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ECS: Smart Grid laboratory

1st Workshop ICT4SG

International Workshop on Integrating Communications, Control, Computing Technologies for Smart Grid (ICT4SG)

The electricity grid is facing four major challenges — increasing electricity demand, ageing grid infrastructure, ever-increasing penetration of renewables, and significant uptake of electric vehicles. To address these challenges, it is of vital importance to integrate modern control, communication, and computing technologies into one of the most complicated systems on earth, the electricity grid, for building a self-directed and self-healing smart grid.

The realization of the smart grid will require collaborative and sustained efforts from the Societies of Power Electronics, Power & Energy, Control, Communication, and Computing over the years to come. This workshop aims to facilitate this sustained effort and enhance international collaborations by disseminating cutting-edge research results spanning multiple disciplines. Participants will be able to share perspectives and the newest findings from research and ongoing projects relevant to smart grid. This will include a variety of smart grid applications and technologies, such as smart metering, demand side management, renewable energy integration, advanced control, communication, and computing technologies. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Smart grid communication and networking
  • Energy harvesting communications
  • Machine-to-machine communications
  • Internet of Things
  • Cyber-power system modeling
  • Demand side management and demand response
  • Smart electricity pricing
  • Renewable energy integration
  • Smart metering (or advanced metering system)
  • Home energy management
  • Electric vehicle management
  • Wireless power transfer
  • Smart grid cyber security
  • Smart grid privacy
  • Smart grid optimization
  • Distributed and autonomous control
  • Big data for smart grid
  • Cloud computing.


  • CFP.pdf (last modified: 17 November 2014)PDF

Keynote Speakers:

  • Prof. John S. Thompson, Edinburgh University, UK. -- Topic: An Overview of Smart Grid Communications Research at Edinburgh 

  • Prof. Andy Stanford-Clark, Distinguished Engineer, IBM Global Business Services.  -- Topic: Smart Grid Technologies