Behave Conference 2014 - Call for papers

Start/Stop Date:
31 Jan 2014
Co-hosted by the Energy Saving Trust and UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC)
Said Business School in Oxford
Focus Areas:
Behaviour and energy efficiency
Type of Event:

Paradigm Shift: From Energy Efficiency to Energy Reduction through Social Change

Building on the success of the last event in Helsinki in 2012, Behave 2014 is the third European conference on behaviour and energy efficiency. It will take place in the UK on 3 and 4 September 2014 at the Said Business School in Oxford co-hosted by the Energy Saving Trust and UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC)

Behave 2014 will bring together a wide audience of private and public sector representatives involved in energy efficiency in Europe and internationally to share recent research, new technological developments and best practice.

Call for papers

The Behave Technical Steering Committee invites practitioners and researchers to submit papers for review and presentation under the following themes:

  • Energy reduction through the use of feedback (including development and implementation of Smart Meters)
  • Community energy programmes: consumption, procurement and production
  • Transport and mobility
  • Shifting the timing of energy demand
  • Energy consumption in organisations (including non-domestic energy use, impacts of behaviour change)
  • Reducing energy use in buildings (including structural improvements and behavioural changes)
  • Social practices and energy consumption
  • Gamification and social media (use of new media to encourage engagement and behaviour change)

Plus there are two special tracks aimed at industry and policy issues -

  • Industry track: Energy systems and energy reduction technology
  • Policy track: Interventions and evaluating behaviour change

To find out about the conference theme and topics visit the website

Submission process

Prior to submission, please read the ‘Call for papers’ section of the Behave conference website

Authors can choose to submit either a full paper (initial abstract of up to one A4 side plus extended abstract of up to three A4 pages due before the conference if your submission is successful) or a short paper (abstract of up to one A4 side only to a maximum of 500 words).

Short papers can be submitted via our online system

To submit a full paper, please email it in pdf format to together with your full contact details, institution/organisation and the name of theme most relevant to your abstract.  Please use ‘Behave 2014 abstract submission’ as your email subject line.

We would also welcome shorter abstracts or project demonstrations from industry and policy representatives. These should be submitted via the online system but should be no more than 250 words.

The deadline for submission of all abstracts is 31 January 2014.

Authors should each submit only one paper to the conference.  The abstracts will be peer-reviewed and the author(s) will be notified by email of the result by 20 March 2014.