Workshop News

  • July 1st, 2015 - Submission deadline extended.
  • May 6th, 2015 - EDAS link available
  • February 1st, 2015 - Site released

Important dates

  • Submission Deadline: July 1st, 2015 July 15th, 2015
  • Author Notification: September 1st, 2015
  • Final Manuscript Due: October 1st, 2015

1st SmartGrid Resilience (SGR) Workshop

In conjunction with IEEE GLOBECOM 2015
6-10 December 2015, San Diego, CA, USA

The provision of holistic resilience schemes to critical infrastructures such as the SG has recently considered a reasonable level of attention by official governmental bodies worldwide (e.g. NIST, US Dept. of Homeland Security, EU SmartGrid Task Force, EU ENISA) given recent environmental hazards and natural disasters as well as terrorist attacks that caused a great extend of damages to a number of US, EU and Asian power-grid infrastructures. Despite the surge of interest in specific resilience sub-domains such as cyber-physical security, there have not yet been any active directions towards the composition of holistic resilience schemes.

Hence, the aim of the proposed workshop is to bring together researchers working in the broad area of resilience in Smart Grids (SGs). Resilience is defined as the ability of the SG to provide an acceptable level of service to the end consumer in the face of various challenges. Hence, the domain of resilience covers a range of issues related with the defense, detection, diagnosis and remediation of challenges initiated in the cyber and power infrastructure of the SG as well as with its recovery and refinement. The focus of the workshop will be on communication, networking and system-oriented techniques that tackle challenges initiated on the various networked components composing the communication infrastructure of the SG that directly affect the high-level functions of the demand-response (DR) model, smart metering, electric vehicles (i.e. automated (dis)-charging based on dynamic pricing signals), outage management, distributed energy resources and cyber-security. Given the diversity of heterogeneous environments (e.g. sensor networks, HAN networks, Advanced Metering Infrastructure) integrated in modern SG deployments, the emerging technologies incorporated in each as well as external factors (e.g. environmental conditions) there is still a challenging gap regarding the composition of holistic resilience schemes. Therefore, the proposed workshop, where researchers working on emerging problems on different sectors of the SG share their latest results, formulate new problems from both communication, networking and data analytics perspectives, and create awareness about their practical significance with respect to the overall resilience of the SG, is therefore of great significance.

Topics: Topics of interest include (but not limited to): disaster-aware resilience solutions for the SG, SG anomaly detection and remediation, SG analytics, SG resilience architectures, SG resilience control systems, SG cyber-security, instrumentation of resilience policies for outage management, optimization techniques for the communication infrastructure for ensuring sustainability, recovery and resilience, cloud-based resilience solutions, test-beds for the analysis, design and validation of resilience in the SG communication infrastructure. Both theoretical and experimental contributions will be solicited.

Workshop Program

Tentative Program

SGR 2015 is scheduled in the afternoon, on Sunday, December 6, 2015 (14:00 - 17:00) .

14:00 - 14:05 Welcome Remarks
14:05 - 14:45Keynote ( Professor Michael Devetsikiotis, North Carolina State University )
14:50 - 15:35Session 1: Performance and QoS, Chair Petros Spachos
14:50 - 15:05 Performance Analysis of M2M Communication Networks for QoS-differentiated Smart Grid Applications,
John S Vardakas (IQUADRAT Informatica S. L. Barcelona, Spain); Nizar Zorba (Qatar University, Qatar); Harry Skianis (University of the Aegean, Greece); Christos Verikoukis (Telecommunications Technological Centre of Catalonia, Spain)
15:05 - 15:20Spatially Distributed Traffic Generation for Stress Testing the Robustness of Mission-Critical Smart Grid Communication,
Dennis Kaulbars (TU Dortmund, Germany); Florian Schweikowski (TU Dortmund University, Germany); Christian Wietfeld (TU Dortmund University & Communication Networks Institute, Germany)
15:20 - 15:35Throughput Improvement Schemes and Performance Analysis for Device-to-Device Communications,
BaoFeng Ji (School of Information Science and Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, P.R. China); Liang Song (University of Toronto, Canada); Kang Song and Chunguo Li (Southeast University, P.R. China)
15:35 - 15:45 Coffee Break
15:35 - 17:00Session 2: SG Failure Management, Security and Privacy, Chair Angelos Marnerides
15:45 - 16:00Cyber Attack Protection for a Resilient Electric Vehicle Infrastructure,
Seyedamirabbas Mousavian, Melike Erol-Kantarci and Thomas Ortmeyer (Clarkson University, USA)
16:00 - 16:15Proactive Failure Management in Smart Grids for Improved Resilience,
Igor Kaitovic, Slobodan Lukovic and Miroslaw Malek (University of Lugano, Switzerland)
16:15 - 16:30Data Framing Attacks against Nonlinear State Estimation in Smart Grid,
Jingxuan Wang, Hui and Siu Ming Yiu (The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
16:30 - 16:45Privacy-Guaranteeing Bidding in Smart Grid Demand Response Programs,
Suleyman Uludag (The University of Michigan - Flint, USA); Muhammed Balli (TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey); Ali Aydin Selcuk (TOBB-ETU, Turkey); Bulent Tavli (TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey)
16:45 - 17:00Providing Microgrid Resilience during Emergencies using Distributed Energy Resources,
Sabita Maharjan (Simula Research Laboratory, Norway); Yan Zhang (Simula Research Lab, Norway); Stein Gjessing (University of Oslo & Simula Research Lab., Norway); Øyestein Ulleberg (Energy Systems, Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), Norway); Frank Eliassen (University of Oslo, Norway)

Call For Papers

PDF version of Call for Papers

The workshop will take place during GLOBECOM 2015 in San Diego, CA, USA. Previously unpublished contributions in resilience methodologies derived by experimental and theoretical communication, networking and data analytics techniques for the SmartGrid are solicited including:

  • Disaster-aware resilience solutions
  • Resilience control systems
  • Anomaly detection & remediation
  • Resilience architectures
  • Instrumentation of resilience policies
  • Cloud-based resilience solutions
  • Outage management
  • Cyber-physical security
  • Sustainability solutions
  • Recovery solutions
  • Experimental SG resilience analysis test-beds

All submissions are required to comply with GLOBECOM guidelines. Initial submissions for review are limited to seven (7) pages. Camera-ready papers should not exceed six (6) pages including figures without incurring additional page charges (maximum 1 additional page with over length page charge). Each accepted paper must be presented at the workshop by one of the co-authors. Only timely submissions through EDAS will be accepted for review. Accepted papers will appear in IEEE Xplore.


All papers to the workshop must be submitted through EDAS using the EDAS link

All submitted papers must be no more than 6 pages in 10pt. font. All accepted workshop papers will be published on IEEE-Xplore.