Dear NILM researchers,

On behalf of the organizing committee, we would like to invite you to participate in the 5th International Workshop on Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring (NILM). The workshop will be held on November 18 (2020), in conjunction with the ACM International Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Buildings, Cities and Transportation (BuildSys).

NILM (or disaggregation) is a growing research field which began in 1985 with a report written by George W. Hart (MIT) for Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). NILM is used to discern what electrical loads (e.g., appliances) are running within a home/building using only the aggregate power meter. Why? To help occupants understand how they and their appliance use energy so that they could conserve to either save money, the environment, or both.

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 at this next gathering of our community!


  • General Co-Chairs

    David Irwin, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    Stephen Makonin, Simon Fraser University
    Niki Davies, Lift Up Leaders

  • Program Committee Chairs

    Mario Bergés, Carnegie Mellon University
    Lina Stankovic, University of Strathclyde

  • Technical Program Committee

    Jose M. Alcala, Informetis Europe LTD.
    Kyri Baker, University of Colorado
    Peter Davies, Austin Consultants
    Dimitrios Doukas, NET2GRID
    Manoj Gulati, IIT-Delhi
    Xin Jin, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    Oliver Parson, Bulb
    Katie Russell, OVO Energy
    Lina Stankovic, University of Strathclyde
    Nipun Batra, IIT Gandhinagar
    Sean Barker, Bowdoin College
    Kyle Bradbury, Duke University
    Wenpeng Luan, Tianjin University
    Lucas Pereira, University of Lisbon
    Christoph Klemenjak, University of Klagenfurt
    Alejandro Rodriguez-Silva, Simon Fraser University
    Angshul Majumdar, IIT-Delhi
    Srinivasan Iyengar, Microsoft Research - India


  • Abstract Registration: August 21 28, 2020 AoE
  • Paper Submission Due: August 21 28, 2020 AoE
  • Notification of Acceptance: September 18 23, 2020 AoE
  • Final Paper Due: October 2 (tentative), 2020 AoE





Papers should be submitted at: https://nilm20.hotcrp.com

We invite all researchers working on NILM-related topics to submit short papers, up to 4 pages in length excluding references, to the conference for oral presentation or presentation during a poster session. All submissions must use the ACM style files for LaTeX or Word. In contrast to other years, this version of the workshop will result in proceedings that will be published and indexed by the ACM. Authors must make a good faith to anonymize their submissions by (1) using the “anonymous” option for the class and (2) using “anonsuppress” section where appropriate. Papers that do not meet the size, formatting, and anonymization requirements will not be reviewed. Please note that ACM uses 9-pt fonts in all conference proceedings, and the style (both LaTeX and Word) implicitly define the font size to be 9-pt.


Attendees should register at: http://www.nilm-workshop-2020.eventbrite.co.uk

Registered attendees will be able to join the conference live online, as if they were there in person. There will be a limited number of attendee slots, which will be allocated based on a first-come-first-served basis.