2023 Call for special session on Computational Intelligence in Power and Energy Systems (CIPES)

IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence 2023Computational Intelligence in Power and Energy Systems (CIPES)

Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico, 5-8 December 2023

Organized by Fernando Lezama (flz@isep.ipp.pt), João Soares, Kumar Venayagamoorthy, Zita Vale.

Sustainability is now one of the main topics in society due to increasing demands and limited resources worldwide. In the field of power and energy systems, methods are required to enable economic and sustainable energy production and consumption. In fact, currently, there is an increasing penetration of renewable and distributed energy sources in the electrical grid. Such resources certainly will contribute to achieving sustainability goals but at the same time pose different challenges in the planning, control, and operation of the electrical grid.

It is in this context that CI methods take a key role to enable financially and ecologically planning, optimizing and forecasting sustainable systems. Typically, these approaches can make use of domain knowledge in order to achieve the required goal more efficiently. However, even in the case that explicit domain knowledge is not available, sophisticated CI methods can also handle a wide variety of problems involving a large amount of data, decision variables, or uncertainty of parameters. The main goal of this special session is to promote the research on CI methods applied to solve problems related to Power and Energy Systems.

Topics should concern EC applications or theory in the energy domain, including, but not limited to:

  • Forecasting methods (e.g., applied to energy demand, electricity prices, renewable generation)
  • Demand side management (e.g., smart homes, buildings, energy communities)
  • Network restoration and planning
  • Real-time control and optimization
  • Smart grid and microgrid problems
  • Explainability in power and energy systems (i.e., when using artificial intelligence or CI)
  • Fairness in algorithm design applied to PES

We encourage submissions of articles focusing on the application of CI solving challenges in the energy sector. We are particularly interested in problems with high complexity and unpredictability as well as problems with dynamic goal settings, multiple objectives, and expansive search areas. Cross-sectorial problems are also welcome, e.g., dealing with different types of energy carriers (such as heating, cooling, and electricity supply) and market levels (from household to industrial level).

Important Dates

Paper submission due: June 30th, 2023
Notification of acceptance: August 31st, 2023
Final paper submission: September 15th, 2023

How to submit a paper

Submit a paper to the special session on Computational Intelligence in Power and Energy Systems (CIinPES) in the research topic.

Further related bibliography

  • [1] F. Lezama, J. Soares, P. Hernandez-Leal, M. Kaisers, T. Pinto, and Z. Vale: Local Energy Markets: Paving the Path Towards Fully Transactive Energy Systems, IEEE Transaction on Power Systems, IEEE, 2018.
  • [2] J. Soares, B. Canizes, M. A. Fotouhi Gazvhini, Z. Vale, and G. K. Venayagamoorthy, “Two-stage Stochastic Model using Benders’ Decomposition for Large-scale Energy Resources Management in Smart grids,” IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 2017.
  • [3] F. Lezama, J. Soares, E. Munoz de Cote, L. E. Sucar, and Z. Vale, “Differential Evolution Strategies for Large-Scale Energy Resource Management in Smart Grids,” in GECCO ’17: Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion Proceedings, 2017.