ICT4SmartGrid 2024: The 4th IEEE International Workshop on Rising ICT Solutions for Smart Grids as Multi-energy Systems

Call for Papers

The workshop 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. 

Workshop theme: 

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). 

Scope of the workshop: 

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. 

Paper Templates

IEEE Paper templates are available in MS Word 2003 and LaTex. All submissions must use US 8.5×11 letter page format.

IEEE Conference Publishing Policies

All submissions must adhere to IEEE Conference Publishing Policies.

IEEE Cross Check

All submission will be screened for plagiarized material through the IEEE Cross Check portal.

Important Dates – Workshops

Workshop, Fast Abstract, SRS, JC  papers due
April 15, 2024  Extended to April 21

May 1, 2024

Camera Ready & Registration due
May 25, 2024

Workshop Organizers

Marco Aiello, Institute of Architecture of Application Systems, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Email: marco.aiello[at]iaas.uni-stuttgart.de 

Lorenzo Bottaccioli, Interuniversity Dept. of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Email: lorenzo.bottaccioli[at]polito.it 

Peter Palensky, Dept. of Electrical Sustainable Energy, Delft University of Technology, Netherland
Email: p.palensky[at]tudelft.nl 

Francesco Ponzio, Dept. Of Control and Computer Engineering, Politecnico di Torino

Publicity Chair

Sara Vinco, Dept. Of Control and Computer Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Email: sara.vinco[at]polito.it 

Program Committee

Alessandro Aliberti, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Andrea Acquaviva, University of Bologna, Italy 

Luca Barbierato, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Davide Brunelli, University of Trento, Italy 

Ana-Maria Dumitrescu, University of Bucharest, Romania 

Abouzar Estebsari, London South Bank University, England 

Marco Jahn, Eclipse Foundation, Germany 

Ariel Liebman, Monash University, Australia 

Zofia Lukszo, Delft University of Technology, Netherland 

Edoardo Patti, Politecnico di Torino, Italy 

Marco Pau, RWTH Aachen University, Germany 

Enrico Pons, Politecnico di Torino, Italy 

Ettore Francesco Bompard, Politecnico di Torino, Italy