The 35th edition of the International Energy Workshop (IEW) will be hosted by the University College Cork in Cork, Ireland on June 1–3, 2016.

The IEW is a leading conference for the international energy modelling community. In a world of environmental and economic constraints, energy modelling is an increasingly important tool for addressing the complexity of energy planning and policy making. The IEW provides a venue for scholars and researchers to compare quantitative energy projections, to understand the reasons for diverging views of future energy developments, and to observe new trends in global energy production and consumption.

University College Cork
UCC is one of the premier research institutions in Ireland and, internationally, is ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2013). The Environmental Research Institute (ERI) is a flagship institute at UCC, which brings together researchers from the natural and social sciences to carry out cutting-edge environmental, marine and energy research. The ERI has over 300 researchers, publishes more than 180 peer-reviewed research papers annually and has an average recurrent grant income of €8M.

Call for Papers – The deadline for paper submission is February 1st, 2016.
Researchers and practitioners in developed and developing countries are invited to submit original papers with new and innovative results on scientific or practical experiences on the economics of energy and climate change. As is customary for the IEW, papers should be quantitative and rigorous. A (non-exclusive) list of potential conference topics is:        

  • Climate change – mitigation and adaptation
  • Economics and integration of renewable energy sources
  • Modelling sustainable development goals
  • Energy demand response and energy efficiency
  • Smart cities, grid and metering
  • The role of human behaviour in the energy transition
  • Addressing uncertainties in the transformation of the energy system
  • INDCs and post Paris climate policy

Selected papers will be presented and discussed in thematic sessions, circulated during the meeting and also posted on the meeting website.

Submission of papers
Full papers or long abstracts (minimum 1000 words) in .pdf version should be submitted online at IEW2016 before February 1st, 2016.
Please note that paper selection has become increasingly competitive in recent years. Submissions that fully describe a complete analysis are generally more likely to be accepted than long abstracts. In particular, when submitting a long abstract, please ensure that the study and results are sufficiently described to allow comparison with full paper submissions. Each person can present only one selected paper, although multiple submissions are allowed. Please kindly fill in one online form for each paper.

Program Committee
The selection of submitted papers and long abstracts is directed and made by the IEW Program Committee, which includes, among others, the IEW co-directors and the 2016 local organisers:

  • Geoffrey Blanford, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
  • Massimo Tavoni, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)
  • Bob van der Zwaan, Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN)
  • Brian Ó Gallachóir, University College Cork (UCC)
  • Paul Deane, University College Cork (UCC)
  • Fionn Rogan, University College Cork (UCC)
  • James Glynn, University College Cork (UCC)
  • Alessandro Chiodi, University College Cork (UCC)
  • John Curtis, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)
  • Muireann Lynch, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)

For any further information please visit the IEW website, or contact the IEW Permanent Secretariat.

IEA-ETSAP meetings
Back to back with IEW 2016, the IEA-ETSAP meetings will be held in Cork as follows: from Wednesday to Friday, May 25th – 27th, the TIMES training course; on Monday May 30th and Tuesday May 31st the regular ETSAP workshop; on Tuesday afternoon May 31st, the Executive Committee meeting.
More details are available at IEA-ETSAP website.
A separate registration to the IEA-ETSAP events will be possible via the web page given above.

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