The fourth annual Great Lakes Symposium on Smart Grid and the New Energy Economy (GLS), co-sponsored by the IEEE Power and Energy Society (www.ieee-pes.org) and Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation (www.iitmicrogrid.net) at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), will be held September 22-25, 2014 at the historic IIT Campus. The theme of the 2014 GLS (www.greatlakessymposium.net) is community choice aggregation and the role of microgrids in enhancing power system economics and resilience. GLS is a one-of-a-kind event that breaks new ground in smart grid design and development and showcases smart grid best practices along with new technologies and ideas that are spurring innovation, growing state economies, reducing emissions and empowering consumers to conserve and save. GLS will feature keynote and plenary sessions, technical presentations, and tutorials by international experts on smart grid applications.
The GLS Organizing Committee invites researchers and practitioners worldwide to submit papers for review and possible publication. The Symposium scope covers the following general topics:
- Community Choice Aggregation
- Microgrids (planning, design, control, and operation)
- Distributed Energy Resources (sustainability, integration, off-shore wind in Great Lakes)
- Smart Grid Communication and Control (wide area protection, cyber-physical systems, hierarchical control systems)
- Customer participation (demand response, appliance control, self generation, storage, electric vehicle charging)
- Smart Grid Automation (buildings, homes, community load aggregation)
- Smart Grid Education and Workforce Development (energy industry, K-12 teachers, labor unions, colleges, veterans)
- Advanced Metering Infrastructure (hardware technology, security, privacy, data management)
- Smart Grid Devices, Smart Grid System Architecture, and Distributed Software Applications
- Smart Grid Policies, Regulatory Issues, and Standards
- Smart Grid Demonstrations and Best Practices (utilities, military, communities, campuses, test beds)
The symposium will present tutorials on topical smart grid subjects. If you are interested in offering a tutorial at the symposium, please contact the Technical Program Chair, Dr. Jianhui Wang (firstname.lastname@example.org).
One page abstracts including a cover letter and authors’ contact information are to be submitted by January 24, 2014 to Prof. Mohammad Shahidehpour at email@example.com. Full technical papers (maximum of 6 pages in a two-column IEEE format) are due in April 25, 2014. The presented Symposium papers will appear in IEEE Xplore (ieeexplore.ieee.org/Xplore/guesthome.jsp).
Symposium Registration and Accommodation:
The information on hotels and symposium registration will be available at www.greatlakessymposium.net.
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- Abstract Submission Deadline: January 24, 2014
- Full Paper Submission Deadline: April 25, 2014
- Authors’ Notification of Acceptance: June 6, 2014
- Final Paper Submission Deadline: June 20, 2014
- Early Registration Deadline: August 22, 2014
Symposium Organizing Committee:
Mohammad Shahidehpour, (Conference Chair), IIT
Wanda Reder, S&C Electric
John Kelly, Perfect Power Institute
Bruce Hamilton, Smart Grid Network
Joshua Milberg, Willdan Energy Solutions,
The information on previous GLS events is available as follows:
2012 Great Lakes Symposium on Smart Grid and the New Energy Economy
2013 Great Lakes Symposium on Smart Grid and the New Energy Economy