IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids
21-24 October 2019 // Beijing, China

Call for Papers: Control and Operation

This symposium will discuss new research in the theory and practice of control and operation systems, particularly for the smart grid and related cyber-physical systems. This will include new methods and procedures for centralized and distributed control, monitoring, optimization, automation, and protection, as well as their applications to different levels of the grid, ranging from transmission and distribution systems to microgrids and to buildings. Authors may also discuss the integration of grid resources, including the use of renewable energy, distributed generation, grid storage systems, and electric vehicles.

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

  • Distributed control and/or decentralized decision making
    • Optimal generation and/or load scheduling
    • Voltage control and frequency control
    • Resilient, robust and scalable control methods
    • Real-time state estimation
  • Distributed energy resources (DER) in distribution systems and microgrids:
    • Integration of DER technologies, including renewable generation, and energy storage, and demand response technologies
    • Integration and aggregation of DERs and virtual power plant (VPP) concepts
    • Peer-to-peer (P2P) energy trading
    • Mitigation of renewable source variability and provision of reliable services
  • Analysis techniques for control and operation of distribution systems and microgrids:
    • Cyber-physical modelling, forecasting, and simulation
    • Transient and stability analysis
    • Security and vulnerability assessment
  • Electric vehicle integration in distribution systems and micro-grids:
    • Charging control, management, scheduling and pricing strategies
    • Overload mitigation
    • Grid storage provisioning (vehicle to grid)
  • Power electronics and devices for distribution systems and microgrids:
    • Grid management functionalities of power electronic converters
    • Active power filtering, load-sharing, and islanding operation
    • DC distribution systems and DC micro-grid networks
    • Phasor measurement units (PMUs)
    • Distributed measurement systems
  • Protection and fault-management in distribution systems and microgrids:
    • Fault monitoring, location, and isolation
    • Predictive maintenance
    • Operating strategies during emergencies, islanding and black start


Ruilong Deng, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Dario Di Cara, National Research Council of Italy, Italy

Sami Repo, Tampere University, Finland