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1st AIEE Energy Symposium
Current and Future Challenges
to Energy Security


30 November-2 December 2016 - The University of Milan-Bicocca - Milan
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We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the 1st AIEE Energy Symposium on Current and Future Challenges to Energy Security, to be held in Milan on 30 November-2 December 2016.

Conference objectives

The Conference aims at providing a forum for an analysis of the new developments and a new vision of the future framework for energy security and will try to define the energy priorities for the next years and the action to be taken.
Its purpose is to bring together energy experts engaged in academic, business, government, international organizations for an exchange of ideas and experiences on the present and future landscape of energy security. The concept of energy security is undergoing a rapid transformation.
In the past, geopolitics and the supply of oil and gas were the dominant factor determining energy security. Today, a broader and more complex spectrum of elements are interacting to both stabilize and threaten energy security. The purpose of this conference is to provide a fresh look at the forces driving this transformation and at some of their effects. Many of them are different from anything we have seen in the past. This conference will try to explore existing and emerging energy trends, challenges and creative solutions for energy security, the availability of new technologies, the emergence of new market conditions and of new market operators.

Conference Programme
Wednesday - November 30, 2016
16.00-19.00 Registration
16:30-17:30 Opening Welcome Address
17.30-19.00 Welcome Cocktail
Thursday - December 1, 2016
08.30-17.00 Registration

Coffee bar
09.00-10.00 Dual Plenary Sessions
Energy security of supply  and market developments
Regulation of energy markets
10.00-11.30 - 1st  cycle of parallel sessions
11.30-13.00 - 2nd cycle of parallel sessions
13.00-14.00 Lunch buffet
(1st student poster session)
14.00-15.30 - 3rd cycle of parallel sessions
15.30-17.00 - 4th cycle of parallel sessions
Friday - December 2, 2016
08.30-10.30 Coffee bar
09.00-10.00 Dual Plenary Sessions
Energy challenges in the industrial sectors: the transition to a low-carbon economy
Europe Roadmap to 2050 and the future strategies of the energy industry
10.00-11.30 - 5th cycle of parallel sessions
11.30-13.00 - 6th cycle of parallel sessions
13.00-14.00 Lunch buffet
(2nd  student poster session)
14.00-15.30 - 7th cycle of parallel sessions
15.30-16.00 Coffee break
16.00-17.00 Closing session

The Plenary sessions

The topics of the papers to be presented in the plenary sessions:
  • Energy security of supply and market developments (shale gas & LNG)
  • Environmental challenges in Europe
  • Energy challenges in the industrial sectors: the transition to a low-carbon economy
  • Europe Roadmap to 2050 and the future strategies of the energy industry

The Concurrent sessions

Four of the 40 concurrent sessions will be devoted to the themes covered in the dual plenary sessions to present further papers on these subjects. The other themes will largely be identified from the clustering of relevant presentations submitted by the participants.   

Concurrent sessions will be organized from the accepted abstracts.

The range of topics proposed for submission is not limited, the authors may be encouraged by the Programme Committee to organize also specific sessions on topics different from the ones indicated below, for which you are cordially invited to send us your proposals.

Those interested in organizing sessions should propose the topic and the possible speakers to:;

To organize a special session, the number of the speakers should be at least 4 and no more than 5.

The abstracts proposed for the special session should be submitted, following the general submission rules, within
the deadline of August 25, 2016

Proposed topics:

Europe energy road map to 2050
Climate policy and emission trading
Energy supply and security
The future of transportation
Access to energy
North-South cooperation on renewable energy
Energy vulnerability in developed countries
The future energy demand
The utility of the future
The Union energy security
Regulation of energy markets
Extending the scope of European energy regulation
Smart grids
Smart meters
Smart cities
Technology development (grid manangement)
The gas market: new perspectives?
The perspective of LNG
Biogas and biomethane
The impact of  oil price fluctuation
Real-time tariffs
Strategic contribution of energy storage to tenergy security
Energy storage – effects on the market
Promoting or imposing energy efficiency?
Sectorial approach to energy efficiency in industry
Reducing industrial energy use and CO2 emissions
Industrial energy and material efficiency
Energy efficiency in buildings
Behavioural energy economics
Market instruments for energy efficiency

Abstract format

Submitted abstracts should be of one or two  pages in length, comprising:
(1) overview, (2) methods, (3) results and (4) conclusions.

All abstracts must conform to the standard template. At least one author from an accepted paper must pay the registration fees and attend the conference to present the paper. The lead author submitting the abstract must provide complete contact details - mailing address, phone, fax, e-mail, etc

Please send also a short CV (one page) to the conference secretariat after submitting your abstract.
The file should be sent to:

Authors will be notified by September 15, 2016 of their admission status. 

While multiple submissions by individual or groups of authors are welcome, the abstract selection process will seek to ensure as broad participation as possible: each speaker is to deliver only one presentation in the conference. If multiple submissions are accepted, then a different co-author will be required to pay the speaker registration fee and present the paper.

The submission of the full paper is not obligatory unless the author is interested to propose it for publication.

Paper publication

AIEE has made an agreement with the Politica Economica Journal of Economic Policy (PEJEP) which, on request of the authors, is interested to select for publication in a special issue, the most interesting papers presented in the conference (the selection will be done according to the reviewing procedures of the Journal).
The purpose of Politica Economica - Journal of Economic Policy (PEJEP) is to provide an outlet for original research in all areas of economic and public policy with a special focus on Italy as an EU country. The Journal privileges variety in methodological approaches and awareness of financial, institutional, and political economy constraints when advancing and evaluating policy measures. Both aspects can enhance the impact of economists’ analyses and proposals in the public debate. PEJEP’s scope encompasses – but is not limited to - theoretical and applied, macro and micro studies, proposals for new policy measures, methods and applications thereof to evaluate policies already implemented. The Journal publishes mainly in English -

The papers can also be published, on request in the magazine Nuova Energia ("The New Energy") in English or translated in Italian (the publication will do the translation free of charge).


conference sponsors

Fondazione Megalia

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