Oriol Pujoldevall

Call for Abstracts on Blockchain & Energy

Blog Post created by Oriol Pujoldevall Partner on 01-Feb-2018

Dear CommUnity! I'm aware there is a lot of people looking for opportunities to start a career in the blockchain space, and even conducting some research on the topic. 


Last week, Event Horizon launched a call for abstracts on Blockchain/Energy. The 20 finalists that get selected will have their research presented on stage at Event Horizon 2018, The Global Summit on Blockchain Technology in the Energy Sector. I'm sharing the full text of the competition and a link to the event's website. 


Good luck!


Website: Eventhorizon2018 » Academic - Eventhorizon2018 


Poster Presentations at EventHorizon 2018: Call for Abstracts


The EventHorizon academic deep dive session is a forum to foster interactions among researchers and practitioners around novel, innovative research on topics listed below. We invite researchers and developers to present both complete and incomplete research. Even innovative ideas for future research are welcome, with the aim of generating a lively discussion. Submitted abstracts should include research objectives, (proposed) methodology, and a discussion of (expected) outcomes.


A total of 20 posters will be selected for display at EventHorizon 2018 (format: A1 laminated, portrait orientation), where poster authors could engage in discussions with interested attendees. In addition, top 5 posters will also be presented at a panel session on April 18 (5-minute presentations to be followed by a moderated Q&A session). Notably, lead author of each of the 20 posters will be provided with a free conference ticket and other authors will automatically be granted academic discount.


As a result of established cooperation with the Journal of Energy Markets, abstracts that present original and previously unpublished work will be considered for publication as articles featured in a Special Issue of Blockchain Enabled Energy Markets, which will be co-edited by Dr. Jesus Nieto-Martin (London Business School) and Dr. Sarah Hambridge (Energy Web Foundation).



Submission requirements

Poster submissions should be in the form of a short paper/abstract describing the main contributions and the merits of the proposed ideas as well as reporting initial results and the challenges towards a full-fledged solution of the problem under consideration. Abstracts will be evaluated in terms of research objectives, (proposed) methodology and a discussion of (expected) outcomes, with focus on their potential to stimulate interesting discussions and promote collaborations.  


An abstract should be a one-page PDF (including references) using 10-point Times New Roman font on 12-point leading, formatted in two columns with .25" between the columns and in a text block no more than 6.5" wide by 9" deep, which on U.S. letter paper means 1" margins on all sides.

Please provide the following information in your PDF file:

        ▪       poster title

        ▪       author names, affiliations, and email addresses

        ▪       which authors, if any, are students


Please also include the following signed statement as a separate pdf attachment for each of the authors:


I certify that the attached written or electronically transmitted material is my own work. I further certify that (a) I have formally cited or otherwise fully acknowledged the quotations, ideas, and wording used here from other sources, whether published or unpublished, in written or electronic form, (b) I have engaged in no falsification or misrepresentation of data or experience in this submission.





Please also note whether one of the authors, preferably lead author, would be available to present the poster at the EventHorizon 2018 on April 18.


Submissions are to be made via email to academia@eventhorizon2018.com by February 28, 2018. Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection via email by March 12, 2018. Select submissions will also be invited to submit full articles for consideration by JEM at this time. No reviews will be provided.


Note:   Previously presented or already published work (in a refereed conference or journal) is also welcome for poster display.


Topic areas:


  1. Blockchain and Decentralized Energy Market Design and Implementation, including
  • Energy economics and market efficiency
  • Rate design for transactive grids
  • Balancing market/ancillary services market
  • Optimized market-making (liquidity vs. efficiency)
  • Nodal pricing / Locational marginal pricing
  • Multi-vector community energy


  1.  Blockchain and Decentralized Grid Operations, including
  • Smart metering, billing & hardware
  • Microgrid stability
  • Modular rural electrification
  • Renewables including electric vehicles integration
  • Peer to peer trading
  • IOT
  • Energy prosumers
  • Demand response
  • Reactive power, voltage management
  • Asset management


  1. Core Blockchain Technology Development & Energy
  • Smart contracts
  • Smart algorithms/ Artificial Intelligence
  • Cryptoeconomics
  • Comparative advantage of blockchain over established technologies in energy
  • Identity management, data privacy & IT security/ cryptography
  • Blockchain scalability
  • Data storage and market places
  • On-chain blockchain governance, DAOs


Important dates


  •       Submission deadline: February 28, 2018
  •       Acceptance notification: March 12, 2018
  •       Camera-ready version due: April 6, 2018


(Note: Accepted poster authors will be asked to bring posters or cover the printing cost ahead of the event)


EventHorizon is the One annual event focusing and showcasing energy blockchain solutions for a future, based solely on renewable resources. 

Once a year, EventHorizon unites the Who-is-Who of energy and blockchain sectors. 


EventHorizon fosters the blockchain technology in a decentralized energy market and is the main game changing venue for the development of a customer focused and fair energy future.