ICUMT 2023

2nd International Workshop on Smart Grid Technologies (SGT ’2023)

October 30 – November 1, 2023, Ghent, Belgium

The 2nd International Workshop on Smart Grid Technologies (SGT ’2023) brings together international experts, researchers, and practitioners, to present original work on various aspects related to distributed energy systems and smart grid technologies with a close focus on (but not limited to) sustainability, reliability, safeness, and quality of electricity. It closely follows the 1st Workshop.

Smart grid technologies are playing a pivotal role in the electric grid transformation, bringing out promising benefits. However, this transition imposes new challenges concerning the operation and management of energy. Research in the field of energy and distribution systems has undergone many changes. Nowadays, it is not just about the energy distribution system itself but also about comprehensive concepts including decentralized RES (renewable energy sources), energy communities, aggregated energy flexibility, independent aggregation, or automated meter management. The analytical, computational, and optimization tools that will contribute to a systemic energy solution for the safe use of power flexibility associated with integrating new technologies and market players are also an integral part. Current distribution system management tools are at the limits of their moral and often technical lifetime. There is also a growing demand for innovative solutions for detailed analytics and optimization of distribution system operations. Increasing the observability of the distribution system, the efficiency of investment planning, and the preparation of operations is also an integral objective. These trends were accelerated by recent events, which are largely reflected in the proposed reform of the EU electricity market design, unveiled by the European Commission in March 2023. The Workshop is targeted to bring together top specialists and stimulate cutting-edge research discussions among academic researchers and industry worldwide.
Call for Papers
Prospective authors are invited to submit full-length original and previously unpublished papers. Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by at least two members of the Scientific Programme Committee. The congress organizers reserve the right not to include a paper in the Proceedings on the condition the congress registration fee is not paid, or the paper is not presented at the ICUMT 2023 congress.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Smart grid technologies
  • Smart grid infrastructures
  • Distributed generation systems
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Power Flexibility
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Smart Distribution and Metering
  • IoT in the role of Smart Systems
  • Security of SGT

Results of practical experiments and real-life deployments, especially in wearables and Industrial IoT domains.

Submission Instructions
Authors should prepare a PDF file following the IEEE single-space, two-column format using at least a 10-point size type. The paper must be correctly formatted to fit on A4. The paper should not exceed 6 pages, including figures, tables & references. Maximum 4 additional pages are allowed. Additional pages will be overcharged. The papers cannot exceed 10 pages; otherwise, they will be automatically rejected. The cost of overcharge per page is indicated in the Registration Fees. The paper must be submitted in PDF format via the EDAS system. The list of authors in the submitted manuscript should correspond to the list of authors in EDAS. The SGT '2023 workshop proceedings will be included in the ICUMT proceedings and submitted together for indexing in IEEE, Scopus, and Web of Science databases.

General Co-chairs
Frantisek Kasl, Masaryk University, Czech Republic, (frantisek.kasl@muni.cz)
Tomas Pitner, Masaryk University, Czech Republic, (pitner@muni.cz)
Vaclav Oujezsky, Masaryk University and Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic (oujezsky@fi.muni.cz, oujezsky@vut.cz)

Technical Program Committee
Ondrej Mamula, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Martin Strelec, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Vladislav Skorpil, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Michal Polívka, CRA, Czech Republic
Petr Lesek, Institute of Computer Science, Czech Republic

Masaryk University, Faculty of Informatics, Czech Republic
Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic