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The 5th HAEE Energy Transition Symposium – call for papers – 30th Sept-2nd Oct 2020


Message from HAEE’s President

“In the light of the circumstances related to COVID-19 crisis, the Hellenic Association for Energy Economics postponed its 5th HAEE Energy Transition Symposium from mid-May and rescheduled it for Wednesday, September 30 to Friday, October 2 2020, at Theoxenia Palace Hotel, in Kifisia, Athens, Greece.

Despite the uncertainties that may arise during the organization of an international conference, since the coronavirus has not yet left us, the HAEE family has chosen to move forward and, not to cancel, rather adapt its Energy Transition Symposium to the demands of our time.

Due to the restrictions imposed on conferences and large gatherings, the Plenary Sessions will be strictly attended by Plenary Speakers, Paper Presenters, and Sponsors’ Delegates.

The Symposium will be live-streamed through an online platform, offering the opportunity to an energy-related audience to watch in real-time all sessions, free of charge. After the end of the event, the recorded sessions will also be available on our website.

Finally, acknowledging the difficult times we have been experiencing during the pandemic crisis, reduced registration fees are now offered for those who decide to present their academic paper virtually.

No matter what way you choose to attend HAEE’s Symposium, we will be happy to welcome you and go through the latest developments in the energy sector.”


Spiros Papaefthimiou
President, Hellenic Association for Energy Economics
Associate Professor, Technical University of Crete in Greece

Symposium Overview and Objectives

The Energy Transition Symposium focuses on challenging energy, economic and environmental issues and aims at providing an international forum for the exchange of ideas, research results, and experiences among experts and professionals engaged in academic, business, government, national and international organizations.

Europe has set ambitious targets to increase energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and raise the share of renewable energy. Nonetheless, the scenery of South-Eastern European region with multiple changing geopolitical and social conditions, poses serious questions, challenges and opportunities for countries, industries, professionals, and academics. The Symposium will focus on these concerns and it will also provide a close overview of the raised opportunities in the energy sector.

Call for Academic Papers

We are pleased to announce that we anticipate to host more than 50 scientific paper presentations, and about 100 plenary speakers, where CEOs, Presidents of leading energy firms, Directors of key European and International institutions, and policy makers and political leaders from Greece and abroad, will present and debate their views.

We seek high-quality, original papers to be presented in our Symposium. Submitted abstracts should be no more than two pages in length, comprising i. overview, ii. methodological approach, iii. results, iv. discussion and conclusions. Authors may firstly submit an abstract following the procedure, described here. All abstracts will be reviewed by the Symposium’s scientific committee and the authors will be notified by e-mail. Information about the registration fees can be found here. Submission of full papers is not obligatory unless the author(s) intend to participate in the proposed publication options.

The list of topics to be addressed includes, but is not limited to:

  • Energy transition and its implications for SE Europe
  • Investment opportunities and technological innovations
  • Energy revolutions of the 21st century
  • Circular Economy
  • How can countries prepare for the new era of the global energy transition
  • Challenges, investment opportunities and technological innovations in the energy sector
  • Policies and measures towards a Europe Energy Roadmap to 2050
  • Global and EU climate policy and emission trading schemes
  • Mitigation and adaptation measures for global and regional environmental challenges
  • Regional geopolitical uncertainty and challenges in gas supply and transportation
  • Will alternative fuels (such as CNG, LNG, hydrogen, etc.) help shift from the traditional hydrocarbon fuels in the transportation sector?
  • LNG and shale gas: security of supply and potential market developments
  • Industrial sector: challenges for the transition to a low-carbon economy
  • Geopolitics of energy
  • Regional energy supply and security
  • Energy-related smart grids and their efficient management
  • Energy storage developments: the next big revolution
  • Smart energy and environmental sensing
  • Smart meters and technologically advanced electricity grid options
  • Smart cities and their role to emerging energy technologies and consumers’ behavior
  • Energy efficiency in buildings: EU and regional approaches
  • Renewables’ penetration in the electricity mix
  • Green transportation: how will environmental compliance lead to increased costs
  • Ports and airports as energy hubs and prosumers
  • Electric vehicles and the future of green transportation
  • Behavioral energy economics
  • Environmental laws and barriers for their enforcement
  • The impact of Covid-19 on the global energy market

Key Dates and Deadlines

Abstracts’ submission extended deadline: August 14, 2020

Notification of abstract acceptance: September 4, 2020

Early bird submissions: July 31, 2020

Submission of full papers: September 18, 2020

Symposium’s registration fees paid by September 20, 2020

Registration Fees

For Paper Presenters, the registration fees are listed below.

*To become a HAEE Member, you can visit the corresponding page here.


Important notes

The above fees cover 3-day access to all sessions (plenary and paper presentations), lunches, coffee breaks and symposium material.

If an approved paper has more than one author, only the paper Presenter may register and pay the corresponding fee, as defined above. A paper Presenter cannot present more than one paper.

Withdrawal requests received after September 20 will not be refunded.

Students are especially encouraged to participate and may attend the Symposium at a reduced student registration rate. In addition, students may submit a paper for consideration in the Best Paper Αward Competition (cash price plus waiver of Symposium registration fee).

Symposium Chairs

Spiros Papaefthimiou, President, Hellenic Association for Energy Economics; Associate Professor in Energy Management Systems and Energy Efficiency Technologies, Technical University of Crete, Greece

Kyriaki Kosmidou, Vice-President, Hellenic Association for Energy Economics; Professor in Banking Finance, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Emilios Galariotis, Board Member, Hellenic Association for Energy Economics; Professor of Finance, Audencia Business School, Institute of Finance, France

Manolis Souliotis, Board Member, Hellenic Association for Energy Economics; Associate Professor of Renewable Energy and Management of Energy Sources, University of Western Macedonia, Greece


Scientific committee

Chair: Georgia Makridou, Treasurer of the Board of Hellenic Association for Energy Economics; ESCP Business School, UK

George Arampatzis, Technical University of Crete, Greece

Simona Bigerna, University of Perugia, Italy

Carlo Andrea Bollino, AIEE and University of Perugia, Italy

Christophe Bonnery, French Association for Energy Economics, France

Pantelis Capros, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Haris Doukas, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Michael Doumpos, Technical University of Crete, Greece

Zacharias Frontistis, University of Western Macedonia, Greece

Jean-Michel Glachant, Florence School of Regulation, European University Institute in Florence, Italy

Patrick Gougeon, ESCP Business School, France

Reinhard Haas, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Dimitris Ipsakis, Technical University of Crete, Greece

Iordanis Kalaitzolglou, Audencia Business School, Nantes, France

Michael Konsolakis, Technical University of Crete, Greece

Dimitrios Kousenidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Ramzi Ben Kraiem, Audencia University, France

George Marnellos, University of Western Macedonia, Greece

Kenichi Matsumoto, Nagasaki University, Japan

Constantin Mellios, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France

Kazunori Nakajima, University of Hyogo, Japan

Thomas Nikolakakis, IRENA

George Panaras, University of Western Macedonia, Greece

Georgios Papaefthymiou, Delft University, Netherlands

Jacques Percebois, Center for Research in Economics and Energy Law, France

Paolo Polinori, University degli Studi di Perugia, Italy

Leif Kristoffer Sandal, Norwegian School of Economics, Norway

Spyros Spyrou, Athens University of Economics & Business, Greece

Silvana Stefani, University Bicocca, Italy

Panayiotis Theodossiou, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

Konstantinos Tsagarakis, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

Constantin Zopounidis, Technical University of Crete, Greece


Symposium Secretariat

Alexia Timotheou, Symposium Content Manager, HAEE

Manolis Vitetzakis, Symposium Communication Manager, HAEE


Symposium Venue

Theoxenia Palace Hotel Kifisia is located in the affluent suburb of Kifisia, an exceptional location that puts you close to the best shopping centers and boutiques in Athens, most exclusive restaurants and clubs. Access to downtown Athens is easy by taking the Metro from the Kifisia station, just a short walk from the hotel. In the summertime the area benefits from a cooler climate and less pollution thanks to its raised elevation.

Besides the benefits of staying in the most exclusive suburb of Kifisia, Theoxenia Palace is within very close distance to the National Highway and Maroussi, the business district of Athens where the headquarters of most multinational companies in Greece are located.


Theoxenia Palace offers limited rooms at a special rate for the participants of the Symposium. Contact the Symposium Secretariat, in order to book your room.


31, Charilaou Trikoupi Str.
Kifissia, 14562
Athens, GreeceTel: +30 210 92 30 422
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