2017 Workshop on Modeling and Simulation of Cyber-Physical Energy Systems

21 April 2017, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

This workshop is part of the CPS Week, 18 - 21 April 2017, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

The IEEE Industrial Electronics Society is technical co-sponsor of this workshop.

Workshop chairs:

Peter Palensky (TU Delft, The Netherlands), Anurag Srivastava (Washington State University, USA)


Modern energy systems combine information technology with electrical and thermal infrastructure. They also interact with other systems like markets and are subject to many regulations. Existing modeling and simulation tools are not capable to cover such systems in all of their aspects, hence new languages, methods and tools are necessary. A combination of universal modeling languages and established, domain-specific tools (like grid simulators and telecommunication simulators) is necessary. This leads to hybrid energy systems models, where for instance a multi-agent framework and an electric grid simulator are combined to investigate smart electric vehicle charging algorithms. Also the potential size of such systems poses a challenge for modeling and simulation. And implementing these future cyber-physical systems 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.

During the workshop, a dedicated session for demos is foreseen. We encourage tool developers (with industrial as well as academic background) to apply for a slot in this session. Please contact the workshop organizers to get in touch.

This workshop brings together researchers and industrialists to exchange ideas and newest research resultson the following (not exhaustive) list of topics:

  • Hybrid modeling and simulation
  • Co-Simulation of multi-domain systems
  • Ontologies for energy systems
  • Applications of cyber-physical energy systems
  • Distributed algorithms and control
  • Standards in interfacing components
  • Formal languages for energy systems
  • Smart Grid modeling
  • Smart Cities modeling
  • Design of simulations/experiments

Paper submissions

Submitted papers are peer-reviewed by at least 3 reviewers. Workshop language is English. Contributions on work in progress are welcome.

Submitted papers are required to comply with the guidelines for IEEE conference manuscripts and must not exceed 6 pages in length. Submissions are handled via the Easy Chair submission system.

Accepted and presented papers will be submitted to IEEE Xplore, subject to final approval by the conference committee.

Important dates, links, and resources

Full paper submission deadline: 07 February 2017

Notification deadline: 28 February 2017

Final paper submission deadline: 14 March 2017

Workshop date: 21 April 2017

Download Call for Papers

Paper guidelines and templates

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Program Committee Chairs

Edmund Widl (AIT, Austria)

Program Committee

Matthias Althoff (TU Munich, Germany)

Christoph Grimm (University Kaiserslautern, Germany)

Seung Ho Hong (Hanyang University, Korea)

Tommi Karhela (VTT, Finland)

Wolfgang Kastner (TU Vienna, Austria)

Sebastian Lehnhoff (OFFIS, Oldenburg, Germany)

Yan Liu (Concordia University, Montreal, Canada)

Antonello Monti (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)

Sven Christian Müller (TU Dortmund, Germany)

Yiyu Shi (Missouri S&T, USA)

Pierluigi Siano (University Salerno, Italy)