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Dear readers,

With increasingly more ambitious and necessary climate goals, the role of Energy Informatics as an interdisciplinary research field has become more pronounced. The DACH+ Energy Informatics conference aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners from the areas of energy systems as well as information and communication technology to present new results and discuss future research directions. We are happy to present the proceedings of DACH+ Energy Informatics 2019, which is held in Salzburg, Austria in September 2019.

With the second year of open-access proceedings in the Springer Journal of Energy Informatics, the DACH+ Energy Informatics series has made a further step in establishing itself as the premier European conference in the field. This year, we received a record number of 66 submissions: 57 full and short research papers as well as 9 posters and demos have been submitted. The submissions came from 16 countries, which shows that the conference has made a step beyond the original regional focus of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The Technical Programming Committee gave feedback on the submissions in the form of nearly 200 reviews. For the conference, 23 full and short research contributions were accepted, resulting in an acceptance rate of 40%.

This year’s conference is organized and hosted by Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, with support by the Austrian Computer Society, Salzburg Research and the Austrian Institute of Technology. Funding was provided by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, as well as the Federal State of Salzburg.

In the co-located Energy Informatics Doctoral Workshop, 10 students received feedback on their PhD projects from senior experts in the field. The contributions are included as 4-page abstracts in the supplement of the proceedings.

Sincerely,

Dominik Engel

General Chair

Andreas Unterweger

Publication Chair

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This article has been published as part of Energy Informatics Volume 2 Supplement 1, 2019: Proceedings of the 8th DACH+ Conference on Energy Informatics. The full contents of the supplement are available online at https://energyinformatics.springeropen.com/articles/supplements/volume-2-supplement-1.

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