♦Special Session on Smart Grids:ـ Emerging Services and Networks
The future smart grid will enable cost savings and lower energy use by means of smart appliances and smart meters which support dynamic load management and real-time monitoring of energy use and distribution.ــThe Smart Grid will interface with smart appliances and area networking in the home. The introduction of two-way communications and control into power grid enables coordination of home energy use with the real-time economics of the power grid, while introducing security and privacy concerns.
Deployment of Smart Grids opens important new services for consumers and means that home networks for appliances and personal electronics may be integrated and monitored for energy management.
Important progress has been in Smart Grid architecture, and there are many pilot projects underway around the world. The details of Smart Grid network and services is still evolving.
The goal of this special session is to provide a forum for engineers, architects, and researchers to share knowledge and innovation in Smart Grid evolution focusing on network and service issues touching consumers. We solicit papers covering various topics of interest that include (but are not limited to) the following:
ـــ * End-to-end networking
ـــ * Area network integration with smart grid
ـــ * Protocols for control and event delivery
ـــ * Gateways and smart meter interconnectivity and routing
ـــ * Event distribution and load management
ـــ * Novel services
ـــ * Cyber security and privacy
ـــ * Wide-area situational awarness
ـــ * Consumer-to-consumer power re-distribution mechanisms and networking
ـــ * Standardization
ـــ * Pilot projects and deployments
Authors are invited to submit regular technical papers or position papers. The position papers should present novel technologies at an early stage of development or share future vision. All submissions should describe original, previously unpublished research, not currently under review by another conference or journal. Manuscripts should not exceed five (5) pages in double-column IEEE format. Please submit the paper throughــEDAS.ـ Formatting details can be found underـAuthor Informationـon the CCNC web site.
Thomas Chen (Swansea University)
John Buford (Avaya Labs Research)