Aims and scope

Demand response relies on the load flexibility, deployed under a diversity of incentive and price-based programs. It has a huge potential to the increase of the smart grid efficiency. The aim is to take full advantage of the potential of consumers’ demand flexibility, while ensuring their proper remuneration and increasing the efficiency of the whole energy and power system through the participation in demand response programs.

Demand response use is still at very low levels around the world. The identification of the main obstacles to the effective use of demand response, and of the most prominent potential solutions to overcome them, lead to the urgent need for further developments.

Distributed energy resources have a great potential for demand response, namely when considering the share of distributed generation in buildings and local communities.

The contributors for this special session will bring their experience in the development and use of effective solutions in the field.



  • Algorithms for modeling, control and optimization
  • Communication and control
  • Demand side management
  • Demand response
  • Distributed energy resources
  • Markets and economics
  • Methods and algorithms for real-time analysis
  • Optimization
  • Planning, operation and control
  • Plug-in electric vehicles
  • Renewable energy
  • Smart homes and buildings.

Important dates  

Paper Submission 15th June 2018

Decision 15th August 2018

Early Bird Registration 15th September 2018


Paper submission

For your reference, the assigned submission id is as follows: CIASG6: Special Session: Optimizing the use of Distributed Energy Resources in Smart Grids with Effective Demand Response.


Pedro Faria
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