2018 Workshop on Modeling and Simulation of Cyber-Physical Energy Systems

10 April 2018, Porto, Portugal

This workshop is part of the CPS Week, 10 - 14 April 2018, Porto, Portugal

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 results on 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: 04 February 2018

Notification deadline: 25 February 2018

Final paper submission deadline: 11 March 2018

Workshop date: 10 April 2018

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Paper guidelines and templates

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Program Committee Chair

Edmund Widl (AIT, Austria)

Program Committee

Wilfried Elmenreich (University of Klagenfurt, Austria)

Manimaran Govindarasu (Iowa State University, USA)

Christoph Grimm (TU Kaiserslautern, Germany)

Seung Ho Hong (Hanyang University, South Korea)

Tommi Karhela (VTT, Finland)

Wolfgang Kastner (TU Vienna, Austria)

Sebastian Lehnhoff (OFFIS, Germany)

Yan Liu (Concordia University, Canada)

Antonello Monti (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)

Sven Christian Müller (Logarithmo, Germany)

Ming Ni (NARI Group Corporation, China)

Hiroaki Nishi (Keio University, Japan)

Bryan Palmintier (NREL, USA(

Yiyu Shi (University of Notre Dame, USA)

Pierluigi Siano (University of Salerno, Italy)

Alfonso Valdes (University of Illinois, USA)

Luigi Vanfretti (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)

Xiaoyu Wang (Carleton University, Canada)

Tim Yardley (University of Illinois, USA)