Behave 2016 - 4th European Conference on Behaviour and Energy Efficiency - 8 - 9 September 2016 - Portugal

Behave 2016 aims to bring researchers and practitioners involved in end-use energy efficiency to share recent research, new technological developments and best practices on understanding and influencing behaviour related to energy efficiency. Research on behaviours associated with energy use plays a fundamental role to achieve a more sustainable energy system, in face of challenges such as security of supply, climate change and evolution to the smart grids.

Contributions to Behave 2016 are expected to cover a wide range of topics related with energy efficiency and behaviours, namely:

·         promoting sustainable energy behaviours: instruments, interventions and evaluation of behaviour change

·         adoption and use of low carbon technologies

·         behavioural potential to facilitate the smart grid and demand response

·         end-use energy efficiency in buildings and organisations

·         behaviour in transport and mobility

·         behaviour integration into energy modelling

·         multidisciplinary approaches to energy behaviours

·         energy policies for promoting behaviour change

Other topics related to energy efficiency and behaviours are welcome. Contributions reporting real-world studies are particularly appreciated.


University of Coimbra, Portugal

The official language of the conference is English.


·         Extended abstract (max 2 pages) submission – April 15, 2016

·         Notification of acceptance – May 6, 2016

·         Final paper submission (up to 12 pages) and early registration – June 3, 2016

·         Late registration (to guarantee inclusion in the proceedings volume)  – July 8, 2016

·         Conference - September 8-9, 2016

·         Submission of papers for the special issue – October 30, 2016