Call for Papers

We invite you to submit papers on

  • renewable energy sources
  • energy efficiency
  • energy-efficient and sustainable buildings, energy services
  • pellets
  • sustainable energy research, technologies, markets and policies
  • products, services, business models

The papers can address the following aspects:

  • successfully realised projects
  • technical and business innovation, research results
  • policies, programmes, strategies
  • information, marketing, dissemination
  • market analyses, studies
  • innovative products
  • financing solutions and business models
  • integrated approaches and solutions for energy efficiency and renewable energy sources

Deadline: 10 October 2017

The papers will be presented in oral or poster sessions. Accepted and presented contributions can be published in the conference proceedings. 


How to participate?

Please submit your contributions for the "Call for Papers" by e-mail to office [AT] esv.or [DOT] at.

For the Young Energy Researchers Conference and to propose a speaker, please use the respective online submission form:

Check the "Frequently asked questions" for further information.


How to prepare a paper?

The paper should:

  • include a title and the names and full addresses of the author and co-authors (full names, affiliations, full post addresses, phones, e-mails, websites)
  • be 2-15 pages in length and written in English or German
  • include a short summary at the beginning
  • graphics and pictures are welcome!

We look forward to receiving your contributions!


Topics for the European Pellet Conference

  • technologies, markets, policies, business models
  • heating of homes and larger buildings, CHP (small to large scale), industrial pellet applications
  • "smart" bioenergy (products and services for decentral, flexible, digital and connected energy systems and markets)
  • new markets for pellets, pellet heating and electricity generation
  • actions to decrease equipment and operation costs
  • actions to improve public perception of biomass
  • energy labelling of heating systems
  • combination of pellets with other renewable energy sources
  • research and innovations on fuels, equipment, products, distribution, technologies and services
  • best practice examples for installations
  • programmes, market reports, financing
  • services, business models and financing in the fields of pellet production and use
  • strategies, policies, legislation, programmes to develop pellet heating/electricity markets
  • different raw materials, agri-pellets, pellet production technologies (e.g. torrefaction)
  • standardisation, quality criteria, quality management
  • pellet market reports (local, regional, national markets)
  • marketing of equipment, fuels and services
  • initiatives and projects to meet emission requirements
  • supply chains for fuels and equipment
  • security of pellet supply
  • safety issues (storage, equipment)
  • sustainability aspects along the value chain & certification schemes
  • improvements in costs, performance and consumer satisfaction
  • pricing and risk management
  • pellets and energy efficiency (heating, electricity production)
  • pilot projects, information and training
  • energy contracting and other operation & financing models
  • results of EU-funded projects

Topics for the European Energy Efficiency Conference

  • policies, technologies and markets (local, regional, national, EU level; specific sectors, e.g. domestic/commercial/industrial/public)
  • business models
  • research results and innovation in products, services and technologies
  • economic, political and social impacts of energy efficiency improvements
  • policies, legislation, programmes to develop energy efficiency markets, implementation of relevant EU directives (EED, EPBD, Ecodesign etc.)
  • financing energy efficiency investments
  • initiatives to make Europe the global number 1 in energy efficiency
  • best practice solutions
  • energy efficient buildings, processes, methods, appliances, equipment and installations, energy efficiency in industry and transport
  • awareness raising for energy efficiency, marketing of energy efficiency products and services
  • standardisation, quality criteria, quality management
  • energy performance indicators/benchmarks
  • combination of energy efficiency with renewable energy sources
  • decreasing investment costs, improving performance and consumer satisfaction
  • pilot projects, information and training
  • initiatives to make Europe the global number 1 in energy efficiency
  • results of EU-funded projects

Topics for the Young Energy Researchers Conference

  • energy efficiency
  • biomass
  • submissions are welcome from any field (e.g. technology & engineering, economic and social sciences, architecture, law, arts, etc.)
  • Awards "Best Young Energy Efficiency Researcher " and "Best Young Biomass Researcher"

Please use the online submission form


Topics for the Technology Innovation Conference: Energy and Buildings

  • Research results on energy-efficient and sustainable buildings (covering any stage in the research and innovation process - from relevant basic research to applications
  • Results/dissemination of EU-funded projects
  • Advanced building materials
  • Energy storage
  • Building energy systems
  • Smart buildings
  • High performance buildings
  • Deep renovation of buildings and districts
  • Efficient and renewable energy systems for buildings and districts
  • Indoor air quality
  • Embodied energy
  • Energy harvesting
  • Novel architectural solutions for sustainable buildings
  • Building Information Modeling, energy performance monitoring and management of buildings and districts, smart control systems
  • Construction processes & quality assurance

Topics for the Energy Efficiency Economy Conference

  • economic, political and social impacts of energy efficiency improvements
  • policies, legislation, programmes to develop energy efficiency markets, implementation of relevant EU directives (EED, EPBD, Ecodesign etc.)
  • initiatives to make Europe the global number 1 in energy efficiency
  • financing energy efficiency investments
  • business models (energy efficiency services, other intergrated services, "package solutions" for energy efficiency)
  • markets (local, regional, national, EU level, global; specific sectors, e.g. domestic/commercial/industrial/public)
  • good practice examples for energy efficiency services and innovative financing from around the world, successful energy efficiency service and financing providers
  • Public private partnership projects (PPP)
  • analysis of national/regional markets of energy efficiency services and businesses
  • marketing of energy efficiency services, business models
  • increased market uptake of energy-efficient solutions through energy services
  • technology solutions for energy efficiency services, energy management tools
  • energy advice and auditing services
  • services for the refurbishment of buildings
  • planning, financing and operating renewable installations in buildings and the provision of sustainable mobility
  • results of EU-funded projects

Topics for the E-Mobility & Smart Buildings Conference

  • successful integration of e-mobility solutions in sustainable buildings (energy and load management, electricity storage and charging solutions)
  • technology innovation
  • market reports (on local/regional/national/EU/global level)
  • policies promoting integrated approaches (e.g. smart cities, smart grids)
  • e-mobility and the use of renewable energy produced on-site
  • load management building/grid - vehicle - batteries
  • pilot projects, best practice examples
  • standardisation
  • research and innovations in equipment, vehicles, building integration, user behaviour and acceptance, cost reduction
  • innovative services, business models and financing
  • marketing, awareness raising, training
  • results of EU-funded projects

Topics for the Energy Efficiency Policy Workshop

  • progress in energy efficiency policies development and implementation in EU member states, regions and municipalities
  • best practice examples
  • local energy efficiency policies, actions plans
  • putting the energy consumer at the center of the energy system
  • results of EU-funded projects

Frequently asked questions: Call for Papers

  • What do you mean by "papers"?
    A paper is a written conference contribution (usually a short article or a ppt presentation) which you submit to our "Call for Papers". Accepted and presented papers can be published in the conference proceedings.
  • What do you mean by "Call for Papers"?
    The "Call for Papers" invites you to submit your written conference contribution before 10 October 2017.
  • Do we have to submit an abstract or the final paper by 10 October 2017?
    This is a one-stage submission process - meaning that your paper will be assessed based on your contribution sent on 10 October 2017 (there will not be a second round where selected abstracts are invited to submit a full paper). The length and level of comprehensiveness is up to you, but the contribution should have 2 to 15 pages with a short summary at the beginning. Graphics and pictures are welcome.
  • How should the paper be structured?
    The structure of the paper is up to you, one possible content structure could be: title - short and clear summary - background/starting point - technology or methodology - project description - innovative aspects - examples - conclusions & outlook
  • What length should the paper have?
    The paper should have 2 to 15 pages. A short summary at the beginning is helpful. Graphics and pictures are welcome.
  • What are the selection criteria?
    Among the most important selection criteria are innovative aspects, replication potential, relevance for the conference topics, quality of information provided. Papers can be selected for oral or for poster presentation.