Special Issue "IOT in Energy System Sustainability"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Energy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Assoc. Prof. Jahangir Hossain
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Guest Editor
School of Engineering, Macquarie University, North Ryde campus, NSW-2109, Australia.
Interests: renewable energy integration, smart grids, hybrid microgrids, electrical vehicles, battery energy storage systems and distributed generations
Prof. Michael Negnevitsky
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Guest Editor
School of Engineering, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 65 Hobart, Tasmania, 7001 Australia
Interests: power engineering, renewable and distributed generation, smart grids, computational intelligence
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

IOT can address rising energy costs and sustainability by connecting, managing, and securing devices that collect data from sensors, sensor networks, and other cyber-physical systems. This is the main focus of the Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC) 2019 which will be held in Marriott Resort, Momi Bay, Fiji, during November 26–29, 2019. Technical papers are invited from researchers, practicing engineers, and students on any subject related to the scope of the conference that includes, but is not limited to the following major topics:

  • Asset management, diagnostics, and condition monitoring
  • Communications and networks for smart energy systems
  • Demand management and its enabling technology
  • Climate change mitigation by renewable energy
  • Distributed, embedded, and dispersed generation
  • Electrical machines
  • Electric vehicle and energy storage system
  • Electrical machines
  • Electricity markets and power system economics
  • Energy analytics
  • Effective energy storage and management
  • Renewable energy policy
  • Smart grid and cyber security
  • Smart grids and their enabling technologies
  • Energy independence for small island community
  • FACTS, power electronics, and drives
  • High voltage systems
  • IoT application in power systems
  • Transactive energy management for energy trading in microgrids
  • Transmission and distribution system
  • Wind energy (on-shore and off-shore
  • Hydro power (small and micro)
  • Marine energy (wave, tidal current, OTEC, etc.)
  • Microgrid and its operations
  • Power engineering education
  • Power system automation
  • Power system dynamics, stability, control and protection
  • Power system operation and planning

Following the venue, in collaboration with Energies (MDPI), up to 30 high-quality papers from the conference will be invited to submit follow-up articles extending the presented research in a dedicated Special Issue. This opportunity is also advertised on the conference websites http://aupec.org/. The submission should fulfill the following requirements:

(1) The paper should be expanded 50% to the size of a research article (paper published in proceedings)

(2) The conference paper should be cited and noted on the first page of the paper

(3) If the authors do not hold the copyright to the published conference paper, the authors should seek the appropriate permission from the copyright holder

(4) Authors are asked to disclose that it is conference paper in their cover letter and include a statement on what has been changed compared to the original conference paper.

Assoc. Prof. Jahangir Hossain
Prof. Dr. Michael Negnevitsky
Guest Editors

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  • Internet of Things
  • Renewable energy and battery energy storage systems
  • Smart grids
  • Power electronics and electrical machines

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A Lifetime-Enhancing Method for Directional Sensor Networks with a New Hybrid Energy-Consumption Pattern in Q-coverage Scenarios
Energies 2020, 13(4), 824; https://doi.org/10.3390/en13040824 - 13 Feb 2020
An important issue in directional sensor networks (DSNs) is how to prolong the network lifetime in Q-coverage scenarios where each target point may have different coverage requirements. When the Q-coverage requirement is met, it is an effective way to maximize the network lifetime [...] Read more.
An important issue in directional sensor networks (DSNs) is how to prolong the network lifetime in Q-coverage scenarios where each target point may have different coverage requirements. When the Q-coverage requirement is met, it is an effective way to maximize the network lifetime by controlling energy consumptions. Unlike the existing results where only the sensing energy consumption is considered, this paper proposes a new hybrid energy consumption pattern, which reflects the reality of energy consumptions more closely. In such a pattern, both sensing and communication energy consumptions are considered. By combining scheduling and clustering technologies to control these two kinds of energy consumptions in each round, a new lifetime-enhancing method (NLEM) is devised to prolong the network lifetime. First, a sensing direction scheduling algorithm for Q-coverage is proposed to make different sensing direction sets meet the coverage requirement of each target point. Then, a new cluster head selection algorithm and an inter-cluster communication algorithm are developed to select an optimal cluster head set and achieve multi-hop communication, respectively. Simulation results demonstrate the effectiveness of the NLEM in prolonging the network lifetime for DSNs in Q-coverage scenarios. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue IOT in Energy System Sustainability)
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