Call for Papers: 2016 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting

We have extended the GM paper submission deadline through 11:59 PM Wednesday November 11, 2015.

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The 2016 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting will be held during the 3rd week in July - July 17-21, 2016 - at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston, MA, USA.

This premier power engineering conference will bring together practicing power engineers and academics from all over the world. The aim of the conference is to provide an international forum for experts to promote, share, and discuss various issues and developments in the field of electrical power engineering.

The theme of the meeting is: "Paving The Way for Grid Modernization."

Papers are invited on all topics related to electric power and energy and especially for the Super Sessions topics with the following focus:

Managing Demand in a Variable Supply World

  • Fast demand response techniques and limitations
  • Forecasting and simulation techniques for variable resources
  • Forecasting the impact of weather on supply and demand
  • Creating realistic models for process storage
  • Economics of energy efficiency vs. demand response
  • Distribution based generation vs transmission based generation impact on stability, resiliency
  • Grid solutions to changes in generation mix

Business Models for Electricity Market

  • Changes due to Increased Penetration of Distributed Energy Resources and Variable Generation
  • Regulatory Changes in the Distribution arena
  • Next generation EMS/DMS systems, data management,
    and system planning
  • International experiences of the changing markets
  • Retail and Wholesale impacts

Smart Buildings, Smart Load, Smart Cities

  • Efficiencies in the grid, use of power factor and harmonic measuring systems to help the grids react proactively rather than reactively
  • Equipment, software, communications infrastructure, processes, business models, controls, etc. that support the operations of consumer-side systems.
  • Equipment, software, communications infrastructure, processes, business models, controls, etc. that support interfacing consumer-side systems with power system planning and dispatch operations.
  • Standards, guides, and recommended practices that can enable safety, cyber security, interoperability, and reliability of these consumer-side systems and their interface to the grid's planning and operations.
  • Integration of these consumer-side system operations with utility company's enterprise business IT systems to provide quality customer services

Resiliency in the Power Grid – the ability of the power grid to adapt to short term changes and long term changes

  • What effects will climate change have to the power grid?
  • Extreme weather's impact on the power grid
  • The effects of loss of generation (retirement of coal fired plants, black start) on resiliency
  • Mitigating the effects of solar storms (GMD) on the power grid
  • Micro-grids impact the resilience in the power grid (pros/cons)

2016 PES General Meeting Information for Paper Submission, Presentation & Publication

Conference Paper Submission Requirements

Papers (maximum length five (5) pages) must be prepared in accordance with the procedures outlined in the PES
Authors Kit, available on the PES web site (home page URL: www.ieee-pes.org/ ) Full papers must be submitted  to the on-line submission and review site (Papers identified as Part 1 and Part 2 papers will NOT be accepted). A link to the submission site will be available from the PES home page on October 12, 2015. All papers must be submitted by November 9 11, 2015. Authors will be advised via email of acceptance or rejection of the paper by February 29, 2016. If revisions are required, authors will be notified prior to that date. Up to approximately 800 out of the total number of conference papers submitted by the deadline will be accepted for presentation at the General Meeting.

Presentation of Conference Papers

The majority of accepted conference papers will be scheduled for presentation at the Monday evening poster session. Presentation of an accepted paper at the conference is a requirement of publication. Any paper that is not presented at the conference will not be included in IEEE Xplore.

Presentation of Select Conference Papers

The top 60 to 80 accepted conference papers will be selected to be presented in a Conference Paper Session on Monday afternoon. Author(s) will be allowed 8 minutes to present their paper and will be allowed to use a maximum of 6 PowerPoint slides, including the introductory slide. (Please note: No questions or discussion will immediately follow the presentations. The authors will be available for questions on their paper at the Monday evening poster session. Authors must prepare a poster for the session.) Authors will be notified if their papers are selected for this presentation.

Up to 240 additional conference papers will be selected to be presented in Paper Forum Sessions on Tuesday through Thursday. Author(s) will be allowed 4 minutes to present their paper and will be allowed to use a maximum of 4 PowerPoint slides, including the introductory slide. A small poster session in the same room will immediately follow the presentations where the authors will be available for discussion on their paper. Authors must prepare a poster. Authors will be notified if their papers are selected for this presentation.

Guidelines for preparing PowerPoint slides can be found on the PES web page: www.ieee-pes.org/guidelines-for-preparing-visuals-for-pes-presentations

Prize Conference Paper

A few of the top 60 to 80 conference papers will be chosen and recognized as General Meeting Conference Prize Papers. These papers and authors will be identified at the Monday night poster session, and the authors will receive a letter of recognition.

Transactions Paper Presentations

An author of an accepted PES Transactions paper who is interested in presenting it at the 2016 PES General Meeting must upload the full paper, in addition to the paper's abstract, to the on-line submission and review site by the deadlines listed above. The appropriate Technical Committee Program Chair (TCPC) will determine if the topic of the paper is suited for presentation in one of the technical sessions. The author will be notified of the decision by e-mail. No more than 200 transactions papers will be chosen for presentation at the General Meeting. (Please note: The author should follow the steps on the review site and upload the full paper in addition to the abstract. This is for the TCPC's use only. The full paper will not be published in the Conference Proceedings. Do not upload the full paper as its own submission. It must be uploaded along with the abstract so there will be only one conference paper number.) Accepted Transactions papers that will be presented at the 2016 PES General Meeting will have their abstracts published in the Conference Proceedings.

Conference Registration

At least one author of each accepted conference paper or Transactions paper for presentation must register for the meeting and pay the appropriate fee. Conference papers, or Transactions paper abstracts, will not be released for publication in the 2016 PES General Meeting Proceedings or scheduled for presentation unless the fee is paid. Note: Registration deadline for authors may be earlier than the general registration deadline. Additional information about the meeting will be posted as it becomes available on the conference web site at www.ieee-pes.org

Panel Sessions

Panelists will not be required to write summary papers to participate in panel sessions. Only PowerPoint presentations are required. Invited panelists are free to submit a conference paper on the topic they are asked to present, if they so choose, but it must be submitted to the on-line submission and review site by the conference paper submission deadlines listed above and it will be reviewed for acceptance under the same criteria as all conference paper submissions. Participation as a panelist does not guarantee that your conference paper submission will be accepted and published. If the paper is accepted it will not be scheduled in the Monday evening poster session since the subject matter will be covered and discussed in a panel session. The panel presentation will be sufficient for the conference paper presentation requirement.

Combo Sessions

Some Technical Committees may schedule Combo Sessions where a Committee, or Working Group, meeting will be held in combination with paper presentations. Accepted Conference Papers that are chosen for presentation in a Combo Session will not be scheduled in the Monday evening poster session.