. Evolutionary Computation for Complex Optimization in the Energy Domain

Paper submission: February 1st, 2018 (Extended)

Paper acceptance: March 15, 2018

Final submission: May 1, 2018

Early registration: May 1, 2018

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Optimization approaches are a crucial part of the planning, operation, and control of energy systems. However, many optimization problems in the energy domain are complex by nature since they are highly constrained and face issues related to high-dimensionality, lack of information, noisy and corrupted data as well as real-time requirements.
Due to the difficulties of traditional algorithms to find feasible solutions for those complex problems in real-world conditions, Evolutionary Computation (EC) has emerged and demonstrated satisfactory performance in a wide variety of applications in the energy domain.
This special session aims at bringing together the latest applications of EC to optimization problems in the energy domain. The problems can be focused in different parts of the energy chain (e.g., heating, cooling, and electricity supply) and different consumer targets (e.g., residential or industrial level). Problems dealing with uncertainty, dynamic environments, and large-scale search spaces are a plus to the aim of this special session.

Potential topics

Include but not limited to:

• Electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles

• Electricity markets

• Energy scheduling

• Heat and electricity joint optimization problems

• Hydrogen economy problems

• Multi-objective problems in the energy domain

• Natural gas optimization problems

• Optimal power flow in distribution and transmission

• Residential, industrial and district cooling/heating problems

• Smart grid and micro-grid problems

• Solar and wind power integration and forecast

• Super grids (continental and trans-continental transmission)

• Transportation & energy joint problems