IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids
29-31 October 2018 // Aalborg, Denmark

Communications and Networking


Woon Hau Chin - ( - Toshiba Research Europe Limited, UK

Deniz Gündüz –  ( - Imperial College London, UK

Melike Erol-Kantarci  – (  - University of Ottawa, Canada

Walid Saad – ( – Virginia Tech, USA


This symposium would describe advances in communications technologies to support the smart grid and related cyber-physical systems. This may include relevant advances in communications and protocol design, new insights into network design and operation for the smart grid, as well as new smart grid applications that can be developed upon adequate communications infrastructure. The interaction between the communications network and the control and operation of the physical distribution grid, including the actuators and sensors, can also be considered. Recent topics in fifth generation wireless communications, such as ultra-reliable and low latency technologies, network virtualization and software defined networking can be included. This symposium will have a wide scope, recognising theoretical performance analysis, as well as more practical system design and testbeds.

Original papers are welcome on, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Communications Systems Aspects:
    • Physical and MAC layer protocols including fifth generation (5G) and machine type communication (MTC) wireless technologies
    • Low power and wide area link layer technologies (PLC and wireless)
    • Interference assessment and mitigation
    • Resource management and cross-layer optimization
    • Capacity and network planning, resource and service discovery
  • Networking Aspects:
    • Multi-hop communication and mesh networking
    • Scalable network and system architecture (e.g., FAN, HAN, NAN and BAN)
    • Lightweight IP networking stacks for constrained devices
    • Communication protocols optimized for (real-time) information collection and control applications
    • Data models and communication-aware data management solutions for the Internet of Things (IOT), smart metering and smart grids
    • Coexistence, convergence and interoperability mechanism
  • Application to Smart Energy and Cyber-Physical Systems:
    • Signal processing and coding techniques for energy related sensor information
    • Integration of smart meters in smart grid ICT networks; integration of electrical, gas and water meters in smart grid ICT solutions
    • Joint communication and control for smart energy systems
    • Performance of smart metering and smart grid communication solutions and results from field trials; performance of electric vehicle and their supply equipment networks; performance of microgrid communication networks
    • Interoperability and performance of communication solutions for substation automation and control of distributed energy resources