Industry-wide call for papers: Smart Energy East Coast 2009

Industry-wide call for papers: Smart Energy East Coast 2009
October, 2009
New York City, NY, USA

Deadline for submission of abstracts: July 3, 2009

If you have ideas, experiences, products or strategies for the green energy sector, then this is your chance to spread the word!

The Smart Energy East Coast program has been developed to provide a forum that identifies, discusses and forecasts developments in the energy sector – from the smart grid to green buildings and PHEVs. Top-level speakers from all key industry stakeholders will present their views using case studies, in-depth presentations and on interactive panels.

The target audience includes:

  • Presidents / Vice Presidents –  Operations / Distribution / Technology / IT
  • CEOs, CIOs, CTOs
  • Energy efficiency directors / managers
  • Energy conservation directors / managers
  • Energy engineers and managers
  • Information, energy, marketing directors / managers
  • AMR / AMI / smart metering and metering project AMI directors / managers
  • IT and MDM directors / managers
  • Green building initiative directors / managers
  • Procurement directors / managers
  • Billing / tariff / customer service directors / managers
  • Revenue protection and assurance directors / managers
  • Demand response directors / managers / supervisors
  • Financial directors / managers / supervisors
  • Regulatory affairs directors / managers / supervisors
  • Academics with an interest in green energy
  • Associations and the media
  • Energy service providers / Energy marketers
  • Venture capitalists.

We invite all those interested in:

  • presenting a paper
  • teaching a course
  • participating in a think-tank/panel discussion
  • becoming a participating association or media partner
  • sponsoring / exhibiting at the conference

to submit your proposals now.

Please see below for all information pertaining to the submission of abstracts / teaching courses etc. Diarize the dates, allocate the budget and make certain that you are in New York City in October 2009!

Should you require any additional information please do not hesitate to contact Ryan Matthews at phone: 888 559 8017 (US) EXT: 3535 +27 21 700 3535 (international), or via e-mail:

General information:
Presenting a paper:  Presenters are asked to submit an extended abstract (400 to 800 words) by July 3 2009 via e-mail. The abstracts will then be reviewed by a Reviewing Committee and presenters will be informed regarding acceptance on or before July 3 2009.

If your abstract is accepted, you will be asked to submit your full paper and your presentation slides according to a format that will be sent to you. Accepted abstracts, papers and presentations will be published in the proceedings.

Presentations can take two standard formats:
Regular presentation: Spaced 30 minutes apart on the schedule, with approximately 25 minutes spent on the presentation and 5 minutes for questions. Most presentations will be in this format.
Panel discussion: These last for one hour, with approximately 40 minutes spent on introducing the panelists and presentation of their views, and 20 minutes of questions and discussion. Panelists should be experts in the specialized field to be discussed, which should be relevant to conference attendees. If you would like to organize and lead a panel discussion, then please submit an abstract containing the agenda, and listing your panelists as co-authors.

Paper topics: The following is a list of suggested topics for your papers. This is just to get you thinking. You are welcome to come up with a topic that has not been listed.

  • Building the smart grid and creating the energy web
  • Building next generation electricity infrastructure
  • Advanced grid technologies, electric transportation
  • Guidelines for DSM and energy efficiency
  • Smart Operations: A strategy for putting meter/grid data to work
  • Utilizing meter/grid data to drive energy efficiency initiatives
  • Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles to Vehicle to Grid – a revolution in demand response?
  • PHEV – a sustainable solution to our transport needs?
  • Communication technology for the smart utility
  • Effective cyber-security: protecting your customer data
  • The Green Energy Economy
  • Smart energy management devices for the home
  • Home Area Networks – The vision for the modern utility landscape
  • Investing in the Green Economy
  • Leveraging government and private funding for clean energy investments
  • Developing energy efficiency and conservation programs

Submission Guidelines: When making a submission, please ensure that:

  • Abstracts are written in English
  • Abstracts do not exceed one letter-size page
  • Each abstract contains full contact and designation details of the speaker
  • The session for which the abstract is being submitted is indicated
  • The abstract has not been presented before
  • The abstract and presentation is of a non-commercial nature; sales pitches will not be accepted

As the author you commit yourself to presenting the paper at the event should the abstract be selected by the Reviewing Committee. Speakers are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements and expenses.

Sponsoring opportunities:

A sponsorship of Smart Energy East Coast is an ideal way to position your company as a market leader at this premier event. By sponsoring you will showcase your brand optimally and generate great brand awareness.

Contact Neil Borthwick for additional information:; 888 559 8017 (US) EXT: 3538 +27 21 700 3535 (international

Participating association / media partner opportunities: A number of leading international and national media and associations will be supporting the event. For those wishing to be involved in the event please contact Brigitte Hart:; 888 559 8017 (US) EXT: 3570 +27 21 700 3570 (international)