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), which will be held in November of 2020, this time 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
    Mario Berges, Carnegie Mellon University
    Stephen Makonin, Simon Fraser University

  • Technical Program Committee



  • Abstract Registration: August 7, 2020 AoE
  • Paper Submission Due: August 14, 2020 AoE
  • Notification of Acceptance: September 11, 2020 AoE
  • Final Paper Due: September 25, 2020 AoE





Our workshop will be co-located with ACM BuildSys. The organizers of BuildSys have not yet made a decision about whether the workshops will be virtual/remote or in person. Once we have this information we will update this website.