We congratulate the 20 finalists of the EventHorizon 2018 Academic Deep Dive Call for Abstracts, who will present their research on energy and blockchain in on-site poster display! The most interesting results will also be discussed during the Academic Deep Dive Session. We also wish to thank our review committee: Dr Jens Strueker, Dr Ana Trbovich, Dr Sarah Hambridge and Dr Jesus Nieto-Martin.

The selected EventHorizon 2018 energy and blockchain research teams come from leading universities from around the globe:

  • Pietro Danzi, Anders E. Kalør, Cedomir Stefanovic and Petar Popovski – “Analysis of the Communication Traffic of Blockchain Clients in the Transactive Grid” – Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University
  • „Muhammad Faizan, Dr. Thomas Brenner & Felix Förster – “Ethereum based Energy Trading Platform” – University of Freiburg & OLI Systems GmbH“
  • Jonathan Mather, Eric Munsing and Scott Moura – “Blockchains for Decentralized Optimization of Energy Resources in Microgrid Networks” – UC Berkeley
  • Ashley Pilipiszyn and David Chassin – “Crypto-Control: Blockchain and Transactive Energy” – Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
  • Yasuhiro Takeda, Annette Werth, Kenji Tanaka and Rikiya Abe – “Continuous Energy Trading for Power Flow Control in Microgrids” – University of Tokyo
  • Stephan Balduin, Norman Ihle, Astrid Nieße and Matthias Postina – “Closing the Gaps: Combining Agents and Smart Contracts for Congestion Management” – OFFIS e.V. Oldenburg, EWE AG Oldenburg
  • Clemens Brunner, Fabian Knirsch and Dominik Engel – “Green Energy Certificates in Ethereum” – Center for Secure Energy Informatics, Salzburg University of Applied Sciences
  • Jesus Chamorro-Martínez , Oscar García-Pérez and Arivela Rivela-Pérez – “Bottom-Up Grid Balancing: A Transactional Multiagent approach” – Universidad de Granada
  • Christian Derksen, Sebastian Törsleff and Marcel Ludwig – “Blockchain-based ICT Infrastructure Convergence of P2P Trade and Active Network Management: A Research Proposal” – University Duisburg-Essen, Institute of Automation Technology Helmut Schmidt University, Institute of Power Systems Engineering University of Wuppertal
  • Michael Fell and David Shipworth – “How does the structure of Distributed Ledger Technologyenabled retail markets impact on energy policy objectives?” – UCL Energy Institute, London, UK
  • Kristina Hojckova, Björn Sandén, Helene Ahlborg – “Emergence of Peer-To-Peer electricity trading via blockchain: comparative case study of technological innovation system build-up” – Chalmers University of Technology
  • Arnaud Laur and Derek Bunn – “Community Energy Dynamic Solution with Blockchain, CEDISON, an Innovate UK RandD pilot project” – London Business School
  • Esther Mengelkamp, Bent Richter and Christof Weinhardt – “Implementing the German Energy Transition Through the Implementation of Local Energy Markets: The LAMP Project” – Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT)
  • Diana Neves, Ian Scott and Carlos A. Silva – “Blockchain influence on energy price: an analysis of different levels of flexible demand” – IN+ Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa
  • Colin Nolden – “Catalysing the energy efficiency market: The role of blockchains” – University of Bristol Law School
  • Madeline Tyson – “Rate Design for Transactive Grids: Balancing and Scale Interactions” – Arizona State University
  • Manuel Utz – “Capacity utilization billing for residential microgrids in a future carbon neutral urban district based on Proof-of-Authority implementation of Ethereum blockchain” – Institute for Energy Economics (INEWI), Fresenius University of Applied Sciences
  • Liz Varga, Ai-Lin Blaisea and Jesus Nieto-Martin – “Designing a Double Auction mechanism for Districts’ Full Retail Electricity Competition in Singapore” – Cranfield University, London Business School
  • Alejandro Vicente and Derek Bunn – “Congestion Management Approach for Decentralised Energy Markets Based on Continuous Auction for Specific Network Constraints” – London Business School
  • Damian Zieba and Dr. Katarzyna Śledziewska – “Non-Fungible Token as a new type of business model in the area of crypto-economics” – Digital Economy Lab University of Warsaw (DELab UW)


The selection was based on the following 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 during the Deep Dive Session in the morning of 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).

Important dates:

  • Submission deadline: March 7, 2018
  • Acceptance notification: March 12, 2018
  • Camera-ready version due: April 6, 2018

Hand In Your Application



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 by March 7, 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

Hand In Your Application



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