Future Events

Invited TALK AND WOrKshOP

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

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018
12:10 – 12:40 pm
2018 IEEE CDC
Fontainebleau at Miami Beach

INVITED SESSION - IEEE CDC 2018

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

Session Title: Learning in Power Systems
Session organizers: Josh Taylor (josh.taylor@utoronto.ca) & Zhihua Qu (qu@ucf.edu)

WORKSHOP - IEEE CDC 2018

Smart Buildings: A Status Quo Check 

Description: A smart building is a structure that uses automated processes to control the building's operations including heating, ventilation, air conditioning, lighting, security and other systems. A smart building uses sensors, actuators and microchips, in order to collect data and manage it according to prescribed functions and services. This infrastructure helps owners, operators and facility managers improve asset reliability and performance, which reduces energy use, optimizes how space is used and minimizes the environmental impact of buildings. Making a smart building, or making a building smart, begins by linking core systems such as lighting, power meters, water meters, pumps, heating, fire alarms and chiller plants with sensors and control systems. The key feature of a smart building is "integration". In this workshop several active researchers in this field will report their recent technical progresses at both individual and program levels on smart buildings, and some visionary discussions on the roles of IoT and data analytics, aiming to showcase some recent achievements and at the same time identify challenges ahead in order to arouse more interests and efforts at a broader societal level to ensure research sustainability.

Organizers: Rong Su, Christos G. Cassandras

Speakers: Alberto Sanjiovanni Vincentelli, Lihua Xie, Rahul Mangharam, Hai Lin, Anuradha Annaswamy, Costas Spanos, Jianming (Jamie) Lian, (Samuel) Qing-Shan Jia, Rong Su, Amro Farid, Scott Moura

URL Link: http://gbicautomation.eee.ntu.edu.sg/cpisrg/CDC18.html

INVITED SESSION - IEEE CCta 2019

3rd IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications (CCTA 2019)
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
August 19-21, 2019

Invited session Title: TBD
Session organizers: Josh Taylor (josh.taylor@utoronto.ca) & Zhihua Qu (qu@ucf.edu)

Deadline to send title/abstract to the session organizers: January 12, 2019
Deadline to submit the invited papers: January 19, 2019