Call for papers

Workshop on Efficient, Intelligent and Economic

District Heating and Cooling Systems


IEEE SmartGridComm Conference

6 November 2016, Sydney Australia

The OPTi project has received funding from the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme of the European Union under grant number 649796

The Storm project has received funding from the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme of the European Union under grant number 649743

Call For Papers

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District heating and cooling systems (DHC), both large and small scale, need to be more efficient, intelligent and cheaper. The development and deployment of intelligent systems using smart metering and control solutions for optimization, the general increase of sensors and actuators as Internet of Things (IoT) develops, consumer empowerment, and exploiting multiple energy resources are enabling factors for future DHC systems. The inclusion of waste heat recovery, heat pumps, thermal storage, cogeneration and renewable energy integration, and to roll-out solutions for the integration of intelligent thermal network with smart electricity grids and data centers, are opportunities to increase the overall efficiency.


Relevant topics for the workshop include, but are not limited to the following DHC areas:

  • Monitoring and control solutions in DHC
  • Optimization of DHC systems
  • Energy and resource efficiency
  • Intelligent systems in DHC systems
  • Modelling of DHC system, including production units, distribution networks
  • Data modelling and management for large scale DHC
  • Consumer behavioral modelling
  • Economic modelling
  • Automated DR algorithms and schemes
  • Consumer engagement and incentive
  • New business models
  • Integration with Smart grids and renewable energy sources
  • Intelligent thermal management of buildings
  • Use of distributed energy resources (DERs) to offset building thermal loads


The workshop organizers encourage contribution of papers that summarize new research results but also technical papers that describe new innovations and achievements in technical solutions for thermal management of buildings and optimization of DHC systems.


Important Dates

  • 5 July, 2016, Deadline for workshop paper submission
  • 24 July, 2016, Acceptance/rejection announcement
  • 24 August, 2016, Final workshop papers
  • 1 September, 2016, Final program published on website
  • 6 November, 2016, Workshop



Submission is closed



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Technical Program Committee


Dr Anamitra Roy Chouwdhury

IBM, India

Dr Khalid Atta

LuleƄ University of Technology, Sweden

Dr Natalia Dudarenko

ITMO, St. Petersburg, Russia

Dr Yvonne Ritter

TWT GmbH Science and Innovation, Germany

Dr Peter Lingman

Optimation AB, Sweden

Dr George Thanos

Athens Univ of Economics and Business, Greece

Prof. Costas Courcoubetis

Singapore Univ of Technology and Design, Singapore

Assoc. Prof. Sarvapali Rumchurn

Univ of Southampton, UK

Dr Arun Wishwanath

IBM Research, Australia

Dr Damiano Varagnolo

LuleƄ University of Technology, Sweden

Herman Eijdems

Mijnwater B.V., Netherlands

Ed Smulders

Mijnwater B.V., Netherlands

Dr Olaf van Pruissen

TNO, Netherlands

Dr Christian Johansson

Noda, Sweden

Prof. George D Stamoulis

Athens Univ of Economics and Business, Greece

Tanuja Ganu

DataGlen, India