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The general call for papers can be found here.

IEEE SmartGridComm Symposium on
The whole picture: Sense, Communicate, Compute, Control

Symposium Co-chairs

Lutz Lampe, University of British Columbia, Canada (chair)
Geert Deconinck, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Sumit Roy, University of Washington, WA, USA
Anthony Ephremides, University of Maryland, USA

Scope and Motivation

Modernization of the electrical power grid involves widespread sensing to gather real-time information. Ubiquitous communications links are then needed to relay the data to be processed in the computing centers and to convey the control signals back to the grid components. While the innovative smart grid infrastructure is envisioned to increase the efficiency and reliability of grid operations, the increased complexity of the new system has to be addressed. How should the current system and market operation paradigms change to facilitate incorporation of all these elements with heterogeneous characteristics? How can we take advantage of communication and information technology to develop sophisticated control and optimization techniques with reasonable computational complexity to mitigate the effects of the induced uncertainties? This symposium focuses on the holistic issues in smart grid communications.

Topics of Particular interest

This symposium invites prospective authors to submit papers that address the aforementioned issues in their generality or in one of the specific contexts listed below:
  • Infrastructure
    • Reference architecture
    • Public vs. private networks
    • Fault tolerant and self-healing design
  • Networked Control Systems in Smart Grids: Theory, Application, and Practical Issues
    • Central and Distributed control under communication constraints
    • Stochastic Control and Optimization for a Probabilistic Framework for Transmission and Distribution System Operation
    • Distributed Control and Optimization for control and coordination within and across microgrids
    • Low Complexity Control and Communication for Energy Efficient Building Operation and Management
    • Distributed sensing, communication, and control for prediction and prevention of cascade failures
  • Data requirements
    • Data standards
    • Value of Information: What information should be collected, to whom it should be provided, how timely, and at what rate?
    • Data management
  • Smart operation and decision-making
    • Computational Complexity and Uncertainty Trade-offs in Smarts Grids
    • Statistical techniques in analysis of cascaded failures in large interconnected systems
    • Cognition
    • Self-Organization
    • Risk Assessment and Management
  • Experimental results of applying the entire 'Sense, Communicate, Compute, Control' chain
    • Demand response applications
    • Demand/supply matching
    • (Plug-in) electrical vehicles
    • Integrating renewables
    • Intra-grid applications

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

Joao Barros, University of Porto, Portugal
Sara Bavarian, University of British Columbia, Canada
Giuseppe Caire, University of Southern California, USA
Michael Chertkov, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
Marco Chiani, University of Bologna, Italy
Howard Choe, Raytheon, USA
Mischa Dohler, CTTC, Spain
Janaka Ekanayake, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Nicola Elia, Iowa State University, USA
Tomaso Erseghe, University of Padova, Italy
Cecilia Galarza, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mustafa Cenk Gursoy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
Pavithra Harsha, MIT, USA
Haibo He, University of Rhode Island, USA
Nick Jenkins, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Kiseon Kim, GIST - Gwangju, Republic of Korea
Hamed Mohsenian-Rad, Texas Tech University, USA
Dragan Obradovic, Siemens, Germany
Amish Pandharipande, Philips Research, The Netherlands
Kameshwar Poolla, University of California at Berkeley, USA
Mardavij Roozbehani, MIT, USA
Sekhar Tatikonda, Yale University, USA
Daniela Tuninetti, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Sennur Ulukus, University of Maryland, USA
Pravin Varaiya, University of California at Berkeley, USA
Han Vinck, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Xudong Wang, Shangai Jiaotong University, China
Edmund Yeh, Yale University, USA
Michele Zorzi, University of Padova, Italy



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