CFP: Behave 2018 - 5th European Conference on Behaviour and Energy Efficiency – 5-7 Sept 2018, Zurich, Switzerland - Deadline: 28 Feb 2018

BEHAVE 2018 will be held from the 5th to the 7th September 2018 in Zurich, Switzerland. The conference aims to bring together researchers, policy makers and practitioners to discuss problems and measures in the field of behaviours related to end-use energy efficiency and sufficiency and the adaption of low-carbon technologies. As such, it will focus on various fields of research, innovation and knowledge transfer.

BEHAVE aims to facilitate the exchange of knowledge on sustainable energy behaviour in transport, buildings and consumption of goods as well as the individual and social acceptance of sustainable technologies (e.g. renewables).In particular, the conference should act as a platform to sharemulti-disciplinary research on new technological developmentsand best practices concerning understanding and influencing

energy-related behaviours. Therefore, contributions to Behave 2018 should provide theoretical knowledge, evidence-based research and methods as well as innovative practices related to fostering sustainable energy-behaviour. They can focus on either macro- (countries, regions, cities), meso- (organisations, districts, communities) or micro-levels (individuals, buildings).

Papers can be submitted on the following subjects. This list is not comprehensive. Other relevant topics may be chosen.

  • Behaviour integration into smart grid, energy and transportation modelling
  • Demand-side information and management in smart energy and transport systems
  • Digitalisation, ICT, automation, and behaviour
  • Discourse by and among different actors, such as authorities, consumers, media, intermediaries and stakeholders, and related communication strategies
  • Acceptance and use of renewable energies, load shifting and low carbon technologies
  • Determinants of behaviour change, consumer segmentation and tailoring, user engagement
  • Inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to energy and mobility behaviours
  • Psychological and communicative prerequisites of policy change, social and technological innovations
  • Energy poverty and vulnerable consumers
  • Business models, norms, standards and strategies in determining decisions in the industries
  • Policies, innovation initiatives, living labs, interventions, social practices, case and real world studies and their evaluation
  • Methodological approaches for investigating energy-related behaviour

Deadline for submission of abstracts, pre-conferences and special sessions is 28 February 2018.

Complete information can be found on the conference website.

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