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TMA 2013 - CFP


The 2nd IEEE INFOCOM Workshop on Communications and Control for Smart Energy Systems (CCSES 2013)


Call for Papers [PDF Version, TXT Version]

The emerging smart energy system is expected to be a large-scale cyber-physical system that can improve the efficiency, reliability, and robustness of power and energy grids by integrating advanced techniques from power systems, control, communications, signal processing, and networking. For instance, advanced communications and networking technologies are expected to play a vital role in the future smart grid infrastructures by supporting two-way energy and information flow and enabling more efficient monitoring, control, and optimization of different grid functionalities and smart power devices. The efficient design of the forthcoming smart grid system faces a plethora of challenges at different levels ranging from communications and networking to control and power systems. In addition, the deployment of the smart grid will lead to several new multi-disciplinary research opportunities and potentials for collaborations with industries and various international smart grid standardization bodies.

Building on the success of its inaugural 2012 version, the Workshop on Communications and Control for Sustainable Energy Systems is intended to provide a forum for discussion on all these most recent developments and bring together industry and academia, engineers and researchers. The workshop will be held in conjunction with the IEEE INFOCOM 2013 conference ( and it provides a unique occasion for the community to meet and share ideas and visions.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Communication architectures and protocols for smart grids
  • Advanced control of micro-grid distribution networks
  • Smart grids for green communications and green computing
  • Advanced metering infrastructure and smart meter technologies
  • Distributed generation and storage systems
  • Wide-area measurement and monitoring systems
  • Demand response management and load shaping
  • Power line communications and physical layer design for smart grid communications
  • Integration of green and renewable (wind, solar, geothermal, etc.) energy sources
  • Smart grid cyber security, intrusion detection, false data injection attacks
  • Sensor and actuator networks for smart grid
  • Dynamic pricing for networked constrained electricity markets and deregulation
  • Consumer privacy protection and load altering attacks
  • Vehicle-to-grid networks and interconnection of electric vehicles
  • Distributed fault detection and communication-based robust control of smart grid
  • Home-area energy automation networks, ZigBEE and home-plug solutions
  • Cognitive radio and applications in smart grid communications
  • Time synchronization protocols for real-time smart grid operation
  • Transmission switching and routing technologies for smart grid
  • Quality-of-Service and service differentiation on power networks
  • Smart grid communications standardization, regulation, and interoperability
  • Game-theoretic modeling and analysis of smart power grids
  • Test-beds and field trials for smart grid communications and networking

Submission Instructions


Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline: January 2, 2013, 11:59PM PST

Author Notification: January 25, 2013

Camera-ready version: February 5, 2013

Registration deadline: February 5, 2013

Workshop date: April 19, 2013