2018 International Energy Workshop

The 37th edition of the International Energy Workshop (IEW) was hosted by the Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden on June 19-21, 2018 the Chalmers University of Technology (CHALMERS) at Gothenburg, Sweden, on June 19-21, 2018.

About Chalmers University of Technology
Chalmers University of Technology is a major technical university in Sweden. Chalmers has developed leading research in the areas of climate and environmental sciences, energy supply technologies and materials science. The programme committee members are faculty within the divisions of Physical Resource Theory and Energy Technology, Department of Space, Earth and Environment. The Physical Resource Theory (PRT) has an overall focus on developing knowledge for transitions to a sustainable future with a high quality of life for the global community. The research focuses on the interactions between technology, society and nature. Systems perspective is used to perform interdisciplinary research including theory development, mathematical modelling, as well as quantitative and qualitative analysis. The Division Energy Technology (ET) conducts research and development on energy technologies and energy systems. Current research projects and activities cover a wide range of issues related to energy transformation and how to limit the environmental impact. The research comprises experimentally based research on combustion and gasification, process analysis as well as energy systems studies with focus on the electricity and heating systems. Both PRT and ET aspire to pursue an active engagement and dialogue with society, through education, stakeholder interaction and support to decision makers.

Call for Papers - The deadline for paper submission was February 1st, 2018
Researchers and practitioners from countries around the world are invited to submit original papers with new and innovative results on scientific, technical and practical experience on the economics of energy and climate systems. As is customary for the IEW, papers should be quantitative and rigorous. A (non-exclusive) list of potential conference topics is:

•   Post Paris climate policy and implementation approaches for Nationally Determined Contributions
•    Energy and climate systems with a focus on adaptation and mitigation strategies
•    Economics of renewable energy technologies and options to increase system flexibility
•    Modelling sustainable systems and meeting sustainable development goals
•    Energy demand and supply, and energy efficiency
•    Modelling from the supply chain perspective
•    Socioeconomics of the energy transition
•    Addressing uncertainties in the transformation of the energy system
•    Feasibility of large-scale investments such as the hydrogen economy, and bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS)
•    Major transitions in transportation and new modelling approaches

Selected papers were presented and discussed in thematic and poster sessions, circulated during the meeting, and also posted on the meeting website.

Submission of papers
Full papers or long abstracts (minimum 1000 words) in .pdf version should have been submitted online before February 1st, 2018.

Please note that paper selection has become increasingly competitive in recent years. Submissions that fully describe a complete analysis are generally more likely to be accepted than long abstracts. In particular, when submitting a long abstract, please ensure that the study and results are sufficiently described to allow comparison with full paper submissions. Each person can present only one selected paper, although multiple submissions and co-authorship are allowed. Please kindly complete one online form for each paper.

Abstracts and presentations submitted by the authors will be available online after the event. Authors will have the options to opt out and choose not to publish the abstracts or presentations at the conference website.

--> Download the call for paper in .pdf

Program Committee
The selection of submitted papers and long abstracts was directed and made by the IEW Program Committee, which includes, among others, the IEW co-directors and the 2018 local organisers:

•    Geoffrey Blanford, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
•    Massimo Tavoni, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)
•    Bob van der Zwaan, Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN)
•    Sonia Yeh, Chalmers University of Technology (CHALMERS)
•    Christian Azar, Chalmers University of Technology (CHALMERS)
•    Göran Berndes, Chalmers University of Technology (CHALMERS)
•    Lisa Göransson, Chalmers University of Technology (CHALMERS)
•    Fredrik Hedenus, Chalmers University of Technology (CHALMERS)
•    Filip Johnsson, Chalmers University of Technology (CHALMERS)
•    Tomas Kåberger, Chalmers University of Technology (CHALMERS)
•    Mariliis Lehtveer, Chalmers University of Technology (CHALMERS)
•    Lina Reichenberg, Chalmers University of Technology (CHALMERS)

Further information
For any further information please contact: info@internationalenergyworkshop.org.
Further information about the workshop were available on the IEW2018 website.

IEA-ETSAP meetings
Back to back with IEW 2018, the IEA-ETSAP meetings were held in Gothenburg as follows: on Sunday June 17th and Monday June 18th the regular ETSAP workshop; on Monday afternoon June 18th, the Executive Committee meeting; from Tuesday to Thursday, June 19th - 21st, the VEDA-TIMES introductory training course.
More details are available at www.iea-etsap.org.
A separate registration to the IEA-ETSAP events was possible via the web page given above.