IEEE International Conference on Communications
20-24 May 2018 // Kansas City, MO, USA
Communications for Connecting Humanity

Call For Papers


Smart grid is an important and attractive research area with many challenges spanning diverse research disciplines including power electronics, power & energy, electric vehicles, control, communications, and computing. The electricity grid is facing four major challenges: increasing electricity demand, aging grid infrastructure, ever-increasing penetration of renewables, and significant uptake of electric vehicles. To address these challenges, it is of vital importance to integrate modern control, communication, and computing technologies into one of the most complicated systems on earth—the electricity grid—for building a self-directed and self-healing smart grid.

The realization of the smart grid will require collaborative and sustained efforts from the research communities of Power Electronics, Power & Energy, Control, Communication, and Computing over the years to come. This workshop aims to facilitate this sustained effort and enhance international collaborations by disseminating cutting-edge research results spanning multiple disciplines. Participants will be able to share perspectives and the newest findings from research and ongoing projects relevant to smart grid. This will include a variety of smart grid applications and technologies, such as smart metering, demand side management, renewable energy integration, advanced control, communication, and computing technologies. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

From the perspective of communications

  • Smart grid communication and networking
  • Energy harvesting communications
  • Machine-to-machine communications
  • Smart metering (or advanced metering system)
  • Smart grid cyber security
  • Smart grid privacy

From the perspective of control and power engineering

  • Wireless power transfer and energy harvesting
  • Distributed and autonomous control of micro-grids
  • Renewable energy integration
  • Demand side management and demand response
  • Home/neighbourhood/industrial area energy management
  • Electric vehicle management
  • Smart electricity pricing
  • Intelligent distribution and transport networks.
  • Signal processing-enabled state estimation

From the perspective of computing

  • Internet of Things and its application to the smart grid
  • Big data for smart grid
  • Cloud computing for smart grid
  • Smart grid optimization
  • Cyber-physical power system modelling
  • Mobile computing for (home/smart) energy management system

We particularly invite contributions that address the integration of technologies rather than one single technology for one particular application in smart grid.


  • Paper Submission Deadline: January 3, 2018 January 15, 2018 (FINAL)
  • Acceptance Notification: February 21, 2018 February 28, 2018
  • Final Paper submission: March 5, 2018


The IEEE ICC 2018 Workshop website provides full instructions on how to submit papers & the paper format; see

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