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As our reliance on energy is increasing rapidly, and worldwide non-renewable energy resources are depleting, it has become necessary to develop more advanced technologies to better manage and reduce our energy consumption. Many such technologies now exist for both domestic and commercial use. These include tools and services for public displays, dashboards, mobile apps, web-portals, simulation tools, computer games, etc. There is, however, a lack of coordinated effort in terms of research, design, development, and deployment of smart energy-related applications. It is therefore becoming important to foster and coordinate these activities through more targeted gatherings and publications focusing on smart applications for energy systems. This workshop aims to fill this existing gap by bringing together researchers and practitioners from energy-related domains, as a follow up to a very successful FSEA 2014 workshop held last year at AVI 2014 in Como,Italy.
Theme and Topics of Interest
The theme of this workshop is interaction techniques, interfaces, and visualizations for energy-related applications, tools, games, and services. The topics of interest include design and evaluation of visual interfaces for: monitoring and managing energy generation and consumption, analysis of energy generation and consumption data, identifying consumption patterns and behaviour, relating energy consumption to other information, sharing and comparing energy-use data with others, in influencing choices and stimulating sustainable behavior changes.
The target audience of this workshop are researchers and practitioners from a range of backgrounds, including interaction design, human-computer interaction, visualization, computer games, media technology, and domain experts from energy-related application areas.
This one-day workshop will include short presentations of accepted position papers, discussion sessions, a poster and interactive demo session, and a hands-on design exercise session during which the workshop participants will be divided into small groups and invited to design an interactive application for energy usage management and visualization.
Expected Outcome and Dissemination
The accepted workshop position papers will be included in the official adjunct conference proceedings published by the University of Bamberg Press. The position papers will also be made available through this workshop website. The workshop participants will be invited to submit an extended version of their position papers for a special issue of a journal (currently being organized).