Call for Abstracts

The 2022 Energy Evaluation Europe conference committee is seeking abstracts about the evaluation of energy transition policies and related topics. We welcome papers about recent evaluations of policies and programmes, research or discussions about evaluation methods and practices. Participants are particularly interested in papers, presentations and posters with a high potential of experience sharing, either about the evaluation methods or about the evaluation findings and how they can be used.

For more details about the background and topics of the conference, see the conference flyer below:

Abstracts are invited for four presentation formats (see more details below):

  • oral presentations with peer-reviewed papers,
  • oral presentations with extended abstracts,
  • posters,
  • panels.

Please read all of the information below before submitting your abstract.

Abstract submission deadline: Friday 10 December 2021

(Please note: Oxford Abstracts will ask for an email address and creation of a password to begin your abstract submission.)

See submission guidelines below.

Important dates:

Abstract submission deadline: Friday, 10 December 2021 18:00 CET
Notification of abstract acceptance: Monday, 7 February 2022.

All presenters, panelists and moderators are required to register for the conference and pay the registration fee by Friday, 6 May 2022.

See also below the different deadlines according to the formats of presentations.


Presentation types

Oral presentation (peer-reviewed and with a final paper) 

Oral presentations will be grouped according to their topic and the presenter will be allocated 15-20 minutes to present their work to the audience and answer questions. Presenters will be invited to submit a full paper (maximum 12 pages without references and annexes) and participate in the peer-review process below.

Final papers and presentation files will be published in the conference proceedings.

See the papers from previous conferences in the resources of the Energy Evaluation website: https://energy-evaluation.org/resources/

Timeline for authors:

28 March 2022:    first draft of your final paper to be submitted. At this time, we will provide you with the other papers in your session to review. 

3 May 2022:           your draft with comments to action will be returned to you. 

31 May 2022:        if required, the second draft of your final paper is to be submitted. 

24 June 2022:        if a second review occurs, you will receive the last comments to take into account to finalize your paper.

15 July 2022:         final paper to be submitted.

For all accepted oral abstracts, further details regarding the PowerPoint presentation will be communicated to the contact person as appropriate.

Oral presentation with extended abstracts:

Oral presentations will be grouped according to their conference theme and the presenter will be allocated 10-15 minutes to present their work to the audience and answer questions.

Presenters will be invited to submit to their session moderator an extended abstract (maximum 2 pages without references and annexes), as well as their presentation file ahead of the conference. The session moderator will then exchange with them, as part of the quality insurance of the conference.

Extended abstracts and presentation files will be published in the conference proceedings.

See the presentation files from previous conferences in the resources of the Energy Evaluation website: https://energy-evaluation.org/resources/

Timeline for authors:

28 March 2022:    first draft of your extended abstract to be submitted. At this time, we will provide you with the other papers in your session to review. 

25 April 2022:       you will receive your moderator’s feedback on the extended abstracts. 

31 May 2022:        if required, an updated version of your extended abstract is to be submitted. 

24 June 2022:        if a second review occurs, you will receive the last comments to take into account to finalize your extended abstract.

15 July 2022:         final paper to be submitted.

The abstract should clearly summarise the content you wish to present. Presenters do not need to submit an additional paper, but they need to submit their presentation file to the moderator of their session for review before the conference.

For all accepted oral abstracts, further details regarding the PowerPoint presentation will be communicated to the contact person as appropriate.

Poster presentation 

Your abstract should describe the work and/or research that you wish to present on a poster. Posters should be visually appealing and include (where relevant), photographs, maps, graphs, etc. to complement the text. Posters will be displayed for the duration of the conference in an area of the conference venue. Poster format: A0 portrait size (841 mm wide x 1189 mm high).

Authors of poster can also submit a paper or extended abstract, that will be reviewed as described above.

Timeline for authors:

28 March 2022:    first draft of your poster to be submitted. At this time, we will provide you with 1 or 2 papers to review, among the papers submitted by poster authors.

25 April 2022:       you will receive your moderator’s feedback on your poster. 

31 May 2022:        if required, an updated version of your poster is to be submitted. 

24 June 2022:        if a second review occurs, you will receive the last comments to take into account to finalize your poster.

15 July 2022:         final poster to be submitted.

Panel discussions (60 to 90 minutes duration) 

Abstracts for a panel discussion should provide a description of the discussion topic, the target audience and how the topic will add value to the evaluation community.

During the abstract submission process you will need to provide the name and affiliation of the moderator and each panelist (a maximum of 4, but 3 preferred), and explain how you will engage the audience and ensure that the session is interactive.

Panelists should be selected so that the discussion identifies different opinions on the topic, or represent different stakeholders (eg, evaluators, public authorities and private stakeholders involved in energy transition policies). They should be sufficiently knowledgeable about the topic and willing to engage in debate.

The moderator is responsible for developing the final panel questions or discussion topics with the panelists and preparing revised panel descriptions for conference publications. At the conference, the moderator poses the questions, keeps the session moving and orchestrates the Q&A portion of the session.

The planning committee may suggest modifications to accepted panel proposals.

For all accepted panel discussions, the contact person who submitted the abstract will be contacted by a member of the Planning Committee to discuss the details of the session.

Abstract evaluation categories

Abstracts are to be submitted under one of the following categories. This is used to select the reviewers who will assess your abstract.

  • Policy evaluation
  • Portfolio or programme evaluation
  • Impact evaluation (including bottom-up and top-down approaches)
  • Process evaluation (including theory-based evaluation)
  • Cost-effectiveness evaluations (including value-for-money and benefit-cost analysis)
  • Non-energy benefits/multiple impacts
  • Evaluation approaches for market transformation and market effects
  • Participatory evaluation approaches
  • Data collection, data issues, and indicators
  • Methodological issues, uncertainties
  • Best practices in evaluation communication and experience sharing
  • Evaluation planning, design (including experimental design), or funding
  • Innovative approaches to evaluation funding
  • Out-of-the-box thinking

Abstract evaluation subjects

Together, with the category from the list above, you will also have to select one subject in the list below when submitting your abstract. This is used to select the reviewers who will assess your abstract.

  • Energy efficiency (cross-cutting, multi-sector)
  • Energy efficiency in Buildings (HVAC and building envelope)
  • Energy efficiency in industry and/or agriculture
  • Energy efficiency in mobility/transport
  • Energy efficiency in appliances (including IT) and lighting
  • Energy efficiency in emerging technologies (IT, data warehouse, 3D printers, etc.)
  • Energy sufficiency and sustainability
  • Demand Response, flexibility, energy storage and sector coupling
  • Climate policies and programmes
  • Renewable energy source
  • Energy poverty and just transition
  • Other fields related to energy transition (waste management, water, etc.)
  • Behaviour-related issues
  • Financing and business models for the energy transition, and energy services markets
  • Start-ups, digital platforms, innovation and R&D programmes and policies for the energy transition

Abstract submission guidelines

  • Abstracts must be submitted via the online abstract submission site. 
  • Abstracts must be submitted in English only.
  • Abstract title to be no more than 20 words and entered in sentence case (only capitalise the first letter of the first word in the title – like you would in a sentence except proper nouns should also have a capital). 
  • Provide each authors’ name and affiliation including the city, state (when relevant) and country. 
  • Indicate who will be the presenting author or panelist. 
  • Abstract text must not exceed 350 words, excluding the abstract title and author details. 
  • Text must be submitted as plain text without formatting. 
  • Tables, graphs, and charts are NOT permitted in abstracts. 
  • Please carefully check all text for spelling, grammar, etc. before submission.

Abstract review process

  • All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by at least three reviewers. 
  • In evaluating each abstract, reviewers will not be aware of authors or institutions involved with the work described in the abstract (blind review). 
  • Based upon the reviewers scores and comments, the Planning Committee will then assign abstracts to either an oral presentation, panel discussion or poster presentation.

Contact Us
Enquiries regarding abstracts should be emailed to the co-ordinator hebe@energy-evaluation.org. Please note that you will receive an automatic confirmation after submitting your abstract, so no need to further contact the co-ordinator about this.