Special Session on Automation and Optimization for Energy Systems (AOES)

Scope, Description, and More Information

As innovative energy-related technologies are fast developing, new elements -such as unpredictable renewable energies (RE), plug-in electric vehicles (EV), smart electrical home appliances, energy efficient homes/buildings, distributed energy storage- are populating the electrical power grid. All these elements induce paradigm shifts in power grids, from producer-controlled structures to large, distributed and customer-interactive ones, enhancing the coupling between the physical and the information layers. In order to be effectively employed on a large scale, all these elements must rely on automation, as well as on optimization methods for efficient management and consumption of energy resources in variable and stochastic conditions. Driven by these emerging technological changes, power grids will become complex and large-scale platforms with a growing need for automation and optimal energy management services.
The goal of this special section is to provide a forum of interaction between researchers and practitioners in the area of automation and optimization for energy systems. We invite original papers with novel contributions in all aspects of automation and optimization for energy systems. Topics of interest for contributed papers include, but are not limited to:
  • Energy management systems for smart home/building automation
  • Demand response control and optimization for large-scale energy systems
  • Stochastic optimization methods for energy management in large-scale systems
  • Data-driven identification and big data analytics for large-scale energy systems
  • Communication and automation in energy management systems
  • Automation of energy management systems for microgrids
  • Energy management applications

Application domains may include (but are not limited to) the following:
  • Smart homes/building automation
  • Plug-in electric vehicles
  • Power grids
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Electrical energy storage systems
All accepted papers, that will be part of the conference proceedings, are expected to be included in IEEE Xplore and will be indexed by EI.


Complete manuscripts must be electronically submitted through easychair at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icnsc2017
Submitted manuscripts should be within six (6) pages in IEEE two-column format, including figures, tables, and references. Please use the templates at  Manuscript Templates for IEEE Conference Proceedings from the conference website to prepare your paper. All submissions MUST be in PDF format.
For information purposes, prospective authors are encouraged to email to one of the co-chairs the title, short abstract and list of authors with affiliations of possible contributions.
Please, during the submission process specify this Special Session as topic SS3 - AOES in easychair.

Important Dates

January 31, 2017 Paper submission due (Extended and firm deadline)
February 28, 2017 Notification of acceptance
March 15, 2017 Camera-ready copy due

Special Session Organizers

All enquiries about the special session should be sent to any of the co-chairs:

Prof. Mariagrazia Dotoli

Politecnico di Bari,

Dr. Sergio Grammatico

Eindhoven University of Technology,
The Netherlands