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Call for Papers for a Special Issue of The Energy Journal

Proposed topic: "The New Era of Energy Transition: Challenges, Investment Opportunities and Technological Innovations"

Guest Editors:
Kostas Andriosopoulos, Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM), ESCP Europe Business School, UK

Spiros Papaefthimiou, Technical University of Crete


1. Motivation and objective of the Special Issue:

We are witnessing a new evolving era in the global energy environment. This non-stable situation poses serious questions, challenges and opportunities for countries, industries, professionals and academics. This Special Issue will focus on how energy sectors should constantly adapt to continuously changing geopolitical, economic, technological and social conditions. The issue will present new research results in the areas of decision-making mechanisms in the energy markets and energy pricing, smart networks design and management, environmental and energy efficiency analysis.

The Special Issue seeks to publish novel research and reflect the most recent advances on the latest contributions on the above areas, covering new modeling techniques and formulations, as well as innovative case studies. Contributions will be selected through a refereeing process consistent with the standard reviewing process of the Energy Journal. Only original contributions of the highest quality will be included. This Special Issue should be of benefit to policy-makers and researchers worldwide, wherever there is a need to overcome challenges, design policy options, strive for new technological breakthroughs and seek investment opportunities towards a new era of energy transition.

2. Planned schedule:

Paper submission deadline: 31 January 2018
Notification 1st review round: 15 March 2018
Resubmission revised papers: 15 June 2018
Notification 2nd review round: 15 July 2018
Expected publication date: 3rd quarter 2018

3. Names and details of the proposed guest-editors

A. Kostas Andriosopoulos

Dr. Kostas Andriosopoulos (Kostas) is the Executive Director of the Research Centre for Energy Management at ESCP Europe Business School where he holds the position of Professor in Finance and Energy Economics. He is also the Academic Director of the full-time (MEM) and the Executive (EMEM) Masters in Energy Management. In addition to his academic profile he has an extensive professional experience in the business world. Kostas has been the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Greek Natural Gas Corporation (DEPA). Kostas in the president of the Hellenic Association for Energy Economics (HAEE), the Greek affiliate of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE).

B. Spiros Papaefthimiou

Associate Professor in Energy Management and Energy Efficiency Technologies, in the School of Production Engineering and Management at Technical University of Crete in Greece. He studied Physics at the University of Patras, Greece and holds an MSc in Environmental Sciences and a doctorate specializing in smart energy saving devices for buildings.


4. Article Submissions

Those interested in submitting articles for this special issue please click here.