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    University of Trento (Italy)
    *Special Session on *
    *Co-located with IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2-2016 ), 12-15
    September 2016
    hosted by University of Trento (Italy)
    This session concerns the sustainability and the growth into maturity of local
    energy initiatives. In the current energy transition, these are emergent actors
    often characterized by hybrid organizational, business and institutional forms
    that imply tight interactions among bottom-up processes and the more traditional
    top-down and managerial ones. Local energy initiatives can range from collective
    buyers groups, cooperative-based energy organizations and energy sharing NGOs to
    emergent commercial actors such as Energy Service Companies (ESCOs).
    Contributions to this session can explore, theoretically or empirically, the
    sustainability and the ripening of such energy actors from the perspective of
    cultural, socio-economic, technological, regulatory or energy dimensions.
    *Relevant topics include but are not limited to:*
      * Smart ICT solutions for local energy initiatives;
      * Business models for local energy initiatives;
      * National or international comparisons of organizational, business,
        technological or regulatory characteristics of local energy initiatives;
      * Case studies focusing on the human-technology infrastructures of local
        energy initiatives and their governance systems;
      * Regulatory, organizational, economic or cultural drivers and barriers along
        local energy initiatives' growth into mature and sustainable energy actors;
      * Energy models, tools and analysis for enhancing local energy initiatives;
      * Historical perspectives on the emergence of local energy initiatives
    Thesession is hosted by the IEEE International Smart Cities Conference
    (ISC2-2016 ): the premier conference sponsored by the IEEE Smart Cities Initiative.
    *How to Submit*
    Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality original *full* or
    *short* papers.
    Full papers should describe novel research contributions and results and are
    limited to six (6) pages. Short papers, limited in length to four (4) pages,
    should be more visionary in nature and are meant to discuss new challenges and
    visions, showcases, early research results, and explore novel research directions.
    Authors are encouraged to refer to the IEEE manuscripts guidelines:
    *Important Dates*
      * Paper submission deadline: April 11, 2016 (possible deadline extension under
        consideration and likely to be announced soon)
      * Acceptance notification: June 6, 2016
      * Camera ready submission: June 27, 2016
      * Early registration: June 27, 2016
      * Conference: September 12-15, 2016
    Giacomo Poderi, University of Trento, Italy
    Henk Ensing, TNO, The Netherlands
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