Topical Collection "Women's Research in Smart Energy Systems"

A topical collection in Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This collection belongs to the section "Smart Grids and Microgrids".


Prof. Dr. Eleonora Riva Sanseverino
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Guest Editor
Department of Energy, Information Engineering and Mathematical Models, University of Palermo, 90128 Palermo, Italy
Interests: smart grids; power cables fault detection; transactive energy; energy blockchain; vehicle-to-grid; optimization in smart grids
Dr. Irina Ciornei
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Guest Editor
1. KIOS Research and Innovation Centre of Excellence, University of Cyprus, Nicosia 1678, Cyprus
2. MicroDERLab, University Politehnica of Bucharest, București 060042, Romania
Interests: operation research and optimization using artificial intelligence based methods; Microgrids; smart grids; interdependencies of critical infrastructures and power quality based on advanced signal processing methods

Topical Collection Information

The Special Issue ‘Women's Research in Smart Energy Systems’ aims to create a collection of excellent works in electrical and energy engineering led by women or mostly authored and carried out by women. It is well known that women are underrepresented in electrical engineering and in the energy field but their contribution is often very important, not only from the technical point of view but also based on their natural ability to lead research groups with a strongly cooperative approach. The ability to create a sense of belonging and to understand people comes into play when challenges get tougher.

The Special Issue will collect contributions in the field of smart grids and microgrids, in the area of advanced ICT solutions for power systems and energy systems, and in the field of cable fault detection. Applications of artificial intelligence to the energy area are very welcome, as well as contributions that consider the cross-cutting issues around the clean energy transition most countries are facing. Studies on clean mobility, zero emission vehicles, and waterborne transport are also most welcome.

Prof. Dr. Eleonora Riva Sanseverino
Prof. Dr. Luisa F. Cabeza
Dr. Irina Ciornei
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the collection website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • smart energy systems
  • microgrids
  • energy hubs
  • smart grids
  • transactive energy
  • vehicle-to-grid
  • cable monitoring and fault detection
  • artificial intelligence in energy
  • optimization in energy

Published Papers

This collection is now open for submission.
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