Wednesday, 2 March -
Thursday, 3 March 2022
Stadthalle, Pollheimerstraße 1,
A conference that presents the work and achievements of young researchers in the fields of biomass and energy efficiency. It offers participants an opportunity to interact with researchers and industry experts from all over the world.
Young researchers (born after 1986) are invited to submit contributions.
Deadline: 12 October 2021.
A high-level scientific committee selects papers for oral or poster presentation. The organiser of the WSED, the OÖ Energiesparverband, covers the costs of accommodation, meals, participation and local transport (3 conference days) for up to 60 selected participants. Submissions are invited from any scientific field (e.g. technology, engineering, economics, social sciences, architecture, law, arts) and must be in English only. The 2 best contributions are honoured with the awards "Best Young Energy Efficiency Researcher" and "Best Young Biomass Researcher" and receive 1,000 Euro each as prize money. The Young Energy Researchers Conference builds upon ten very successful events (held from 2012 to 2021), each of them attracting contributors from more than 25 countries.
The World Sustainable Energy Days (WSED) are an annual conference held at the end of February/beginning of March in Wels/Austria. With more than 650 participants from over 50 countries each year, it is a leading conference on the energy transition and climate neutrality.
The target groups for presenters at this conference are:
Papers can be submitted by persons born after 1986.
In addition to individuals, groups from the same or different universities or research organisations are invited to submit joint papers. The organiser will support the participation of max. 3 young researchers per selected paper. Papers submitted by groups should mainly be based on work carried out by young researchers.
Papers should focus on the subjects of:
Submissions are welcome from all scientific fields (e.g. technology, engineering, economics, social sciences, architecture, law, arts) and must be in English only.
Contributions must be submitted using the online submission form. It is a "one stage" submission process. The evaluation of the papers is based on the information received by the deadline of the Call for Papers. The organiser recommends that the submission includes a papers of at least a few pages or a ppt (not only a short abstract in the submission form).
Deadline for submissions is 12 October 2021.
The submitted papers will be selected by a scientific committee. Selected participants will be notified by the conference organisers (in November/December 2021) and more information on practical details will be provided then.
For those not selected, student fees for participation are available.
The organiser of the WSED, the OÖ Energiesparverband, covers the costs of accommodation, meals, participation and local transport (3 conference days) for up to 60 selected participants. The participants must cover their travel costs.
The 2 best contributions are honoured with the awards "Best Young Energy Efficiency Researcher" and "Best Young Biomass Researcher". The researchers receive 1,000 Euro each as prize money. The award committee chooses the winners among the papers selected for oral presentation (there is no need for a separate submission for the award). The winners will be notified around one month before the conference.
The conference is held in Wels/Austria. Hotel accommodation for the selected participants is in the nearby city of Linz (a shuttle service between the hotel and the conference venue will be available).
The conference website provides comprehensive travel information.
In the conference week, participants' arrival is foreseen on Monday or Tuesday and departure on Friday afternoon.