Special Issue "Global Trends and Advances Towards a Smarter Grid and Smart Cities"

A special issue of Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903). This special issue belongs to the section "Smart System infrastructures and Cybersecurity".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Om P. Malik

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr. NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4, Canada
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Interests: power systems control and protection; adaptive and intelligent control; renewable generation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This issue is dedicated to the 3rd International Conference on Smart Grid and Smart Cities (ICSGSC 2019), devoted to topics related to recent trends and progress made in the field of smarter grid, green energy and smart cities. ICSGSC 2019 will take place at the University of California, Berkeley, USA, 25–28 June 2019. However, the issue will not be limited to papers presented at the conference. Original and innovative contributions that include enhanced reliability and resilience, higher intelligence and optimized control, decentralized operation, higher operational efficiency, efficient demand management and better power quality are also invited.

For the past few years, research and development at the academic, industry, business and government levels has been devoted to make the power grid smarter as envisaged, to be the next generation electric grid for smart cities. It will enable the smart integration of conventional power generation, renewable generation, distributed generation, energy storage, transmission, distribution and demand management. However, all these prospective transformations also bring with them numerous challenges and opportunities. This is an open call for contributions to both ICSGSC 2019 and this issue.

Prof. Dr. Om P. Malik
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Technologies for Smarter Grid
  • Smart Cities
  • Integration of Renewable and Conventional Generation
  • Enhanced Reliability and Resiliency
  • Intelligent and Optimized Control
  • Demand Management
  • Operational Efficiency

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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