g., how to model something, where to get specific data). Since covid, no in-person workshop has been organised, but some “mini-workshops” have been held online. It is a very informal, self-organised (each time by a different institution) event.

What you can present: usually, you can either share a poster or present it in an actual session. Sometimes other options (e.g., video posters, lightning talks) are available. When collaborative sessions are foreseen, you may also propose a session and lead it.

Publishing options: none.

Next chance to participate: 2022 or 2023 (there has been an online mini-workshop in February 2022; not clear if there will be anything else this year)

Website: forum.openmod.org/t/next-openmod-workshop/2890

International Energy Workshop

In brief: Quite a well-established energy modelling conference, tightly connected to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Compared to other conferences mentioned here (such as the EMP-E or the OpenMod workshops), it features a relatively higher amount of researchers from the economics and Integrated Assessment Modelling fields.

What you can present: You can submit either a full paper or just a long abstract, which you can then present in a session.

Publishing options: Conference proceedings.

Next chance to participate: 2023 (deadlines for paper submission are usually in late January or early February; the conference is in May or June)

Website: www.internationalenergyworkshop.org

International Symposium for Next Generation Infrastructure (ISNGI)

In brief: An apparently well-established, large conference on infrastructure planning, including energy infrastructure. This year (2022) it’s in Rotterdam and organised by some of our TPM colleagues.

What you can present: You can submit a medium-lenght abstract, which you can then present in a session or by means of a poster.

Publishing options: Selected papers get published in a Special Issue of a peer-reviewed Journal.

Next chance to participate: 2022 (deadlines for abstract submission: April 30th; the conference is in September)

Website: www.isngi.org

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IIASA YSSP PhD summer school

In brief: 3-month fully funded summer school at IIASA, Austria (Check whether your home country could provide this scholarship. Last time Italy does not.) Nice networking and learning opportunities for ealry-stage PhD students (although I, Fei, didn’t get in this year). @Stefan and Tony Patt worked there before. It makes sense to approach them for more info.

What you can expect: Collaborating with one research group at IIASA aiming to publish a nice paper together. Also a good way to expand your network.

Next chance to participate: Fall 2022 - Ealry 2023 (Application&Research proposal); Summer school (June - August, three months with full shcolarship) Website: https://previous.iiasa.ac.at/web/home/education/yssp/Apply/ConditionsEligibility/Application_Information.html