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IEEE SmartGridComm Symposium on
Smart/Virtual Metering, Demand Response, Dynamic Pricing

Symposium Co-chairs

Hans De Neve, Vito, Belgium (chair)
Yoshizumi Serizawa, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Japan
Shie Mannor, Technion, Israel

Scope and Motivation

Smart metering roll-outs have been launched all over the world with different monitoring and communication technologies. Several pilot projects have shown the potential of demand response (DR) and dynamic pricing goes well beyond the smart meter solutions as such.
DR, or the ability to dynamically adjust current or future electricity load, in response to price signals, therefore covers the entire chain from the energy market dynamics (on-line price signals) to the inside intelligence of the household appliances. Key words in this story are integration and flexibility.
This symposium will ideally focus on research and innovation results closing the triangle: smart meter – demand response – dynamic pricing. DR strategies will be effective if they succeed in optimally integrating the smart metering infrastructure and if they incorporate the flexibility to control a large variety of end-use appliances. An optimal data management and data exchange balance needs to be achieved between central, local (customer) and appliance level. The in home intelligence system will require an interaction between smart meter owners (e.g. grid operators), in home gateways (e.g. IT providers) and end-use appliances (e.g. white good manufacturers). And finally the role of the end-user is essential.
Papers can summarize recent theoretical developments and practical experience in the topic area, as further summarized below.

Topics of Particular interest

The symposium aims to focus on theoretical, experimental and proof-of-concept results of research and innovation activities where smart meters, demand response strategies and dynamic pricing are applied in integrated context.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • The integration of smart meters in smart grids
    • Functionalities of smart meters in function of smart grids
    • Integrated and flexible in home intelligence systems (meters, gateways, control boxes, appliances, visualization)
    • Integration gas and electricity consumption data
  • Intelligence from grid to in-home appliances
    • Automated DR algorithms to match supply and demand
    • Electric home appliances/(renewable) generators with embedded intelligence 
    • DR experiences and experimental outcomes 
  • Market models with multi-stakeholder involvement/active end-users
    • Dynamic Pricing Models
    • Incentive-based vs. Punitive Pricing, Energy Profiles and Demand Response
    • Predicting and impacting end-user load profiles
    • Impact studies of DR strategies on consumer energy behavior
    • DR Capabilities in Consumer and Industrial Appliances
    • Security, Authentication and Privacy in DR and Smart Metering

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

Bert Claessens, VITO, Belgium
Dotan Di Castro, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Toru Hattori, CRIEPI, Japan
Maarten Hommelberg, VITO, Belgium
Arman C. Kizilkale, McGill University, Canada
Kenta Ofuji, University of Aizu, Japan
Tetsuo Otani, CRIEPI, Japan
Cor Warmer, ECN, The Netherlands


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