IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics CALL FOR PAPERS for Special Section on

“Modeling and Simulation of Cyber-Physical Energy Systems”
The Theme: Modern energy systems combine information technology, electrical and thermal infrastructure, and autonomous roles
interact with other systems like markets and regulations. Existing modeling and simulation tools are not capable to cover such systems in all of their aspects, new languages, methods and tools are necessary. A combination of universal modeling languages and established, specialized tools like grid simulators and telecommunication simulators is necessary. This leads to modeling and co-simulating hybrid systems where for instance a multi-agent framework and an electric grid simulator are combined to investigate smart electric vehicle charging algorithms. It is especially the potential size of such systems that constitute a challenge for modeling and simulation. Implementing future Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) is another substantial challenge. The designed algorithms need to be compact, computationally inexpensive, potentially self-organizing and intrinsically stable if applied to real energy systems. New methods and alternative ways are necessary to overcome these challenges. This Special Section on “Modeling and Simulation of Cyber-Physical Energy Systems” is focused on the development, adoption and application of modeling and simulation tools for Cyber-Physical Energy Systems. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following research topics and technologies:                   Hybrid modeling and simulation Co-Simulation High-performance computing Analytics of system data Ontologies for energy systems Applications of cyber-physical energy systems Distributed algorithms and control Standards in interfacing components Numerics for hybrid and co-simulation Formal languages for energy systems Smart Grid modeling and control Demand response and power quality Information and communication technology for intelligent energy systems Smart Grids Planning Multi-agent systems for Smart Grids Soft computing methods for Smart Grids Management of distributed power generation and Virtual Power Plants Smart electric vehicles management tools

Manuscript Preparation and Submission
Follow the guidelines in “Information for Authors” in the IEEE Transaction on Industrial Informatics Please submit your manuscript in electronic form through Manuscript Central web site: On the submitting page #1 in popup menu of manuscript type, select: SS on Cyber-Physical Energy Systems Submissions to this Special Section must represent original material that has been neither submitted to, nor published in, any other journal. Extended versions of papers previously published in conference proceedings may be eligible for consideration if conditions listed in are fulfilled. Before submitting manuscript check the review criteria ( and other information ( Note: The recommended papers for the section are subject to final approval by the Editor-in-Chief. Some papers may be published outside the special section, at the EIC discretion.

Timetable: Guest Editors:

Deadline for manuscript submissions

September 30, 2013

(Corresponding Guest Editor), AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Energy Department, Vienna, Austria, T:+43-50550-6699, F:+43-50550-6613, email: Christian Rehtanz, Inst. Power Systems and Power Economics, TU Dortmund, Germany, T: +49-231-755-2396, F: +49-231-755-2394, e-mail: Peter Palensky, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Energy Department, Vienna, Austria, T:+43-50550-6699, F:+43-50550-6613, e-mail: Pierluigi Siano, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Salerno, Italy, T: +39-089-964294, F:+39- 089-968781; e-mail:

Editor-in-Chief: Bogdan M. Wilamowski, tel: +1-334-844-1629, fax: +1-334-8441888, Director of Alabama Nano/Micro Science and Technology Center, Auburn University, 200 Broun Hall, AL 36849-5201, USA.

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