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Call for Papers - 11th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting - EEDAL 2021

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EEDAL 2021 to take place from 8 to 10 November 2021 in Toulouse, France


After two events outside Europe (2017 USA, 2019 China), the 11th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting (EEDAL) conference returns to Europe in 2021. In 2021, EEDAL will be organised jointly with the International Symposium on Science and Technology of Lighting and will take place from 8 to 10 November in Toulouse, France.



EEDAL provides for an international dialogue between the key players in the residential building sector, including appliances, HVAC and lighting manufacturers, residential energy efficiency experts and academia, service providers, consumer organisations, retailers and policy makers.


In the past, it has proven for several industries, also in the non-domestic sector, a good networking occasion. It is useful for informal contacts to some of the European Commission staff and international authorities and authors of studies preparing various legislations, especially in the field of Ecodesign.


In view of the rapid developments (Ecodesign, labelling, public procurement, energy performance of buildings, etc.) not only in Europe but also globally members could use this platform to voice their opinions and proposals on specific issues by submitting papers for this event.



June/July 2020: the call for papers will go out with 16 November set as the deadline for the abstracts.

By 15 January 2021, the authors will be informed if their abstracts have been accepted, they will then be asked to prepare their paper by 31 March so that the paper can be reviewed by 14 May.

Authors interested in submitting papers are requested to send an abstract not exceeding 400 words in length and not less than 200 words by 16 November 2020. The instructions for authors for submission procedure will appear by the end of July on the EEDAL conference website.

The conference itself in Toulouse will run from 8 to 10 November 2021.


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Members (e.g. air conditioning, fan, heat pump manufacturers) with an interest in the global market can make use of this opportunity to highlight their views. It could be appropriate for those Product Groups that are subject to international competition and where information on Ecodesign requirements and related standards are available.


Eurovent serves in the International Programme Committee for EEDAL 21 and participates to the selection of abstracts. Members that have specific requests concerning the themes or programme are welcome to contact the Eurovent Secretariat ( that may promote the ideas in the EEDAL International Programme Committee.


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GEN – 1129.01 – EEDAL 2021 – First announcement

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Call for Abstracts


To contribute to the success of the EEDAL conference, we invite you to participate in the conference and to submit abstracts on new technology developments, user behaviour, policies and programmes (including monitoring, evaluation and international collaboration), smart equipment, smart homes and smart metering, demand side flexibility and on-site generation.


All papers shall address new and original developments. For the sessions on technologies, in particular, only papers focusing on new advanced solutions will be considered. In addition, papers shall not be of commercial nature. Suggested topics for papers are listed below; other suitable paper topics that meet the above criteria will also be considered.


Topics related to Consumer Behaviour, Polices and Programmes:


1. Lifestyles and Consumer Behaviour: looking ahead at how demand for new products and services is developing; exploring the scope for changes in consumer behaviour by fostering energy sufficiency and changes in life style. Influence of feedback systems. The role of social norms towards more sustainable behaviours. Users' acceptance and responses to new technologies, services, designs and energy-saving programmes.


2. Global Climate Change Mitigation Policy: impact and role of residential technologies, programmes and policies in NDCs, green investment scheme (GIS), carbon credits, and recycling revenues of ETSs. Electrification of buildings. Role of the Montreal Protocol’s Kigali Amendment in efficient cooling. Switching to low carbon fuels and decarbonisation of the residential sector. Risk analysis. Impact of climate on residential energy. Residential buildings adaptation to climate change.


3. Focus on Developing Countries and Emerging Economies: different approaches and strategies, policy frameworks, institutional aspects, implementation mechanisms, financing instruments, capacity building needs, establishment of testing labs, new international partnerships.


4. Strategies for Increasing Efficiency: new policy tools, voluntary vs. mandatory approaches, such as building energy codes and building energy and/or environmental rating systems, policy analysis and evaluation, stimulating innovation (nationally and internationally), new programmes and barrier analysis, strategy development, priority setting, monitoring and review.


5. Standards and Labels (mandatory, voluntary, endorsement label and quality marks): design of and evaluation of programmes, impact of programmes, engineering and statistical analysis, the importance of compliance and enforcement, searchable databases, implementation of the EU Eco-Design and Energy Labelling Directives, top runners, ENERGY STAR. Regional harmonization efforts.


6. Measurement Methods and International Harmonisation: role of international standardisation bodies, harmonisation of test methods as a means of enhancing trade opportunities, convergence of test methods, new generation of test methods for intelligent appliances and equipment, harmonizing around efficiency “tiers” rather than common specifications.


7. Market surveillance and enforcement mechanisms: are products actually performing as advertised or labelled? If not, what are the means for ensuring compliance and the consequences of non-compliance? This would include not only mandatory programmes like energy standards and building codes, but also compliance with voluntary market transformation programmes such as Energy Star. Use of new tools such as QR Codes and databases to simplify the MVE process.


8. Market Transformation Programmes: programme design and implementation, promotion campaigns, advertising campaigns, tools for information and advice for multipliers and end-users, other tools to promote the market transformation, role of public procurement.


9. Smart Meters, Data Analytics, and End-use Metering programme design, analysis methods, campaign results, non-intrusive methods, NIALM, advanced meters, informative billing, role of home automation for saving energy.


10. Demand Response: electricity tariffs for the residential sector (e.g. time-of-use, peak time, critical peak pricing, real-time pricing), automated response by “smart devices” (e.g., smart thermostats), direct load control, programme design, programme evaluation, successful examples. Load shifting to increase the integration of renewable energy generation. The requirements and potential of bidding aggregated residential load directly into the wholesale markets.


11. Energy Services, Energy Efficiency Funds, Demand Side Management and ESCOs: provisions of energy services, utilities' obligations, white certificates, DSM programmes, ESCOs’ role and potential in the residential sector, dedicated energy efficiency funds and credit lines.


12. Programme and Policies Monitoring & Evaluation: methods for the monitoring and evaluation of programmes and policies, indicators, benchmarking, top down and bottom-up methodologies. Evaluation of energy and carbon savings.


13. Designing for Diversity: Examples of programs or policies that have succeeded in reaching diverse and underserved populations, including lower and middle-income households, non-native language speakers, households with lower educational attainment, or households of diverse race/ethnicities.


14. Non-Energy Benefits: wider sustainability, including water and resources consumption, life cycle analysis and eco-design, sustainability standards, waste implications during and at end of product life, impacts on job creation, fuel poverty, and innovation. Benefits beyond energy savings, such as grid and building reliability and resilience, and new experiences and living conveniences from innovations. Indoor air quality and health impact.


15. Financing: incentives, innovative solutions for financing (on-bill, on-tax, PACE, etc.) efficient residential building, building refurbishment, renewable energy sources, large scale deployment of efficient appliances and equipment.


16. Home and Residential Building Retrofit Programmes: selection of efficient equipment in home retrofit programmes (e.g., HVAC, lighting), implementation of retrofit programmes, consumer acceptance, financing, role of installers and manufacturers, One Stop Shops.


Topics Related to Specific Technologies:


1. Residential Appliances/White Goods (Refrigeration, Laundry, Dishwashing, Cooking): components’ efficiency, R&D and innovation, technologies, test methods, usage patterns, programmes, market trends, the influence of product energy and resource usage feedback systems on behaviour, connected and smart appliances.


2. Residential HVAC and Water Heaters (Central Heating Furnaces and Boilers, Heat Pumps, Central and Room Air-conditioners, Fans, Solar heaters), Water Heaters (gas, electric and solar), and Water Circulation Pumps: R&D and innovation, technologies, test methods, programmes, market trends, links to non-domestic markets. Indoor air-quality. Role of evaporative coolers and district cooling/heating.


3. Indoor Environmental Quality: Residential air handling units, ventilation equipment, filters, air purifiers.


4. Electronics (Televisions, Set Top Boxes, PVRs, DVDs, Audio, Digital TV services, Power Supplies, Telephony), HomeOffice Equipment, Broadband Communication Equipment, miscellaneous electric loads (MELs), and Low Power Modes: R&D and innovation, technologies, test methods, programmes, market trends, stand-by losses, active and low power mode, technology transfer from non-domestic markets.


5. Residential Lighting (Luminaires, control systems and Light Sources): LEDs, OLEDS, CFLs, R&D and innovation, technologies, test methods, programmes, market trends, lighting usage, distribution and perception in the residential sector.


6. Motor Technologies for appliances (motors for air-conditioners, fans, washing machines, refrigerators, circulation pumps, etc.) and Motor Control Technologies (VSDs, power electronics): R&D, technologies, test methods, programmes, market trends.


7. Valuing Efficiency as a Distributed Energy Resource and Smart and Clean On-site Power Generation: micro-generation, fuel cells, renewable energy sources (solar, wind), energy storage (batteries), charging of electric vehicles, electricity distribution issues for the residential sector, efficiency as a resource, smart and flexible appliances.


8. Net Zero Energy Residential Building and Positive Buildings: specific HVAC equipment for passive houses (very low energy houses), integration of equipment and appliances with whole building design, passive techniques, high efficiency ventilation, renewable energy sources, thermal energy storage.


9. Smart Meters, Smart Appliances, Home Automation, Smart Homes, Home Robots and Smart Grids: smart appliances and equipment, smart meters and communication protocols, home energy management systems, households to be a key part of the smart grids, with storage, on-site generation and demand response/flexibility. Electric vehicles and implications for home energy systems, Domestic networks (security, automation, etc.) and their impact on energy consumption, Internet connected appliances. Robotic appliances such as floor cleaners, mowers, telepresence robots, robotic toys, personal assistant robots.


10. Communities. Cities and Aggregation. Residential energy solutions combining multiple homes, at the community, utility, or city level. Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) and local energy communities.


11. Off-Grid Appliances and Energy Access: technologies (e.g. PV, batteries, solar cooking, etc.), Local DC networks and DC appliances.Instructions for Authors Authors interested in submitting papers are requested to send an abstract 200-400 words in length in one or more of the above topics. The abstract must be in English. Abstracts must be innovative, stimulate discussion and be free of commercialism.


Instructions for Authors for submission procedure:


1. Access the EEDAL'21 conference page in EasyChair (


2. Login to Easy Chair or register first if you don't have an account. 3. Insert the Abstract text into the field provided by EasyChair, without name or affiliation, including topic (from the list above) and keywords in the required field. Please do not attach any document!


Important Dates


For EEDAL conference
2021 January 22th: Abstracts are due to conference secretariat (via EasyChair)
2021 February 26th: Authors will be notified as to whether their abstracts have been accepted of rejected
2021 April 23th: Authors have to submit draf of full papers (via EasyChair)
2021 June 26th: Authors will receive comments on draft papers
2021 October 2nd: Final papers must be ready and submitted for inclusion in the conference proceedings
2021 September 15th: Early-bird Registration Deadline
2021 November 8th-10th: EEDAL'21 & LS'17 conferences takes place in Toulouse, France

For LS conference
2021 January 22th: Papers submission opens (via ScienceConf)
2021 April 23th: Deadline for online paper submission
2021 May 31th: Notification of papers acceptance
2021 September 15th: Early-bird Registration Deadline
2021 November 8th-10th: EEDAL'21 & LS'17 conferences takes place in Toulouse, France