Special Issue "Cyber Physical Energy Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2019).
Automation and digitalization have become important topics in the energy sector in recent years, as modern energy systems increasingly rely on communication and information technology to combine smart controls with hardware infrastructure. In this context, applications like smart grids and smart buildings have pioneered the intertwining of hardware and software components, operating on different spatial and temporal scales and often across the boundaries of traditional engineering domains. With the emergence of cyber–physical systems (CPS) as a transdisciplinary field, such modern energy systems can be classified as cyber–physical energy systems (CPES), integrating the related research and development within a broader scope.
An important aspect of the research and development related to CPS is to bridge the gap between the traditional engineering domains and computer science. This is especially true for CPES, where the related engineering domains have in the past come up with proven and reliable methods for designing even large and complex systems.However, with the advent of distributed and renewable energy sources and the integration of energy systems across the traditional borders of engineering domains, these proven methods are being challenged and require extension. The inclusion of intelligent control strategies and the integration of ubiquitous amounts of data, which is facilitated through (or at least promised by) the notion of CPES, is expected to be an important enabler for the anticipated transition of the energy system.
This call for papers targets researchers and practitioners from all energy-related domains who work on issues related to CPES. The scope includes (but is not limited to) work on the modeling and simulation of CPES, distributed algorithms and control, formal languages and ontologies for integrated energy systems, the design of simulations/experiments and the general applications of CPES (for instance in the context of smart grids or smart cities). We would like to invite you to submit or recommend original research papers for the “Cyber–Physical Energy Systems” Special Issue.
Dr. Edmund Widl
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Hybrid modeling and simulation
- Co-Simulation of multi-domain systems
- Ontologies for energy systems
- Applications of cyber-physical energy systems
- Distributed algorithms and control
- Standards in interfacing components
- Formal languages for energy systems
- Smart grid modeling
- Smart cities modeling
- Design of simulations/experiments