SEST 2018

International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and Technologies

10-12 September, 2018, University of Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain

Welcome to SEST 2018

Smart Energy Systems and Technology offer promises to enhance the operational efficiency of nationwide energy and power supplies via distributed generation with bi-directional energy and electricity flow. This objective is achieved by allowing intelligent monitoring and control of different components within the distribution and transmission lines as well as other systems from utilities of natural gas, thermal energy, electricity, and water on the one side to the end user on the other side, while maintaining the energy and power quality, security, reliability and safety with minimum environmental impacts. Governments around the world are investing heavily in smart energy systems to ensure optimum energy use and supply, enable better planning for outage responses and recovery, and facilitate the integration of heterogeneous technologies such as renewable energy systems, electrical vehicle networks, and smart homes around the grid. Smart energy systems present enormous engineering challenges in the design and integration of energy and electrical grids with communication and network technologies, along with substantial questions of security and privacy of different components within the grid. The SEST conference aims at providing an opportunity to discuss various engineering challenges of smart energy system design and operation by focusing on advanced methods and practices for designing different components and their integration within the grid. It also provides a forum for researchers from academia and professionals from industry, as well as government regulators to tackle these challenges, and discuss and exchange knowledge and best practices about design and implementation of Smart energy systems.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission: 22-Mar-2018
First Notification: 15-Apr-2018
Full Paper Submission: 1-Jun-2018
Acceptance Notice: 15-Jul-2018
Camera-Ready Due: 22-Jul-2018
Conference dates: 10-12-Sep, 2018.

The authors of approved abstracts will be invited to submit full papers. Full paper submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 reviewers.

Conference Proceedings

Accepted and presented papers will be submitted to IEEE Xplore for inclusion in the IEEE digital library.

Conference Scopes

Topics of interest include (but not limited to) the following:

  • Resilient / adaptive grid infrastructures design, planning, operation and management
  • Thermal networks, storage, import / export, control, optimization, and applications
  • Hydrogen and natural gas networks, production and supply chain, integration
  • Gas-power generation systems design and applications
  • Power Electronic converters and drives
  • Energy storage technologies and systems
  • Demand monitoring and energy Efficient Systems
  • FACTS, active power filters, power quality monitoring and performance enhancement
  • Sensors, communications and network
  • Grid modeling, simulation, and data management
  • Energy efficiency, conservation, and savings
  • Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) systems, CNG vehicles, clean transportation
  • Grid protection, reliability, energy / power quality and maintenance
  • Smart metering, measurement, instrumentation, and control
  • Information, security and privacy for smart energy systems
  • Renewable energy, wind, solar, fuel cells and distributed generation within microgrids
  • Computational intelligence and optimization for smart energy systems
  • Smart homes, cities, communities
  • Life cycle assessment, pricing, policies, and energy planning
  • Smart energy systems education

Organizing Commitees

General Co-Chairs

Felipe Rosa, USE, Spain
Hossam A.Gabbar, UOIT, Canada

Technical Chairs

Joao P. S. Catalao, FEUP and INESC TEC, Portugal
Pierluigi Siano, Universita degli Studi di Salerno
Antonio Moreno Munoz, University of Cordoba, Spain

Award Chair

Luis Valverde, USE, Spain

Local Organization Chair

Javier Pino Lucena, USE. Spain

Student Support Chair

Luis Valverde, USE, Spain

Web Coordinator

Jianhong Zhou, Xihua University, China

Technical Program Committee

Miguel Angel Ridao, USE, Spain
Carlos Bordons, USE, Spain
Evgueniy Entchev, NRCan, Canada
Michael Fowler, Univ. of Waterloo
Prasanta Ghosh, Syracuse Univ., USA
Santiago Grijalva, Georgia Inst. of Tech., USA
Thomas Kunz, Carleton U, Canada
Yunxin (Jeff) Li, NICTA, Australia
Eduardo Lopez, INTA, Spain
Peter Lund, Aalto University, Finland
Greg Naterer, Memorial Univ., Canada
Jatin Nathwani, U of Waterloo, Canada
Yaser Qudaih, Kyushu Inst. of Tech., Japan
Marc Rosen, UOIT, Canada
Mohamed Safiuddin, U. Buffalo, US
Luis Valverde, USE, Spain
Bala Venkatesh, Ryerson University, Canada
Kevin Whitehead, Whitby Hydro, Canada
Javier Contreras, Univ. Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Gianfranco Chicco, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Edris Pouresmaeil, Aalto University, Finland
Nikolaos Paterakis, TU/e, The Netherlands
Anastasios Bakirtzis, Aristotle Univ. Thessaloniki, Greece
Ozan Erdinc, Yildiz Technical Univ., Turkey
Jamshid Aghaei, Shiraz Univ. of Technology, Iran
Fei Wang, North China Electric Power Univ., China
Mohammad Masoum, Curtin University, Australia
Miadreza Shafie-khah, Univ. Beira Interior, Portugal
Jose Luis Bernal Agustin, Univ. Zaragoza, Spain
Akin Tascikaraoglu, Mugla Univ., Turkey
Jose Luis Martinez Ramos, USE, Spain


Keynote Speakers

Prof. Peter Palensky
Full Professor at TU Delft, The Netherlands

IEEE Senior Member

How to Model Integrated Energy Systems
Prof. Antonio Gomez Exposito
Full Professor at Univ. Sevilla, Spain

IEEE Fellow

Smart Technologies for Massive Integration of Renewables
Prof. Gianfranco Chicco
Full Professor at Politecnico di Torino, Italy

IEEE Fellow

Challenges on the Demand Side
Prof. João Peças Lopes
Full Professor at Univ. Porto, Portugal

IEEE Fellow

New Grid Codes to Increase Renewables Penetration
Prof. Hossam Gaber (Gabbar)
Full Professor at Univ. Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada

IEEE Senior Member

Resilient Interconnected Micro Energy Grids
Prof. Anastasios Bakirtzis
Full Professor at Aristotle Univ. Thessaloniki, Greece

IEEE Fellow

The Value of Storage for Renewable Integration

Invited Speakers

EDP Distribuição, Portugal
InteGrid Project Overview

program & venue

Panel Session On: "Demonstration of intelligent grid technologies for renewables integration and interactive consumer participation enabling interoperable market solutions and interconnected stakeholders"

The SEST 2018 booklet is available now.


Submission Method

Please send your abstract (one or two pages) before March 1st, 2018; the authors of approved abstracts will be invited to submit full papers (max 6 pages) before June 1st, 2018.

Submissions must be original (see Plagiarism Guidelines) and should not have been published or under consideration for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by SEST 2018.

Categories Early Bird Registration until July 29, 2018 Late Registration from July 30, 2018
Student 340 EURO 440 EURO
IES Member 380 EURO 480 EURO
IEEE Student Member 300 EURO 400 EURO
IEEE (Non-IES) Member 400 EURO 500 EURO
Regular 500 EURO 600 EURO

Early bird Registration: Deadline is July 29, 2018
Note: With a full registration, two accepted papers can be presented and included in the proceedings. If a third paper is to be presented, an extra fee of 100 EUR has to be remitted for that paper.

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