Wednesday, January 25, 2017

[DMANET] Workshop 'Energy-Open', University of Twente, Call for papers

Call for papers for the international workshop


May 18 - May 19, 2017
University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands

Global warming, climate agreements, EU policies to reduce CO2 emissions
and many national energy programs reflect the need to make our energy
systems more sustainable. This process, called energy transition,
entails a fundamental change of the energy system from a centralized
system with electricity production mainly based on fossil fuels to a
decentralized local system based on sustainable energy production based
on e.g. solar, wind, tidal, hydro or geothermal sources. Other changes
include the ongoing growth of the electricity consumption resulting from
an electrification of transport (electric vehicles) and heating (heat
pumps) resulting in an increasing integration between the different
energy systems of electricity, transportation and heat.
The envisioned direction of the energy transition leads to drastic
changes within the current energy system; e.g. larger parts of the
energy generation will be based on fluctuating, non-controllable and
hard to predict sources like wind and sun and the ongoing
electrification will introduce large peaks in the consumption. To be
able to ensure also in the future the stability of this energy system
and the balancing of energy supply and demand without extremely
extending the capacities of the underlying grids, the setup and the
organization of our energy system has to be changed drastically. This
includes different roles of stakeholders (e.g. consumers get prosumers),
changing or new market structures and players (e.g. local (independent)
micro-grids at community level and smart buildings/homes), changing
end-user involvement and new technologies (e.g. storage and conversion
between energy carriers).

The workshop aims to bring together researchers working on new concepts
and solutions supporting the energy transition. Topics of interest
include, but are not limited to:
• Decentralized energy management
• Control of Storage in Smart Grids
• Optimization algorithms for Smart Grids
• Power quality in distribution grids
• Prediction algorithms of renewable generation
• Legislation for energy transition
• User behavior

If you want to submit a contribution, please prepare an abstract of at
most 2 pages including figures and references using IEEE Computer
Society Proceedings Manuscripts style (two columns, single-spaced, 10
fonts; Manuscript Templates for abstracts can be found at
before March 1, 2017. The abstracts will be reviewed by an international
Programme Committee and the accepted abstracts will be included into a
book of abstracts of the workshop. At least one of the authors of an
accepted abstract is requested to register for the conference and
present the paper.

After the workshop a selection of abstracts is invited to submit a full
paper for possible publication in a special issues of the journal
Energies (see These full papers
will undergo the normal review process of the journal and be reviewed by
international reviewers.

• Abstract submission deadline: March 1, 2017
• Author notification: March 15, 2017
• Camera-ready abstract: May 1, 2017
• Workshop May 18-19, 2017
• Invitation for full-paper: June 15, 2017
• Full paper deadline: September 1, 2017

Abstract submission
All abstracts need to be submitted electronically through the conference
submission website in PDF format. If the authors
consider to submit a full-paper for the journal, the materials presented
in the abstract and papers should not be published or under submission

Conference Chairs
- Gerard Smit, University of Twente
- Johann Hurink, University of Twente

Program Committee (to be confirmed and extended)
- Lina Bertling (TKH Sweden, SE)
- Geert Deconinck (KU Leuven, BE)
- Johann Hurink (University of Twente, NL)
- Stefan Nykamp (Westnetz, GE)
- Han La Poutre (CWI, NL)
- Gerard Smit (University of Twente, NL)
- Linda Steg (RUG, NL)
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