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[EXTENDED] CFC Evolutionary Computation in the Energy Domain: Risk-based Energy Scheduling

Application Deadline: 30-06-2022 (extended)

Event Date: 30-06-2022

GECCO 2022 & IEEE WCCI 2022 (Joint competition)

Following the success of the previous editions at IEEE PES; CEC; GECCO, WCCI, we are launching another challenging edition of the competition at major conferences in the field of computational intelligence. This edition of the WCCI/GECCO 2022 competition proposes one track in the energy domain:

Track 1) Risk-based optimization of aggregators’ day-ahead energy resource management (ERM) considering uncertainty associated with the high penetration of distributed energy resources (DER). This testbed is constructed under the same framework of past competitions (therefore, former competitors can adapt their algorithms to this new track), representing a centralized day-ahead ERM in a smart grid with a 13-bus distribution network using a 15-scenario case study with 3 scenarios considering extreme events (high impact, and low probability). A conditional value-at-risk (CVaR) mechanism is used to measure the risk associated with the extreme events for a confidence level (α) of 95%. We also add some restrictions to the initialization of the initial solution and the allowed repairs and tweak heuristics.

Note: The track is developed to run under the same framework of the past competitions.

PLEASE NOTE: The rule for the initialization of the initial solution has been updated (30.03.2022). See the Rules section.

Guidelines, rules, and a full description is available here.

Important Dates:
Submit your results by June 30, 2022, 23:59 (anywhere on earth) – (EXTENDED)

We are glad to announce that our competition will offer an IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) prize of 500 USD for the first ranked contestant. Good luck and stay tuned. Thanks!

Competition Organizers:
Joao Soares, GECAD, Polytechnic of Porto (
Fernando Lezama, GECAD, Polytechnic of Porto (
José Almeida, GECAD, Polytechnic of Porto (
Bruno Canizes, GECAD, Polytechnic of Porto (
Zita Vale, Polytechnic of Porto (

Please send an email with any questions for the above contacts.

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