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PGFC 2012 : The First Workshop on Power Grid-Friendly Computing


When Jun 5, 2012 - Jun 8, 2012
Where San Jose, CA
Submission Deadline Apr 15, 2012
Notification Due May 10, 2012
Final Version Due May 20, 2012
Categories    green computing   smart grid

Call For Papers


First Workshop on Power Grid-Friendly Computing (PGFC 2012)

Held in conjunction with
The 3rd IEEE International Green Computing Conference (IGCC'12)

June 5-8, 2012. San Jose, CA




A fundamental property of the power grid is that energy generation and consumption must be equal at all times, and managing this balance is an enormous challenge for power utilities. An energy deficit can lead to service disruptions, on the other hand, a surplus of energy places heavy stress on the grid, potentially causing major blackouts. Exacerbating this grid imbalance problem is the integration of intermittent renewable energy sources. For instance, power utilities face complications when output from wind or solar farms rapidly increases or decreases, because the consumers' demand does not change accordingly. Managing these complications can be costly and wasteful.

A practical approach toward better managing the power system may be to find ways to control or incentivize consumer demand during certain periods through dynamically changing energy costs based on supply. This demand response is a key concept in the vision for the Smart Grid. A grid-friendly approach to power management can potentially reduce the cost of integrating renewable power sources as well as lower the broader environmental impact.

Topics of Interest

We solicit 6-page paper submissions (IEEE, double column) on topics related to facilitating grid-friendly power management at all levels of computing:

* Load Balancing and Management on Power Grids
* Challenges in Real-Time Energy Data Management
* Managing Intermittency in Renewable Energy Integration
* Cost Management in Demand-Response Environments
* Modeling Energy Demand and Generation
* Cost Adaptive and Energy-Aware Computing
* Demand-Side Management in Large Scale Facilities

To directly access the paper submission site, please follow this link to EasyChair, and select the "Power Grid-Friendly Computing" Track.

Important Dates

Papers Due: April 15th, 2012
Author Notification: May 10th, 2012
Camera-Ready Papers Due: May 20th, 2012
Workshop (and IGCC): June 5-8, 2012

Workshop Organization

General Chair

* David Chiu, Washington State University

Program Committee

* David Aikema, University of Calgary
* Daniel G. Chavarria, Pacific Northwest National Labs
* Inigo Goiri, Rutgers University
* Dong Li, Oak Ridge National Labs
* Randy Katz, UC Berkeley
* Thu Nguyen, Rutgers University
* Suzanne Rivoire, Sonoma State University
* Christopher Stewart, Ohio State University
* Jian Yin, Pacific Northwest National Labs

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