Invited talk: "A Tutorial on Blockchain for Microgrids: Securing Distributed Optimization."

Thursday, June 28, 2018
Oak Room
Milwaukee Hilton City Center

Pre-ACC Workshop, New Problems on Learning and Data Science in Control Theory

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Hilton Milwaukee Hotel


57th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Miami Beach, FL, USA
December 17-19, 2018

Session Title: Learning in Power Systems

There are many application of machine learning in power systems. Examples include demand response with uncertain loads, characterizing uncertain or changing network parameters, forecasting load and renewable output, and detecting faults and contingencies. This session seeks papers that use learning algorithms to rigorously address uncertainty in power systems.

Session Organizers: Josh Taylor (josh.taylor@utoronto.ca)  & Zhihua Qu (qu@ucf.edu)

February 20 - Notify organizers that you will participate in the session.
March 1 - Send paper title, authors, and abstract to organizers.
March 20 - Submit papers.
July - Notification of acceptance/rejection.
September 20 - Final papers are due.


2nd IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications (CCTA 2018)
Copenhagen, Denmark
August 21-24, 2018

Proposed Title: Distributed Energy Resources
Session organizers: Josh Taylor (josh.taylor@utoronto.ca) & Zhihua Qu (qu@ucf.edu)
Deadline to send title/abstract to the session organizers: January 8, 2018.
Deadline to submit manuscript: January 15, 2018.

Main CSS/PES Conferences

2018 American Control Conference
June 27-29, 2018
Hilton Milwaukee City Center Hotel
Milwaukee,  Wisconsin, 53203, USA

2018 IEEE PES General Meeting
August 05-10, 2018
Portland, Oregon, USA

2nd IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications
August 21-24, 2018
The Scandic Hotel Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark

57th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
December 17-19, 2018
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Miami Beach, FL, USA

Special issue

Special Issue on Analysis, Control and Optimization of Energy System Networks, IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems

Relevant Conferences

2nd IFAC Conference on Cyber-Physical & Human-Systems
December 14-15, 2018
Hyatt Regency
Downtown Miami, Miami, USA

Mission Statement

To understand, anticipate, and respond to current and future Smart Grids’ control needs and opportunities in a broad array of areas, including:

  1. TC on Smart Grids (TC-SG) convenes and works with systems and controls colleagues on the greatest smart grid challenges by providing technical resources, collaboration opportunities, and partnerships for numerous researchers world-wide, who are engaged in smart grids, in academic institutions, government laboratories, and industrial companies.
  2. We exist to highlight controls activities and opportunities in smart grids to the controls community:
    • The power grid 2.0 presents the greatest potential opportunity for the controls community to make a significant societal contributions across the world.  Challenges faced by the power grid are much more systems problems than they are traditional power problems.  
    • Control systems are needed across broad temporal, geographical, and industry scales—from devices to power-system-wide, from fuel sources to consumers, from utility pricing to demand response, and so on. 
    • With increased deployment of feedback and communication, opportunities arise for reducing consumption, for better exploiting renewable sources, and for increasing the reliability and performance of the transmission and distribution networks.  At the same time, however, closing loops where they have never been closed before, across multiple temporal and spatial scales, creates control challenges as well.
  3. We exist to be ambassadors of controls to the large energy and power systems communities
    •   Feedback, optimization, estimation, dynamics, stability... these and other control system concepts are core to smart grid technology.  In many ways, the smart grid is a control problem!

Becoming a member

If you are interested in joining the Technical Committee on Smart Grids, please, contact the TC chair. 

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