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Smart Grids 2015 : IEEE Access Journal -- Special Section on Smart Grids: A Hub of Interdisciplinary Research


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Special Section in IEEE Access
Smart Grids: A Hub of Interdisciplinary Research

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2015

IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of "Smart Grids: A Hub of Interdisciplinary Research"

The smart grid is an important hub of interdisciplinary research where researchers from different areas of science and technology combine their efforts to enhance the conventional electrical power grid. Due to these efforts, the conventional electrical grid is now evolving. The envisioned smart grid will bring social, environmental, and economic benefits. The smart grid is the combination of different technologies including control system theory, communication networks, pervasive computing, embedded sensing devices, electric vehicles, smart cities, renewable energy sources, Internet of Things, wireless sensor networks, cyber physical systems, and green communication. Due to these diverse activities and significant attention from researchers, education activities in the smart grid area are also growing.

The objective of this Special Section in IEEE Access is to showcase the most recent advances in the interdisciplinary research areas encompassing the smart grid. This Special Section will bring together researchers from diverse fields and specializations, such as communications engineering, computer science, electrical and electronics engineering, educators, mathematicians and specialists in areas related to smart grids. In this special section, we invite researchers from academia, industry, and government to discuss challenging ideas, novel research contributions, demonstration results, and standardization efforts on the smart grid and related areas.

Topics of interest include, but not limited to:

Education and Smart Grid
Smart grid and engineering education
Curricula development progress for smart grid
Smart grid for novice learners
Continuing education for smart grids
Educational needs for smart grid
Learning outcomes and perceptions of students about smart grid

Renewable Energy and Green Smart Grids
Optimization methods for distributed energy management systems
Electric vehicles as grid energy storage
Integration of solar energy into smart grids
Spatial load forecasting for micro-grids and virtual power plants
Energy load and prize forecasting
Energy harvesting
Renewable energy sources
Energy forwarding networks in smart grid
Energy storage and off-grid energy storage techniques
Green computing models and green software engineering
Case studies on integration of green computing with smart grid
Distributed energy sources and smart grid

Social networking and Smart Grid
Mobile services for smart grid applications
Social media data integration for smart utility applications
Case studies about social networking applications in smart grid
Modeling residential, commercial and industrial consumer behavior
Online social networks and smart grid
Cloud computing, social networks, and smart grid
Social metering
Model based customer analytics and demand side management

Communications Technologies and Networks for Smart Grid
Communication technologies in AMI, HAN, NAN, and WAN
Communication architectures for smart grid
Cognitive radio based smart grid
Wireless sensor networks and rechargeable sensor networks for smart grid
Physical and MAC layer protocols for smart grid
Capacity and network planning for smart grid
Multi-hop communication to support smart grid
Integration of smart meters in smart grid
Wireless energy harvesting to support smart grid
Wireless multimedia sensor and actuator network for smart grid
Internet of Things, and sensor web services for smart grid
QoS in smart grid
Signal processing for smart grid
Convergence of smart grid with cyber physical systems
Sensors and intelligent electronic devices (IEDs) for smart grids

Smart Cities and Smart Grid
Intelligent transport system and traffic management
Smart sensor based networks in smart cities to support smart grid
Smart campuses and cities
Smart homes and smart grid
Vehicle-to-grid and vehicle-to-home applications
Public transportation and smart grid
Recharging of electric vehicles
Smart parking management for smart grid
Vehicle grid communication: standards, applications, and models
Intelligent building and home energy management system
Distributed generation for buildings

Security and Privacy for Smart Grid
Smart grid privacy and security issues
Smart grid forensic science
Wireless sensor network for smart grid security
Big data and information integrity in Smart Grid
Communication security in smart grid
Intrusion detection in smart grid
Security standards in smart grid
Security of SCADA
Cryptography, key management, and authorization for smart grid
False data injection in smart grid
Consumer privacy protection in smart grid
Attacks and defense mechanism in smart grid

Control and Management of Smart Grid
Smart grid monitoring and supervision
Modeling and configuration of virtual power plants
Distributed generation and storage of power
Decentralized control and management of smart grid
Integration of micro-turbines, wind turbines, fuel cells
Real time condition monitoring for smart grids

* Mubashir Husain Rehmani, Associate Editor and Lead Guest Editor
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan

* Martin Reisslein
Arizona State University, Tempe, USA

* Abderrezak Rachedi
University Paris Est, France

* Melike Erol Kantarci
Clarkson University, New York, USA

* Milena Radenkovic
University of Nottingham, UK

IEEE Access Editor in Chief: Michael Pecht,
Professor and Director, CALCE, University of Maryland

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IEEE Access is a multidisciplinary, applications-oriented, all-electronic
archival journal continuously presenting the results of original research
or development across all of IEEE's fields of interest. Supported by author
publication fees, its hallmarks are a rapid peer review and publication
process with open access to all readers.

For information regarding IEEE Access including its publication policy and
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Mubashir Husain Rehmani
Associate Editor, IEEE Communications Magazine
Associate Editor, IEEE Access
Associate Editor, Elsevier's Computers and Electrical Engineering
Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology,
Wah Cantt, Pakistan
Tel: +92-333-3052764

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