Big Data Analytics in the Energy Sector

Invited Session at the 12th International Conference on Information, Intelligence, Systems and Applications (IISA 2021)

July 12 – 14, 2021

Chania, Crete, Greece

Background and Goals:

The constantly increasing momentum of big data, and the increasing adoption of leading-edge information and communication technologies, constitutes an unprecedented market opportunity for improving energy efficiency and management. More specifically, the building sector and its lifecycle, power networks, smart grids and energy systems are sectors that are expected to take advantage of these technologies, aiming to improved operations and efficiency and providing added value for all the stakeholders.

With the rising availability of large datasets, being generated in every layer of the value chain in buildings and energy systems, new applications and services that will maximise energy efficiency and performance will be deployed. Hence, new methodologies and techniques are needed, in order to develop holistic applications that incorporate these emerging technologies and facilitate the transition into this digitised solutions environment.

In this context, this Special Session will focus on highlighting applications and cases that make use of data and appropriate techniques for the decision support of energy stakeholders, such as network operators, utilities, energy suppliers, building managers, investors and financiers, local and regional authorities, policy makers towards energy efficiency goals, through the use of the latest technology.

This session is also based on the research activities of the H2020 MATRYCS ( and BD4NRG ( projects.

Topics of Interest

  • ICT-based systems, tools and architectures for data interoperability and exchange between stakeholders.
  • Innovative applications and analytic services tailored to: improve reliability of smart grid; improve management of assets connected to the grids; optimise comfort-enhanced building energy efficiency and management; improve energy efficiency investment de-risking.



Haris Doukas, Associate Professor, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Gema Hernández Moral, CARTIF Technology Centre, Spain

Zoi Mylona, HOLISTIC P.C., Greece

Important Dates:

Paper submission: April 15, 2021

Author notification: May 1, 2021

Camera-ready paper submission: May 15, 2021