IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids
29 Oct - 1 Nov 2018 // Aalborg, Denmark

Workshop on AI in Energy Systems


Jin Wei, The university of Akron

Pirathayini Srikantha, Western University

Scope and motivation

Recent years have witnessed the rapid evolution of Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques, such as machine learning, computer vision, and natural language processing, and their dramatically increased applications in modern industrial systems such as energy systems and transportation systems. For smart energy systems, AI technology provides intelligent and effective tools for electricity generation and delivery, marketing management, and emergency response. For example, AI has been applied to produce ultra-accurate forecasts making it feasible to integrate much more renewable energy into the power grids. Various machine learning-based security assessment tools have been designed for power grids. Additionally, computer vision techniques have been exploited for remote power monitoring and control. Therefore, although AI is in its early stages of implementation, it is poised to revolutionize the way we produce, transmit, and consume energy. It also paves the path to a self-healing and resilient power grid that can adapt to any changes in the system. This is especially important in today’s grid into which highly fluctuating power components like distributed generation sources, electric vehicles and storage systems are present. These introduce significant vulnerabilities due to the inherent infrastructure limitations in the grid which will otherwise result in exorbitant costs to upgrade. In addition to being more responsive, applying artificial intelligence in the power grid will also enable the operators to plan resources based on demand/supply trends and identify vulnerabilities. Thus, artificial intelligence in the energy systems is highly promising with a wide range of rich and exciting research opportunities.

The goal of this workshop is to solicit high-quality research articles proposing the state-of-the-art AI-based solutions to improve the stability, efficiency, security and resilience of the energy systems. Prospective authors are invited to submit manuscripts for possible publications in this special issue. Original research as well as high-quality review articles are all welcome.

Main Topics of Interest

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Data analytics for energy systems
  • Privacy-preserving solution for energy systems
  • Intelligent monitoring, protection, control, and management for transmission and distribution systems
  • Real-time data analysis and decision making
  • Distributed computing for energy systems
  • Visualization for energy systems
  • Semantic techniques applied in energy systems
  • AI-based renewable energy integration
  • Intelligent enterprise systems, e.g. intelligent outage management and demand response
  • Knowledge-based systems including rule-based systems, expert systems, model-based reasoning
  • Hybrid intelligent systems in energy systems
  • Computational neuroscience in energy system
  • Molecular and quantum computing in energy systems
  • Intelligent vulnerability assessment in energy systems

Important dates

Paper submission deadline: July 10th, 2018
Acceptance notification: August 15th, 2018
Final paper (camera-ready) submission: August 22nd, 2018

Submission guidelines

Prospective authors are invited to submit original papers (standard two-column IEEE format, up to six pages) through the EDAS submission link.

TPC members

Dr. Islam S. Bayram, Academia, Hamad Bin Khalifa University and Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute

Dr. Abiodun Iwayemi, Industry, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation

Dr. Francois Fouquet, Academia, University of Luxembourg

Dr. Jinsub Kim, Academia, Oregon State University

Dr. Miao He, Academia, Texas Tech University

Dr. Rakesh Bobba, Oregon State University

Dr. Amin Khodaei, Academia, University of Denver