Wireless Future in the New Decade


Information and Communication Technologies as a Key enabler for Energy Transition

Organizers and Chairs:

Nermin Suljanovi¸««, University of Tuzla, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Bosnia and Herzegovina; EIMV, Slovenia
Matej Zajc, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Slovenia

Scope of the Papers

The process of digitalisation of the electricity supply chain and introduction of the smart grid led to a significant increase of data generation and information exchange between numerous stakeholders. This special session aims to solicit papers that cover various ICT topics related to transition towards smart grid and green energy goals in general.

Rapid transition of centralised power systems into distributed smart grid enforces innovative ICT-based approaches to increase the efficiency and reliability of modern sustainable power and energy systems and to enable more central role of end-users.

Two-way communication between many actors relies on wide spectrum of communication technologies, from centralized legacy systems to state of the art mobile technologies enabling decentralized active participation of end-users.

Public Internet is becoming a de-facto standard for demanding energy services ranging from aggregation of distributed energy services within virtual power plants to decentralised block-chain services for smart energy communities.

Data is crucial for the operation of modern power systems. Systems need to exchange information through different communication interfaces and protocols. With introduction of many new participants and distributed systems fast and reliable data interoperability is crucial to enable reliable system operation.

Prospective authors are cordially invited to submit their original manuscripts on topics related to digitalization of energy systems including but not limited to:

  • ICT architectures serving smart grids
  • Communication protocols and data formats in modern power systems
  • QoS and real-time communication smart grid ICT solutions (e.g., virtual power plants)
  • Security and privacy of data in electricity domain
  • Internet of Things and M2M communication for power system automation
  • Decentralized communication systems for active participation of consumers
  • Data interoperability for seamless integration
  • Digital twin for active distribution network
  • Applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence in modern power systems

Submission Guidelines

This Special Session will feature both invited papers and papers from an open call. Full papers and short papers/extended abstracts as defined below can be submitted.

Full Papers: Full paper submissions of original work (not previously published, or under review at another conference or journal) must not be longer than five pages and will be published in the conference proceedings.

Short Papers and Extended Abstracts: Submissions must not be longer than two pages. They should convince the reader that the author(s) would give an exciting presentation and stimulate lively discussion (will be published in the conference proceedings). Note that it is fully expected that extended abstract papers accepted for the session will eventually be extended as full papers suitable for formal academic publication and presentation at other conferences/publications

Please use the IEEE template as described here. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore.

Submissions are now accepted through EDAS: [Start a new submission here]

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline:   July 15, 2021 August 8, 2021
Notification of acceptance:     August 30, 2021
Camera-ready papers due:    September 11, 2021


Contact Us

Nermin Suljanovi¸««, University of Tuzla, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Bosnia and Herzegovina; EIMV, Slovenia, Email: nermin.suljanovic@untz.ba
Matej Zajc, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Slovenia, Email: matej.zajc@fe.uni-lj.si

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