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The general call for papers can be found here.

IEEE SmartGridComm Symposium on
Standardization, Interoperability and Coexistence & Regulation

Symposium Co-chairs

Michael Koch, Devolo AG, Germany (chair)
Stefano Galli, ASSIA, USA
Emmanuel Darmois, Alcatel-Lucent, France
Paul Brown, White Box Associates Ltd, UK

Scope and Motivation
Smart Grids, as most high potential technological changes, will only fulfill its promises if the new systems to be developed are based on the appropriate set of standards. The main reason for this is that Smart Grids are going to incrementally merge Power technologies with Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) thus creating both new requirements (e.g. reliability, efficiency) and new interoperability challenges that will in turn need an evolution of standards (e.g. possible evolutions of IP), beyond the set of existing standards that early gap analysis have identified. In addition, some key issues like security or privacy will demand not only standards but also new regulatory frameworks and roles (e.g. trusted third-parties). This session focuses on all aspects of Smart Grid standardization and regulation, in particular with an ‘horizontal’ view that will allow to break the silos and ensure wide-scale (cross region, cross application, etc.) applicability.

Topics of Particular interest

The symposium aims to address all relevant issues of Smart Grids standardization, interoperability and regulation, in particular communications. This includes (but is not limited to) the following aspects:
  • Communication Architectures
  • Impact of Smart Grids on communication protocols
    • Evolutions of IP
    • Evolutions of mobile networks
    • Timing and synchronization
    • New scheduling mechanisms for energy transaction
  • Standards for Smart Metering
    • Data models, data profiles
    • Data management frameworks
  • Standards for Demand Response
    • Energy usage information
    • New signaling protocols
  • Coexistence of Power line communications (PLC) standards
  • Standards for plug-in-electric vehicles (PEVs)
  • Interoperability (e.g. interoperability of wireless standards)
  • Security: standards and conformity assessment
  • Privacy: standards and regulatory issues
  • National and regional utility policies and procedures

Submission Guidelines

Submission deadlines and format requirements are the same for all symposia, see here
Paper submission needs to be performed through EDAS:

Technical Program Committee (TPC) members

Inigo Berganza, Iberdrola, Spain
Kiwi Smith, Alliander, The Netherlands
Farooq Anjum, On-Ramp Wireless, USA
Jim LeClare, Maxim Integrated Products, USA
Vladimir Oksman, Lantiq, USA
Michael Koch, Devolo AG, Germany
Stefano Galli, ASSIA, USA
Emmanuel Darmois, Alcatel-Lucent, France
Paul Brown, White Box Associates Ltd, UK 
Holger Hirsch, Univ. Duisburg-Essen, Germany


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