Sustainability is of great importance due to increasing demands and limited resources worldwide. In particular, in the field of energy production and consumption, methods are required that allow to produce energy in an efficient way, as well as to develop methods for the efficient usage of energy. The vast extension of energy sources and the growing information structure allow a fine screening of energy resources, but also require the development of tools for the analysis and understanding of huge datasets about the energy grid. Key technologies in future ecological, economical and reliable energy systems are energy prediction of renewable resources, prediction of consumption as well as efficient planning and control strategies for network stability.
To enable financially and ecologically viable projects, optimization methods have taken over a key role for planning, optimizing and forecasting sustainable systems. Typically, these approaches make use of domain knowledge in order to achieve the required goal. Even in the case that explicit domain knowledge is not available, specialized methods can also handle large raw numerical sensory data directly, process them, generate reliable and just-in-time responses, and have high fault tolerance.
The main goal of this Special Session is to promote the research on optimization methods for their application to the energy production and consumption domain.
We are seeking articles including (but not limited to):
Algorithms for modeling, control, and optimization
Prediction of wind and photovoltaic energy
Prediction and monitoring of energy consumption
Communication and control
Demand side management
Distributed energy resources
Methods and algorithms for real-time analysis
Planning, operation and control
Virtual power plants
If time allows it, we plan to offer the following activity during the time slot of a single presentation:
- Group discussion "Quo vadis, Renewable Energy & EC?": an opportunity
for industry and academia to discuss current challenges
If you want to present your research, you will need to go through CEC 2015's reviewing process. Details can be found at the conference page.
Please make sure that you select this special session when you submit an article for this session.
The authors of the best articles will be invited to submit extended versions to our
Special Issue of the Elsevier Renewable Energy Journal 2015
"Optimization Methods in Renewable Energy Systems Design".
- Submission deadline: January 20, 2015 (yes, the submission system will be open until the 20th)
- Author notification: to be announced
- Date of this workshop: May 2014
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us