Call for Papers
Papers are invited on all topics related to electric power and energy and especially for the Super Sessions topics with the following focuses:
MOVING TOWARDS LESS INERTIA ON POWER SYSTEM
- Managing grid reliability
- Effectiveness of protection schemes for lower fault currents
- Dynamic control of the transmission and distribution grids
- Sensors and measurement requirements for dynamic grid control
- Studying the impact of renewable generation on the grid
- Integration into the grid of synthetic inertia from inverter based generation
NEW APPLICATION OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE POWER INDUSTRY
- Applying augmented reality in the power industry
- Employing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in the power industry
- Utilizing smart robotics for asset monitoring, grid service and maintenance
- Smart controls and sensors in end-use devices
- Advanced software tools and platforms
- Next generation electric equipment
DATA SCIENCE AND DATA QUALITY AS APPLIED TO POWER SYSTEM
- Developing models, algorithms, and analytical tools
- Implementing big data analytics for the power system
- Utilizing data for applied intelligence and practical applications in electric utilities
- Challenges in sensor data quality, accuracy, filtering, communications and storage
- Impact of sensor data quality on applications’ effectiveness
- Emergency planning and preparedness
- Damage assessment, restoration and worker safety after an event
- Mutual assistance partnerships between utilities for power system restoration
- Investing in new infrastructure, including planning and redundancy requirements
- Challenges in resource management and spare equipment
- Managing long lead-time equipment such as Gas-Insulated Switchgear (GIS), larger power transformers, and HVDC equipment
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 website. 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 10, 2017. All papers must be submitted by November 7, 2017. Authors will be advised via email of acceptance or rejection of the paper by March 1, 2018. 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 Best Conference Paper Sessions 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.
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 2018 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 must 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 2018 PES General Meeting will have their abstracts published in the Conference Proceedings.
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 2018 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 here on the conference website.
Panelists will not be required to write summary papers to participate in panel sessions. Only PowerPoint presentations are required; they must be on the PES PPT template. Information on submitting PowerPoint presentations and the PES PPT Template will be provided to panelists closer to the meeting.
PES Technical Committee Reorganization
The PES Governing Board has approved a reorganization of the Technical Committees, in which several committees have been consolidated and scopes have been revised. Authors should consult the detailed description of the reorganization found on the PES Website to determine the appropriate committee to which to submit their Conference Papers.