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IEEE ComSoc extends Call for Papers for SmartGridComm in Vancouver


May 2, 2013
By Anthony Capkun

May 2, 2013 – The IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm) has extended the Call for Papers deadline to May 19, 2013, for its 4th annual event be held October 21-24 in Vancouver, B.C.

The transformation of today’s electricity grids into smart grids has been widely hailed as a key for sustainable growth around the world, says IEEE. SmartGridComm is dedicated to furthering the integration of the latest information and communications technologies into electric grids, as well as enhancing power grid efficiencies and the availability of affordable energy sources to worldwide users.

This includes empowering today’s power grid with the capability to support the two-way flow of energy and information, quickly isolate and restore power outages, facilitate the integration of renewable energy sources and provide the tools necessary for optimizing energy consumption.

All interested academics, industry professionals and government officials are urged to visit the conference website for specific paper submission details, as well as ongoing conference updates. Organizers are currently accepting original contributions on all aspects of smart grid communications, such as:

• architectures and models for the smart grid
• cyber-physical wide-area monitoring, protection & control (WMAPAC)
• smart grid cyber security and privacy
• support for storage, renewable sources and micro-grids
• demand side management, demand response, dynamic pricing
• communications & networks for smart grids & smart metering
• smart grid services & management models
• smart grid standards, co-simulation, test-beds & field trials

Founded in 1952, the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) has over 50,000 members and is the second-largest of IEEE’s 38 technical societies.