[hpc-announce] IEEE GLOBECOM 2021 Workshop - EnergyCom: Intelligent Communications for Decentralized Energy Management

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Tue Jul 6 04:09:40 CDT 2021

                                     Call for Paper

                              International Workshop on
Communications for Decentralized Energy Management (EnergyCom2021)


                    in conjunction with IEEE GlobeCom 2021.


                      7-11 December 2021 // Madrid, Spain

Scope and topics of the workshop:
The need for clean energy has become crucial with population growth, the
abundant demand in traditional energy resources and the need for the
decarbonization of the economy to curb climate change. The solution ahead
is to shift to and integrate more renewable and clean sources of energy
with the existing conventional energy infrastructure as well as offer
end-users a more active role in the integrated management of their energy
resources (grid, loads, storage, microgeneration). Energy trading platforms
are mechanisms used to attain increased energy demands while meeting
participants’ satisfaction (i.e., consumers, prosumers, and utility grids).
Participant satisfaction is driven by two main factors: stable coverage of
energy demand and profit maximization, which can be fostered by demand
response programs. Peer-to-Peer (P2P) energy trading platforms should find
a win-win balance, where all participants are able to make some profit and
meet their energy demand under any circumstances. However, under certain
circumstances, this balance between energy demand and profit can be
affected. Some consumers may not be able to buy energy due to the lack of
funds. Moreover, some prosumers, who are solely responsible for energy
storage management, are not able to sell all their excess energy.
Additionally, energy storage management becomes costly over time and can
affect the prosumer overall profit. Lastly, scalability and security are
additional challenges that must be tackled.
In this context, intelligent communications, as well as decentralized
technologies, have emerged as a solution to these issues. For instance,
deep and reinforcement learning coupled with fast and reliable
communication infrastructures such as B5G, provide great opportunities to
improve the way energy prosumers and consumers communicate with the grid. A
decentralized energy management system takes advantage of various
technologies, and effective communication is used to ensure optimal
utilization of the available resources. Incorporation of advanced
technologies such as blockchain, distributed intelligence, and federated
learning can considerably overcome the technical challenges and reduce
market barriers, which in essence would attract the adoption of this
disruptive technology.
The aim of the International Workshop on Intelligent Communications for
Decentralized Energy Management is to bring together experts, researchers,
and practitioners interested in the advances and applications in the field
of intelligent communications and computing for decentralized energy
management. Participants are invited to present and discuss recent
developments and challenges in energy management systems. This workshop
focuses on innovative applications, tools, and frameworks in technological
areas related to optimization of the energy management infrastructure in
the context of smart cities and other relevant application domains.
Researchers are encouraged to submit original research contributions in all
major areas, which include, but not limited to:
* Design of multi-objective models for energy management systems, including
demand response
* Big data analytics in energy management
* Intelligent infrastructure architectures for energy systems
* Cooperative systems for energy management
* Security and privacy for decentralized energy systems
* Next-generation networks for energy management
* Connected services and energy mobility management
* Autonomous and connected energy in smart cities
* Green energy cities and infrastructure
* P2P energy trading/sharing models
* Management of large-scale energy systems
* Energy-efficient industrial IoT
* Blockchain for energy management
* Advanced communications and computing for energy storage
* B5G technology for energy systems

Workshop Organizers:
* Dr. Moayad Aloqaily, xAnalytics Inc., Ottawa, Canada.
* Prof. Öznur Özkasap, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey.
* Prof. Carlos Henggeler Antunes, University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Invited Speaker:
* Prof. Salil Kanhere, UNSW Sydney, Australia.

Submission Link:      https://edas.info/N28614

Important Dates:
Papers due: 15 July, 2021
Acceptance notification: 15 September, 2021
Camera-ready paper due: 15 November, 2021

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