The 2nd IEEE International Workshop on Rising ICT Solutions for Smart Grids as Multi-energy Systems (ICT4SmartGrid 2021)

Call for Papers

ICT4SmartGrid 2021  aims to attract practitioners and researchers in all fields of ICT (e.g. Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Internet-of-Things, Blockchain, etc) applied to the domain of smart grids intended as Multi-Energy Systems.

In the scenario of Smart Grids as part of next generation Smart Cities, multiple cutting-edge ICT technologies are playing a leading role. Among the others, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning algorithms (including Deep Learning Networks) provide a data-driven way to demand and load forecasting. Internet-of-Things architectures coupled with Big Data frameworks are beneficial to the efficient gathering and management of energy information. Latest Blockchain technologies promise to revolutionize the energy marketplace by introducing dynamic smart contracts. Simulation and co-simulation techniques (including agent-based simulations, hardware-in-the-loop) provide a basis for testing novel energy management policies at multiple spatio-temporal resolutions.

The concept of the smart grid is not limited only to introducing novel solutions for making electric distribution networks smarter; it also includes a holistic view of integrated Smart Multi-Energy Systems (SMESs), with the goal of planning the correct deployment of energy resources, including renewable ones. Developing such SMESs needs a strong multidisciplinary approach taking a multiplicity of heterogeneous factors into account, including the operational phase of energy systems, resources and consumption requests, people behaviours, energy network constrains (i.e. gas, heating and electricity networks).

Authors are invited to submit original technical papers and novel research contributions in any aspect of Smart Multi-Energy Systems and covering, but not limited, to the topics of interest listed below:

  • Blockchain for smart grids;
  • Internet-of-Things architectures for energy management;
  • Architectures for energy, big data management;
  • Data Analytics and Machine Learning for demand and load forecasting;
  • Novel models for renewable energy simulation;
  • Simulations and Co-simulations techniques;
  •  Simulations under real-time constraints;
  • Simulations with hardware in the loop;
  • Agent Based Simulations of Smart grids;
  • Multi-modelling simulations of Smart Grid;
  • Multi-energy systems integration;

In addition to regular papers, we welcome industrial practice reports, especially from industry.

Important Dates

Workshop papers due: 21 April 1 May 2021 (UPDATED)

Workshop paper notifications: 15 May 2021

Camera-ready and registration due: 31 May 2021

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research work, as well as industrial practice reports. Simultaneous submission to other publication venues is not permitted.  In accordance with IEEE policy, submitted manuscripts will be checked for plagiarism. Instances of alleged misconduct will be handled according to the IEEE Publication Services and Product Board Operations Manual.

Please note that in order to ensure the fairness of the review process, COMPSAC follows the double-blind review procedure. Therefore we kindly ask authors to remove their names, affiliations and contacts from the header of their papers in the review version. Please also redact all references to authors’ names, affiliations or prior works from the paper when submitting papers for review. Once accepted, authors can then include their names, affiliations and contacts in the camera-ready revision of the paper, and put the references to their prior works back.


Workshop papers are limited to 6 pages. Page limits are inclusive of tables, figures, appendices, and references. Workshop papers can add an additional 2 pages with additional page charges ($250USD/page).

Paper Templates

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Workshop Organizers

Marco Aiello, Institute of Architecture of Application Systems, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Alessandro Aliberti, Dept. Of Control and Computer Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Lorenzo Bottaccioli, Dept. Of Control and Computer Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Peter Palensky, Dept. of Electrical Sustainable Energy, Delft University of Technology, Netherland

Publicity Chair

Sara Vinco, Dept. Of Control and Computer Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Program Committee

Andrea Acquaviva, University of Bologna, Italy

Davide Brunelli, University of Trento, Italy

Milos Cvetkovic, Delft University of Technology, Netherland

Ana-Maria Dumitrescu, University of Bucharest, Romania

Laura Fiorini, University of Groningen, Netherland

Marco Jahn, Eclipse Foundation, Germany

Ariel Liebman, Monash University, Australia

Zofia Lukszo, Delft University of Technology, Netherland

Bo Nørregaard Jørgensen, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Edoardo Patti, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Marco Pau, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Enrico Pons, Politecnico di Torino, Italy