IRES Conference: Call for Abstracts

Start/Stop Date:
16 Sep 2015
CCD Messe Düsseldorf, Germany
Focus Areas:
Energy supply systems, policies, technologies
Type of Event:

10th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES 2016)
CCD Messe Düsseldorf, 15-17 March 2016

The IRES conference series has become the leading place for discussion on the solutions to the pressing issues facing energy storage by drawing together one of largest gatherings of scientific and economic experts worldwide.For its 10th anniversary IRES is publishing a Call for Abstracts. Based on the selection of abstracts, a conference program with parallel paper sessions as well as a poster exhibition is put together. We encourage you to submit your abstract until 16 September 2015 online.

Abstracts of papers and presentations

You are invited to submit abstracts of projects addressing the following topics:


  • In particular, we would like to encourage the submission of papers on local initiatives for energy supply including storage technologies of any kind. More and more cities and local communities take the energy supply in their own hands. We would like to foster discussion among these initiatives and we want to share experience from local energy supply communities from all over the word. All kinds of aspects are appreciate (marketing, involvement of people, financing, technical concepts, barriers, best practice, future plans, etc.)


  • The legal, political, social, national economic and market economic aspects of integrating energy storage into the energy supply system
  • Market entry strategies and the associated business and cost models for the operation of storage systems and hybrid and combined Renewable Energy power plants/virtual power plants under different economic and technological frameworks (developed countries, developing countries, emerging economies)
  • Renewable Energy Finance and Energy Economics: market strategies, computability of economic growth and the energy transition, (financial) strategies for the development of renewable energy systems in countries of the Global South
  • And in particular: realized systems and operational experience


  • Storage technology for electrical energy, heat and mobility (electrochemical, electrostatic, electromechanical, electro-dynamic, chemical, thermal and thermo-chemical)
  • The need for storage capacity: scenarios and assessment studies for all applications and energy sectors
  • Strategies for systems with a high share of Renewable Energy and 100% Renewable Energy systems – focus on the use of storage
  • Connecting electric-drive vehicles and the electric grid (vehicle to grid)
  • Smart grid concepts and hybrid and combined Renewable Energy power plants/virtual power plants with Renewable Energy
  • Heat storage for buildings and industrial applications
  • Compact thermal energy storage: design of reactors, heat exchanger development, optimization of heat and mass transport as well as simulations of all these aspects
  • High temperature storage for Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) technologies
  • Products, management strategies and field experience with storage systems to increase self-consumption of photovoltaic energy from owned facilities as well as off-grid and micro-grid systems


  • Electric grids and storage – supplements and competition
  • Distributed and decentralized electricity storage as virtual large-scale storage facility
  • CHP and heating networks, use of new or existing thermal storage in the power grids
  • High temperature storage for solar thermal power plants (CSP) or compressed air energy storage
  • Interaction of the energy networks for power, gas and heat
  • Cross-sectoral use of energy storage systems: Power-to-Gas, Power-to-Heat, Power-to-Mobility, Power-to-Chemicals

Submissions will be presented as paper or poster presentations.

Paper presentation:
Paper presentations (15 min + 5 min discussion) are taking place in parallel sessions. Slots for paper presentations are assigned based on the quality of the abstract. Please note that there is no guarantee for a paper presentation as available slots are limited.

Poster presentation:
As part of the conference, posters will be presented in prime space where the attendees can view them also during breaks and in special poster sessions. A0 size poster walls will be available.

Assessment of Abstracts
After the deadline all abstracts will be reviewed and assessed by the steering committee based on content, form, and suitability for the event. The steering committee is fully authorized to reject contributions. The decision by the steering committee is final.

300 words (plus two optional pages maximum, including charts or diagrams with captions and explanatory remarks)
Font: Times New Roman, 12 pt, title in capital letters
Single line spacing
File to be submitted in .doc or .pdf
Submissions and presentations have to submitted and delivered in English language

Submission of Abstracts
Please use this link to access the online submission tool “Oxford Abstracts”, to register (without costs) and to upload your abstract. Make sure to keep both your username and password. Should you experience difficulties, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Summary of important dates

  • 16 September 2015:    Deadline for submission of abstracts
  • October 2015:    End of review (abstracts)
  • Early November:    Notification about acceptance of abstracts
  • 01 February 2016:    Deadline for the submission of full papers
  • 15-17 March 2016:     International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES 2016)
  • April 2016:    End of cursory review (full papers), notification about means of publication

Conference participation
Speakers (giving lectures and poster presentations) profit from a reduced conference fee.