About the call for abstracts

Green growth, jobs, sustainable investment and energy security through evaluation


IEPPEC community aims at exchanging new ideas, inputs for current and upcoming debates, experience, feedback and lessons learnt about all the stages of evaluations.

Our theme for our 2018 Vienna conference is a "reality" check recognizing that 2020 is tomorrow...are we on track to meet goals?  We will explore how evaluation work can tell us about whether we are on track to achieve 2020 targets.  We will also be considering the ways that evaluations can help upgrade policies and programmes to ensure targets will be achieved in 2020 and beyond. We are particularly interested in papers that describe:

·         Approaches to evaluating whether countries are on track to meet their energy efficiency and greenhouse mitigation goals including national policy packages

·         Learning about what works in delivering energy efficiency and associated greenhouse gas emissions in specific sectors and markets

·         How national and local governments intend to assess their 2020 achievements; particularly considering the attribution of impacts to policy action.

·         How utilities, NGO, funding agencies, and private companies assess their achievements in meeting energy efficiency and greenhouse goals.

·         How to integrate evaluation to inform the development of policies to meet the expected 2030 energy efficiency targets

Abstracts should not exceed 350 words.

* 1. Please provide your (the authors) contact information

* 2. What are you submitting

* 3. Re-enter your email address

Please use the keywords below when submitting your abstract.
Your answers will be used to organize the peer review and structure of the conference.
They form general categories, but are not restrictive at all. Out-of-the-box thinking is more than welcome!

* 4. CATEGORIES of Evaluation

  Best fit Second best fit
1.. Policy evaluation
2.Portfolio or programme evaluation
3. Impact evaluation (including bottom-up and top-down approaches)
4. Process evaluation  (including theory-based evaluation)
5. Cost-effectiveness evaluations (including value-for-money and benefit-cost analysis)
6. Evaluation approaches for market transformation and market effects
7. Participatory evaluation approaches
8. Data collection, data issues and indicators
9. Methodological issues, uncertainties
10. Best practices in evaluation communication and experience sharing
11. Evaluation planning, design (including experimental design), funding
12. Innovative approaches to evaluation funding
13. Out-of-the-box thinking
14. Energy efficiency utility obligation schemes

* 5. Keywords for categories about FIELDS COVERED 

  Best fit Second best fit
A. Energy efficiency (cross-cutting, multi-sector)
B. Energy efficiency in Buildings ((HVAC and building envelope)
C. Energy efficiency in industry and agriculture
D. Energy efficiency in appliances (including IT) and lighting
E. Energy efficiency in mobility/transport
F. Energy efficiency in emerging technologies (IT, data warehouse, 3D printers, etc.)
G. Energy networks, capacity markets, demand response and load management
H. Behaviour-related issues
I. Energy efficiency financing, energy services markets
J. Energy sufficiency and sustainability
K. Market transformation/market effects
L. Non-energy benefits/multiple impacts
M.  Climate policies and programmes
N. Other fields (renewable energy, waste management, water, etc.)

* 6. Regarding Expectations

If you are selected to present a paper a moderator will be assigned to work with you and your session authors. All papers are peer reviewed, thus the other authors in your session will be reviewing you work and you theirs.

As we are a non-profit organization we will keep our registration fees as low as sponsorship funding will allow. However everyone who attends will be expected to pay a registration fee.

* 7. Please provide a title for your submission.

* 8. Please insert your abstract text in the space below. 350 words maximum please.

For a panel: Please submit a description of the issue and perspectives that you or your panelists represent. Include why this discussion is important to the evaluation community. Finally, provide the names of your proposed panelists.

* 9. How did you hear about our organization?