6th AIEE Energy Symposium
Current and Future Challenges to Energy Security

– the energy transition, a pathway from low carbon to decarbonization –

14-16 December, 2021

6th AIEE Energy Symposium
Current and Future Challenges to Energy Security

– the energy transition, a pathway from low carbon to decarbonization –

14-16 December, 2021

We are pleased to announce the
Call for Papers for the 6th AIEE Energy Symposium on Current and Future Challenges to Energy Security,
Virtual conference – 14-16 December 2021


Call for Abstracts

The submission is stil open you can submit your abstracts


Conference objectives
During the Summit held on 11–13 June 2021, the G7 nations have agreed to step up action on climate change and renewed a pledge to raise $100bn a year to help poor countries cut emissions. This will enable these countries to move towards a climate-neutral economy and implement the commitments under the Paris Agreement.
All Europeans agree the EU’s energy policy priorities should be to ensure secure, clean, and affordable energy, to reduce climate change, decreasing energy consumption across the EU and facilitating more competitive prices for consumers. In order to achieve this, for the coming 10 years the main priority is investing and developing clean energy technologies, at the lowest possible cost.

The European Union within its Green Deal decided to raise the 2030 greenhouse gas emission reduction target, including emissions and removals, to at least 55% compared to 1990.
After the crisis of COVID-19, the energy security will remain an important issue of the world energy policy and the key for a more resilient society. The pandemic has set in motion the largest drop in global energy investment in history, with spending expected to plunge in every major sector this year – from electricity to renewables and energy efficiency.
The overall share of global energy spending that goes to clean energy technologies – including renewables on shore and off shore and the low-carbon investments covering alternative energy and technologies increased by 9% in 2020, according to an analysis by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). The trend is expected to continue and global institutional investors plan to increase their allocation to green energy, energy efficiency, carbon capture, utilization and storage and hydrogen in the next decade.

The AIEE Symposium will be a forum to discuss all these problems, continuing the dialogue of the past editions analyzing the transformations of the concept of energy security in this context.

A comprehensive program, with Plenary sessions and keynote presentations, and several concurrent sessions will give the attendees from all over the world the occasion to participate in an interactive, collaborative networking and information-sharing event, in the prestigious context of the SDA Bocconi School of Management (that was ranked 3rd in the  Financial Times’ European Business School Ranking and 8th in the world for business and management studies).

Conference structure

In this still uncertain times regarding travelling around the world, social distancing and possibility to attend the event physically, hosting a virtual event will remain an excellent alternative and therefore we decided to hold also this year the 6th AIEE Symposium on energy Security 2021, online.

Our conference will have the same structure as the previous edition because we want it to feel as much like an in-person event as possible, with plenary sessions and keynote presentations and several concurrent sessions which include traditional presentations, lightning talks, discussions, and interacting.
A series of live chats with the presenters will be programed after the sessions to stimulate real-time conversations and interractions among participants and we will encourage speakers to suggest topics to be debated.
Virtual conferences might lack the intimacy of a physical gathering, but they democratize access offering the attendees the possibility to connect with each other providing an interactive, collaborative networking, information-sharing and manly the same benefits as on-site events with less cost and less risk. The shift to online gatherings is part of a larger trend in reimagining experiences centered on human interaction at a time when large gatherings are yet not reccommended.

All the abstract submission rules and registration and participation details will be available in the  Call for abstracts.

Conference programme

(UTC +1 – Central European Time (CET) – ITALY)

Tuesday – December 14, 2021

15:30-17:00 Opening Welcome Address

Wednesday – December 15, 2021

09.00 -10.30 1st cycle of concurrent sessions – 4 virtual parallel sessions n. 1-4 of 1h.30′ each

10.30 -11.30 Dual Plenary Sessions (2 virtual plenary sessions of 1h each)
EU towards 2030 and  the energy security concerns
Regulation of energy markets

11.30 -13.00 2nd cycle of concurrent sessions – 4 virtual parallel sessions n. 5-8 of 1h.30′ each

13.00 -14.00 Break

14.00 -15.30 Dual Plenary Sessions (2 virtual plenary sessions of 1h.30 each)
Energy industry challenges to a low-carbon economy, the gas role in the transition
Sustainable mobility challenges for the transition targets

15.30 -17.00 3rd cycle of concurrent session – 4 virtual parallel sessions n. 9-12 of 1h.30′ each

Thursday – December 16, 2021

09.00 -10.30 4th cycle of concurrent sessions – 4 virtual parallel sessions 13-16 of 1h.30′ each

10.30 -11.30 Dual Plenary Sessions (2 virtual plenary sessions of 1h each)
Grid security and new technologies
The energy efficiency and the future strategies of the energy industry

11.30 -13.00 5th cycle of concurrent sessions – 4 virtual parallel sessions 17-20 of 1h.30′ each

13.00 -14.00 Break

14.00 -15.30 6th cycle of concurrent session – 4 virtual parallel sessions 21-24 of 1h.30′ each

 Conference Closing

Download the conference Call for abstracts>>

Concurrent sessions

Concurrent sessions will be organized from accepted abstracts. Authors may be encouraged by the Programme Committee to organize specific sessions. Submitted abstracts should be of one or two pages in length, comprising (1) overview, (2) methods, (3) results and (4) conclusions.

The result of the submissions sent within September 10, 2021 will be notified by September 25, 2021. The result of the submissions sent within October 18, 2021 will be notified by November 1, 2021. Submissions sent after this date will be still accepted, evaluated and will be inserted in the program in the sessions where is still space.

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.

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.

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.

Proposed topics
Access to energy
Green innovation, biofuels and bioenergy

Hydrogen for the energy transition

Behavioral energy economics
Energy and climate change mitigation and adaptation
Europe energy road map to 2050
Energy supply and security
Energy performance in buildings
Emissions trading schemes, promoting energy efficiency
Energy and emission modelling
Carbon border adjustment measures
Energy vulnerability in developed countries
Energy security for a more resilient society
Sectorial approach to energy efficiency in industry
Energy and industrial competitiveness
Renewable energy sources and industries
Regulation of energy network industries
Regulation and taxation of energy markets
Extending the scope of European energy regulation

Electric mobility for a sustainable future

Real-time tariffs
Blockchain experiments and regulation
Electricity demand response, self-consumption, electricity tariffs and smart meters

Local energy communities, big data and energy security

Smart grids, Microgrids and energy security
Security risks in the electricity sector
The utility of the future
Energy security and the role of new technologies in energy transition
Energy storage and electrification– effects on the market
Strategic contribution of energy storage to energy security
Economics oil and gas markets, developments in LNG markets
The changing geopolitics of energy and global governance
The future of transportation
European perspectives of energy security in the global context
Nuclear energy markets
Disruptive business models in energy sector
Energy transition funds

Energy security: impact of COVID19

New electricity market design

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

Conference proceedings
AIEE will publish the conference proceedings on-line on the conference website, in one volume with open access. The proceedings will contain the abstracts, it is not obligatory to submit the full paper, unless the author is interested to publish it.

6th AIEE Energy Symposium – Conference Proceedings
ISBN: 978-88-942781-6-3 – publication date: December 31st, 2021

The AIEE does not copyright conference abstracts, papers and presentations. The author retains the copyright of their presented paper and gives permission to AIEE to post their abstract and presentation in the online proceedings
Contact us

Conference Secretariat:

Phone: +39.06.3227367; Fax: +39 06 8070751
e-mail: aiee@aieesymposium.eu or assaiee@aiee.it