Dear NILM researchers,

The 3rd International Workshop on Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring (NILM) will be held in Vancouver, Canada from May 14 to 15, 2016. The venue for the workshop is still under consideration. Last workshop was held June/2014 at the University of Texas, Austin, in Austin, TX.

The agenda for the NILM2016 is still being defined, but the current proposal is to have two full-days of activities. There will be working groups, paper presentations and a poster session. We have two confirmed invited speakers George W. Hart and Robert Sonderegger (Itron). Website will go live first week of January 2016 (


The mission of this workshop is to create a forum that can unite all the researchers, practitioners, and students that are working on the topic of energy disaggregation. The main objective of this event is to review the main types of approaches that have been explored to date to solve the problem of electricity disaggregation, and to then discuss possible paths forward knowing what has been tried and what has yet to be experimented. We also intend to have a group discussion about possible solutions to the growing need for standardized datasets and performance metrics that can allow the field to move forward, as well as possible areas of collaboration among different research groups.


We invite all researchers working on NILM-related topics to submit 4-page papers to the conference for oral presentation or presentation during a poster session. All submissions must use IEEE style files for LaTeX or Word. We encourage authors to submit papers on research that is ongoing or contains recent results: as the workshop will only include online proceedings, submission to the workshop will not prevent any material from being submitted later to a journal or conference.


  • Paper Submission Deadline: March 15
  • Notification of Acceptance: April 10
  • Final Paper Submission Due: April 24
  • Registration Deadline: April 24

  • Registration Fee: FREE

  • Keynote Speaker: George W. Hart

  • Invited Speaker: Robert Sonderegger, Itron

We are looking forward to welcoming you to NILM 2016 in Vancouver!

Written by Stephen Makonin Workshop General Chair 3rd International Workshop on Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring (NILM)