2022 ISGT NA Call for Papers

ISGT NA 2022 Call for Papers

Moving to a 3-D Energy Landscape:

Decarbonized, Democratized, Decentralized

 The thirteenth Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT 2022), North America, sponsored by the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES), will be held in Washington, D.C., on February 21 – 24, 2022 with the theme “Moving to a 3-D Energy Landscape”.

ISGT 2022 is a forum to discuss the latest issues, trends, and emerging and innovative technologies for the future decarbonized, democratized, and decentralized, or 3-D, grid.  The electric power system as we know it is undergoing a fundamental transformation in the face of dramatic increase in deployments of renewable and Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) and the emergence of new business and operating concepts and services. These changes are driven primarily by environment-friendly new technologies and regulations, increasing grid democratization opening up the grid to broad active participation, and new information technologies and analytical tools for decentralized decision and control.

The Conference will feature keynote and plenary sessions, panel sessions, and technical papers presented in poster sessions, as well as pre-conference tutorials. The conference is organized in three tracks: 1) Decarbonization of the grid, including renewable and DER technologies; 2) Grid democratization including technologies and tools for broad active participation; and 3) decentralized and distributed decision and control while maintaining grid reliability and resilience.

The Conference Organizing Committee invites practitioners and researchers worldwide to submit papers on conference topics outlined below. Accepted papers presented at the conference by the authors will be posted in IEEE Xplore (accepted papers will be presented in poster sessions). Also, to promote a more efficient and comprehensive engagement among participants, ISGT NA 2022 will endeavor to make the papers available online in advance of the conference to allow registrants time to prepare questions and comments for the presenters to address during the conference.

The Conference scope covers the three tracks and includes the following general topics:

  1. Track 1: Technologies and processes for grid decarbonization
    1. Environmental issues and regulations
    2. Renewable energy technologies
    3. New DER technologies
    4. Platforms and systems supporting grid integration with high DER adoption
    5. Reliability and resilience considering a changing relationship between the bulk power system and distribution systems
    6. Operational metrics for a decarbonized grid
    7. Power electronics and inverter-based resources
    8. Energy storage
    9. Verification and validation of new technologies
  2. Track 2: Technologies and processes for democratized participatory grid
    1. Innovative grid architecture
    2. Distribution markets and system platforms (DSP, DSO, etc.)
    3. Smart transportation that integrates electrification and digitization including automated and electric vehicles (EVs) and EV charging infrastructure
    4. Smart buildings including measuring energy use, pinpointing operations and maintenance problems, automating lighting and thermostats, and tracking building performance.
    5. Transactive Energy Systems and emerging hardware/software technologies (Internet of Things-IoT, Blockchain, etc.) as well as tradable products, and incentive-compatible market design
    6. Synthetic inertia from inverter-based generation, and their interface with customer’s EMS
    7. Applications of Big Data, advanced analytics and artificial intelligence techniques
    8. New regulatory and business models
    9. Grid cybersecurity
    10. New planning processes that incorporate decarbonization, resilience, energy equity, or similar objectives.
  3. Track 3: Decentralized and distributed decision and control technologies
    1. Edge computing, control, and analytics
    2. Smart controls and sensors in end-use devices
    3. Smart Cities grid interactions such as Smart Street Lighting, and data analytics that analyze data generated by sensors and monitors to monitor and manage energy use, pedestrian safety, traffic flows, air quality
    4. Coordination of distributed, grid-edge functionality
    5. Distributed systems and architectures for grid control
    6. Autonomous grid control technologies
    7. Opportunities for convergence with related areas, for example, with Internet of Things
    8. DER modeling, forecasting, and flexible loads
    9. Microgrids
    10. Provision of grid services from grid edge assets and systems
    11. Emerging substation and distribution automation technologies (advanced FLISR, Volt-VAR Optimization, outage management, restoration, etc.)
    12. Applications of augmented reality in the power industry
    13. Testbeds, datasets 

Manuscript Submission

Complete manuscripts (maximum length 5 pages, and in accordance with the PES Author’s Kit) are to be submitted by September 17, 2021 (11:59 PM EST) via the document submission portal. Click HERE to access submission portal.

In addition to general criteria mentioned in the Author’s Kit, the following criteria will be used in evaluating the submissions:

  1. Evidence of actual deployment or application
  2. Representative of a state-of-the-art capability or practice
  3. Ability to inform strategies for advancing grid capabilities

Accepted papers must be presented at the conference before they can be included in IEEE Xplore. Registration at the conference is required for the author(s) presenting the paper. Papers will be selected to be presented in a poster session.

A PDF of the Call for Papers can be downloaded here.

Please contact 2022isgt@ieee.org with any questions.

The Power & Energy Society values diversity and inclusion across all activities.  This diversity and inclusion will lead to more creative, interesting and representative scientific and engineering information within the electric power and energy field of interest.  Authors who anticipate inability to travel to a PES sponsored conference because of a government-imposed travel restriction are still encouraged to submit papers. Such papers will be reviewed and accepted on their own merit for publication in Conference Proceedings, without any knowledge of the author’s travel restriction. Within one week of paper acceptance notification, travel-restricted authors must notify the Technical Program Chair of the conference with proof of their restriction. Substitute presenters may be possible or, depending on conference resources, other accommodations may be available, such as a remote presentation or pre-recorded video.

Conference Registration and Related Information

 Information on conference registration and hotel reservation is available on the ISGT 2022 website under the Travel menu and via the following IEEE ISGT NA 2022 Registration link.


Conference Organizing Committee 

  • Conference Chair: Ron Melton
  • Technical Chair: Farrokh Rahimi
  • Technical Vice chair: Seemita Pal
  • Publications Chair: Masood Parvania
  • Publications Co-Chair: Raymond Byrne


Important Dates

  • Paper Submission Site opens: June 1, 2021
  • Paper Submission Deadline: September 17, 2021 (11:59 PM EST)
  • Notification of Paper Session Acceptance: October 31, 2021

Contact: 2022isgt@ieee.org

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