Communication and Data Management for Smart Grids

  in Special Issue   Posted on December 30, 2020

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Submission Deadline: Sat 20 Mar 2021
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Dear Colleagues,

Energy distribution grids are complex, requiring not only advanced monitoring functionality that is reliable and capable of handling large amounts of data, but also flexible services to enable an efficient and reliable operation of the grid. While today’s methodologies and approaches have been shaped by requirements from 10–20 years ago, near-future requirements that allow high penetration of renewable energy resources lead to a demand for change in the existing infrastructure that supports the operation of grids, as well as changing load patterns due to, for example, electric vehicles. Smart solutions need to ensure data is collected, distributed, and managed for reliable grid services and need to scale well to large amounts of heterogeneous grid-related data sources. Such solutions are key to the success of future smart energy distribution grids.

In this Special Issue, we encourage submissions that design and assess communication and data management solutions and related data analytics and control applications that contribute to the dependable smart energy distribution grid for the future.

Topics of interest may include, but are not limited to, the following::

Advanced modeling methods for integrated distributed energy networks.
Artificial intelligence and smart decision tools for distributed energy systems.
Data-driven algorithms and their application in the distributed energy systems.
Emerging and enabling facilities in the distributed energy systems.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Rasmus Olsen
Guest Editor
Aalborg Universitety, Aalborg, Denmark
Interests: communication networks; data analytics, smart grids, ICT infrastructure, security

Dr. Hans-Peter Schwefel
Guest Editor
Aalborg Universitety, Aalborg, Denmark
Interests: communication; data analysis; smart grids

Dr. Christian Wietfeld
Guest Editor
TU Dortmund University, Dortmund, Germany
Interests: smart grid; electric vehicle communications; cognitive networking; heterogeneous networks; mobile radio networks; multi-scale, stochastic simulation and analytical modeling

Dr. Jiakun Fang
Guest Editor
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
Interests: robust optimization; energy system integration; power-to-hydrogen

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