Optimization challenges in the evolution of electricity networks to smart grids

The objectives of this workshop are bringing together scientists, engineers, researchers, and students from academy and industry to share recent research and unveil new research directions concerning the use of optimization models and methods to address the challenges arising in the evolution of energy networks to smart grids.

Contributions to the workshop are expected to cover a wide range of topics including: integration of renewable energy generation, storage, demand forecast, demand side management and demand response, smart metering, system reliability and provision of ancillary services, microgrids, electricity smart grids, gas smart grids, network integration, information and communication technologies, internet of things, big data, and improved methods to optimize the resulting complex energy models.

Additional topics related to other optimization challenges in the evolution of energy networks to smart grids are welcome. Contributions reporting real-world case studies are particularly appreciated.

Organizing Committee:
Carlos Henggeler Antunes (chair), António Gomes Martins, Carla Henriques, Dulce Coelho, Ana Soares, Humberto Jorge, Álvaro Gomes.

Scientific Committee: Thorsten Koch (chair), Antonio Frangioni, Ambros Gleixner, Claudia D'Ambrosio, Antonio J. Conejo, Christiano Lyra, Henrik Madsen, John Moriarty, Laureano F. Escudero, Manuel Matos, Reinhard Madlener

The workshop will be accompanied by a special issue of Computers & Operations Research with a tentative submission deadline of January 15, 2017.

More details can be found on the website.



Presentations can be found at:


Minutes of the MC Meeting:

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