Extended deadline - EEDAL 2015 - Call for papers - 8th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting

Start/Stop Date:
30 Oct 2014
Joint Research Centre - Institute for Energy and Transport (IET), European Commission
Luzerne, Switzerland
Focus Areas:
Energy efficiency, lighting, heating, cooling, consumer behaviour
Type of Event:

Abstracts are due by October 30th, 2014 - Submit your abstract here: EasyChair

EEDAL'15 will provide a unique forum to discuss and debate the latest developments in energy and environmental impact of residential appliances and lighting, heating and cooling equipment, ITC equipment, smart appliances, smart meters , consumer behaviour, the policies and programmes adopted and planned, as well as the technical and commercial advances in the dissemination and penetration of technologies and solutions, particularly: energy efficient residential appliances, consumer electronics and ICT, heating and cooling equipment and lighting.

The three-day conference will include plenary sessions where key representatives of governments and international organisations, manufacturers and academia will present their views and programmes to advance energy efficiency in residential appliances and lighting, for example, through international co-operation on product information and eco-design requirements. Parallel sessions on specific themes and topics will allow in-depth discussions among participants. The conference will also host ad-hoc workshops to review and advance international collaboration and will provide opportunities strengthen existing and promote new initiatives and partnerships.

Call for Abstracts

To contribute to the success of the conference and to facilitate the adoption of new energy efficient technologies, a change in consumer behaviour, and the development of new policies and strategies to increase energy efficiency, to mitigate climate change and to foster sustainable development, we invite you to participate in the conference and the debates and to submit abstracts on the following topics.

Papers can focus on polices, programmes including monitoring, evaluation and international collaboration, smart grids, smart homes and smart metering, new technology developments and user behaviour. All papers shall address new and original developments. For the sessions on technologies, in particular only papers focusing on new advanced solutions will be considered, in addition papers shall not be of commercial nature. Some potential topics for papers are listed below; other suitable paper topics that meet the above criteria will also be considered.

Topics related to Consumer Behaviour, Polices and Programmes:

  1. Opportunities for International Co-operation: focusing on where international co-operation is helpful or necessary to drive innovation and competition: on proposed or new initiatives, policy measures and programmes and on specific issues such as standardisation, harmonisation, test methods convergence, implementation and compliance, and benchmarking

  2. Climate Change: impact of appliances, lighting and residential programmes, potential of clean development mechanism (CDM), joint implementation (JI), green investment scheme (GIS), carbon credits, and other funding mechanisms. Switching to low carbon fuels and decarbonisation of the residential sector.

  3. Lifestyles and Consumer Behaviour: looking ahead at how demand for new products and services is developing; exploring the scope for changes in consumer behaviour by fostering sufficiency and a change in life style. Influence of social networks towards a more sustainable behaviour.

  4. Focus on Developing Countries and Economies in Transition: different approaches and strategies, policy framework, institutional aspects, capacity building needs, establishment of testing labs, new international partnerships.

  5. Strategies for Increasing Efficiency: new policy tools, consensus building, voluntary vs. mandatory approaches, policy analysis and evaluation, stimulating innovation (nationally and internationally), new programmes and barrier analysis, strategy development, priority setting, monitoring and review.

  6. Standards and Labels (mandatory, voluntary, endorsement label and quality marks): design of and evaluation of programmes, impact of programmes, engineering and statistical analysis, the importance of compliance and enforcement, searchable databases, implementation of the EU Eco-Design Directive for Energy Related Products and EU labelling Directives, the EU labelling scheme, top runners, ENERGY STAR, international harmonisation initiatives. The use of labels to communicate related concepts such as ‘smartness’ or ‘connectedness’.

  7. Measurement Methods and International Harmonisation: role of international standardisation bodies, harmonisation of test methods as a mean of removing trade barriers, convergence of test methods, new generation of test methods for intelligent appliances and equipment, potential for harmonizing around efficiency “tiers” rather than common specifications.

8. Public and Green Procurement: policy design and evaluation, instruments, implementation, results, potential for harmonisation (within and among countries)..

9. Market Transformation Programmes: programme design and implementation, promotion campaigns, advertising campaigns, tools for information and advice for multipliers and end-users, other tools to promote the market transformation.

10. End-use Metering and Home Automation: programme design, methodologies, campaign results, advanced meters, informative billing, role of home automation for saving energy.

11. Demand Response: electricity tariffs for the residential sector (time-of-use, peak time rebate, critical peak pricing, real-time pricing), automated response by “smart devices” (smart thermostats, Home Area Network devices), direct load control, programme design, programme evaluation, successful examples. The requirements and potential of bidding aggregated residential load directly into the wholesale markets.

12. Energy Services, Energy Efficiency Funds, Demand Side Management and ESCOs: provisions of energy services, utilities' obligations, white certificates, DSM programmes, ESCOs role and potential in the residential sector, dedicated energy efficiency funds

13. Programme and Policies Monitoring & Evaluation: methods for the monitoring and evaluation of programmes and polices, indicators, benchmarking, top down and bottom-up methodologies. Evaluation of energy and carbon savings

14. Implementation and Enforcement of Policies: market surveillance and control, testing regime, products database to help enforcement, international collaboration.

15. Non Energy Issues and Benefits: wider sustainability, including water and resources consumption, life cycle analysis and eco-design, sustainability standards, waste implications during and at end of product life, impacts on job creation, fuel poverty and innovation

16. Financing: innovative solution for financing efficient residential building, building refurbishment, renewable energy sources, and efficient appliances and equipment, including CDMs

17. Home and Residential Building Retrofit Programmes: selection of efficient equipment in home retrofit programme (e.g. HVAC, lighting, etc.), implementation of retrofit programmes, consumer acceptance, financing, role of installers and manufacturers.

18. Active energy efficiency: enabling buildings to not only use less electricity but allow them to consume when clean resources are available, such as wind and solar. Active energy efficiency increases the efficiency of the entire system, rather than only the building/household itself

Topics related to specific Technologies:

  1. 1. Residential Appliances/White goods (Refrigeration, Laundry, Dishwashing, Cooking): components’ efficiency, R&D and innovation, technologies, test methods, usage patterns, programmes, market trends, consumer behaviour, and the influence of product energy and resource usage feedback systems on that behaviour..
  2. 2. Residential HVAC and Water Heaters (Central Heating Boilers, Heat Pumps, Room Air-conditioners, Fans, Solar heaters), Water Heaters (gas, electric and solar), and Water Circulation Pumps: R&D and innovation, technologies, test methods, consumer behaviour, programmes, market trends, links to non- domestic markets.
  3. Consumer Electronics (T elevisions, Set T op Boxes, PVRs, DVDs, Audio, Digital TV services, Power Supplies, Telephony), Office Equipment1, Broadband Communication Equipment, and Low Power Modes: R&D and innovation, technologies, test methods, consumer behaviour, programmes, market trends, stand-by losses, active and low power mode, technology transfer from non- domestic market

  4. Residential Lighting (Luminaires, control systems and Light Sources): LEDs, OLEDS, CFLs, R&D and innovation, technologies, test methods, consumer behaviour, programmes, market trends, lighting usage, distribution and perception in the residential sector.

  5. Motor Technologies for appliances (motors for air-conditioners, fans, washing machines, refrigerators, circulation pumps, etc.) and Motor Control Technologies (VSDs, power electronics): R&D, technologies, test methods, programmes, market trends.

  6. On-site (residential) Power Generation: micro-generation, integration of renewable energy sources, electricity distribution issues for the residential sector.

  7. Net Zero Energy Residential Building and positive buildings: specific HVAC equipment for passive houses (very low energy houses), integration of equipment and appliances with whole building design, passive techniques, high efficiency ventilation, renewable energy sources.

  8. Smart Appliances, Home Automation, Smart Homes, and Smart Grids: smart appliances and equipment, smart meters and communication protocols, home energy management systems, households to be a key part of the smart grids, with storage and generation capabilities through renewable energies and demand response. Electrification of transport and implication for home energy systems, Domestic networks (security, automation, etc.) and their impact on energy consumption, Internet connected appliances, intelligent and advanced meters, technologies for real time pricing product energy and resource usage feedback systems using LAN communication to smart phones, tablets and PCs. Defining and standardising ‘smartness’, Creating markets for smart appliances.

Instructions for Authors

Authors interested in submitting papers are requested to send an abstract not exceeding 400 words in length and not less than 200 words. The abstract must be in English.

Instructions for Authors for submission procedure:

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  3. Insert the Abstract text into the field provided by EasyChair, without name or affiliation, including topic (from the list above) and keywords in the required field. Please do not attach any document!

Abstracts are due by October 30th, 2014

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