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GFC 2013 : Second International Workshop on Grid Friendly Computing


When Jun 26, 2013 - Jun 26, 2013
Where Arlington, VA
Submission Deadline Apr 15, 2013
Notification Due May 7, 2013
Final Version Due May 20, 2013
Categories    smart grid   green computing   energy

Call For Papers



Second International Workshop on Grid Friendly Computing (GFC'13)

Held in conjunction with
The 4th IEEE International Green Computing Conference (IGCC'13)

June 26, 2013. Arlington, VA. USA




This workshop targets the intersection between computing and the power grid. The so-called "grid friendliness" refers to the enabling technologies which support the power grid's reliability. On one hand, a large number of sensors (phasor measurement units or PMUs) are being deployed to gather the state of the grid in real-time. Scalable data management and online analytics are therefore essential to convert this energy data into actionable grid control. The smart grid must therefore integrate advanced data-intensive computing technologies to be operated efficiently and more reliably.

On the other hand, to power large-scale computing infrastructures (e.g., data centers), energy is drawn on demand from the grid, which is highly complex and fragile. While there has been much exciting research towards unilaterally reducing power consumed by computations and computer systems, the electric utility's cost of facilitating on-demand energy can vary greatly. A fundamental property of the grid is that energy generation and consumption must be matched at all times, and managing this balance is an enormous challenge for utilities. An energy deficiency or surplus can lead to service disruptions or even cause major outages. Exacerbating the grid balancing problem is the integration of intermittent renewable energy sources like solar and wind. Utilities face complications when output from wind or solar farms rapidly ramps in either direction, because the consumers' demand does not change accordingly. Even worse, as distributed generation and transactive energy gains traction, utilities may have even less control over energy management. This workshop will explore the computing challenges, visions, and approaches towards a more robust and reliable futuristic grid.

Topics of Interest

We solicit paper submissions (6 page, IEEE format) on topics related to facilitating grid friendly computing in the following contexts:

* Synchrophasor (PMU) Integration and Data Management
* Situational Awareness and Grid Stability
* Distributed Data Processing and Control
* Load Shaping on Electric Grids
* Microgrids and Transactive Energy Mechanisms
* Advanced Infrastructure for Power Grids
* Advanced Analytics for Energy Data
* Grid Security and Privacy
* Green Data Centers in Spot and Multiregional Energy Markets
* Enforcing SLAs in Green Data Centers
* Energy Profiling of Data Center Workloads

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

Important Dates

Paper Deadline: April 15th, 2013
Author Notification: May 7th, 2013
Camera-Ready: May 20th, 2013
Workshop: Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Workshop Organization

General Co-Chairs

* David Chiu, Washington State University
* Jian Yin, Pacific Northwest National Labs

Program Committee

* Robert Bass, Portland State University
* Ted Brekken, Oregon State University
* Inigo Goiri, Rutgers University
* Changbin Liu, AT&T Labs - Research
* Linh T.X. Phan, University of Pennsylvania
* Vignesh Ravi, AMD
* Christopher Stewart, The Ohio State University
* Kai Sun, University of Tennessee
* Liqiang Wang, University of Wyoming
* Xinghui Zhao, Washington State University


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