Dear NILM researchers,

On behalf of the organizing committee, we would like to invite you to participate in the 4th International Workshop on Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring (NILM), which will be held in Austin, Texas on March 7-8 2018. As in 2014, this workshop will be co-located with the Pecan Street Annual Research Conference.

The agenda for the NILM2018 is still being defined, but the current proposal is to have two full-days of activities. There will be working groups, paper presentations and a poster session. We will post updates on this website as details become more finalized.

The mission of this workshop is to serve as a forum for bringing together all the researchers, practitioners, and students that are working on the topic of energy disaggregation around the world.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Austin!

Mario Berges and Stephen Makonin
Workshop General Co-Chairs


  • General Co-Chairs

    Mario Berges, Carnegie Mellon University
    Stephen Makonin, Simon Fraser University

  • Local Arrangements Chair

    Grant Fisher, Pecan Street

  • Technical Program Chair

    David Irwin, University of Massachussetts, Amherst
    Nipun Batra, University of Virginia

  • Technical Program Committee

    Jose M. Alcala, Informetis Europe LTD.
    Kyri Baker, University of Colorado, Boulder
    Shubham Bansal, Discovergy GmbH
    Leen De Baets, Ghent University
    Karim Said Barsim, Universitat Stuttgart
    Chinthaka Dinesh, Simon Fraser University
    Wilfried Elmenreich, University of Klagenfurt
    Manoj Gulati, IIIT-Delhi
    Sidhant Gupta, Microsoft Research
    Patrick Huber, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
    Omid Jahromi, Belkin International Inc.
    Xin Jin, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    Jonathan W. Kimball, Missouri University of Science and Technology
    Henning Lange, Carnegie Mellon University
    Oliver Parson, Centrica Connected Home
    Katie Russell, OVO Energy
    Hajer Salem, Lille 1 University
    Lina Stankovic, University of Strathclyde
    Sabina Tomkins, University of California, Santa Cruz
    Baptiste Vrigneau, University of Rennes


  • Paper Submission Due: January 7 December 29
  •  (at 5pm EST)
  • Notification of Acceptance: January 26
  • Final Paper Due: February 5
  • Registration Deadline: February 24
  • Workshop Held On: March 7-8



Tag-team talk: Wire Less Sensors (see flyer)


TimeTopicPresentation Details
Wed, March 7
8:00 am
Registration & Coffee
9:00 amDay 1 Welcome Address by the Organizing Committee
9:15 am Applications Power Signature Obfuscation using Flexible Building Loads
by Kyri Baker, Kaitlyn Garifi (University of Colorado, Boulder)
Real-Time Itemized Electricity Consumption Intelligence for Military Bases
by Omid Jahromi (Belkin International Inc.)
Scalable Energy Breakdown Across Regions
by Nipun Batra, Yiling Jia, Hongning Wang, Kamin Whitehouse (University of Virginia)
10:30 noonMorning Coffee/Tea Break
11:00 amKeynote: Wire Less Sensors by Steven Leeb (MIT) & John Donnal (United States Naval Academy)
12:00 noonLunch Break
1:30 pm Invited Talks Pecan Street's Dataport
by Grant Fisher (Pecan Street)
Making Sense of UK smart meter data
by Oliver Parson (Centrica Connected Home)
2:30 pmAfternoon Coffee/Tea Break
3:00 pm Poster CelebrationPoster Lightning Talks chaired by TBA
Poster Session Walkabout
6:00 pmWorkshop Social & Reception (TBA)
TimeTopicPresentation Details
Thu, March 8
8:00 am
Registration & Coffee
9:00 amDay 2 Welcome Address by the Organizing Committee
9:15 am Invited Talks A Practical Discussion of Lessons Learned Deploying Disaggregation at Broad Scale
by Vivek Garud (Bidgeley)
A Emulator for NILM and Smart Home Research
by Stephen Makonin (Simon Fraser University)
10:15 amMorning Coffee/Tea Break
10:45 amPanel Discussion: TBA by TBA
12:15 noonLunch Break
1:30 pm Going Deeper - Algorithms Using the Wisdom of Neighbors for Energy Disaggregation from Smart Meters
by Nikolay Laptev, Yuting Ji, Ram Rajagopal (Stanford University)
On the Feasibility of Generic Deep Disaggregation for Single-Load Extraction
by Karim Barsim, Bin Yan (University of Stuttgart)
FactorNet: Learning to Factorize Intractable and Multi-Modal Posterior Distributions for Energy Disaggregation
by Henning Lange, Mario Berges (Carnegie Mellon University)
2:45 pmAfternoon Coffee/Tea Break
3:15 pm Signal Processing & Metrics Data augmentation for dealing with low sampling rates in NILM
by Tai Le Quy, Sergej Zerr, Eirini Ntoutsi, Wolfgang Nejdl (L3S Research Center)
Post-processing for Event-based Non-intrusive Load Monitoring
by Kanghang He (University of Strathclyde); Dusan Jakovetic (University of Novi Sad); Vladimir Stankovic, Lina Stankovic (University of Strathclyde)
An Experimental Comparison of Performance Metrics for Event Detection Algorithms in NILM
by Lucas Pereira (M-ITI); Nuno Nunes (University of Lisbon)
4:30 pmClosing & Best Paper Award by the Organizing Committee — Workshop Officially Ends at 5:00pm


Accommodations: The NILM 2016 will be help at The University of Texas at Austin. There are a number of events taking place in Austin during that time, so we strongly recommend making arrangements for accommodations as early as possible. Here are a few hotels in the area that you may want to consider:

Omni Austin Hotel Downtown
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Austin - University Area
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Austin Downtown - University

If you want to cut costs, Airbnb is another option. Our local arrangement committee recommends the following neighborhoods/surrounding areas: University of Texas, Hyde Park, Crestview, Mueller, Brentwood, Allendale, East Downtown, Rosedale.