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IEEE SmartGridComm Symposium on

Smart Grid and Area Networks (HAN, IAN, BAN, FAN and NAN)

Symposium Co-Chairs

Nada Golmie
Himanshu Khurana
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Idris A. Rai
Makerere University, Uganda

Scope and Motivation

The Smart Grid vision relies on the design, development, deployment and use of advanced networks that enable communication between devices, applications, consumers and grid operators. These communications will support a wide range of applications including automated meter reading, demand response, wide area monitoring, and renewable integration. This symposium focuses on the following set of Smart Grid and Area Networks that will be deployed on power distribution systems and customer premises:

Home Area Networks (HANs), Building Area Networks (BANs), Industrial Area Networks (IANs): wired and wireless networks in customer premises (home, building and industry areas respectively) that support messaging between appliances, smart meters, electronics, energy management devices, applications and consumers. Applications and communications in these networks may be driven by Home Energy Management Systems (HEMS), Building Automation and Control Networks (BACnet) and other energy management systems.

Advanced Metering Infrastructure Networks, Neighborhood Area Networks (NANs), Field Area Networks (FANs): wired and wireless networks that connect utility systems with customer premises for supporting a wide range of communication and control applications; for example, demand response and distribution automation. These networks are potentially spread over wide geographic areas.

A range of wireless and wireless technologies are relevant to these networks such as RF Mesh, WLAN 802.11, Wimax, Cellular, ZigBEE, Ethernet, Broadband over Power Line, X10, etc.

Topics of Particular Interest

Original papers are invited on all aspects of design, implementation, management and use of these Smart Grid and Area Networks. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Physical and MAC layers: interference management, capacity planning, multi-hop communication, multiple access techniques, MAC for mesh networks, cross-layer design, congestion and admission control, Quality of Service provisioning
  2. Network and transport layers: Mesh network design, IP for wireless, Quality of Service, internetworking for heterogenous wireless/wireline networks, network security and privacy, performance measurements, network and device management, congestion control algorithms for wireless networks
  3. Applications: user interfaces, congestion and grid stability, monitoring equipment health, energy theft prevention, control strategies, distribution automation

Submission Guidelines

Submission deadlines and format requirements are the same for all symposia, see here

Papers can be submitted here

Technical Program Committee (TPC) Members

Jose Abad, Gigle Networks, Spain
Jeffrey Andrews, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Farooq Anjum, On-Ramp Wireless, USA
Agustin Badenes, DS2, Spain
Rakesh Bobba, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Eric Burger, Georgetown University, USA
Dave Cavalcanti, Philips Research, USA
Kaushik Chowdhury, Northeastern University, USA
Peter Corcoran, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Georgios B. Giannakis, University of Minnesota,, USA
Young-Chai Ko, Korea University, Korea
Raquel Morera, Telcordia Technologies, Inc., USA
Vladimir Oksman, Lantiq Inc., USA
Robert Qiu, Tennessee Tech University, USA
Craig Rodine, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), USA
Jianfeng Wang, Philips Research, USA
Manimaran Govindarasu, Iowa State University, USA

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